Reading up on spamassassin

Last week our backup process almost took our mailserver down, not so good. But we managed to fix it. Unfortunately we had a small backlog on our queue that took a bit to catch up. Funny thing is that after restarting the spamassassin process, it seems to have difficulties to detect SPAM . Before the restart I almost didn’t receive any SPAM, now I had to lower my required score for SPAM. It seems it has forgotten some stuff it learned, very strange. So one of these nights, I’m gonna read up on the documentation seeing what could have gone wrong.

Anybody ever seen this phenomenon?

Recovering != Reinstalling

A client of mine his Linux box crashed. I followed the manual that came with the server and the OS that was given with the server (Suse Linux). As I followed the guide the suggested to use ReiserFS (I’m more in favor of ext3) and also to use LVM what I really like 🙂

So the box crashed and I had to reinstall, after discussing with the client we had chosen Ubuntu as distro. I had used an Edgy cd to do a live boot and to make sure their data was still okay. (You have to boot live, then apt install lvm2, modprobe dm-mod,vgscan,vgchange and mount your stuff). This worked perfect in Edgy. So I thought let’s reinstall using Edgy, hmm very strange seems you can’t do that. Parted doesn’t see your LVM. After downloading Ubuntu 7.10 and reinstalling LVM in live mode, still no go. Finally after doing the vgscan and vgchange Parted could finally see the LVM partitions and I could start the reinstall. (Maybe I forgot one off the 2 last steps in Edgy, so it could be possible, but if I remember correctly I did try this but wasn’t successfull.)

Does anybody know of distro’s who come with LVM support out of the box? As I installed Suse like this, Suse should have this. Can’t remember if my Fedora had this option.

Hauppauge 500

My mythtv box died, or better said, it can’t detect my hauppage card anymore :(. I moved it to a new PCI slot but lspci didn’t show anything. My best bet it’s dead.

I’ve been looking around for a hauppage 500 card (the one with the dual tunner). But it seems nobody sells them anymore? Does somebody know a dealer who still sells them, or does hauppauge have a new version out with dual tuner?
I saw they now have some digital cards as well. Maybe interesting to use this in combination with TV vlaanderen ?? Anybody got experience with this ?

KDE 4 dolphin

As most of you know, KDE 4 got released. Jos Henri pointed to a website helping out installing it on ubuntu. I gave it a go, the screenshots of it looked pretty cool.

The file-explorer reminded me of the finder in Mac and it works the same way. I started it up and it works in my gnome environment, probably I’ll start using this instead of krusader and nautilus. Or at least try it for a while to get a better opinion about it. I really didn’t get why nobody wrote the columns view in nautilus. Maybe in the next version?

I’m also planning on installing the full KDE4 environment on my laptop to see it working with full bling bling 🙂