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How To Change Your Login Screen In Fedora 8

Howto Forge - Thu, 15/05/2008 - 11:51am

How To Change Your Login Screen In Fedora 8

This is a simple howto on changing your log on screen. This will also work with other distros. This is a very easy way to add more eye candy to your Linux system.

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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9

Howto Forge - Wed, 14/05/2008 - 3:36pm

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9

This document describes step-by-step how to set up a Fedora 9 desktop (GNOME). The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

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The Perfect Server - Fedora 9

Howto Forge - Tue, 13/05/2008 - 3:34pm

The Perfect Server - Fedora 9

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora 9 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP5 and Ruby, 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 9, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Running MySQL 4 And MySQL 5 Concurrently

Howto Forge - Tue, 13/05/2008 - 1:16pm

Running MySQL 4 And MySQL 5 Concurrently

This tutorial shows how to install MySQL 5 on a system where MySQL 4 is already running. It also shows how to configure phpMyAdmin to use both databases.

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Encrypted Root LVM

Howto Forge - Mon, 12/05/2008 - 6:30pm

Encrypted Root LVM

This tutorial deals only with how to add an extra encrypted physical volume to a volume group pool containing other encrypted physical volumes. This is typical scenario if, at first, you have set up your encryption at a physical partition level (/dev/sdaX where X is the a number of your partition), then you setup your LVM on top of the encrypted partition. If at some later time you want to add another partition in your volume group, you will also want to have it encrypted in order to maintain the same level of security.

Changing The Language & Keyboard Layout On Various Distributions

Howto Forge - Fri, 09/05/2008 - 1:42pm

Changing The Language & Keyboard Layout On Various Distributions

This document describes how to reconfigure the default language and the keyboard layout on various distributions so that they suit your location. I made this howto for our VMware images where the keyboard layout is always set to German and a few users have problems to configure the language and keyboard layout on these images.

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Compiz Fusion On Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring (GNOME/NVIDIA)

Howto Forge - Thu, 08/05/2008 - 4:30pm

Compiz Fusion On Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring (GNOME/NVIDIA)

This document describes how to enable and configure Compiz Fusion on a Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring GNOME desktop with an NVIDIA graphics card.

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How To Configure Granular Bandwidth Management Rules In SafeSquid Proxy Server

Howto Forge - Thu, 08/05/2008 - 12:11pm

How To Configure Granular Bandwidth Management Rules In SafeSquid Proxy Server

Administrators can use SafeSquid to granularly distribute bandwidth across the network, depending on user, group, website being visited, mime or file type being accessed, and time / date range. This is achieved by defining the desired situation, by creating a profile under the Profiles section, and then allocating a specific bandwidth (QoS) to that profile.

Enforce User Guidelines And Restrictions With Sabayon On Fedora 8 (Gnome)

Howto Forge - Wed, 07/05/2008 - 2:25pm

Enforce User Guidelines And Restrictions With Sabayon On Fedora 8 (Gnome)

This document describes how to set up and use Sabayon on Fedora 8. Taken from the Sabayon page: "Sabayon is a system administration tool to manage GNOME desktop settings. Sabayon provides a sane way to edit GConf defaults and GConf mandatory keys: the same way you edit your desktop. Sabayon launches profiles in an Xnest window. Any changes you make in the Xnest window are saved back to the profile file, which can then be applied to user's accounts."

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

Howto Forge - Tue, 06/05/2008 - 4:11pm

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04) server system (i386). You can find all the software used here in the Ubuntu repositories, so no external files (apart from a fixed Ubuntu Xen kernel to enable networking for the virtual machines) or compilation are needed.

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How To Add Users To Linux OS From A Text file

Howto Forge - Tue, 06/05/2008 - 12:57pm

How To Add Users To Linux OS From A Text file

This tutorial is about a bash script to add, delete and verify the users either from a text file; it can also add, delete and modify the users manually. This script can be used to add , delete and verify the users to the Linux OS by fetching the user's information from any text file and this script can also add, delete or verify the users manually, I have put both of these functions in one script file. The text file can be specified by the administrator.

How To Install And Configure Dansguardian With NTLM Auth And Multi-Group Configurations On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Mon, 05/05/2008 - 3:53pm

How To Install And Configure Dansguardian With NTLM Auth And Multi-Group Configurations On Debian Etch

This how-to describs how to install, configure Dansguardian with NTLM auth and multi-group configurations on Debian Etch, and get around some hurdles along the way.

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Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

Howto Forge - Sun, 04/05/2008 - 4:15pm

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

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Set Up A Linux Playstation 3 Media Server (Ubuntu Hardy Heron)

Howto Forge - Fri, 02/05/2008 - 2:50pm

Set Up A Linux Playstation 3 Media Server (Ubuntu Hardy Heron)

The Sony Play station 3 is a DLNA compatible device, DLNA is a framework where home electronics can share digital media and content seamlessly. This tutorial will provide instructions on setting up your Ubuntu hardy computer to share your video, music and photos, allowing you to play them through your DLNA compatible devices. Although several other open source media servers exist, i chose to use Fuppes due to its built in support for transcoding.

The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Howto Forge - Thu, 01/05/2008 - 4:45pm

The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04 LTS) based server as a spamfilter in Gateway mode. In the end, you will have a SpamSnake Gateway which will relay clean emails to your MTA. You will also be able to view your incoming queue, train your SpamSnake and carry out a few more advanced operations via MailWatch.

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Upgrade Your Desktop From Mandriva One 2008.0 To Mandriva One 2008.1 (Spring)

Howto Forge - Thu, 01/05/2008 - 10:21am

Upgrade Your Desktop From Mandriva One 2008.0 To Mandriva One 2008.1 (Spring)

This document describes how to upgrade your desktop from Mandriva One 2008.0 to Mandriva One 2008.1 via online upgrade.

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Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

Howto Forge - Wed, 30/04/2008 - 3:25pm

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) 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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The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

Howto Forge - Tue, 29/04/2008 - 3:56pm

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the 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 works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu 8.04 LTS is derived from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop.

VMware Server On Ubuntu 8.04 Mini-Howto

Howto Forge - Tue, 29/04/2008 - 11:01am

VMware Server On Ubuntu 8.04 Mini-Howto

When upgrading from Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04 my VMware server stopped working, this what I had to do to get it up and running...

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How To Upgrade An Ubuntu 7.10 Server ("The Perfect Setup" + ISPConfig) To Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Howto Forge - Mon, 28/04/2008 - 3:54pm

How To Upgrade An Ubuntu 7.10 Server ("The Perfect Setup" + ISPConfig) To Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

This article explains how you can upgrade an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) server to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron). I'm using an Ubuntu 7.10 server, set up according to The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) and with ISPConfig installed, with web sites, email and ftp accounts, databases, DNS records, etc., and upgrade it to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

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Web Based Project Management With Collabtive On Ubuntu 7.10 Server

Howto Forge - Mon, 28/04/2008 - 11:33am

Web Based Project Management With Collabtive On Ubuntu 7.10 Server

Project management is becoming an increasingly important part of the Sys Admin's life. While Microsoft Project seems to be the standard project management tool used in most environments that I have worked in, it can sometimes be nice to have such tools web based so that multiple users can share information. This is where tools such as Collabtive come in.  Collabtive is a web based project management tool that supports everything that you need to plan out and complete your projects.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

Howto Forge - Sun, 27/04/2008 - 4:54pm

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

This document describes step by step how to set up a Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

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How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) To 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

Howto Forge - Fri, 25/04/2008 - 1:49pm

How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) To 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron).

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