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FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) rocks. Case in point, sshfs. - It's a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. Since most SSH servers already support this protocol it is very easy to set up: i.e. on the server side there's nothing to do. On the client side mounting the filesystem is as easy as logging into the server with ssh.

To set it up, just do this once:
$ sudo apt-get install sshfs
$ sudo adduser yourlocalusername fuse
(log out and back in so that it recognizes me as a member of the group "fuse")

Mounting is as easy as:
$ sshfs yourremoteusername@remotehost: mountpoint

To unmount:
$ fusermount -u mountpoint

Tip of the hat to Ubuntonista and of course Miklos Szeredi.

problem launching login screen setup from ulilities menu

I installed KDE on top of Ubuntu, and now I can't launch the login screen setup from the utilities menu. When I click on it the hour glass just runs,  then nothing.  I reinstalled the system and I get the same Problem. Any ideas?

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Problem launching applications, system freezing

I have 5.10 installed on a P4 766 with 256 ram using onboard graphics.  I find that a number of problems have developed. The system freezes up if left running overnight. Have to switch off to restart. Sometimes an application will not launch, happens with any application, you try to launch and nothing happens. Other times if you minimise the application it just disappears, ie does not show on the panel at the bottom of the screen. I have tried looking for errors but do not know enough about linux at this stage to  find the solution. Any advice would be appreciated.

FreeNX on Ubuntu Breezy Badger

is a snap.

Just check out the FreeNX page on the Ubuntu Wiki

What I did...

Monitoring Servers and Clients using Munin in Debian Linux

Munin the tool surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in in graphs through a web interface. Its emphasis is on plug and play capabilities. After completing a installation a high number of monitoring plugins will be playing with no more effort. Using Munin you can easily monitor the performance of your computers, networks, SANs, and quite possibly applications as well. It makes it easy to determine "what's different today" when a performance problem crops up. It makes it easy to see how you're doing capacity wise on all limited resources.Read full article from herehttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/munin.htm 

Evolution: Using a SOCKS proxy

Started playing a bit with Evolution today on my Ubuntu Linux system. The first stumbling block for me was that I wanted to access my work email through a SOCKS proxy and I didn't see any settings for that in the app. I tried setting up a SOCKS proxy in the GNOME "Network Proxy" control panel, but Evolution didn't seem to use that. My solution was to use tsocks.

  • sudo apt-get install tsocks
  • tsocks evolution

This should work with any socksifier like tsocks, runsocks, dante, etc. http://marc.abramowitz.info/archives/2006/02/18/evolution-using-a-socks-...

Help with ID "1" respawning too fast:

Can anybody please help me with this problem. I just install ubuntu ver 2.6.12-9-386. On a dell pentium d. I have the grub. When I boot ubuntu, it runs all the module loading process things, then it says configuring base system maybe ten times, after that i get a message saying:ID "1" respawning too fast: Disabled for 5 minutes or something like thatIt is a dual boot system with xp pro.I have never been able to get into the gui.I can switch tty 1-3.I can get into root through recovery mode.Any help suggestions would be great.

XLib - Development - Error message - Debug

I am trying to write a software to draw simple shapes under X. I use the XLib. Every went smoothly at the begining. As I need some flashing colors, I tried to create my own colormap. After creating a window with the right visaul (DirectColor), I tried to create my colormap with the same visual and I get the following error message: X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)   Major opcode of failed request:  78 (X_CreateColormap)   Value in failed request:  0x0   Serial number of failed request:  9   Current serial number in output stream:  11 I have no idea how to debug this. Which value, which integer. Does the problem come from my Ubuntu? Does anyone have any idea? Is Ubuntu compliant with X standarts?

Complete debian linux Server Setup Tutorials

  • This is atep by step tutorials how to setup Debian server this includes Debian Installation FTP Server Setup in debian Webserver Setup in Debian Samba Server Setup in Debian Database Server Setup in Debian Time clock sync for debian server Mail Server Configuration in Debian VNC Server setup in Debian Proxy Server Setup in Debian SSH Server Setup in Debian tftp Server Setup in Debian DHCP Server Setup in Debian IPtables Configuration in Debian DNS Server Setup in debian

This is also provides the web interface or GUI tools for each toolshttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/debianserver.htm

Default Ubuntu Desktop

How can I restore the desktop to it's original Ubuntu desktop as it appears just after a new instlall?

Problem - Synaptic/Update Manager - "Could not download all repository indexes"

I am a fairly new linux user and have just installed Ubuntu.       Originally, I could ping but not access the web through Firefox.     I solved this problem by disabling ipv6 in Firefox and I can now ping and browse the net but I cannot use wget or download via Synaptic.     wget displays the following type of message:     ale@Dym4300:~$ wget www.google.com       ---13:43:44--  http://www.google.com/       => `index.html.2'       Resolving www.google.com...       Connecting to www.google.com||:80...       Synaptic/Update Manager display the following error message after trying to download for a few minutes:       "Could not download all repository indexes"       Any help or advice will be gratefully received.       Thanks       Phil

Ubuntu or Kubuntu - Why not BOTH ?

I can declare myself as a begginer in Linux world (not a total , but still a begginer). Before a Ubuntu, I install several distros on my PC (Mandrake, Knoppix, SuSE,,,) but neither of them last more than few days. With Ubuntu - that changes. At first I install Ubuntu (with GNOME) and I was satisfied for some time. Then I wish for a KDE, so I install Kubuntu - and that last for a few days - so I install both (at boot (GRUB) I decided witch one to use). After some time that becomes anoying, until I found a solution on net: I install Ubuntu, add a Kubuntu CD into Synaptic respository, and install KDE (kubuntu-desktop).Voila - decision between GNOME and KDE is in my login screen.I apologie on my bad english - it's not my native language.

Google brings its own Ubuntu derivative

Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core business - desktop software.

A version of the increasingly popular Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian and the Gnome desktop, it is known internally as 'Goobuntu'.

Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu, but declined to supply further details, including what the project is for.

You can find the full article on http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/31/google_goes_desktop_linux/

Xserver? Bad Frequency?

Hii just downloaded and installed the latest version, something about a breezy badger? lolanyway, i installed it fine, and i have grub up and working, along with 2 windows partitions, (seens as one in grub, uses ntldr to choose between)i can get into both windows ones, but i cant seem to get into the ubuntu linux one. it loads up all rite, ubuntu screen, lots of stuff loading with OK. then i think it tries to bring up xserver and just dies. i get a bad frequency warning on my monitor.im using a 6600GT and a philips 107E.ive tried editing the xorg.conf, but whatever vsync and horizontal refresh things i put in seem to change nothing.i also tried rebuilding the xorg.conf, and changing the first settings of resolutions i saw to only have 680X400 or something similiar (the default one that all monitors should support.ive tried looking for the manual but cant find it,not at home or online, only set vsync settings on what i have seen on product sites (lies?)

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