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Set Up PC-BSD v1.4 beta

Howto Forge - Thu, 30/08/2007 - 4:22pm

Set Up PC-BSD v1.4 beta

This document describes how to set up PC-BSD v1.4 beta. PC-BSD is released under the BSD license.

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Booting On PXE And On A Customized Debian System

Howto Forge - Wed, 29/08/2007 - 4:59pm

Booting On PXE And On A Customized Debian System

This document describes how to boot on a Debian system with a PXE boot. It is not recommended to use this tutorial for many PXE clients, but you can use it for network deployement, for example.

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Setting Up An iSCSI Environment On Linux

Howto Forge - Wed, 29/08/2007 - 9:36am

Setting Up An iSCSI Environment On Linux

Nowadays, the iSCSI technology is quite popular in the storage world. This article shows an iSCSI demo environment which consists of one Debian Linux host and one Netapp Filer.We try to show the most important features of this protocol.

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Optical Character Recognition With Tesseract OCR On Ubuntu 7.04

Howto Forge - Tue, 28/08/2007 - 3:56pm

Optical Character Recognition With Tesseract OCR On Ubuntu 7.04

This document describes how to set up Tesseract OCR on Ubuntu 7.04. OCR means "Optical Character Recognition". The resulting system will be able to convert images with embedded text to text files. Tesseract is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.

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How To Enable NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On PCLinuxOS

Howto Forge - Mon, 27/08/2007 - 3:54pm

How To Enable NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On PCLinuxOS

Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions.

An attempt to complete automatic discovery and mounting of SMB (Windows and Samba) networkshares.

Howto Forge - Mon, 27/08/2007 - 12:18pm

An attempt to complete automatic discovery and mounting of SMB (Windows and Samba) networkshares

For some time I've been looking for a good way to let my computer discover the Windows network and mount shares on demand. After trying the kioslaves in the desktop of my choice (KDE) and the FUSE programs Fusesmb and SmbNetFs, I was not really satisfied. There had to be an way to let my computer discover all the workgroups/domains, the hosts and the shares, and mount a share on a hosts on demand.

Hyperic HQ On Ubuntu 7.04

Howto Forge - Sun, 26/08/2007 - 5:31pm

Hyperic HQ On Ubuntu 7.04

This document describes how to set up Hyperic HQ on Ubuntu 7.04. The resulting system provides an awesome, web-based "Systems-Management-Software". It's the further stage of classical monitoring and able to manage all kinds of operating systems, web servers, application servers and database servers.

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CPU Frequency Scaling In Ubuntu

Howto Forge - Fri, 24/08/2007 - 2:51pm

CPU Frequency Scaling In Ubuntu

So, you have an irritatingly loud CPU fan which is making you consider whether or not launching your laptop through the nearest window is a good idea. Well, before you do that, why not give CPU frequency scaling a go.

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Use SSHFS With rdiff-backup.

Howto Forge - Fri, 24/08/2007 - 2:08pm

Use SSHFS With rdiff-backup

An excellent tool to create backups is rdiff-backup. It is based on SSH, and the feature of SSH to execute a command on a remote system, as long as you can log in to this machine with SSH. Now I've been experimenting with SSHFS, and one of the things it can be used for is rdiff-Backup. Sshfs is a FUSE module, which allows you to mount the remote system.

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PostBooks ERP On Ubuntu 7.04

Howto Forge - Thu, 23/08/2007 - 3:44pm

PostBooks ERP On Ubuntu 7.04

This document describes how to set up PostBooks ERP on Ubuntu 7.04. The resulting system provides a powerful GUI-based ERP-system. Postbooks is licensed under the CPAL license (OSI-certified Common Public Attribution License).

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How To Use NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Wed, 22/08/2007 - 5:16pm

How To Use NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On Fedora 7

Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to use ntfs-3g on a Fedora 7 desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions.

SuPHP On Fedora 7 Or CentOS 5 With ISPConfig

Howto Forge - Wed, 22/08/2007 - 8:53am

SuPHP On Fedora 7 Or CentOS 5 With ISPConfig

This document describes how to set up suPHP on Fedora 7 or CentOS 5 with ISPConfig. The resulting system will support suPHP with ISPConfig.

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Installing Simple Invoices On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Tue, 21/08/2007 - 3:56pm

Installing Simple Invoices On Debian Etch

This tutorial describes how to install Simple Invoices on a Debian Etch server. Simple Invoices is a web-based, basic invoicing system that lets you create and manage your invoices, export them as PDF or Excel files, email them to your customers, etc. It is intended for small businesses/organizations and home users.

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Logitech MX Revolution's Special Buttons On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Mon, 20/08/2007 - 2:07pm

Logitech MX Revolution's Special Buttons On Fedora 7

This document describes how to enable and configure the Logitech MX Revolution's special buttons on Fedora 7.

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How To Configure Apt Sources.List - For Complete Newbies

Howto Forge - Fri, 17/08/2007 - 1:23pm

How To Configure Apt Sources.List - For Complete Newbies

So you were playing with your Apt sources.list and somehow ruined it. No matter how hard you try you cannot get it back. Every time you try to install a package you get error messages. Now what? Don't despair ... I've been there and found an easy answer: The Aptitude Source-O-Matic: http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/source-o-matic/

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Virtual Machine Replication & Failover with VMWare Server & Debian Etch (4.0)

Howto Forge - Thu, 16/08/2007 - 3:09pm

Virtual Machine Replication & Failover with VMWare Server & Debian Etch (4.0)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to create a highly available VMware Server environment on a Debian Etch system. With this tutorial, you will be able to create Virtual Machines that will be available on multiple systems with failover/failback capabilities.

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DSPAM With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix With Virtual Users And Domains

Howto Forge - Tue, 14/08/2007 - 4:00pm

DSPAM With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix With Virtual Users And Domains

This document describes how to integrate DSPAM with embedded ClamAV into a mail server based on Postfix featuring virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. It rests upon parts of the howto Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Debian Etch) from Falko Timme.

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Installing Webmin On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04)

Howto Forge - Mon, 13/08/2007 - 5:45pm

Installing Webmin On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04)

This document describes how to setup Webmin on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) server. Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. As of July 15th 2006 webmin.com has had a testing deb for the full webmin package. In order to use this, the root account needs to be enabled, which breaks one of the major security guides for Ubuntu. Using the following method of installing Webmin removes the need to enable the root account.

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Sun, 12/08/2007 - 3:39pm

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Fedora 7

This document describes how to install a Proftpd 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 with this setup.

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Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Thu, 09/08/2007 - 4:06pm

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Etch

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

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