Install D-Link DWL-650+ WLAN Device under Linux

For some old WLAN cards like DWL-650+ from D-Link no official drivers for Linux has been released. Furthermore during the installation process the card cannot be installed. There exist some third party device drivers that support those devices, but these are hard to find and often doesn’t work very well. Especially, the DWL-650+ causes problems in combination with Fedora 8. Sometimes it seems to work and sometimes it doesn’t.

Configure fetchmail and procmail to filter your emails

I got plenty of mail accounts and I have a laptop and a personal computer and I am tired of reading every mail twice. One time at home and one time on my laptop. So I want a mail system where I have to read my mails only one time. Imap seems to be promising to do this and since i got a server who is capable of imap i wanna configure it to get the mails into the right folders from my different mail accounts. And procmail offers a filtering system which can help me in automatically get the mails into the right folder.

Setting up a Subversion repository and corresponding Trac app on a (Debian/Apache) server

So the basic problem here is how to best work together productively in a programming/development project and the question which are good tools providing capabilities to potentially support and improve this. One such tool is a version control systems (VCS) which basically helps to keep the code and especially its progress under (version) control in a code repository (transparently). A specific such VCS is Subversion (a.k.a. SVN). This is at the time one of the most popular and up-to-date systems of its kind (i.e., centralized VCS). Its basic slogan is "CVS done right" (which consequently can be seen as Subversion's indirect predecessor system). There are many tools available to work with Subversion from a client/user perspective like stand-alone client apps, integration in editors, e.g., via special plugins or also complete integration in a full-blown IDE (integrated development environment). Now, what's up to do is to actually setup a Subversion system on a server and to create a code repository for a programming/development project. In this case a Debian-based OS with an Apache Web server is chosen as infrastructure. Additionally a Trac app should be installed which among other things offers nice and convenient Web visualization of the code repository (and its progress) to users. When all this is in place users can take the benefits of using Subversion for version control of the code of the project.


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