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The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)
This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) 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 32-bit version of Debian Etch, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.
How to configure your SCSI or USB scanner to work with SANE/XSANE from your regular user account
This article shows how you can make your scanner (SCSI or USB) work with SANE/XSANE from a normal user account without getting permission errors.
Using Sharp Fonts On A GNOME Desktop
You might have noticed that fonts are quite fuzzy on Linux desktops which can make your eyes ache if you have to sit in front of your computer all day long. Font rendering is still a little bit awkward and one of the last weaknesses of Linux desktops. This tutorial shows how you can make GNOME and all GNOME applications (such as Evolution, the file browser Nautilus, etc.) use sharp fonts. In fact, we will use the Microsoft Windows standard font, Tahoma, as the standard font in GNOME, too, which will make the desktop look quite familiar if you are used to working with a Windows desktop.
Installing Beryl On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Desktop With An ATI Radeon Graphic Card
This tutorial shows how you can install and configure Beryl on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) desktop with an ATI Radeon graphic card. With Beryl, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects. We will use the open-source ATI driver that comes with Ubuntu plus AIGLX to achieve this; the other way to do this would be to use the closed-source ATI driver together with XGL which seems to be a bit unstable.
How To Run Your Own Name Server With ISPConfig And providerdomain.de (Schlund)
This tutorial shows how you can run your own name server for domains that you register with providerdomain.de (Schlund Technologies). Of course, this works with every other registrar as well, although the procedure might differ a little bit. We will use the ISPConfig server as the primary name server and one of Schlund's name servers as the secondary name server.
How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)
This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on Debian Etch and Ubuntu servers. From the Suhosin project page: "Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections."
Displaying "MyComputer", "Trash", "Network Servers" Icons On A GNOME Desktop
This short guide describes how you can configure your GNOME desktop to display various icons such as My Computer, Network Servers, Trash, etc. on the desktop. By default, these items are placed on one of the panels (Trash) or hidden in the Places menu. Having these icons on the desktop is useful if you switch from a Windows desktop to a GNOME desktop and are used to having them on the desktop.
Building DVD Images Of Ubuntu Repositories
This howto offers a simple way of creating DVD images of Debian or Ubuntu http/ftp repositories. Ubuntu doesn't offer DVDs ready to download with its main, universe, multiverse and/or restricted repositories. With the contents of this howto you can do it yourself. Having the Ubuntu or Debian repositories on DVD can be useful for those users who don't have access to the Internet where they have their Ubuntu installed but have access somewhere else to download the repository and build and burn the DVDs.
Opening Files With A Single Click Instead Of A Double Click In GNOME
This short guide describes how you can configure your GNOME desktop so that you can open files and directories with a single mouseclick instead of a double click. This is helpful if you switch from Windows to Linux and used to open files and directories with a single click on your Windows desktop, too.
Speed Up Google Analytics
This method uses crontab to execute a shell script that downloads an updated urchin.js file every 24 hours and saves it into your local sites directory. Thats it! The problem occurs when google-analytics.com/urchin.js is requested by billions of web users all over the world at one time, it can cause your sites pages to load at a snails pace. Especially if you are using WordPress or a similar CMS.