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Article about FreeNX

This article from Linux.com talks about the improved performance that FreeNX offers over VNC and gives info on how to install it on Ubuntu:

http://applications.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/05/05/1718238&from=rss

Fixing "invalid Python installation" error on Ubuntu

While attempting to install DenyHosts, I got an error about "invalid Python installation". I found the solution here.

Basically just:


sudo apt-get install python2.4-dev

http://marc.abramowitz.info/archives/2006/04/09/ fixing-invalid-python-installation-error-on-ubuntu/

Ubuntu security advisory

Heads up for all your Ubuntu users out there...

You may want to do an update as soon as you can to fix this (minor) security issue.

http://marc.abramowitz.info/archives/2006/03/18/ubuntu-security-advisory/

FUSE/sshfs

FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) rocks. Case in point, sshfs. - It's a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. Since most SSH servers already support this protocol it is very easy to set up: i.e. on the server side there's nothing to do. On the client side mounting the filesystem is as easy as logging into the server with ssh.

To set it up, just do this once:
$ sudo apt-get install sshfs
$ sudo adduser yourlocalusername fuse
(log out and back in so that it recognizes me as a member of the group "fuse")

Mounting is as easy as:
$ sshfs yourremoteusername@remotehost: mountpoint

To unmount:
$ fusermount -u mountpoint

Tip of the hat to Ubuntonista and of course Miklos Szeredi.

4th flight of Dapper Drake released

Check out the latest at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DapperFlight4

FreeNX on Ubuntu Breezy Badger

is a snap.

Just check out the FreeNX page on the Ubuntu Wiki

What I did...

Evolution: Using a SOCKS proxy

Started playing a bit with Evolution today on my Ubuntu Linux system. The first stumbling block for me was that I wanted to access my work email through a SOCKS proxy and I didn't see any settings for that in the app. I tried setting up a SOCKS proxy in the GNOME "Network Proxy" control panel, but Evolution didn't seem to use that. My solution was to use tsocks.

  • sudo apt-get install tsocks
  • tsocks evolution

This should work with any socksifier like tsocks, runsocks, dante, etc. http://marc.abramowitz.info/archives/2006/02/18/evolution-using-a-socks-...