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Step By Step Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) LAMP Server Setup

In around 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.The LAMP option means you don’t have to install and integrate each of
the four separate LAMP components, a process which can take hours and requires someone who is skilled in the installation and configuration of the individual
applications. Instead, you get increased security, reduced time-to-install, and reduced risk of misconfiguration, all of which results in a lower cost of
ownership.Currently this installation provide PostgreSQL database, Mail Server, Open SSH Server,Samba File Server, Print Server, Tomcat Java Server,Virtual
Machine Host,Manual Package selection,LAMP and DNS options for pre-configured installations, easing the deployment of common server configurations.

how do i get to install graphic drivers in my Notebook?

am new in using this OS and at first my 3D setting were perfect but now it seems they are not perfoming wel and so need help to get em up running...

laptop specs: HP PAVILION g4 1016TX RAM 2 GB intel core i3

How to install MATE desktop environment in ubuntu 12.04(precise)/11.10 (Oneiric)

MATE is a fork of Gnome 2.It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users using traditional metaphors.This tutorial will explain how to install/remove MATE desktop environment in ubuntu 12.04(precise)/11.10 (Oneiric).

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Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) on ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4,DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MX/SSE (2)/3Dnow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim’s and RealPlayer’s binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs. It has basic VCD/DVD playback functionality, including DVD subtitles, but supports many text- based subtitle formats too. For video output, nearly every existing interface is supported. It’s also able to convert any supported files to raw/divx/mpeg4 AVI (pcm/mp3 audio), and even video grabbing from V4L devices.

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Howto: Unity with Dodge Windows and minimize/unminimize behavior in ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

If you are running ubuntu 12.04(precise) and one thing you might have noticed from your unity is missing Dodge Windows behavior.Another feature users really like is the ability to be able to click a program’s icon on the Launcher and minimize/unminimize that window. Jonathan French (ojno), the developer behind this patch, has not only made this a reality, but also got this to work in conjunction with the ‘Spread Windows’ functionality. He’s even set up a PPA which contains the latest Unity and his patch to make it easier for end-users to get it.

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JBackpack - Personal backup program

JBackpack is a personal backup program. It features incremental backups, network transparency and encryption. JBackpack uses rdiff-backup for all backup and restore functions, SSHFS and SMB to access remote file systems and EncFS to encrypt backup destination directories.JBackpack uses rdiff-backup for all backup and restore functions. The most interesting feature of rdiff-backup is incremental backups.

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VirtualBox 4.1.12 released and ubuntu 12.04 installation instructions included

Oracle VM VirtualBox, formerly Sun xVM VirtualBox and innotek VirtualBox, is a family of x86 virtualization products for enterprise and home use.VirtualBox
is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.

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How to correct UnsatisfiedLinkError in linux?

I am trying to call a C program from Java using JNI. But I am getting the following error--
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no Sample1 in java.library.path
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(ClassLoader.java:1738)
at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(Runtime.java:823)
at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(System.java:1028)
at Sample1.main(Sample1.java:13)

How do i correct this ?? Please help.

How to install oracle java 7 in ubuntu 12.04

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. It is the underlying technology that powers state-of-the-
art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of
devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices.

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Increase home folder disk space ubuntu 11.10

Hello all,
I recently discovered ubuntu and I'm loving it. I'm planning to use it as my primary Os. My only problem now is that my home available disk space is less than 10GB and that really keeps me from working on large files. I worked on this for 3 days in vain. I burnt a gparted live CD but don't really know what to do with it(i.e which drive is windows and which one is ubuntu's...). Here what gparted window reads:

Partition File system mount Point Label Size

/dev/sda1 ntfs Recovery 9.00 GiB
/dev/sda2 ntfs System Reserved 100.00 MiB
/dev/sda3 ntfs host 456.67 GiB
unallocated unallocated 1.02 MiB

All I really want is a large home folder in ubuntu, like 200GB at least. Please help. I've heard of ext3, ext4 etc...And also i used wubi for the dual boot install.

Thank you...

Sharing files

I have a vista computer and a ubuntu computer on my wireless home network. How do I set them up to be able to share files?
Joe

drivers

when I install Ubuntu 11.10 will it remove all the drivers that are on through windows xp pro? And then reinstall it's own drivers back (for the ones it removed)under ubuntu 11.10 format.

I am in the grey zone here wheather to install it or leave it alone.Wont do any good to have a laptop with a new OS and not be usable because the new OS wiped out the drivers and the thing wont work.

Thank you for any and all advice and help

Password Guessing with THC-Hydra

Hydra is available for Windows and Linux. I’ve used both, however if you have the need for speed, Linux is the way to go. I’m sure you’re itching to get started so I’ll stop yapping.

Hydra in its most basic form requires 4 items;

1. target IP address
2. user name (to be used during login process)
3. password (to be used with above username)
4. service (to be brute forced)

hydra -l administrator -p password 192.168.0.1 ftp

However this isn’t much fun, not to mention time consuming. Who wants to re-issue the following command over and over again manually.

Instead you can utilize a text file and store passwords you want to try. Hydra can pump through a large text file in minutes.

The easiest switches to remember are -l / -L and -p / -P

Password guessing as an attack vector

Over the years we've been taught a strong password must be long and complex to be considered secure. Some of us have taken that notion to heart and always ensure our passwords are strong. But some don't give a second thought to the complexity or length of our password. Password guessing in my view is the oldest hack in the book, and unfortunately some of us are making it too easy for the bad guys. From simple things like password equal to username (I still see this often) to blank passwords or super easy combination's like 'qwerty'. As a system Administrator it is our job to serve and protect. However, despite our best efforts users often give things away too easily. Therefore how do we know our users are doing the right thing and how can we audit poor or weak passwords.

New to ubuntu

I AM HAVING SOME DIFFICULTIES IN INSTALLING SOME SOFTWARE LIKE PDF READER CAN SOME ONE HELP