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How To Set Up VMware Tools On Various Linux Distributions

Howto Forge - Sun, 30/09/2007 - 4:51pm

How To Set Up VMware Tools On Various Linux Distributions

This document explains how to set up the VMware Tools in the following guest operating systems: Ubuntu 7.04, Fedora 7, PCLinuxOS 2007 and Debian Etch. Installing VMware Tools in your guest operating systems will help maximize performance, provide mouse synchronization and copy & paste functionality. This article also shows a way of making VMware Tools start automatically when you start a guest operating system.

Watching Your Power Consumption With Powertop On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Fri, 28/09/2007 - 3:46pm

Watching Your Power Consumption With Powertop On Fedora 7

Powertop is a command-line tool released by Intel that shows you the power consumption of the applications running on your system. It works best on notebooks with Intel mobile processors and can help you find out the programs that put a strain on your notebook battery. It requires kernel 2.6.21 or newer with tickless idle enabled (CONFIG_NO_HZ) (which is currently available for 32-bit kernels only). Fedora 7 comes with a 2.6.21 kernel by default, so we can use Powertop on it.

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Howto Forge - Fri, 28/09/2007 - 11:43am
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How To Install VMware Server + MUI 1.0.4 On Ubuntu 7.04

Howto Forge - Thu, 27/09/2007 - 9:18am

How To Install VMware Server + MUI 1.0.4 On Ubuntu 7.04

VMware Server is a proprietary virtualization software package made available for no cost from the VMware website. VMware Server allows you to run entire operating systems in a virtual machine. This step-by-step guide provides instructions on installing, configuring and running VMware Server and VMware Management Interface (MUI) on a (Ed/K/X)Ubuntu Feisty Fawn host.

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The Perfect Server - Gentoo 2007.0

Howto Forge - Wed, 26/09/2007 - 5:06pm

The Perfect Server - Gentoo 2007.0

This tutorial shows how to set up a Gentoo 2007.0 based 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, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the x86 version of Gentoo 2007.0, but should apply to other architectures with very little modification.

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Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Wed, 26/09/2007 - 9:23am

Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 (Debian Etch)

This guide explains how to integrate eAccelerator into PHP5 on a Debian Etch system. From the eAccelerator project page: "eAccelerator is a free open-source PHP accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache. It increases the performance of PHP scripts by caching them in their compiled state, so that the overhead of compiling is almost completely eliminated. It also optimizes scripts to speed up their execution. eAccelerator typically reduces server load and increases the speed of your PHP code by 1-10 times."

Installing Debian Etch From A Windows System With "Debian-Installer Loader"

Howto Forge - Tue, 25/09/2007 - 3:48pm

Installing Debian Etch From A Windows System With "Debian-Installer Loader"

Debian-Installer Loader is a Debian Etch installer for Windows which adds an entry to the boot menu that allows you to start the Debian installation. Unlike the Ubuntu installation with Wubi, real Debian partitions are created during the installation. In the end, you have a dual-boot system (Windows/Debian).

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Network Analysis With Wireshark On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Howto Forge - Mon, 24/09/2007 - 3:41pm

Network Analysis With Wireshark On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer (or "packet sniffer") that can be used for network analysis, troubleshooting, software development, education, etc. This guide shows how to install and use it on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop to analyze the traffic on the local network card.

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Installing The Asterisk PBX And The Asterisk Web-Based Provisioning GUI On Linux

Howto Forge - Mon, 24/09/2007 - 11:22am

Installing The Asterisk PBX And The Asterisk Web-Based Provisioning GUI On Linux

I have read about Asterisk and wanted to test it out as I will be managing/troubleshooting it at work anytime soon, so I though of getting my hands dirty and getting some basic experience on it. First, I set up a box with Linux RedHat ES4 but I think any Linux distro would do. Kubuntu/Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva would work fine.

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Installing The IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 Office Suite On Ubuntu 7.04

Howto Forge - Sun, 23/09/2007 - 4:20pm

Installing The IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 Office Suite On Ubuntu 7.04

This document describes how to set up IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 on Ubuntu 7.04. IBM Lotus Symphony is an office-suite that is based on OpenOffice.org (a fork of v1.x) and ported to Lotus Expeditor (IBM's enhancement of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform). It contains programs for word processing, spreadsheet and presentation.

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Virus Protection With F-PROT Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Howto Forge - Fri, 21/09/2007 - 11:56am

Virus Protection With F-PROT Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This tutorial shows how you can install and use F-PROT Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there aren't many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users - it can help you to not pass on any Windows viruses (that don't do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users. F-PROT Antivirus for Linux is free for home use.

