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Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

Howto Forge - Tue, 13/11/2007 - 5:50pm

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 8 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

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Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

Howto Forge - Mon, 12/11/2007 - 6:20pm

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Ubuntu 7.10 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as standalone server, not as a domain controller. For this setup, I will use the Ubuntu Server installation CD but the same installation procedure will work on an Ubuntu desktop as well.

Installing Openfire 3.3.3 & Spark 2.5.7 On Debian 4.0 Etch

Howto Forge - Mon, 12/11/2007 - 11:22am

Installing Openfire 3.3.3 & Spark 2.5.7 On Debian 4.0 Etch

This artivle explains how to install and use Openfire and Spark. Openfire (previously known as Wildfire Server) is a Jabber/XMPP server, and Spark is a Jabber/XMPP client; both are written in Java. Spark is an open source, cross-platform instant messaging client optimized for businesses and organizations.

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How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Songbird 0.3

Howto Forge - Sun, 11/11/2007 - 6:08pm

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Songbird 0.3

This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with Songbird 0.3. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod, download MP3 files from your iPod to your desktop, and how you can delete files on the iPod. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as Songbird that can handle the task.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Mandriva 2008.0

Howto Forge - Fri, 09/11/2007 - 12:15pm

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Mandriva 2008.0

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Mandriva 2008.0 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

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Fedora 8 Server Setup: LAMP, Email, DNS, FTP, ISPConfig (a.k.a. The Perfect Server)

Howto Forge - Thu, 08/11/2007 - 4:08pm

Fedora 8 Server Setup: LAMP, Email, DNS, FTP, ISPConfig (a.k.a. The Perfect Server)

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora 8 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Fedora 8, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

Howto Forge - Wed, 07/11/2007 - 4:30pm

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

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.

How To Make Desktop Applications Start Automatically After Login (GNOME)

Howto Forge - Wed, 07/11/2007 - 10:25am

How To Make Desktop Applications Start Automatically After Login (GNOME)

You probably know this: you power on your machine, and immediately after you've logged in you manually start your two or three favourite applications. Why not have the system start these applications for you automatically? This short guide shows how to accomplish this under GNOME.

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Creating Virtual Machines In VMware Server From ISO Files Without Burning CDs/DVDs

Howto Forge - Mon, 05/11/2007 - 4:21pm

Creating Virtual Machines In VMware Server From ISO Files Without Burning CDs/DVDs

This article explains how you can create virtual machines in VMware Server from .iso files without burning the .iso file to a CD or DVD. This way you can save lots of blank CDs/DVDs.

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How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Mandriva 2007.1 To Mandriva 2008.0

Howto Forge - Mon, 05/11/2007 - 10:13am

How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Mandriva 2007.1 To Mandriva 2008.0

This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Mandriva 2007.1 to Mandriva 2008.0.

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Installing Xen On An Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

Howto Forge - Sun, 04/11/2007 - 5:34pm

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) server system (i386). You can find all the software used here in the Ubuntu repositories, so no external files or compilation are needed.

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How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Ubuntu Studio 7.04 To 7.10

Howto Forge - Fri, 02/11/2007 - 11:12am

How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Ubuntu Studio 7.04 To 7.10

This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Ubuntu Studio 7.04 to Ubuntu Studio 7.10.

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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 7.10

Howto Forge - Wed, 31/10/2007 - 5:27pm

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 7.10

This document describes how to set up an Ubuntu Studio 7.10 desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system with focus on multimedia creation - the real-time (RT) kernel is installed by default. It provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

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Vodafone Mobile Connect Card Driver For Linux

Howto Forge - Wed, 31/10/2007 - 10:37am

Vodafone Mobile Connect Card Driver For Linux

Vodafone Mobile Connect Card driver for Linux is a tool that allows you to establish a connection to the Internet using 3G cards. It also allows to send and receive short messages from your computer. The cards currently supported are: Huawei E620, Huawei E220 and Option GlobeTrotter 3G+ EMEA.

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How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) To 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

Howto Forge - Tue, 30/10/2007 - 5:26pm

How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) To 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon).

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Configuring A High Availability Cluster (Heartbeat) On CentOS

Howto Forge - Tue, 30/10/2007 - 10:30am

Configuring A High Availability Cluster (Heartbeat) On CentOS

This guide shows how you can set up a two node, high-availability HTTP cluster with heartbeat on CentOS. Both nodes use the Apache web server to serve the same content.

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Make Your Linux Desktop Look Like A Mac - Mac4Lin Project Documentation

Howto Forge - Sun, 28/10/2007 - 5:18pm

Make Your Linux Desktop Look Like A Mac - Mac4Lin Project Documentation

Do you want to give your desktop a dash of Mac OS X? The goal of this project is to bring the look and feel of Mac OS X (latest being 10.5, Leopard) on *nix GTK based systems. This document will present the procedure to install Mac4Lin pack & tweak certain things to get that almost perfect Mac OS X like desktop.

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Ubuntu 7.04 and Compiz Fusion on an Acer 3680 Laptop - A Review

Howto Forge - Fri, 26/10/2007 - 2:14pm

Ubuntu 7.04 and Compiz Fusion on an Acer 3680 Laptop - A Review

1.5 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Intel Corp. Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Video Card. Dual boots with Ubuntu and Windows Vista. Ubuntu detected all the hardware but the Atheros AR5BXB63 wireless card. Installing the Windows driver with NDIS Wrapper didn't seem to work, ...

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