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Lighttpd – A lighter Web Server

The first thing to do it get lighttpd installed with php and mysql working smoothly. Rather than reiterating the same content here is a convenient post:

http://www.howtoforge.com/lighttpd_mysql_php_debian_etch

Interesting options and various configuration for lighttpd can be found here:

http://redmine.lighttpd.net/projects/lighttpd/wiki/Docs:ConfigurationOptions

One insteresting, built in, option is throttling. Use connection.kbytes-per-second and you can effectivly limit users to particular data transmission rates. There is also a compression module, and a caching module. Much like apache these modules can be installed with apt-get. Issue:

sudo apt-cache search lighttpd

This will list various packages that can be installed. I know the apache modules are packaged as libapache2-mod-*.

With built in round robin and proxy modules this is an interesting package to investigate using.

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AMD k10 Modules – Temp Sensor

They say the AMD k10 support will be rolled into the k8 modules. Whatever they do in new, upcoming package is independent of chipset support now. After some painful seaching to get the source code for the k10 chipset I found this blog post http://blog.morrigan.ch/?p=9. It is not an easy to find post but it does walk you through the compilation and installation of the modules. I will repost it here because my blog is very easy to find on the internet due to great Google indexing. First download the make file: Makefile Download the source: k10temp Make sure you have build-essential installed:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Run:

make -C /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build M=$(pwd)

Copy to the appropriate system folder;

cp k10temp.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/hwmon

Load the module:

sudo depmod && sudo modprobe k10temp

Reboot. Install gnome-sensors and you can view the temperature of your system as a convenient applet in your top panel!