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I think that from like now on i will be posting more tutorials around here... :)

eBox Installation and Configuration

eBox management tool will effectively and easily help you managing the advanced services for your corporate network. eBox is a framework for the development and deployment of network services in small and medium-sized networks, offering a simplified graphical interface to non expert users. It can be set up as a gateway, having some extra features over a usual router. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/ebox.htm

help.... please...

i am a newbie to linux and stuff ...i need help in installing mp3 decoder or plug-ins for the dapper..i had installed realplayer 10, but the prompt... " Other process is using the devices(sound)" what should i do... ??anyone?? 10q in advance...

network help plese

can any 1 tell me how to configure 2 lancards? eth0 and eth1.eth0 is configured with public ip, want to configure eth1 for local network. help please

Quick Apache2+SSL, MySQL5, PHP5 Dapper Install

1. Open Adept and PURGE any installed Apache, Apache2, PHP4, PHP 5

While in in Adept go ahead and install MySQL 5

If you want nice management tools go ahead and install kmysqladmin and
mysqladmin (I use these both)
OR once Apache is installed and working you can install PHPMyAdmin from

2. Close Adept and open a terminal and execute (answer yes to any output

$ sudo su
*enter your password*

*Now we can install Apache 2*

$ apt-get install apache2 apache2-common apache2-doc apache2-mpm-prefork
apache2-utils libapr0 libexpat1 ssl-cert

*Now we install PHP 5 (add any php libs you need; although, this covers

apt-get install autoconf automake1.4 autotools-dev libapache2-mod-php5 php5
php5-common php5-curl php5-dev php5-gd php-pear php5-ldap php5-mhash
php5-mysql php5-mysqli php5-snmp php5-sqlite php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl
php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-pspell php5-gd

3. Open a file manager, I use Krusader in root mode. You must be root to


THis is my first time using linux. I am running it on a amd 2600+ system with 1.5gb or memory and a 9800xt. i am in a dos style screen where it asks me to log in. i do so and it comes up with  "striker@striker2:~$ " i am unsure what to do now. i am purly using this pc for the web and messaging since i just built a new  amd x2 PC.

My Ubuntux Toolbar

You maybe saw it, you maybe don't... effectivebrand let you create a toolbar for a community. (you need IE but with IEs4Linux it was not a problem at all).It has some fun functions...Well.. just look at the forum post: http://www.ubuntux.org/ubuntux-toolbar

Ubuntux Toolbar

I created a fun toolbar with effectivebrand.Check it out!http://ubuntux.ourtoolbar.comIt works with Firefox 1.0 or newerFeatures:

  • Ubuntux News Feed (Right side of toolbar)
  • Search with Google.com, Snap.com and with the Ubuntu Search Engine.
  • Links to blogs,forums,screenshots and polls

Please reply if you (don't) like it :)

Installing KDE and XFCE

Just like in breezy i wanted to install kde trough synaptic.It was a breezy :p.But then i saw that when you add the universe server, xfce (xubuntu) is also simple to install!Now i have these WMs:- GNOME- KDE- ICEWM- FLUXBOX- ENLIGHTMENT- WINDOW MAKER etc... (I know i forgot a lot of them...)

Installing open-suse 10.1/fedora core 5

    The 1st Distro i ever installed and used was suse 10.0 ... So now i used ubuntu for about a half-year it was time for me to uninstall windows and dualboot with suse 10.1 i thought.Well the installation look nice, i didn't see any difference with 10.0 (only the booting).But when i installed my system (i choose to install a base gnome system) the trouble begon.Possitive aspects of Suse -> Ubuntu:- Uses YaST2, what is a GREAT Conf tool!Negative aspects:- You cannot change the loginscreen graphically.- You use RPM, so no apt-geting here.- And a lot of other things.It just was (i think) less freedom then in Linspire... So i tested my other cd that i have left... a Fedora Core 5 install cd.So i 1st cleaned up the partition of suse, put the cd into my cd-player and...NOTHING! it just followed up to the GRUB screen.. and booted with ubuntu...Now i am still searching for a rpm distro...

Welcome to my blog.

    Im a ubuntu lover :) and i will post here all my stories.... lolJust discovered this site.. always looked for a ubuntu community website... but now i found one!:P

questions about downloading & using ubuntu

hi.  i'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to computers.  although i've been wondering about linux for a long while, i didn't download anything because i had so many questions.  i hope it's ok to put a short list of those questions in one post.  anyway, here goes:1.  how does linux differ from other os like windows?2.  do i need to delete windows to use linux?3.  how is linux (and ubuntu) better than other os?4.  is linux not for people who are computer illiterate?5.  what comes with "ubuntu"?  is it more a browser or an os?6.  what is there in terms of add-ons?  or downloading cd software?ok, i'll stop here.  i'm looking forward to learning more!

Detailed Bacula Network Backup Implementation Guide

This is very detailed tutorial for implemeting bacula network backup in debian linux.This tutorial contails totally 4 pages.Bacula is a set of computer programs that permits you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula can also run entirely upon a single computer, and can backup to various types of media, including tape and disk. In technical terms, it is a network Client/Server based backup program. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. Due to its modular design, Bacula is scalable from small single computer systems to systems consisting of hundreds of computers located over a large network.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/bacula1.htmIf you want to install Bacula Webinterface

iomega sata rev drive mount point

    I recently bought an iomega sata rev drive for use as a relatively inexpensive backup solution for some of my more price-sensitive clients. I have been unable to mount the drive for use with native tools such as tar. (I have gotten the drive to work with an eval copy of Microlite EdgeBackup, but that costs $300.) According to Backup Edge the drive is mounted as /dev/sr0, but does not show up in /etc/fstab. This drive is apparently like a cdrom drive in that the filesytem type is udf. I have tried everything I can think of to mount the device so that I can do a simple "tar -cvf backup.tar /backupdir but am unable so far. Any ideas? Thanks,Cliff

Kubuntu 6.06---No Sound with VIA 8237 AC97 chip


I just installed Kubuntu 6.06 (64-bit) onto my desktop, which runs off a Soltek KT8Pro Motherboard and an AMD64 chip.  The thing is, it refuses to play any sound whatsoever.

1. The sound works and is hooked up right, as verified through booting into Windows XP

2. Kmix shows all sliders unmuted and turned up

3. The sound hardward shows to have detected the sound chip correctly and has no apparent issues with it.

4. Output: $ lsmod | grep -i

snd_seq_dummy 5508 0
snd_seq_oss 38372 0
snd_seq_midi 11456 0
snd_seq_midi_event 9984 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 64088 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_osidi_event
snd_via82xx 32936 1
gameport 19216 1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec 110268 1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_bus 4096 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_usb_audio 92672 1
snd_usb_lib 19456 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_pcm_oss 59424 0
snd_mixer_oss 20608 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_hwdep 12960 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_pcm 104712 5 saa7134_alsa,snd_via82xxaudio,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 29064 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm

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