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NFS Server and Client Configuration in Ubuntu

NFS was developed at a time when we weren’t able to share our drives like we are able to today - in the Windows environment. It offers the ability to share the hard disk space of a big server with many smaller clients. Again, this is a client/server environment. While this seems like a standard service to offer, it was not always like this. In the past, clients and servers were unable to share their disk space.

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Automatix2 Setup in Debian Etch

Automatix is a graphical interface for automating the installation of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems.

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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial shows people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_ubuntu7.04

online video i.e. CNN, weather.com, etc.

How do I set Kubuntu Fiesty Fawn to open online video links? I'm using Firefox and Swiftfox.

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Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Debian Etch

This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database. http://www.howtoforge.com/debian_etch_virtual_hosting_pureftpd_mysql_quota

Older Laptop Installation Problem

I'm trying to install one of the 'buntu's on an older Vaio (PCG-FX120, 100 GB HD, 128MB RAM). There should be 192MB, but for some reason whatever card is in the second slot the memory isn't recognized. I'll save that issue for another day. I'm definitely a beginner with Linux (well less than a beginner, as I read somewhere, since I'm fairly proficient in Windows), but I do have Ubuntu running on both my desktop and my regular laptop. I first tried installing Xubuntu to no avail. The install screen comes up fine, but when I select Text Mode Install, The machine loads the kernel, making it to 100% with no problems, and then goes to a blinking white cursor on a black screen. No amount of button mashing (I tried Ctrl-D, Ctrl-Alt-F1, ESC, then just randomly hitting everything) does anything to change this screen. I wiped the disk with DBAN when the Xubuntu install wouldn't work. I was able to boot the live GParted CD and make some partitions, but it wouldn't start X unless I used the force i810 mode. I also tried the alternate install of Ubuntu, but I keep getting the same stupid cursor.

Debian Etch And Xen From The Debian Repository

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an already working Debian Etch system. You can find all the software used here in the Etch repository, so no external files or compilation are needed. http://www.howtoforge.com/debian_etch_xen_from_debian_repository

how folder can be removed

    I have created a new folder name as audio &media, I dragged and dropped all media files into it. all the files are hidden.  If I type ctrl + H,  it is visible, but when I browse into media, right click only audio &media   file,I cannot choose  mplayer,xine, realplayer etc .to open all are  hidden   Anyone can help pleeease.arasu     unionhides@yahoo.co.in

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Debian Etch

In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on a Debian Etch system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule. http://www.howtoforge.com/fail2ban_debian_etch

DNS server Setup using bind in Ubuntu

DNS Stands for Domain Name Service.On the Internet, the Domain Name Service (DNS) stores and associates many types of information with domain names; most importantly, it translates domain names to IP addresses

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File Server Configuration in Debian Using Samba

Samba is a suite of Unix applications that speak the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. Many operating systems,including Windows and OS/2, use SMB to perform client-server networking. By supporting this protocol, Samba allows Unix servers to get in on the action, communicating with the same networking protocol as Microsoft Windows products. Full Story

How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

This tutorial shows how to install the free VMware Server on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free). http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_feisty_fawn_vmware_server_howto

I need help connecting to my wireless modem

I am new to Linux and need help trying to get my wireless modem to work.  I have a 2Wire 1000HW wireless modem that I got from SBC about 3-4 years ago.  I have gone to Ubuntu's wireless trouble shooting page and verified that the wireless card is recognized by the system:   DISABLED             description: Wireless interface       product: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card       vendor: Broadcom Corporation       physical id: 0       bus info: pci@06:00.0       logical name: eth1       version: 01       serial: 00:1a:73:39:c1:a8       width: 32 bits       clock: 33MHz       capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless

Disk partition step doesn't load ever......

Ok before going to work I decided to install Ubuntu.  Everything was going fine and it let me make 1 big partition.  But then the installation got stuck @ 41% for like 25min.  So stupid me reset the computer.  Now when I go to install it, it gets stuck at the disk partition step.  It goes through the 100% but won't bring up the partition options.Computer Specs-------------------PIII - 800mhz256mb PC133 RamATI Rage 2 XL video card 2x AgpIt was an old computer at work that I got for free and my friend said I should check out this operating system.  I used to be a big computer nerd so if you give me a technical answer I should understand. Is there a way I can format the drive with the Ubuntu CD.  Or should I just make a boot disk and format it.  Then try the install again?

The Perfect Desktop - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. In this tutorial I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Debian Etch in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_debian_etch