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How to be Your Own Linux Tech Support

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maketecheasier.com: When I first began using Linux, I was fortunate that I had a few friends around who knew it well, and were able to answer my questions and provide support. Not everyone is so lucky.

Important Linux File Directories That Users Should Know About

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junauza.com: To become more efficient, it is essential for a Linux user to learn some basic commands and keyboard shortcuts. He or she must also be familiar with several Linux file directories to at least learn a little on how the system works.

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  • Vim Cheatsheet Revisited

  • Boosting your Kernel on Gentoo
  • Playing Restricted Media When Using Ubuntu
  • Opera add / increase the number of speed dials (9.x and 10)
  • Boost Your Disk Performance by Using Journal Data Writeback Mode of Ext3
  • VirtualBox, Virtual Networking
  • Flegita: Gnome Scan - A Simple Scanning Alternative to XSane
  • StarCraft on Linux
  • My code is compiling
  • The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux

some howtos:

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  • Changing sound volumes in Openbox

  • Finding information on your hardware openSUSE
  • Set up RPM Fusion with Fedora to shore up multimedia support
  • Mounting NTFS in OpenSUSE
  • Debian Lenny PXE Installation on Dell PowerEdge 1950/2950 servers
  • Automatically Logout SSH Sessions After Period of Inactivity
  • Simple Code To Implement C's stat() function On Linux And Unix
  • Read Popular Magazines for Free Using Firefox
  • How To Fix Pidgin Yahoo Error " Could not establish a connection

Simplify the Use of Sudo

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sys-con.com: Being in the security business, I am constantly surprised by how many companies continue to rely on security practices that they know to be poor.

some howtos & others

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  • Customize The Ubuntu 8.10 Boot Splash

  • Installing a New Hard Drive on Ubuntu
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 1
  • Convert audio files with Gnormalize
  • Good, Cheap Tech for Schools, Cloud Computing and More
  • My Experiences With Ubuntu 9.04 So Far
  • Flip - Convert text file line endings between Unix and DOS formats
  • Blueman - Bluetooth manager for Ubuntu
  • Mounting LVM
  • How to Install Adobe Flash in Debian Etch/Lenny
  • The Last Word: Where’s the Beef?
  • Finding differences in two files with TkDiff
  • How to install Gnome Do in 3 minutes
  • Build your own email server with Postfix
  • Draksnapshot

Web cam tweaks in Linux

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Hardware
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Recently I bought a Gear head Web cam (cheaper) from Frys Electronics. The vendor id and product id of this gadget is 093a:2620. It does not come with driver for linux.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Lenny (AMD64)

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In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Lenny server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

some howtos & leftovers:

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  • Better looking Emacs in Ubuntu / Debian

  • How to Disable Startup Programs on Your Computer (Linux)
  • Simple and Useful Ways to Optimize GNOME for Netbook Displays
  • Error messages explained
  • Safari 4 beta over WINE
  • Linux tips every geek should know
  • My top Flex tips for beginners
  • Standard Process for Restoring IPtables at Boot?
  • How to fix Linux boot problems
  • How to measure network performance with iperf
  • FLOSS Weekly 58: ZFS
  • Clint Savage of the Fedora Project on Spinning Your Own Linux Live
  • Opera should give up on desktop browsers?
  • Shuttleworth Says Linux is a Joke
  • Paul Harvey dies at 90

Concurrent boot sequence

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debian-administration.org: In the quest for the fastest boot ever, you may want to consider setting the variable CONCURRENCY=shell in /etc/default/rcS, recalling from your your theoretical studies that "Parallel is faster than Sequential."

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