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Changing The Language & Keyboard Layout On Various Distributions

Changing The Language & Keyboard Layout On Various Distributions

This document describes how to reconfigure the default language and the keyboard layout on various distributions so that they suit your location. I made this howto for our VMware images where the keyboard layout is always set to German and a few users have problems to configure the language and keyboard layout on these images.

How To Add Users To Linux OS From A Text file

How To Add Users To Linux OS From A Text file

This tutorial is about a bash script to add, delete and verify the users either from a text file; it can also add, delete and modify the users manually. This script can be used to add , delete and verify the users to the Linux OS by fetching the user's information from any text file and this script can also add, delete or verify the users manually, I have put both of these functions in one script file. The text file can be specified by the administrator.

Set Up A Linux Playstation 3 Media Server (Ubuntu Hardy Heron)

Set Up A Linux Playstation 3 Media Server (Ubuntu Hardy Heron)

The Sony Play station 3 is a DLNA compatible device, DLNA is a framework where home electronics can share digital media and content seamlessly. This tutorial will provide instructions on setting up your Ubuntu hardy computer to share your video, music and photos, allowing you to play them through your DLNA compatible devices. Although several other open source media servers exist, i chose to use Fuppes due to its built in support for transcoding.

The Perfect Desktop - gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME)

The Perfect Desktop - gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) 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. gOS is a lightweight Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu 7.10, that comes with Google Apps and some other Web 2.0 applications; gOS Rocket G 2.0 uses the GNOME desktop.

Dual Monitor Setup On Ubuntu 7.10

Dual Monitor Setup On Ubuntu 7.10

This is a Howto about getting 2 (or with small modifications more) monitors working on Ubuntu 7.10 as a single big screen.

Setting Up LVM On Top Of Software RAID Subsystem - RHEL & Fedora

Setting Up LVM On Top Of Software RAID Subsystem - RHEL & Fedora

Here is a quick look how to build an LVM on top of RAID 1 array, so that we combine the power of these two. This kind of setup is extremely useful in situations where we want a file server to store large amounts of data which provides a centralized backup, storage space for downloadable files via ftp/http, and that may grow enormously in the coming years after the initial setup.

How To Extract Values From top And Plot Them

How To Extract Values From top And Plot Them

Many researchers who are doing performance evaluation and benchmarking need to capture the values of the CPU and the RAM. Others might need to capture the throughput as well. In this short tutorial I will show how I capture the CPU and RAM values from “top” and then extract them in one line command.

How To Reset A Forgotten Root Password With Knoppix

How To Reset A Forgotten Root Password With Knoppix

This guide explains how you can reset a forgotten root password with the help of the Knoppix Linux Live-CD. Afterwards you can log in to your system as root again.

Setting Up A PHP + MySQL Powered BitTorrent Tracker With RivetTracker

Setting Up A PHP + MySQL Powered BitTorrent Tracker With RivetTracker

Efficient file distribution is an important process for many websites online. BitTorrent makes this easier by sharing the uploading and downloading among clients. This alleviates the bandwidth required by the content provider. This tutorial will show you how to install RivetTracker, a PHP and MySQL driven BitTorrent tracker. RivetTracker is a heavily modified version of PHPBTTracker, written by "DeHackEd". It aims to be easy to use and manage.

Increasing the security of PPTP by adding two-factor authentication to poptop

Security Issues and Poptop

PPTP does not have the best history in terms of security. The original Microsoft implementation for PPTP faired very poorly. MS-CHAPV2 solved these weaknesses - for wired networks. Unfortunately, back in 2004, Joshua Wright released a version of ASLEAP capable of brute-force attacking PPTP passwords in a wireless environment. As a systems administrator for the VPN, you can't tell if a user is connecting via some public WiFi service where someone might be running a tool like ASLEAP. Yet, the presense of PPTP client software on Windows machines makes using PPTP very tempting. The best answer to this problem is to utilize two-factor authentication. If a one-time passcode is brute-forced, it won't matter as it can't be used again.

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