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Using Sharp Fonts On A GNOME Desktop

You might have noticed that fonts are quite fuzzy on Linux desktops which can make your eyes ache if you have to sit in front of your computer all day long. Font rendering is still a little bit awkward and one of the last weaknesses of Linux desktops. This tutorial shows how you can make GNOME and all GNOME applications (such as Evolution, the file browser Nautilus, etc.) use sharp fonts. In fact, we will use the Microsoft Windows standard font, Tahoma, as the standard font in GNOME, too, which will make the desktop look quite familiar if you are used to working with a Windows desktop. http://www.howtoforge.com/sharp_fonts_gnome

Howto Setup Streaming Media Server in Ubuntu GNU/Linux

If you have a large music collection then streaming it across a LAN, or the internet, is a logical thing to do with it.This is simple guide how to setup Streaming Media Server in Ubuntu GNU/Linux

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High Availability with Open Source

In the article High Availability with Open Source, Josh Kuo looks at three of the popular Open Source projects to implement High Availability redundancy (failover): Heartbeat, keepalived, and CARP. The article talks about where each of these three excels and some implementation ideas. Josh also mentions the DRBD utility to sync two remote filesystems to aid in an advanced High Availability setup.

Speed Up Encryption with PadLock

Josh Kuo talks about the benefits of the VIA processors with built-in PadLock hardware encryption assist in his article Speed Up Encryption with PadLock. Josh looks at the difference in system resources between hardware assisted encryption and straight software encryption, as well as some of the basic capabilities of VIA's PadLock technology.

Seagate's Full Disk Encryption (FDE) hard drive

Josh Kuo's article Seagate's Full Disk Encryption (FDE) hard drive talks about the pros and cons of using the new Momentus FDE notebook drives from Seagate. They feature hardware encryption of the entire drive, so it is an excellent security mechanism to prevent data loss in the event that the laptop itself is stolen. However, what about the inevitable lost passwords?

Galternatives - Graphical setup tool for Alternatives Configuration in Ubuntu

There are several programs fulfilling the same or similar functions to be installed on a single system at the same time. For example, many systems have several text editors or different web browsers installed,Multimedia players,graphics editors at once.

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How to install OTRS (Open source Ticket Request System) in Debian

OTRS is an Open source Ticket Request System (also well known as trouble ticket system) with many features to manage customer telephone calls and e-mails. The system is built to allow your support, sales, pre-sales, billing, internal IT, helpdesk, etc. department to react quickly to inbound inquiries.

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Need help to install

I have installed UBUNTU 6.1 everythingis fine but wireless card. It did not take inbuilt INTEL PRO WIRELESS 2200. I need help step by step,beause i am new in LINUX. I will be glade.THANKU

Installing Beryl On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Desktop With An ATI Radeon Graphic Card

This tutorial shows how you can install and configure Beryl on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) desktop with an ATI Radeon graphic card. With Beryl, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects. We will use the open-source ATI driver that comes with Ubuntu plus AIGLX to achieve this; the other way to do this would be to use the closed-source ATI driver together with XGL which seems to be a bit unstable. http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_feisty_beryl_ati_radeon

Connecting to internet with wireless adapter, help!!!

This is probably the most useless topic ever, but i just can't seem to connect to the internet. I am using a Netgear wg111v2 usb adapter, and used the windows driver with ndiswrapper( b.t.w., I blacklisted the conflicting driver r8187 ( alternate driver: r8187 ), but it still shows up, why?Anyway, it looks like it detects the adapter, but I don't know any application for configuring the network and internet.I'm new to Ubuntu 6.10.Used suse 10.2 previously, and made some progress, I was only stopped by conflicting drivers with ndiswrapper.I live in South Africa, and use telkom adsl, if that helps in any way.PLEASE I'M SO GATVOL!!!

How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)

This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on Debian Etch and Ubuntu servers. Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections. http://www.howtoforge.com/suhosin_php_debian_etch_ubuntu

Can't find an interface to install a CDRW on this Ubuntu box I just got --

    ...so now do I actually have to learn how to use this thing?<ul><li>WINDOWS USER FINALLY COMES OVER, NEEDS A HAND</li><li>Everything has been pretty handy so far, and I've only used the terminal a little bit.  Mostly there are GUIs for what I have done.  I have found some wonderful software listed in the package manager and installed it and am using it.  But I just popped in a  used CDRW, and booted up, and can't find any easy way to tell the machine to install it.</li><li>Can somebody please get me started?</li><li>BTW, you have no idea how much I still don't know.  If you tell me to go to the terminal you pretty much have to speak baby-talk.</li><li>Say, no line breaks.  How's this forum work?  I think in paragraphs; it's hard to write here when the line breaks don't print.</li>        <li>There.  I put in some tabs.</li>

Login problems under kubuntu

I've taken my first foray from windows a couple of months ago and installed kubuntu on my PC at home. I've set up two users and found the whole thing rather straightforward and easy. I've updated and installed things using the adept manager, set up my Mp3's and started downloading using ktorrent.All uneventful until a couple of days ago, when I restarted the system, and could no longer log in as either of the two users I'd set up.After supplying the correct password the screen goes black for a few moments then just returns you to the login screen.Strangely, I can still login under command prompt (although I'm in slightly over my head there), and also I can log in as root, which I understand is disabled by default, and I haven't taken any steps to enable it.I can't think of anything I've done to bring about this behaviour, I hadn't done an update for a while and I had just left the PC on to play music..Anyone got any ideas?

Displaying "MyComputer", "Trash", "Network Servers" Icons On A GNOME Desktop

This short guide describes how you can configure your GNOME desktop to display various icons such as My Computer, Network Servers, Trash, etc. on the desktop. By default, these items are placed on one of the panels (Trash) or hidden in the Places menu. Having these icons on the desktop is useful if you switch from a Windows desktop to a GNOME desktop and are used to having them on the desktop. http://www.howtoforge.com/display_my_computer_and_trash_icons_on_gnome_desktop

Still no sound in Ubuntu Edgy Eft 6.10

I still get no sound in Ubuntu 6.10.
This is the soundcard I have on my pc:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: I82801BAICH2 [Intel 82801BA-ICH2], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel 82801BA-ICH2]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Does anyone has a solution how to get this fixed?