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Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Debian Squeeze

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In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Debian Squeeze server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration, whereas monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphics that lets you recognize current or upcoming problems, and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 6.2 (LAMP)

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LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a CentOS 6.2 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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  • Fedora 17 New Security Feature part VII - thumbnail protection
  • Apache HTTP Server: New Features for Version 2.4
  • Tethered Shooting with digiKam
  • Unsettings- A graphical configuration tool for Unity
  • Linux Processes – Environment extern, environ, getenv, setenv
  • New, shiny, Unity 5.6 released!
  • SANE crashy crashy
  • Spotify for Linux Preview Gets Small Bug Fix Update
  • How Drupal combines open source, openness, and security
  • Virtualization Software For Ubuntu Linux
  • Dress Up Bash Script with YAD
  • configure mutt for gmail
  • Several Countries Have Triple-Digit Growth for GNU/Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 255 - Brian Blessed’s BeardBerry

How to maximise SSD performance with Linux

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apcmag.com: There are many tweaks you can try to enhance SSD performance – it's a case of getting under the bonnet.

recent leftovers:

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  • A Quick Look at SliTaz 4 RC1
  • Gnome Boxes – Manage & Access Remote or Virtual Systems
  • Firefox 10 review
  • How to know if your computer license should be revoked
  • 4 new beautiful conky configs on Gnome
  • WURFL: a cautionary tale
  • Hack and / - Forensics with Ext4
  • Telling the Time on Linux: It’s Harder Than It Looks
  • Setup Network Interfaces in Debian
  • Where are they now?
  • Which Browser Should You Use?
  • The Completely Blank Xfce Desktop
  • Logitech HD Webcam C310 On Linux Mint
  • Build your own Linux based graphics workstation
  • Installing the Takeoff Launcher in KDE 4.8.0
  • How to Use Fdisk to Manage Partitions on Linux
  • New ‘HTTPS Everywhere’ Web browser extension released
  • Linux Outlaws 253 - Goatse Easter Egg

TrueCrypt — Learn the Art of Encryption

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linuxforu.com: When did you last feel that you ought to have secured that important file so nobody else could view it without your permission? Ever lost your pen drive with loads of family photos or important spreadsheets? Do you often worry that Big Brother may be watching your uploads to the cloud?

The Perfect Media Server - Ubuntu 11.10

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This tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and all the programs needed for the perfect media server to download all your media and stream it to your PS3. This setup includes Sabnzbd+ (an Open Source Binary Newsreader written in Python), Sickbeard (a PVR for newsgroup users), Couch Potato (an automatic NZB and torrent downloader), Headphones (automatic music downloader for SABnzbd), and Serviio (a free media server).

today's leftovers:

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  • Spark pre-orders closed!
  • openSUSE 12.1 update repository changes
  • Using Bash To Solve A Brain Teaser
  • Hands On With Incursion
  • Will KDE drop support for older graphics chips?
  • Take Control Of Your Power Usage With Gnome Power Statistics
  • What Greg Does
  • aseigo: next steps
  • Mozilla releases Firefox 10.0.2 update
  • What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 to 5.8 Risk Report
  • Who couldn’t use a little more screen space?
  • Remove Recent History Lists In Ubuntu 11.10
  • Living with Statistics

Introduction To The Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop

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This tutorial is supposed to guide the reader through the features of the Cinnamon desktop, Mint's new desktop environment to be used in Linux Mint 13. Cinnamon concentrates on holding on to classic design and functionality in times where Gnome 3 and Unity come up with different innovations to the user interface.

today's leftovers:

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  • Slow boot? Blame systemd!
  • The Costs of Supporting Legacy Hardware
  • Linux Setup - Amelia Andersdotter, EU Parliament
  • Users Want AIM Client for Ubuntu… AOL Says No
  • LibreOffice Foundation Symbolises Maturity
  • Dotzler: LibreOffice update
  • A Patch That Can Make Btrfs 5~10% Faster
  • How to transform Archbang into Arch Linux with Xmonad
  • Mageia at FOSDEM 2012
  • Manually Install New Cinnamon Themes (Linux Mint/Ubuntu)
  • aseigo: on the economics of Spark
  • Package Management in Emacs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Inspecting the Gentoo 12.0 Live DVD
  • Conky in CruchBang
  • Oil Rush Review
  • world’s most energy friendly Linux at Embedded World
  • Bricsys Releases Bricscad V12 for Linux (pr)
  • HijackThis now open source

Anaconda to the Rescue

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agrimmsreality.blogspot: I've always been a fan of the flexibility of anaconda and kickstart not just for installing systems, but also for rescuing a system when something goes horribly wrong.

