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How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror With apt-mirror

This tutorial shows how to create a Debian/Ubuntu mirror for your local network with the tool apt-mirror. Having a local Debian/Ubuntu mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth.http://www.howtoforge.com/local_debian_ubuntu_mirror

Change your Network card MAC ( Media Access Control) address Using macchanger

Media Access Control address, a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network. In IEEE 802 networks, the Data Link Control (DLC) layer of the OSI Reference Model is divided into two sublayers: the Logical Link Control (LLC) layer and the Media Access Control (MAC) layer. The MAC layer interfaces directly with the network medium.Consequently, each different type of network medium requires a different MAC layer. On networks that do not conform to the IEEE 802 standards but do conform to the OSI Reference Model, the node address is called the Data Link Control (DLC) address.

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Blogging From Ubuntu Using Drivel

Drivel is a GNOME client for working with online journals, also known as weblogs or simply blogs. It retains a simple and elegant design while providing many powerful features. Read Full article here

Installation problem on Kubuntu 6.10 x64 DVD

Hi, I tried installing Kubuntu 6.10 x64 DVD, it freezes after loading kernel, no error messages or anything. It's probably in the udev phase since I had a similar problem when trying to install SUSE 10.2 x64 (freezing when running udev), which was kind of fixed with the no-acpi option, but the resulting installation was very unstable. The problem seems to be x64 specific, because a 32bit system installs fine (it's running Mepis 6 at the moment, so it's Ubutnu base). The machine is relatively new, an Athlon x2 4000+ with the K9Neo-F mobo (integrated nVidia video and sound), no extra cards or anything, plenty of memory (2GB) and a SATA II hard drive. I can't find anything about it in the forums, but it seems to me that 64bit intallation is more problematic than 32bit one. Cheers and thanks for any advice.

Tunneling MySQL connections through SSH

This is a description of how to set up a secure tunnel between your MySQL Server and a locally running MySQL Administrator using Putty. By creating a secure tunnel to your MySQL server using Putty, you can grant localhost access to powerful applications like MySQL Administrator while at the same time, make your server appear as if it is not even there. In effect, make your MySQL server disappear from the outside world. http://www.howtoforge.com/secure_mysql_connection_ssh_tunnel

SSH your Debian servers without password

Secure Shell is a program to log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another. It provides strong authentication and secure communications over unsecure channels. It is intended as a replacement for telnet, rlogin, rsh, and rcp. For SSH2, there is a replacement for FTP: sftp.This might be useful if you are trying to connect everytime to your server remotely. SSH your Debian servers without password

Running Internet Explorer in Ubuntu Linux

No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you’ll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it’s free and open source.This may be very helpful for software developers and web developers to test their applications. IE in Ubuntu

edgy eft installation probloems

I made the cd exactly how ubuntu.com said, put the cd in,restarted the computer,ubuntu menu came up and i selected install, and then it started loading ubuntu,but then it said unable to read page and then it came to a black screen that stated about 10 times "user not known to the underlying authentication module. WHATS THE PROBLOEM?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????!!!!!!!!!!!

Kubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Step By Step Installation with Screenshots

KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone. "Kubuntu is an entirely open source operating system built around the Linux kernel. The Kubuntu community is built around the ideals enshrined in the Ubuntu Philosophy: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit..." Kubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Step-by-step Installation

Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools

This is list of Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools for Ubuntu Users includes bmon bwbar,bwm,bwm-ng,iftop,iperf,ipfm speedometer,cbm,ibmonitor, pktstat,mactrack, MRTG,Cacti.This tutorial also contains how to install and configure each tool with examples and screenshots.This is very useful for all Linux users and admins Bandwith Monitoring Tools

Merry Christmas

Ubuntux wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

installation trouble

i tried to install ubuntu with the regular disk and it started doing the ok thing and then froze and went to a black screen with a blinking cursor... so i tried the alternate cd... worked for a while and then when it was loading the installer components from the cd it failed... what do i do now?????

Unusual Problem

Facts:Linux version 5.10, Compaq Evo 500 series, 2.4 Ghz processor and 1 gb ramARTISAN Instruments, Inc. Sound Engine, PCI sound cardI'm new to Linux so I'm not sure how to approach this problem.  The Artisan sound engine operates using the Linux OS - has to be version 5.10 - no higher.  The sound engine is designed to send all signals thru the PCI sound card - NOT the onboard version.  I have disabled the onboard sound contoller thru the BIOS, however, I still get sounds (computer beeps tones, etc) thru the onboard sound card and nothing thru the PCI sound card.  As I understand it - the ARTISAN sound engine will only function thru the pci sound card and for this to happen the onboard sound card MUST be disabled.  It seems like Linux is controlling all the IRQ's and has routed a path to the onboard sound card only.I'm used to Windows, therefore, am somewhat blind with regard to changing settings in Linux.Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Im new to this.. Bare with me

Im new to this.. Bare with me. And Im sure this is going to sound like a stupid question, but heres my problem: I just downloaded ubuntu i386, burned the image to a disk. It starts up just fine, and I tell it to start the OS.It loads, and the first thing it asks me for is a User Name and Password. It never asked me to create one..So how do I log in?? Is there a default? The only other fourm I could find about this, said there was no root, and something about SUDO(?). Can Someone please help me?

New to Ubuntu

I just want to learn this whole!!!!