OpenNMS is the first enterprise-grade network management platform developed using the open source model. The three main functional areas of OpenNMS are service polling, which monitors services on the network and reports on their "service level"; data collection from the remote systems via SNMP in order to measure the performance of the network; and a system for event management and notifications.
The PCI Utilities package contains various utilities dealing with the PCI bus, and also a library for portable access to PCI configuration registers. It includes `lspci' for listing all PCI devices (very useful for debugging of both kernel and device drivers) and `setpci' for manual configuration of PCI devices.
Finnix is a small, self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution ("LiveCD") for system administrators, based on Debian testing. You can use it to mount and manipulate hard drives and partitions, monitor networks, rebuild boot records, install other operating systems, and much more.
k118 is a commandline utility for driving the MAX-186/74LS373-based eight channel analog sampler sold as Kit 118 by Kitsrus. It supports four digital outputs and logging of the analog and digital inputs to a file with variable rates. It may be useful for electronics enthusiasts contemplating their own user mode parallel port driving programs.
The Jogdial Patch integrates the jogdial package for Sony Vaio Notebooks with the Imwheel package. This patch makes it possible to use the jogdial (a kind of mouse wheel which is built into certain Vaio notebooks) in all X applications to scroll up and down or to deliver arbitrary keystrokes to X applications. The patch works well with the picturebook Sony Vaio PCG-C1XD and might work with other notebooks with a jogdial.
The Linux Driver and API for Datel PC-462 project aims to produce a Linux driver and API for the Datel PC-462 Data Acquisition Card/Power Supply. From correspondence with Datel, there is no other Linux driver/API for this board. This software will allow developers and engineers to write test software that runs on Linux and incorporates the Datel hardware.