Ubuntu Linux

Logitech QuickCam Messenger on Ubuntu 9.04 using Skype

This article shall help you getting a Logitech QuickCam Messenger (ID: 046d:08f0) running on Linux Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) using Skype.

To make sure, you got the right cam, plug it into your computer.
Check if your camera matches my ID by running:Read more

Creating Ubuntu packages from CPAN modules

Some of our PERL tools require some CPAN< modules that are not part of the standard Ubuntu distribution. It's obviously possible to install the module using CPAN but I like using deb packages where possible as then you only have one repository to manage. Fortunately with dh-make-perl it is possible to quickly turn any CPAN module in to a debian package!Read more


InitRd is a temporary file system used in the boot process of the Linux kernel. initrd and initramfs refer to slightly different schemes for loading this file system into memory. It contains user-space helpers to do the hardware detection, module loading and device discovery necessary to get the real root file system mounted.

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