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FreeNX on Ubuntu Breezy Badger

is a snap.

Just check out the FreeNX page on the Ubuntu Wiki

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Monitoring Servers and Clients using Munin in Debian Linux

Munin the tool surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in in graphs through a web interface. Its emphasis is on plug and play capabilities. After completing a installation a high number of monitoring plugins will be playing with no more effort. Using Munin you can easily monitor the performance of your computers, networks, SANs, and quite possibly applications as well. It makes it easy to determine "what's different today" when a performance problem crops up. It makes it easy to see how you're doing capacity wise on all limited resources.Read full article from herehttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/munin.htm 

Evolution: Using a SOCKS proxy

Started playing a bit with Evolution today on my Ubuntu Linux system. The first stumbling block for me was that I wanted to access my work email through a SOCKS proxy and I didn't see any settings for that in the app. I tried setting up a SOCKS proxy in the GNOME "Network Proxy" control panel, but Evolution didn't seem to use that. My solution was to use tsocks.

  • sudo apt-get install tsocks
  • tsocks evolution

This should work with any socksifier like tsocks, runsocks, dante, etc. http://marc.abramowitz.info/archives/2006/02/18/evolution-using-a-socks-...

XLib - Development - Error message - Debug

I am trying to write a software to draw simple shapes under X. I use the XLib. Every went smoothly at the begining. As I need some flashing colors, I tried to create my own colormap. After creating a window with the right visaul (DirectColor), I tried to create my colormap with the same visual and I get the following error message: X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)   Major opcode of failed request:  78 (X_CreateColormap)   Value in failed request:  0x0   Serial number of failed request:  9   Current serial number in output stream:  11 I have no idea how to debug this. Which value, which integer. Does the problem come from my Ubuntu? Does anyone have any idea? Is Ubuntu compliant with X standarts?

Complete debian linux Server Setup Tutorials

  • This is atep by step tutorials how to setup Debian server this includes Debian Installation FTP Server Setup in debian Webserver Setup in Debian Samba Server Setup in Debian Database Server Setup in Debian Time clock sync for debian server Mail Server Configuration in Debian VNC Server setup in Debian Proxy Server Setup in Debian SSH Server Setup in Debian tftp Server Setup in Debian DHCP Server Setup in Debian IPtables Configuration in Debian DNS Server Setup in debian

This is also provides the web interface or GUI tools for each toolshttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/debianserver.htm

Ubuntu or Kubuntu - Why not BOTH ?

I can declare myself as a begginer in Linux world (not a total , but still a begginer). Before a Ubuntu, I install several distros on my PC (Mandrake, Knoppix, SuSE,,,) but neither of them last more than few days. With Ubuntu - that changes. At first I install Ubuntu (with GNOME) and I was satisfied for some time. Then I wish for a KDE, so I install Kubuntu - and that last for a few days - so I install both (at boot (GRUB) I decided witch one to use). After some time that becomes anoying, until I found a solution on net: I install Ubuntu, add a Kubuntu CD into Synaptic respository, and install KDE (kubuntu-desktop).Voila - decision between GNOME and KDE is in my login screen.I apologie on my bad english - it's not my native language.

Google brings its own Ubuntu derivative

Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core business - desktop software.

A version of the increasingly popular Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian and the Gnome desktop, it is known internally as 'Goobuntu'.

Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu, but declined to supply further details, including what the project is for.

You can find the full article on http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/31/google_goes_desktop_linux/

Ubuntu server or Debian server

I have got a server with RH9, apache2, samba, php and mysql 3.23... Actually it was installed as a work station 2 years ago. I would like to upgrade it. At first I thought that I could install a Debian Sarge as server. But after reading what's on the Ubuntu site, I saw that Ubuntu proposes a server version too. Debian is well know for its stability. I am now wondering what I can install: Ubuntu server or Debian server. Has anybody already tried the Ubuntu server?

Problem with multiple locations on Laptop

Hi, I am new to the group and linux, have been playing around for a while but now am spending more time trying to get to grips with the system. I currently am trying to set up a server at home and run dhcp to enable me to plug my laptop in with no hassels. (Using ubuntu 5.10 on both machines) All is going well except that I am unable to set up different network locations on the laptop?  I use a fixed IP at work so need to re-enter all network settings every time I plug in at the office. Does anyone have any suggestions for me.

Versora - Migrate settings and files from Windows to Linux

Here is a nice way to integrate a former windows user into the Linux environment. It's called Versora. They just partnered with Linspire (probably to gain more exposure)  but they also sell to all other linux users.

http://www.versora.com/products/progression_desktop.php

Basically, it allows you to migrate settings, files, folders, email, wallpaper, network shares, and much more over to your linux desktop easily. The best part is that they don't charge an arm and a leg for it. It's $30, for either the download, or the boxed version, and is incredibly simple to use. Check out the website for a virtual demo.

Nubuntu - Network Ubuntu aimed at security.

I thought I would download this, and install it in VMWare on my home computer, just to see what it offers. It looks like it has a wide range of tools available for it, and since it uses fluxbox as the window manager, I'd like to check that out as well.

This will most likely end up being my "Security Aversion" desktop. Before, I was using a heavily modified version of windows 98se, but that was buggy at best, once everything was loaded on. This, I think, should do much better. Right now I have a small amount of security on my linux box, though I haven't disabled anything, and I'm running Firestarter.

Since this comes with quite a few wireless cracking tools, I may pick up a wireless card, and see what I can break into with it. ^_^ My neighbors have all told me that thier networks are so secure now that they put WEP encrytion on them, and I am just itching for a chance to prove them wrong. Besides, I've gotten permission from one of them already.

My first Blog

This will be my first ever blog, on any site. I figured I would host it here for the specific reason that I am using ubuntu for my main distrobution, and I need an area to organize my thoughts.

About Linux

Okay for my computer tech class final exam, part of it we were supposed to write about Windows Vista. I suggested to the teacher we write about something else because there isn't too much we can do about it so he said well since some of you will take the course next year and it touches on Linux, you can write an overview about that. I said, freakin' sweet. So I turned around and wrote a few paragraphs of what I knew off the top of my head while the rest of my class struggled because they all new zilch. So here, I present to you my writeup;

Linux is an operating system similar to Windows. It was created by a Finnish software engineer by the name of Linus Torvalds during his college years in the early 1990s. It is an open source operating system that is free to be modified and improved by any programmer who wishes to make changes to the code. Linux was derived from a kernel and opearting system called Minix. It was developed to be a Unix based operating system, that ran on the PC. Linus now coordinates the kernel in Linux. He organizes what goes into each release, when it will be released and more. Similar to a kernel in Windows, the Linux kernel contains all the instructions for the computer to function. It also contains drivers for any hardware to be used by the computer. Linux is well known among computer geeks as a stable operating system and has been widely accepted as such.

First one!

Alright I just joined this site and it seems pretty cool. I shall post as often as I can think of something Linux related to write about. Not that anyone will care or even read it but I will anyway, just because I can. Go me!

Ubuntu or Kubuntu?

Hi! I heard so many positive things about Ubuntu, so that I want to try it out now. I'm just not sure whether to start with Gnome-based Ubuntu or KDE-based Kubuntu. Are there any other differences besides the desktop? I don't care how it looks, it should just work and most of all be simply to use. I have no linux experience so far, just Windows. What do you recommend for a newbie like me? Which distro is more matured?