Linuxconf is a sophisticated administrative tool. It is both an activator and a configurator, and can manage quite a few system tasks. It has some unique features, like configuration versioning and multiple machine management. It supports multiples languages (French, German, Italian, etc.) and can be administered from ncurses (text), Web, command line, or X (GNOME or wxxt) user interfaces.
lma-init is a set of shell scripts that aim at replacing the scripts run during system bootup and runlevel changes. At the moment, only serious hackers should attempt to install this package due to the lack of documentation. Apart from being colourful, it's ideal for large-site-administration with remote distribution systems since the whole configuration can be done using a single file, if necessary.
Logtool is a syslog file parser, report generator, and monitoring utility. It takes logfiles from syslog, multilog, or other ASCII log generating sources as input from stdin, and depending on command line switches and/or config file settings, will parse and filter out unwanted messages from the logfile accordingly, and generate output in ANSI color, formatted ASCII, CSV (for spreadsheets), or HTML format. It is very handy for use in automated nightly reports, and online monitoring of logfile activity. It comes with some simple example scripts and documentation.
log_analysis is a log file analysis engine that extracts relevant data for any of the recognised log messages and produces a summary that is much easier to read. It can be configured to recognize entirely new log types. log_analysis natively understands about 100 different kinds of syslog messages, as well as sulog and wtmp messages for Linux, Solaris, and OpenBSD. It also has optional continuous monitoring capabilities, with both text and GUI modes.
mmounter tries to mimic the behaviour of MacOS with regards to automatic monitoring and mounting of the volumes in your system (CDs, ZIP disks, floppies, HDs) using their volume name as the mount point. It will optionally eject devices and let users mount/umount them. Currently mmounter supports ext2, ext3, iso9660 (CD), HFS, and VFAT. This tool is user-space only (doesn't require any kernel patching) and should be fairly portable.