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Apache: Creating A Session-Aware Loadbalancer Using mod_proxy_balancer (Debian Etch)

mod_proxy_balancer is an Apache module that lets you create a loadbalancer. This loadbalancer retrieves requested pages from two or more backend webservers and delivers them to the user's computer. An important feature of mod_proxy_balancer is that it keeps track of sessions so that a single user always deals with the same backend webserver. http://www.howtoforge.com/load_balancing_apache_mod_proxy_balancer

Lost shutdown option in exit menu

Hello all.Since the last update 2 days ago, when I press the power button on my laptop the only options available are: logout, lock screen, switch user, suspend and hibernate. Shutdown and restart are missing completely.Does anyone know how to retrieve those options?Thank you in advance for your help.

Problem accessing second partition

    Hi...This is my first post and its a cry for help so please be gentle :-).  Basically i installed ubunti 6.06 on a snd hard drive and loved it.  The harddrive is 60gb so for trial purposes when installing i only created a 10gb partition.  I now plan to use the full disk for linux (it was previously a ntfs drive) so i managed to format the remainder of the drive to ext3. The problem i now have is a cant access this 2nd partition.  Basically hdb2 is where my ubuntu installation is and acording to disk manager it says the access path is / .  The new partition i want to access is hdb1 and the acces path is /boot ?  I hope this makes sense Im brand new to Linux. Can anyone help ?? :-)

nBox - Envision your network with nBox (Embedded Ntop)

The life of a systems or network administrator requires us to maintain an expansive understanding of our network infrastructure to more effectively manage it. Amidst volumes of complex data that some IT problems present and network management is no exception to these complications. Visual tools allow us to better see trends and make sense of the macro view of our networks. Ntop, nBox, nProbe are just the right FOSS tools that can help us gain greater insight. http://www.howtoforge.com/network_monitoring_with_nbox

Fixing a scanner broken by the Feisty upgrade

If you have been using a USB scanner and upgrade from Edgy to Feisty, you may find that your scanner no longer works.You can use this fix to solve your scanner problem.

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Filesystem Encryption Tools for Linux

Crypto filesystems keep your data safe – even if someone steals your computer.Linux offers a number of encrypted filesystem options – each with a different approach to the encryption problem.Encrypted filesystems may be overkill for family photos or your résumé, but they make sense for network-accessible servers that hold sensitive business documents, databases that contain credit-card information, offline backups, and laptops.

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Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian Etch

This article shows how you can install Ruby on Rails (RoR) and integrate it in Apache2 on a Debian Etch system. Ruby on Rails is a web application framework which is rapidly gaining popularity among web programmers. It aims to increase the speed and ease with which database-driven web sites can be created and offers skeleton code frameworks (scaffolding) from the outset. Applications using the RoR framework are developed using the Model-View-Controller design pattern. http://www.howtoforge.com/ruby_on_rails_debian_etch

need help..i get stucked in log in screen

Im new to kubuntu and using linux...everything runs smoothly until this morning i shutdown my laptop and when i came back when i login it always goes back to the log in screen..Please do help me..all my thesis files are in my laptop

Extremely New to Ubuntu.....small problem.

Hey everyone,

I just installed Ubuntu onto my PC and everything seemed to be working great. Then, when it got time to try and install Java, I attempted to open the "Add/Remove Programs" tab. It opened for a moment, long enough for it to check installed and available applications, then it dissapeared once that process was complete. I tried it a few times and it's still doing the same thing. I also tried to manually activate it from the terminal and I had the same luck. Anyone know what could be causing this and what I could do to fix it? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


automatrix2 install everything for u, shockwave, torrent, amsn for ubuntu

Hello, I want others to find automatrix2 because it took a lot of time for me to find it ,yes Im a noob in ubuntu, ,,so i dont think automatrix2 is very often written about,    when i google`d to find a way to install shockwave flash, torrent program, amsn, codecs plugins and drivers. it was everything i needed,   it must be easyer to install and find basic programs for new users I think

Howto Setup Dual Monitors with NVidia in Ubuntu

This tutorial explains how to setup Dual Monitors with NVidia in Ubuntu.It’s quite a pain to get dual monitors working your first time using Linux, however I hope this guide will make the process relatively quick and painless.

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Howto Change Default text editor in Debian Etch

By Default Debian Etch Provides the nano editor you need to follow this procedure.In this example i want to use vi editor as my default editor.This is Veryuseful if you want to change Default editor to your own choice.

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I have recently installed ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn and I have had problems playing mp3 files. I don't have an internet connection at home. How and where can I dowload mp3 codecs for ubuntu and install them?

I need help upgrading ubuntu without a direct connection to the internet.

My desktop running Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft doesn't have a connection to the internet and I need to install a critical upgrade. I have a laptop set up in it's dock net to it and it is running Windows XP Pro and I do have a wireless connection with internet access with that and I also have a 1GB flash I've been using to transfer files. Is there anyway I can upgrade using this setup?

QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users Using iproute2 And Asterisk

The quality of my VoIP phone calls suffered whenever I was downloading or uploading anything. This was irritating, especially for those calling me (I heard them better than they heard me). So I poked at Iproute2 and other howtos, especially with regard to VoIP traffic, but I couldn't find anything that worked well. After some playing around, I've found settings that were right for me: consistant VoIP quality, regardless of any activities on the wire. http://www.howtoforge.com/voip_qos_traffic_shaping_iproute2_asterisk