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Installing Beryl On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Desktop With An ATI Radeon Graphic Card

This tutorial shows how you can install and configure Beryl on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) desktop with an ATI Radeon graphic card. With Beryl, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects. We will use the open-source ATI driver that comes with Ubuntu plus AIGLX to achieve this; the other way to do this would be to use the closed-source ATI driver together with XGL which seems to be a bit unstable. http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_feisty_beryl_ati_radeon

How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)

This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on Debian Etch and Ubuntu servers. Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections. http://www.howtoforge.com/suhosin_php_debian_etch_ubuntu

Displaying "MyComputer", "Trash", "Network Servers" Icons On A GNOME Desktop

This short guide describes how you can configure your GNOME desktop to display various icons such as My Computer, Network Servers, Trash, etc. on the desktop. By default, these items are placed on one of the panels (Trash) or hidden in the Places menu. Having these icons on the desktop is useful if you switch from a Windows desktop to a GNOME desktop and are used to having them on the desktop. http://www.howtoforge.com/display_my_computer_and_trash_icons_on_gnome_desktop

Building DVD Images Of Debian/Ubuntu Repositories

This article offers a simple way of creating DVD images of Debian or Ubuntu http/ftp repositories. Ubuntu does not offer DVDs ready to download with its main, universe, multiverse and/or restricted repositories. With the contents of this guide you can do it yourself. Having the Ubuntu or Debian repositories on DVD can be useful for those users who do not have access to the internet where they have their Ubuntu installed but have access somewhere else to download the repository and build and burn the DVDs. http://www.howtoforge.com/dvd_images_of_ubuntu_repositories

Bash Shell Keyboard Shortcuts For Linux Users

The default shell on most Linux operating systems is called Bash. There are a couple of important hotkeys that you should get familiar with if you plan to spend a lot of time at the command line. These shortcuts will save you a ton of time if you learn them.

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Opening Files With A Single Click Instead Of A Double Click In GNOME

This short guide describes how you can configure your GNOME desktop so that you can open files and directories with a single mouseclick instead of a double click. This is helpful if you switch from Windows to Linux and used to open files and directories with a single click on your Windows desktop, too. http://www.howtoforge.com/gnome_single_mouseclick

Speed Up Google Analytics

This method uses crontab to execute a shell script that downloads an updated urchin.js file every 24 hours and saves it into your local sites directory so that it can be served by your web server instead of the google-analytics.com web server. The problem with google-analytics.com is that when google-analytics.com/urchin.js is requested by billions of web users all over the world at one time, it can cause your pages to load very slowly, especially if you are using WordPress or a similar CMS. http://www.howtoforge.com/speed_up_google_analytics

which linux supports 915 mercury motherboard..help

hey hiiii,,,,i wanna know that which linux supports 915 mercury motherboard ( Pl915GLM )since i got 80 GB PATA + 80 GB SATA , Mercury 915 mother board , 256 MB ram , P-IV intel processorOnly Red Hat Lnux 9 is installed , but i don't want it...since it is now older ,no better graphics and multimedia and other applications too.(i really dont want it)i tried fedora core 4 , Knoppix ,UBUNTU , KUBUNTU but it failed to installed on system config.help i want to work on linux platform , which linux i should use ?With UBUNTU and KUBUNTU even live is not opening , where it should show the desktop it si showing VERTICAL lines of different colors.please help me sooni am fed up with trying different linux

How To Set Up suPHP On A Debian Based ISPConfig Server

With this guide I explain how to set up suPHP on a Debian based ISPConfig server with PHP 4. When you have configured suPHP on your ISPConfig server, you are able to run the PHP scripts under the admin user of the website instead of the Apache user. http://www.howtoforge.com/suphp_debian_ispconfig

SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 6.10

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 6.10) to act as a file- and printserver for Windows workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information. This is suitable for workgroups for up to 250 users and is easier to set up than an LDAP backend. http://www.howtoforge.com/samba_domaincontroller_setup_ubuntu_6.10

Ubuntu rocks

Have been using Ubuntu for almost a year now and i am really happy to say that this has turned out to be so far the best linux distro that i have come accross !! Kudos to the Ubuntu team.Only query i have and a couple of people at my office is on how to get the wireless working on Ubuntu ? I have searched for several forums and email threads and all of hem endup in a back to ground zero situation :( .If someone could or has succesfuly setup wireless on Ubuntu, please lemme know !I love the synaptic manager , just too wonderful !!Also plan to try out the new 7.x release of Ubuntu, hard to find time , but will install and write about it soon !!

Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network) Howto For Debian Etch

I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). After a lot of searching I couldn't find a clear explanation as how to accomplish this. I did manage to set it up with Windows XP, using the "Personal Area Network" in the bluetooth utility and doing internet connection sharing. After another fruitless search, I managed to figure out how to make a bluetooth internet profile instead of GPRS or 3G on the phone. Since I work in Linux most of the time, I decided to have a go and do it with Debian, my workstation's main OS. After spending a few hours, I had it working using the steps below. http://www.howtoforge.com/bluetooth_pand_debian_etch

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview

This is very detailed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview with nice screebshots.This preview includes Easy-to-install codec wizards,Migration assistant,Plug and play network sharing with Avahi,network manager,windows mount tool,artwork,help center,desktop effects,new partition tool,gnome control center.

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Importing Outlook Express Emails Into Thunderbird And Evolution

This tutorial shows how you can import Outlook Express emails, contacts, and account settings into Mozilla Thunderbird and Evolution. This is quite useful if you want to switch from Windows to Linux but do not want to lose your mails and address book. The procedure should be similar if you use Outlook instead of Outlook Express. http://www.howtoforge.com/importing_outlook_express_into_thunderbird_evolution

Virtualization and remote desktop

After seeing this threadhttp://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=213785&messageID=2187517and trying out the program I thought it was a very helpful program to help others (friends and family) with their problems on the computer.But since I mainly use Linux I thought it was bothersome to have to boot into windows just to use this tool.So since I've been using a program called Virtualbox that lets you install other Operating Systems inside of Linux and Windows, I thought well lets see if it works inside of the virtual Windows that is actually running inside of my Linux system. It did work perfectly and I thought it was cool to say the least.So If you would like to see a screenshot of it here it ishttp://www.filehive.com/i.php?i=0323/crossloop.jpgSo crossloop is a cool tool for those end users who don't know enough about computers to set up a vnc server. And Virtualbox is a cool tool for both Windows users and Linux users. I'm just sharing this with you guys hoping you will find it as useful a tool as I have.