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Disk Based Backups With Amanda On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Thu, 20/09/2007 - 3:37pm

Disk Based Backups With Amanda On Debian Etch

This document describes how to set up Amanda (The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver) on Debian Etch. For this tutorial I chose Ubuntu v7.04 as a backup-client. The resulting system provides a flexible backup-system with many features. It will be able to back up multiple hosts via network to various devices. I chose the disk based backup for this howto.

Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 (Fedora 7)

Howto Forge - Thu, 20/09/2007 - 10:02am

Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 (Fedora 7)

This guide explains how to integrate eAccelerator into PHP5 on a Fedora 7 system. From the eAccelerator project page: "eAccelerator is a free open-source PHP accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache. It increases the performance of PHP scripts by caching them in their compiled state, so that the overhead of compiling is almost completely eliminated. It also optimizes scripts to speed up their execution. eAccelerator typically reduces server load and increases the speed of your PHP code by 1-10 times."

Chrooted SFTP With MySecureShell On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Wed, 19/09/2007 - 3:15pm

Chrooted SFTP With MySecureShell On Debian Etch

This tutorial shows how to install MySecureShell on a Debian Etch system. MySecureShell is an SFTP server that is based on OpenSSH and can be configured in many ways, e.g. it has support for chrooting users into their homedirs or for limiting upload-/download bandwidths. MySecureShell makes SFTP available for users that do not have shell access so that these users do not have to use the insecure FTP protocol anymore.

Xen With Graphical User Interface On A Fedora 7 Desktop

Howto Forge - Tue, 18/09/2007 - 2:59pm

Xen With Graphical User Interface On A Fedora 7 Desktop

This document describes how to set up Xen on Fedora 7. Xen enables the paravirtualization of your hardware for its virtual machines if you have a CPU with Vanderpool (Intel) or Pacifica (AMD) technology. The paravirtualization provides high performance to your virtual machines. Fedora's virt-manager provides an easy to use GUI for setting up and managing your virtual machines. It does not have the extensive features like VMware Server, but the basics are in place.

Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 (CentOS 5.0)

Howto Forge - Mon, 17/09/2007 - 3:34pm

Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 (CentOS 5.0)

This guide explains how to integrate eAccelerator into PHP5 on a CentOS 5.0 system. From the eAccelerator project page: "eAccelerator is a free open-source PHP accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache. It increases the performance of PHP scripts by caching them in their compiled state, so that the overhead of compiling is almost completely eliminated. It also optimizes scripts to speed up their execution. eAccelerator typically reduces server load and increases the speed of your PHP code by 1-10 times."

How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu Feisty Fawn / Gutsy

Howto Forge - Mon, 17/09/2007 - 12:15pm

How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu Feisty Fawn / Gutsy

Torrent is a great way to transfer large files very quickly. However most torrent clients are gui based and have quite some impact on system resources (e.g. Azureus). rTorrent is a lightweight client running from the terminal. Being able to run it in a screen session (also upon boot) makes it ideal to also control it from a remote location.

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Xen Cluster Management With Ganeti On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Sun, 16/09/2007 - 5:47pm

Xen Cluster Management With Ganeti On Debian Etch

Ganeti is a cluster virtualization management system based on Xen. In this tutorial I will explain how to create one virtual Xen machine (called an instance) on a cluster of two physical nodes, and how to manage and failover this instance between the two physical nodes.

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Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Fri, 14/09/2007 - 9:12am

Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Debian Etch)

This guide shows how to install and configure Smokeping on Debian Etch to monitor network latency. From the Smokeping web site: "SmokePing is a deluxe latency measurement tool. It can measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss. SmokePing uses RRDtool to maintain a longterm data-store and to draw pretty graphs, giving up to the minute information on the state of each network connection."

Watching Live-TV On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Zattoo

Howto Forge - Thu, 13/09/2007 - 2:08pm

Watching Live-TV On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Zattoo

Zattoo delivers free Live-TV (P2P IPTV) to Linux, Windows, and Mac desktops. Depending on the country you live in you can select between multiple real TV stations to watch (if Zattoo is available in your country). This article shows how you can install the Zattoo player on an Ubuntu desktop.

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Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Howto Forge - Wed, 12/09/2007 - 4:00pm

Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This article shows how you can install and use PDFedit on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. PDFedit is a free and open-source editor for manipulating PDF documents.

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Speeding Up Perl Scripts With SpeedyCGI/PersistantPerl On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Wed, 12/09/2007 - 10:16am

Speeding Up Perl Scripts With SpeedyCGI/PersistantPerl On Debian Etch

This tutorial shows how to install and use SpeedyCGI (also known as PersistantPerl) on a Debian Etch system. SpeedyCGI is a way to run Perl scripts persistently, which can make them run much more quickly. It keeps the Perl interpreter running, and during subsequent runs, this interpreter is used to handle new executions instead of starting a new Perl interpreter each time.

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