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Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This article shows how you can install and use PDFedit on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. PDFedit is a free and open-source editor for manipulating PDF documents. http://www.howtoforge.com/editing_pdf_files_pdfedit_ubuntu_feisty

CUPS Server Error Version 7.10 Tribe 5

I am trying to install a new printer with ubuntu 7.04 using System>Administartion>Printing and clicked 'New Printer' which has started the 'Add new printer' wizard and get the msg "CUPS Server Error" and it does not add anything.The printer is the HP-Photosmart 3100Thanks

Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Debian Etch)

This guide shows how to install and configure Smokeping on Debian Etch to monitor network latency. From the Smokeping web site: "SmokePing is a deluxe latency measurement tool. It can measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss. SmokePing uses RRDtool to maintain a longterm data-store and to draw pretty graphs, giving up to the minute information on the state of each network connection." http://www.howtoforge.com/monitoring_network_latency_smokeping_debian_etch

Settingup an FTP Server on Ubuntu with ProFTPD

ProFTPD is a proven, high-performance, scalable FTP server written from scratch, with a focus toward simplicity, security,and ease of configuration. Naturally, ProFTPD powers some of the largest sites on the Internet. It features a very Apache-like configuration syntax, modules, and a highly customizable server infrastructure, including support for multiple ‘virtual’ FTP servers, anonymous FTP, and permission-based directory visibility.

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Mount a remote file system through ssh Using sshfs

If you want to access a remote file system through ssh you need to install sshfs.sshfs is 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 file system is as easy as logging into the server with ssh.

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e-directory on ubuntu server

Hi all, I just installed an ubuntu server and I would like to know how to add lindows clients so that they can share the printer and the database I have.I heard of e-directory, I don't know how it works though, someone please point me to some resources on the net or your own steps if you have installed it before.I would like to be able to deploy updates as well to my lindows clients, if posible login remotely.

Is Linux Dying?

I'm not looking to start a flame here. I am simply concerned. I was reading this article and I began to wonder about the future of Linux. Con Kolivas has been a fixture in Linux desktop development for a few years now and there are things he talks about that are going on within the community that seriously put it at risk. First, the Linux community relies on its community. Without it, Linux is just some Finnish guys home coding project. The community I know, the local LUGS, are fantastic. Sure there is some ego, but some of these guys have nothing else in their lives. The forums are much better in the last few years. When I first tried Linux (Redhat 5.1) I was really put off by the elitism in the forums. There were guys that were in the forums to answer questions and if you asked too simple a question, you got flamed. Lately it has become better and you only get mildly charred when you ask a stupid question.

Speeding Up Perl Scripts With SpeedyCGI/PersistentPerl On Debian Etch

This tutorial shows how to install and use SpeedyCGI (also known as PersistentPerl) on a Debian Etch system. SpeedyCGI is a way to run Perl scripts persistently, which can make them run much more quickly. It keeps the Perl interpreter running, and during subsequent runs, this interpreter is used to handle new executions instead of starting a new Perl interpreter each time. http://www.howtoforge.com/speedycgi_debian_etch

Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi

Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows that lets you install and uninstall Ubuntu from a Windows desktop. Wubi adds an entry to the Windows boot menu which allows you to run Linux. Ubuntu is installed within a file in the Windows file system (a loopmounted partition), this file is seen by Ubuntu as a real hard disk. That way the hard drive does not have to be repartitioned before the Ubuntu installation. The resulting Ubuntu installation is a "real" Linux system, not just a virtual machine. Wubi makes it easy for Linux newbies to play around with Ubuntu. http://www.howtoforge.com/wubi_ubuntu_on_windows

Helpppp, I can't configure my wireless

well if you got here Thanks (there are a lot)ok I got a Broadcom Corporaton BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controllerand red Hat finds it and all but when I want to set my connection and activate it, it does not work, it says (((Determining IP information for etch1...failed; no link present. Check cable?)))  and I just can't configure it, i've tried all ways I could and still doesn't work, I hope someone can help me.thanks-------Great blog site-----

Installation of Kbuntu

I received the Ubuntu disks (7.04) via ubuntu.org and unless I made a mistake, which is quite possible. I couldn;t fine any system setup files. what was on the disk was Firefox, E-mail program, graphics prog. and word processor.I am running XP with a Pentium 4 processor, disk space is more than 10 gig.What must I do to get the Linux operating system from which I understand Kbuntu/Ubuntu is a flavor of?

Virus Protection With AVG Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This tutorial shows how you can install and use AVG Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there are not many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users - it can help you to not pass on any Windows viruses (that do not do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users. AVG Antivirus for Linux is free for private and non-commercial use. http://www.howtoforge.com/avg_antivirus_ubuntu_feisty

How To Enable NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. http://www.howtoforge.com/ntfs_3g_ubuntu_feisty

Video Surveillance With ZoneMinder On Ubuntu

ZoneMinder is the top Linux video camera security and surveillance solution. In this document I will cover how to get ZoneMinder up and running on Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS or Dapper Drake with the recent updates included. The surveillance system I am covering here utilizes 4 Dome CCTV cameras hooked up to a single Kodicom kmc-8800 capture card, in addition I also used infra red LEDs so my cameras could see in the dark (honestly I am abit scared to look). ZoneMinder also does a good job with IP Cameras, unfortunately they are considerably expensive in my part of the world, hence 4 cameras would blow my budget. http://www.howtoforge.com/video_surveillance_zoneminder_ubuntu

How to: install ipodlinux on your ipod

This is a basic summary of my Original Article on my blog http://mikesubuntu.blogspot.com/ here is a how to install ipodlinux on your ipod. Winpod only. All models except 1G, 2G and nano 2G. I made this based off of this guide. Make sure your ipod is plugged in for all this:

Follow the on screen instructions. To restore if something goes wrong, run

  • ./installer.sh restore

I had a problem installing on my machine, one that I have never gotten before. Here are details and my solution, in case you run into the same