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Installing open-suse 10.1/fedora core 5

    The 1st Distro i ever installed and used was suse 10.0 ... So now i used ubuntu for about a half-year it was time for me to uninstall windows and dualboot with suse 10.1 i thought.Well the installation look nice, i didn't see any difference with 10.0 (only the booting).But when i installed my system (i choose to install a base gnome system) the trouble begon.Possitive aspects of Suse -> Ubuntu:- Uses YaST2, what is a GREAT Conf tool!Negative aspects:- You cannot change the loginscreen graphically.- You use RPM, so no apt-geting here.- And a lot of other things.It just was (i think) less freedom then in Linspire... So i tested my other cd that i have left... a Fedora Core 5 install cd.So i 1st cleaned up the partition of suse, put the cd into my cd-player and...NOTHING! it just followed up to the GRUB screen.. and booted with ubuntu...Now i am still searching for a rpm distro...

Welcome to my blog.

    Im a ubuntu lover :) and i will post here all my stories.... lolJust discovered this site.. always looked for a ubuntu community website... but now i found one!:P

Detailed Bacula Network Backup Implementation Guide

This is very detailed tutorial for implemeting bacula network backup in debian linux.This tutorial contails totally 4 pages.Bacula is a set of computer programs that permits you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula can also run entirely upon a single computer, and can backup to various types of media, including tape and disk. In technical terms, it is a network Client/Server based backup program. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. Due to its modular design, Bacula is scalable from small single computer systems to systems consisting of hundreds of computers located over a large network.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/bacula1.htmIf you want to install Bacula Webinterface

Backing Up and Restoring Using the cpio Command in Linux and Unix

The cpio command is one of the most commonly used Linux back up tools. The cpio command has two unusual featuresUnlike tar , in which the files to back up are typed in as part of the command, cpio reads the files to work with from the standard input (in other words, the screen). This feature means that cpio must be used as part of a multiple command or with a redirection pipe. cpio must always be used with one of three flags. Flags are options that set the mode in which the command runs. Only one flag can be used at a time, and it must come before any other options. In addition, the choice of flags limits the options that can be used. Each flag also has a gnu option that can used in its place. The gnu option gives a convenient name for each flag: extract, create, and pass- through. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/cpiocommand.htm

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

Burning or Writing DVDs Under Debian

If you want to burn DVD's in debian you need to install the "dvd+rw-tools" package.dvd+rw-tools makes it possible to burn DVD images created by dvdauthor or mkisofs to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW disks, replacing cdrecord-proDVD in many cases. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/burningdvd.htm

Day two with Dapper Drake

Currently, I'm compiling Gaim 2.0.0-beta 3, going to test it out, the beta2 were great, but still, gaim lacks some msn messenger -only features, like custom smileys, I use those, that is why it is hard to start using gaim, now I've used amsn (cause it supports Webcam and custom smilies).

Dapper Drake will be awsome, when it is released, I hope that all the bugs are fixed for the final version, Open-Office has some nasty bugs, like now I'm using gnome 2.14.1 with default settings, and Open-Office has bug: I can't view the menu's nor icons. Screenshot here

Greetings, this is my blog about Ubuntu Linux

Hello,

This is my first blog entry, It's almost time for a summer vacation from the college, So I could format my computer happily from all the windows trash etc. (I have to use windows, cause the homework which require programs like Visual Basic 6/.NET, Photoshop CS2). But now I don't need those anymore, so I saw this as a change, to test the Dapper Drake.

Yesterday I installed the Dapper Drake flight 7, and I'm really happy about all this, XGL is working perfectly with Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT, I didn't even have to mess with the xorg.conf (much), but one thing I noticed, the DRI module is broken? or so I heard

mod@kaizoku:~$ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: No

I tried everything to enable it, but no luck, I had some other problems too, like pressing shift & backspace, that zap's the X, like pressing ctrl+alt+backspace. I noticed some bugs in Konqueror 3.5 too, like the OS selection dropdown box at http://www.opera.com/ doesn't work, didn't really have time to check the sourcecode.

Installing and Configuring Oracle Database XE

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that’s free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer. Oracle Database XE is a great starter database forDevelopers working on PHP, Java, .NET, and Open Source applicationsDBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deploymentIndependent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of chargeEducational institutions and students who need a free database for their curriculumhttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oracle.htm

Centralized Syslog Server Using syslog-NG

syslog-ng© is the world's most flexible and scalable audit trail processing tool for organizations of any size. It provides a centralised, securely stored log of all devices on your network, whatever platform they run on. And syslog-ng also incorporates a host of powerful features, including filtering based on message content, as well as customisable data mining and analysis capabilities.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/syslog-ng.htmOne more thing is most of the users look for web interface for syslog-NG for this http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/syslogngweb.htm

Ubuntu- YES!

I am reasonably new to linux having only had experience with some unix servers previously, but was coerced into installing ubuntu by an office buddy with too much linux love. Admittedly the coercion didn't take long, as I had attempted to install gentoo and got about a third of the way, by which point I was bored and annoyed. After installing hoary from cd I immediately upgraded to breezy so as to have a reasonably clean install. After destroying this operating system via a series of failed installations of various programs I gave up and reinstalled hoary. Everything works. Everything is stable. Everyting is easy with ubuntu. I love it. I can run everything I want and without crashing, stuttering, screen failure etc which windows delights in. I am currently writing a thesis in LaTex and was writing it in Windows. After the third mutilating crash and destruction of my thesis, again, I new I needed something different. Ubuntu was waiting. Truly great- and with easy bibtex editors too. And of course a little direction from the now ever friendly office buddy.

Install modem

I am very new to Linux so please bare with a "n00bie".I have been trying to install a serial modem on my laptop and I seem to be getting more confused by the minute. It is a Hayes 56k (nothing but dialup where I live) modem and I need some step by step instructions. Please keep in mind I need them to be"dumbed up" pretty good.Also, how do I set up "root" priviledgesThanks 

Taking backup using tar command in linux and unix

The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/tarbackup.htm

need help on pptp vpn server setup

hi friendsi need help on pptp vpn server configuration detailsany can help me ..thanks