HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

A Slackware Primer

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elevenislouder.blogspot: People often look at Slackware with a certain amount of trepidation. It appears complicated, difficult, or tedious. If you ever felt like trying Slackware but didn't because of those fears, this is an article for you.

How to Optimize KDE Desktop Effects

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HowTos Since its official inclusion in KDE, the Desktop Effects component of KWin has received mixed reviews. KDE has several settings that you can tweak to get better performance with desktop effects.

Take your Linux PC back to the future!

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HowTos There are many reasons to use the console. There are lots of articles that describe the tools and utilities available for the console. But how do you use them all together?

odds & ends:

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  • Secure Deletion of a file via the KDE GUI
  • Enrichment class
  • Tronny 'Tron Legacy' Gnome Shell Theme
  • Martins Conky Configuration | Clean And Simple Conkyrc
  • Report from LibreOffice conference
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 169: Garamond
  • pwd Command Options
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.10.14
  • Turn the top of your laptop into a whiteboard with DrawTop
  • Red Hat Takes Its Hat Off to Dennis Ritchie
  • Dennis Ritchie
  • Evil
  • Logcheck: why I love you

some howtos:

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  • A Simple User Guide For Ubuntu Oneiric
  • Ubuntu 11.10 GNOME Shell Guide
  • Customizing a package for openSUSE
  • Enable synchronizing installed apps with other computers
  • Find newest file in a directory on the linux shell
  • How to install Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot
  • Fix Lag Issues with ATI Proprietary Graphic Drivers (fglrx) in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Starting Ubuntu in Console Mode
  • Internal Error During Package Installation Using USC
  • How to show the full URL in Firefox
  • Drawing circles
  • Linux System Hardening
  • Root-kits: The Enemy Within

Changing Desktop Appearance On Linux Mint 11 (Advanced)

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This tutorial is supposed to show you how to change the GNOME desktop appearance on Linux Mint 11 further than the standard options of the Appearance section in the Control Center allow. I am going to use several different applications for this cause. This is the standard desktop that comes with Mint, so if you have not changed anything about that all steps should work fine for you. Be aware that the use of the nVidia proprietary drivers may not be unrisky!

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10

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The new Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) has just been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 11.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 11.10.

some howtos:

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  • Adding Windows Shares in Linux
  • How to setup a Squid Proxy on your Debian Linux
  • How to Search for Text in Files Using Linux
  • How to Create A New SSH Key
  • How To Setup Streaming Music Server - Zeya
  • How to play Windows games in Linux
  • create 3D animated maps using OpenShot on Linux
  • Configuring Certificate Chaining using mozilla nss

some howtos:

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  • How to install rpm packages in Ubuntu
  • Large-Scale File Distribution Application - Zsync
  • Find out if your computer can run Unity 3D
  • Getting Help From Linux - Part 2 Info
  • How to Customize Your Linux Desktop
  • For An Improved GNU Screen Tool Try Byobu

some howtos:

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  • Convert CENTOS 6 server to Scientific Linux 6
  • Getting Around in GIMP - Layer Masks
  • Guidelines for Securing Open Source Software
  • Use MySQL Replication to Improve Performance and Enhance Availability
  • Change Unity-2D Launcher auto-hide behavior
  • Installing PHP 5.3 on CentOS 5.7
  • install a virtual instance of Ubuntu Linux on a Toshiba Thrive tablet
  • ClipGrab – An Awesome Video Downloader
  • Managing Linux Systems with Webmin and Module Development

some howtos:

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  • Use Profiling to Improve Snort Performance
  • How to install the Nvidia proprietary driver in CentOS
  • How to Install New Icons and Cursors (Linux Mint)
  • Journey of a C Program to Linux Executable in 4 Stages
  • Fedora 16 - How to install 64-bit Flash Player 11

today's leftovers:

