HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

some howtos:

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  • More Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts
  • How to use LVM to grow ext4 file systems online
  • Understanding Nmap Commands: Part II
  • Play APE file in Ubuntu using default Banshee Music Player
  • How to Use Aliases to Customize Ubuntu Commands
  • How to tweak Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, part 3
  • How to Password Protect Grub Boot Loader in Linux
  • Resuming a Copy in Linux -- like cp --resume
  • 9 Cool SSH Tricks You May Not Know

today's odds & ends:

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  • Bodhi Linux Service Pack 2 Ready
  • Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Quiz
  • 3 Secret VLC Player Tips And Tricks
  • Flash Doctor – An easy way of fixing Flash problems
  • One Liner Remove Offending Key sed
  • Minecraft Adventure Update I
  • Braindump: How to get window stacking right
  • FLOSS, A Better Way To DO IT
  • Banshee won’t play musics in new installed Ubuntu 11.10
  • Quiz: Exit Codes
  • Earnings Preview: Red Hat Reports Results Wednesday
  • Bash scripting – Statements and variables
  • Podcast: Pete Savage
  • Best Firewall Ever | LAS | s18e07

Guide to disks and disk partitions in Linux

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HowTos This article is an attempt to provide basic information about disk naming and partition numbering conventions, in non-technical terms, to those new to Linux. Basic information about partition tables and the difference between primary and logical partitions will be covered.

Update Software in Ubuntu

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  • Update Software in Ubuntu
  • Installing Software On Ubuntu

The Perfect Desktop - Mepis 11

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mepis 11 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. Mepis is a Linux distribution based on Debian Stable.

today's leftovers:

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  • Getting what you want on Arch and Slackware - AUR and Slackbuilds
  • The Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment - in HTML
  • Kubuntu and KDE love story continued
  • Adamant Armor Affection Adventure (and more) open sourced
  • Ripping problematic DVDs using dvdbackup and genisoimage
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 11th September
  • TI Proposes A Low-Level Linux Display Framework
  • ffDiaporama - creation of videos sequences
  • A Beginners' Guide to Internet Trolling
  • Securing Apache—Part 10
  • PGP/MIME Versus S/MIME
  • Fedora Design Bounty: Installer Ransom Notes
  • Kapow - A punch clock program
  • NetbootCD: Install Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian & More From One CD
  • InfoWorld Awards Best Of Open Source To LibreOffice
  • FSF speaks against patent and DRM provisions
  • Password Protect Firefox Bookmarks
  • Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Ten: Dancing in Bare Feet
  • How-to Install Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta
  • Linux Mint Debian Edition 201109 Screenshots
  • combine two images together in GIMP

Understanding the File System and Structure in Linux

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HowTos The file system in Linux can be intimidating coming from other operating systems like Microsoft Windows. At first glance it may seem that there is no organisation to the files, but there is a method to this madness.

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  • Create Samba (Windows) Shares in Linux the Easy Way
  • Understanding Nmap Commands: In depth
  • Entropy API Tutorial #3: Installing Packages
  • How to triage bugs in the Debian bug tracking system
  • Reverse The Mouse Scrolling Direction in Ubuntu
  • Gentoo: per-package PORTAGE_TMPDIR settings

few howtos:

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  • Setting Up Mutt With S/MIME And PGP/MIME
  • Managing Startup Applications On Kubuntu Systems
  • multiple MySQL instance on Fedora/CentOS/Redhat/Scientific Linux
  • How to install Media Codecs for Fedora 14/15
  • How to Disable Login Sound in Ubuntu Oneiric
  • Getting Started With Zend Framework In Ubuntu
  • Top on Steroids – 15 Practical Linux HTOP Examples
  • Zero padding in Bash scripts

some howtos:

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  • How to create conditional plotting with Gnuplot
  • Bash scripting – Basics- I
  • Bash Tricks and Tips
  • How Do I Get Cool Desktop Effects in Linux?
  • Create Your Own Syntax Highlighting in Vim
  • HOWTO: Scale Your Display under Linux
  • Alias to find process id of a running process
  • Replace Ubuntu Unity with a different desktop

How To Create A Debian Wheezy (Testing) OpenVZ Template

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This tutorial explains how to create an OpenVZ template for Debian Wheezy (Debian Testing) that you can use to create virtual Debian Wheezy machines under OpenVZ. I searched for a Debian Wheezy OpenVZ template, but couldn't find one, that's why I decided to create it myself. This guide can also be used for creating Debian Lenny templates and templates for recent Ubuntu versions.

some howtos:

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  • Limiting Linux System Users - limits.conf
  • Optimizing code via compiler flags
  • Syncing Google Calender with Evolution
  • OpenTeacher – learn a new language with Linux
  • Gnome3 Tip- Find out Gnome-shell Shutdown/Restart buttons
  • Tor On Slackware (and Arch)
  • Automatically Import Missing GPG Keys in Ubuntu
  • Understand dpkg and don’t get stuck with a maintainer script failure
  • QEMU—Part 4
  • Parallel Programming Crash Course
  • How to Create New Shellscripts

