Articles by Stephan Jau

  • How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala / Debian 5 Lenny With Magnet Link Support

    Author: sjauTags: , Comments: 16

    How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala / Debian 5 Lenny With Magnet Link Support rTorrent is a popular command line based bittorrent client. It provides very powerful features yet it is very light on the system - contrary to other bittorrent clients like Vuze. There are a couple of webinterfaces for it but they are not truly need. SSH access combined with the "screen" program provide you all the tools you need. This howto works for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and for Debian 5 Lenny.

  • How To Compile Amarok 2 From Git On Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic

    kubuntu Author: sjauTags: , Comments: 6

    How To Compile Amarok 2 From Git On Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Amarok is a great music player for linux. In the current reales of Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic also the current stable version of Amarok was introduced into the repositories. However Amarok is under heavy development and updates won't be included in the official repos. If you want to be up-to-date and have the latest Amarok version available, you'll need to compile it yourself. Compiling Amarok isn't really hard but there are a few dependencies that it needs and a few things to look out for.

  • How To Relay Email On A Postfix Server

    postfix Author: sjauTags: Comments: 14

    How To Relay Email On A Postfix Server For two small businesses I set up a debian lenny installation on their "home" dsl connection. The problem is that they have dynamic ip addresses and most mailservers will not accept incoming mail from a server on a dynamic ip address. The solution is rather simple. Set up postfix in a way that it will relay the outgoing email through the actual ISP. In this short howto I'll show you how to do that.

  • How To Add Bash Completion In Debian

    debian Author: sjauTags: Comments: 13

    How To Add Bash Completion In Debian Bash completion is a useful tool for completion of file paths, commands etc. By default it is enabled on Ubuntu but not on Debian. With two simple steps it can also be enabled on Debian.

  • How To Compile Amarok 2 From SVN On K/X/Ubuntu

    ubuntu Author: sjauTags: , Comments: 6

    How To Compile Amarok 2 From SVN On K/X/Ubuntu Amarok is a pretty nifty, versatile and advanced music player for the KDE desktop. However the current version in the *buntu 8.10 repos is hopelessly outdated and (IMHO) totally bugged. There's also the Amarok Neon Project, which aims at providing daily SVN builds for *buntu however lately they have not been updated. So, if you want to be up-to-date with latest Amarok development you either wait until the Neon Project provides binaries again or you compile it on your own. If you want to compile it on your own, you require KDE 4.2. There are also PPA repos for that, use my generator http://repogen.simplylinux.ch to get the according info.

  • How to encrypt a diskdrive in (X)Ubuntu Feisty with dm-crypt and LUKS

    Author: sjauTags: , Comments: 4

    How to encrypt a diskdrive in (X)Ubuntu Feisty with dm-crypt and LUKS Today security is one of the key aspects in our daily life - sometimes conscious, sometimes unconscious. Security has many aspects and one of them is computer security or security of your or your business' computer data. In this tutorial I will show how to encrypt a whole disk drive using (X)Ubuntu Feisty, dm-crypt, and LUKS.

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

    ubuntu Author: sjauTags: , , Comments: 1

    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).

  • Forwarding Hotmail To Any Other Email Account

    Author: sjauTags: Comments: 28

    Forwarding Hotmail To Any Other Email Account A lot of people have Hotmail accounts and for some reason they might want to get away from it. This could be because they start operarting their own email server or because Hotmail has feature-wise not everything desired nowadays. The problem is that you can't just forward new incoming mail to another non-Hotmail account wihtout paying for it. There are, however two ways, to circumvent that.

  • Ubuntu: Using apt-p2p For Faster Upgrades From Hardy To Intrepid

    ubuntu Author: sjauTags: Comments: 5

    Ubuntu: Using apt-p2p For Faster Upgrades From Hardy To Intrepid ernest has today published on TorrentFreak a great howto on how to lessen the burden of the Canonical Servers for the upgrade to the new stable release of Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex. With his permission I publish this howto here also.

  • Convert YouTube Videos Into MP3s

    Author: sjauTags: , Comments: 18

    Convert YouTube Videos Into MP3s I do have a few songs that are broken and that I can't get somewhere else and can't buy however they are on YouTube. I know, quality is not the best on YouTube but for some stuff you have it might be better. Question is, how could I put those flash videos onto my music player? It's actually very simple but the legality of it depends on where you live. Better check out first if you are allowed to convert YouTube videos into mp3s.