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  • How to Hide data (Steganography) into MP3 file - mp3stego
  • The Kerala State Electricity Board Saves a Whopping Rs 8 Crore, Using FOSS
  • A better way to use xclip (clipboard from the command line)
  • Gnucash accounts for a successful summer
  • Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
  • Fedora, OpenSuse betas embrace GNOME 3.2
  • Linux Tablet Will Be Fully Open Source
  • OpenShot Video Editor
  • Linux Mint - The Trio
  • Make KDE feel like home for the Firefox
  • Going Back to eth0 & eth1 in Fedora 15
  • Firefox 3.6 Update To 7.0
  • Source View in Fedora Packages
  • Geek & Poke on Firefox updates
  • Introduction to Cgroups
  • multiple monitors improvements in KDE
  • KDE's New Screen Locker
  • Using less

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Fedora 15

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Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a Fedora 15 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support.

some howtos:

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  • Configuring Your Kubuntu Panels
  • analyse Network Protocols using Wireshark
  • Add a ‘Force Quit’ Applet to Ubuntu’s Unity Launcher
  • Touchscreen Calibration In Linux
  • Linux security tips
  • Fix for mount error(12): Cannot allocate memory
  • Python for systems administrators – Repetitive tasks
  • Recording and Replaying Web Interaction Using Perl Modules
  • How to lock down Linux
  • Generate and/or Encrypt Passwords - makepasswd
  • Change Default Browser, Mail, Music/Movie Player in Ubuntu 11.10

Serving CGI Scripts With Nginx On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

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This tutorial shows how you can serve CGI scripts (Perl scripts) with nginx on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04. While nginx itself does not serve CGI, there are several ways to work around this. I will outline three solutions: the first is to proxy requests for CGI scripts to Thttpd, a small web server that has CGI support, while the second and third solution are very similar - both use a CGI wrapper to serve CGI scripts.

some howtos:

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  • Encrypt Folders (Ubuntu Linux)
  • Fedora 16 New SELinux Feature part IV
  • Selectively Disable Overlay Scrollbars
  • How to use Apport to Report Bugs in Ubuntu
  • How to downgrade Firefox to the last sane version (3.6)
  • HOWTO: Fix Alps Touch Pad Side Scrolling in Linux 3.0
  • How to Land a Linux Job

some howtos:

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  • Two finger gestures in Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3
  • How to Add Keyboard Input Languages to Ubuntu
  • Extreme colors for your photos in GIMP
  • Copy and Paste Multiple Entries (Ubuntu Linux)
  • Linux Running Too Slow? Here’s How to Find the Cause
  • Fedora 16 New SELinux Feature part III
  • How to Find Anything Under Linux
  • apt-dater - remote package update manager

some howtos:

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  • Installing GNOME 3 in Debian
  • Multi-mixed repositories on Fuduntu
  • 9 Linux Parted Command Examples
  • Gnome 3 and Shell - A Complete User Guide [ Part 3 ]
  • installing and using Gentoo Linux
  • Learn To Use Vim Text Editor The Easy Way
  • How to Learn Perl
  • 3 easy steps to strengthen your ssh server
  • Disabling Firefox 7 trimmed URLs
  • How to change the boot order of a dual-boot Linux PC
  • Graphical grub2 Configuration Manager - Grub Customizer

some howtos:

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  • Get the Full URL Back in Firefox 7
  • Generate HTML from DocBook in Ubuntu
  • A First Run of Ubuntu Core
  • Using open source tools to monitor Apache performance
  • Create And Burn CD/DVD ISO Images From The Command Line
  • A Faster LibreOffice Build
  • Dissolve text into particles in GIMP
  • All Gstreamer Plugins on Fuduntu
  • Getting back to using eth0 in Fedora 15
  • How to Install Custom Gnome Shell Themes
  • Create An App Launcher for Wunderlist in Ubuntu
  • Giada: Hard-Core Live Looping
  • writing a pidgin plugin
  • Change Default Application to Open Files (Linux Mint)
  • Calling phone numbers in GNOME 3.2
  • systemd for Administrators, Part XI

some howtos:

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  • Install Ksplash Screen Themes | KDE 4.x
  • Avoid Using which(1)
  • Log In As Root in Live Mode (Linux Mint)
  • Linux Server Hardening
  • Five Quick digiKam Tricks
  • Activity Log Manager
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