How To Set Up SSL Vhosts Under Nginx + SNI Support (Ubuntu 11.04/Debian Squeeze)

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This article explains how you can set up SSL vhosts under nginx on Ubuntu 11.04 and Debian Squeeze so that you can access the vhost over HTTPS (port 443). SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer and is a cryptographic protocol that provides security for communications over networks by encrypting segments of network connections at the transport layer end-to-end. In addition to that I will show how to make use of SNI (Server Name Indication) to allow multiple SSL vhosts per IP address.

some howtos:

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  • Ubuntu how to: moving databases
  • Manage Files Faster With Thunar
  • MegaCLI: useful commands
  • Recovering Gentoo linux after changing hard disk channel
  • Three steps to securing LAMP Servers
  • Upgrade CentOS to 5.6 with Ext4 Support
  • Change Background Color for Emacs and Other Customizations
  • Getting Started with SNMP
  • Fixing grub-probe error: Couldn’t find PV
  • How to Prevent Package from Getting Upgraded - Ubuntu
  • Introduction to Ubuntu Development – Part 3
  • User Number Input Script
  • Stop Using FTP! How to Transfer Files Securely
  • Got broken SVG icons/wallpapers in XFCE?
  • How to install the Nvidia proprietary driver in openSUSE
  • A beginners howto to compiling from source on Linux systems
  • GNOME Shell: Make Apps start on certain workspace
  • Fedora and RHEL network configuration files.
  • Install the Classic Desktop in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu - Login to Classic Gnome2 and Gnome3

Fun and Mayhem with the Blender Game Engine

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HowTos I've been working with Blender 3-D for several years now, but I started playing with the game engine only recently. I've had a lot of fun with it, and I'm sure you will as well. With the Blender Game Engine (BGE), you can create 3-D games using the keyboard or mouse as controllers.

Apache2: How To Redirect Users To Mobile Or Normal Web Site Based On Device Using mod_rewrite

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Since the massive rise of smartphones and tablets like the iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, BlackBerries, etc. you might have considered creating a mobile version of your web site. This tutorial explains how to configure Apache to serve the mobile version of your web site if the visitor uses a mobile device, and the normal version if the visitor uses a normal desktop PC. This can be achieved with Apache's rewrite module.

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  • How to fix Broadcom 43xx in Ubuntu
  • Toggle KWin compositing on and off easily from your Desktop
  • Simple security by evaluating open ports
  • Activating tildes & accents USA Ubuntu
  • Setting Up Salt
  • Faience: One Of The Best Gnome Shell Themes Yet
  • nVIDIA Driver issue on ALT Linux Sisyphus latest upgrades

some howtos:

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  • test websites in IE under linux mac
  • Make your Linux desktop send alerts that you can't miss
  • Troubleshooting common Xen problems
  • For Faster Text Editing Use Vi
  • How to write bash FOR-loops
  • Bible verses in Mint fortunes
  • How To Upgrade From Ubuntu 11.04 To Ubuntu 11.10 Beta
  • Recording a Screencast In Ubuntu
  • How Debugging Can Result In Bugs!

Running Drupal 7.7 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

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This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Drupal 7.7 web site on Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 with nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). In addition to that I will also show you how you can use the Drupal Boost plugin with nginx. nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

various leftovers:

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  • My favourite Empathy feature no-one knows about
  • Oddly enough, I miss the Linux desktop
  • Mitigating risks, part 1
  • New Opera 12.00 build with rendering and Speed Dial improvements
  • Deus Ex Human Revolution Terminal Theme
  • Startups, pride and open source
  • Powerful Firewall Manager built on top of Iptables - Vuurmuur
  • Sourceforge Project of the Month September 2011 - GCompris
  • Three Reasons To Use Linux For Home Use
  • FSF's Star Turn in the Android FUDathon, Part 1
  • Unofficial Patch Brings OnLive to Linux
  • Should KDE become the Apache Software Foundation of the Qt world?
  • Developing LibreOffice
  • No Android forks here
  • A Q&A Panel About Contributing To X.Org & Open-Source
  • New on the Open source resources
  • The Document Foudation Board Elections: Nominations Open
  • TimeGraph: A Linux GPU Command Scheduler
  • GIMP Plugin Registry 3.5.4 Brings 4 Updates
  • X.Org XDC2011 Chicago Preview
  • Bitfighter multi-player Indie game, needs you
  • If You Build It, They Will Come.....(Ignite for Linux)
  • Community Hack Allows Linux/Wine users to experience OnLive
  • Roccat Linux Support Keeps Coming
  • Tor: confidential, anonymous and secure Internet
  • the most versatile IDE for development in Ubuntu | Geany IDE
  • Going Linux Sep 05: #149 Listener Feedback
  • Linux Outlaws 227 - Competitively Priced
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