Soup Up GNOME 3 using Opera Widgets

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  • Soup Up GNOME 3 Desktop using Opera Widgets
  • How-To: Make KDE Like Unity
  • FOSS is __FUN__: Get the Basics Right
  • Bulk renaming using Thunar
  • Drush: Managing Drupal from the Command Line
  • Alsa Reload
  • Linux on POWER
  • How to Change Your Terminal Hostname in Ubuntu

some howtos:

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  • Browse From the Linux Terminal With W3M
  • Cinnamon Bread oops Cinnamon Desktop is piping hot
  • Create Temporary Desktops For Applications
  • Manage your PDF Documents with Mendeley
  • Finding instances by name with boto in python
  • Finding “lost” computers on the web the homebrew way
  • Play with Unity ‘Keyboard Shortcuts Overlay’ In Ubuntu 12.04
  • How to Make Programs Start Automatically in Linux Mint 12
  • Getting started with SELinux
  • sdcv: command-line based Dictionary
  • Fixing Sound Startup on KDE
  • Linux Time Command Examples
  • Unpacking Boxes...
  • Moose
  • Using Pybliographic and Lyx for Citations and Bibliography Part 1, Part 2
  • Creating and Customizing New Entries and Fields using Pybliographic
  • Newrez- A great nautilus script to change screen resolution

Simple But Handy Tips to Make Ubuntu Run Faster

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junauza.com: If you are facing issues of slowdown and choppy graphics, here are some simple tips to help you alleviate those problems and in effect make Ubuntu Linux run faster.

With Clonezilla, Install Once and Clone Forever

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openlogic.com: Linux installation in 2012 is pretty simple – answer a few questions, then click Start and wait. But what if you could eliminate a lot of the waiting? That’s the promise of Clonezilla Server Edition, which can help you install servers with less effort, and the same, or better, results.

Introduction To Linux Commands

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smashingmagazine.com: At the heart of every modern Mac and Linux computer is the “terminal.” Mac, Linux and Windows computers today are mainly controlled through user-friendly feature-rich GUI. So, why would anyone want to bother with these text commands when you can use the mouse instead?

today's leftovers:

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  • The Importance Of Anonymity On The Web
  • FLOSS Body of Knowledge
  • Manage Tasks with nag
  • Thoughts on Progress
  • systemd for Administrators, Part XII
  • running openSUSE on ARM
  • Install A Perl Module In Linux Without Root Permission
  • Red Hat Particularly Vulnerable To European Slowdown
  • Meet Debian at FOSDEM 2012
  • Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum. (Solved)
  • Finding what binaries to restart
  • Beginning Linux - Part III
  • CentOS upgrade from 6.1 to 6.2
  • Multitouch is near…
  • IBM and Red Hat Introduce Local Virtualisation Facility in Sydney
  • Can you demand my name to give me a public link?
  • All aboard the Bendy Bus
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2012.01.20

Things to do after installing Fedora

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wannabeg33k.blogspot: Fedora is a great OS. Its Linux as it should be free and usable, at the cutting edge but completely stable. But it still lets a lot to be wanted such as the non free software, libraries which are essential in day to day life. Few nitty gritties installed and the make a wonderful environment to work and play.

today's leftovers:

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  • Is Steam Finally Coming to Linux?
  • fuk the kit you will love
  • New LibreOffice Ubuntu versions
  • Poor Mans GoogleEarth
  • Sony Reader and Linux
  • DIY: Quick and easy Samba print server setup
  • Bitwig Studio: A Professional Music Creation Software (DAW) Comes To Linux
  • Postal And Postal 2 For Linux Now Available On Desura
  • Calligra Words style selection combo
  • X.org screensaver bypass found
  • setting up a talking clock easily in Linux

few howtos:

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  • How to Install a Preview of Ubuntu TV
  • Fix Ubuntu Sound With Module Assistant
  • Step-by-Step Vinux 3.2.1 Install Guide
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