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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

Easy SugarCRM Configuration Steps

This is the Best opensource CRM software available now.SugarCRM includes a sales, marketing, and service suite of CRM applications. Sugar.Sales includes account and contact management, opportunity management, activity tracking, charting, reporting, and email integration with MS Outlook. SugarCRM is easy to install and supports custom user interface templates that are optimized for speed. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/sugarcrm.htm

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/

VHCS ISP Control Panel Configuration

VHCS delivers a complete hosting automation appliance by offering significant security, total-cost-of-ownership, and performance advantages over competing commercial solutions.With VHCS Pro you can configure your server and applications, create user with domains with a few point-and-click operations that take less than a minute. There is no limit to the number of resellers, users and domains that can be created.At the core of VHCS Pro are 3 easy-to-use, Web-based control panels. VHCS provides graphic user interfaces for the administrators, resellers and usershttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/vhcs2.4.7.htm

New preview of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) released

The developer of Ubuntu have released a new preview of Dapper Drake. It contains GNOME 2.14 and KDE 3.5.2 and the installer of the Live-CD now also works on PowerPCs. Kubuntu gets a new user-friendly packet management system called "adept_install" and the standard theme has slightly been reworked.

The Flight-CD 6 of Ubuntu 6.06 alias Dapper Drake including Live-CD and Ubuntu Server can be downloaded at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/flight6. The derivatives Kubuntu and Edubuntu can also be downloaded there in this new test version.

Secure your Debian System

this is very good steps how to secure your debian systemhttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/security.htm

Shorewall Firewall Configuration

The Shoreline Firewall, more commonly known as "Shorewall", is a high-level tool for configuring Netfilter. You describe your firewall/gateway requirements using entries in a set of configuration files. Shorewall reads those configuration files and with the help of the iptables utility, Shorewall configures Netfilter to match your requirements. Shorewall can be used on a dedicated firewall system, a multi-function gateway/router/server or on a standalone GNU/Linux system. Shorewall does not use Netfilter's ipchains compatibility mode and can thus take advantage of Netfilter's connection state tracking capabilities.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/shorewall.htm

GTK Pod not reading my control/media/ipod file

I just got this GTK Pod program. I then put a few songs on my ipod. I realized that when i was done, the songs were not in order. So i go back into the program and adjust the files (that are already on the ipod from my last sychronization/save data) and now it tells me it cant open the control/media file where all my songs are stored. How is this fixed? I tried uninstalling the program and reinstalling it.

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/

Ubuntu Dapper Drake now officially postponed

The Ubuntu developer now officially decided to postpone the upcoming Dapper Drake release to 1st July 2006. That is 6 weeks later than planned. Therefore the version number will be changed to 6.06. In the future the decimal point will most probably be changed to a hyphen, because most of the developer find the decimal point irritating.

So let's wait for Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6-06 on 1st July 2006 :)

New Ubuntu Book available

This is the first book of its kind to cover the hottest new Linux distribution, and will teach you how to make the most of your Ubuntu desktop. First, the book introduces you to the world of Linux and the open source community, and then outlines Ubuntu installation and configuration in detail. You'll learn how to wield control over your newly installed operating system. Then you'll learn about system customization opportunities and fun tasks like listening to audio CDs and MP3s, viewing movies, performing office and Internet-related tasks, and maintaining your Ubuntu system in general.
 

 
The book comes with a CD containing the complete Ubuntu distribution. You are encouraged to take full advantage of this powerful operating system by inserting the disk into the drive, and then following closely along with the supplementary material.
The book is called Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional and will officially be released on March 20, 2006. But it can already be ordered on the Amazon website, shipping within 24 hours.

Gnome 2.14 has just been released

Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.14, the latest version of the popular, multi-platform Free desktop environment.

Released on schedule, to the day, it is the culmination of six months effort by GNOME contributors around the world: hackers, documentors, usability and accessibility specialists, translators, maintainers, sysadmins, companies, artists, users and testers. Due to their hard work, it is another great release to be proud of - thanks very much to every contributor!

You'll find plenty of information about GNOME 2.14 in the extensive release notes, linked from the 2.14 start page.

All about GNOME 2.14: http://www.gnome.org/start/2.14/

Some of the key new features:

1. The creation of an admin suite, including a lock down editor, Pessulus, and a user profile editor, Sabayon

2. A new search bar, called Deskbar, which can search through local files, programs and contacts as well as on the web

Dapper Gnome Error

I am relieved that in addition to Ubuntu, I installed Kubuntu. My KDE desktop is more than useful, it is essential as last week's updates damaged my Gnome. Now when I log into Gnome the splash screen appears, does its thing, then the panels try to load. The panels appear, flash eleven times, and then disappear. it leaves me with an empty brown desktop with nothing on it but a mouse cursor. The only control available is ctrl-alt-backspace.  If those keys are pressed while the panels are still flashing, the system returns me to the GDM login screen. If I wait until the panels stop flashing, ctrl-alt-backspace puts me at a login prompt in a shell. I have to then reboot to get back into GDM. Is this part of the reason the release date was moved back?