Installing Debian Lenny on an Asus EeePC 900, part one

On Friday I got an Asus EeePC 900 that I had ordered a few days earlier. Now after having looked at the Xandros system that is installed on them when they are sold, it’s time to install Debian on it and become happy.

I’m following the instructions on http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/HowTo/Install and will install by booting from a USB-stick with the installer on it.

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Conviction in The Pirate Bay trial, only a beginning

Yesterday, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström, were each sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay 30 million kronor in damages, by The Stockholm District Court. The four, who have denied any wrongdoing, are expected to appeal the verdict and have previously vowed to take the case as high as the Swedish Supreme Court if necessary. (Pirate Bay guilty)

Lew has written an insightful article on Kiwipolitico titled “Social, economic and political fallout of the Pirate Bay convictions”. Go read it.

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Exchanging apache2-mpm-prefork for apache2-mpm-worker, and using php5-cgi on Debian to improve performance

Running a webserver on a Xen guest with a limited amount of memory, and serve dynamic content, makes one wanting to optimize it, or switch to another webserver,  like lighttpd. I was close to doing that, but I like my current apache setup, so I tried something else instead, which seems to have worked nicely for me. I switched to apache2-mpm-worker instead of apache-mpm-prefork, which is the default on Debian.

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