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Watching Hard Drive Activity With iotop On Ubuntu 8.10 And Debian Lenny

Watching Hard Drive Activity With iotop On Ubuntu 8.10 And Debian Lenny

This article shows how you can watch your hard drive activity with iotop on Ubuntu 8.10 and Debian Lenny. iotop watches I/O usage information output by the Linux kernel and displays a table of current I/O usage by processes or threads on the system. iotop displays columns for the I/O bandwidth read and written by each process/thread during the sampling period. It also displays the percentage of time the thread/process spent while swapping in and while waiting on I/O. In addition the total I/O bandwidth read and written during the sampling period is displayed at the top of the interface.

Set Up Ubuntu Server With EHCP (LAMP, DNS, FTP, Mail)

Set Up Ubuntu Server With EHCP (LAMP, DNS, FTP, Mail)

This tutorial will help you setup a web server to host multiple domains. We will use EHCP, a free control panel, to manage the server. The tutorial should be easy to follow even for beginners and you'll probably need about an hour to have your server up & running. You will need a unique static ip address for your server. This can be behind your nat router as long as you set up port forwarding. You will need to know the ip address you want to assign to the server, it's subnet mask, the default gateway and the ip for the dns server.

Desktop Search In Ubuntu Intrepid (And Debian) In KDE 4.2

Desktop Search In Ubuntu Intrepid (And Debian) In KDE 4.2

Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 features an inbuilt desktop search. Unfortunately I never managed to get it to work right and I tried a lot of things. So I finally went on irc.freenode.org into the #strigi channel and asked for help. Lucky me Phreedom in there gave me a helping hand. Why Nepomuk doesn't work by default is still a mystery. I think this is related to Redland instead of Soprano. Unfortunately, as Phreedom told me, the Ubuntu and Debian maintainers don't supply Soprano with the current builds. Also his recommendation is to use KDE 4.2 (Kubuntu 8.10 comes with KDE 4.1).

Installing Windows XP As A KVM Guest On Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop

Installing Windows XP As A KVM Guest On Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop

There's a bug in virt-install and virt-manager on Ubuntu 8.10 that does not let you run Windows XP as a guest under KVM. During the Windows installation, the guest needs to be rebooted, and then you get the following error, and Windows XP refuses to boot: "A disk read error occured. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". This guide shows how you can solve the problem and install Windows XP as a KVM guest on Ubuntu 8.10.

KVM Guest Management With Virt-Manager On Ubuntu 8.10

KVM Guest Management With Virt-Manager On Ubuntu 8.10

Virt-Manager (Virtual Machine Manager) is a graphical interface for managing KVM and Xen guests on the local and also on remote systems. You can use it to start, stop, pause, create, and delete guests, and you can connect to the guests using the graphical console. This guide shows how you can use it to manage KVM guests on an Ubuntu 8.10 desktop.

How To Run USDownloader On Ubuntu Server 8.10

How To Run USDownloader On Ubuntu Server 8.10

To run the best in automatiс file share downloading - russian Universal Share Downloader (USD)   on a GUI-less (or, they say, headless) Linux server (in my case it's Ubuntu Server 8.10) we will need four steps. The most complicated thing will be setting up the "fake" framebuffer version of X - Xvfb. The rest is easy.

Installing Lotus Symphony On Ubuntu 8.10

Installing Lotus Symphony On Ubuntu 8.10

This guide explains how to install Lotus Symphony on Ubuntu 8.10. Lotus Symphony is an office suite (free of charge) for creating text and spreadsheet documents as well as presentations. The core office suite code was initially based on OpenOffice.org 1.1.4 and has been developed further by IBM.

Installing PowerDNS (With MySQL Backend) And Poweradmin On Ubuntu 8.10

Installing PowerDNS (With MySQL Backend) And Poweradmin On Ubuntu 8.10

This article shows how you can install the PowerDNS nameserver (with MySQL backend) and the Poweradmin control panel for PowerDNS on an Ubuntu 8.10 system. PowerDNS is a high-performance, authoritative-only nameserver - in the setup described here it will read the DNS records from a MySQL database (similar to MyDNS), although other backends such as PostgreSQL are supported as well. Poweradmin is a web-based control panel for PowerDNS.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

Installing Ubuntu 8.10 On Your USB Flash Drive

Installing Ubuntu 8.10 On Your USB Flash Drive

This guide shows how you can install Ubuntu 8.10 on a USB flash drive. Ubuntu 8.10 comes with a tool that lets you create a USB startup disk easily - this startup disk behaves like the Ubuntu 8.10 Live-CD. This is useful if you want to install Ubuntu on a computer that has no CD/DVD drive. When you create the USB startup disk, you can also specify that you want your USB system to be persistent between boots (i.e., it does not lose your settings, documents, etc.) - that way you get a fully usable OS that you can carry around in your pocket.

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