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  • Using Sharp Fonts On A GNOME Desktop

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 10

    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.

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  • How to configure your SCSI or USB scanner to work with SANE/XSANE from your regular user account

    Author: VirtualEntityTags: , , Comments: 2

    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.

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  • Installing Beryl On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Desktop With An ATI Radeon Graphic Card

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 10

    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.

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  • Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network) Howto For Debian Etch

    Author: zdenekboureshTags: , Comments: 10

    Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network) Howto For Debian Etch I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). After a lot of searching I couldn't find a clear explanation as how to accomplish this. I did manage to set it up with Windows XP, using the "Personal Area Network" in the bluetooth utility and doing internet connection sharing. After another fruitless search, I managed to figure out how to make a bluetooth internet profile instead of GPRS or 3G on the phone. Since I work in Linux most of the time, I decided to have a go and do it with Debian, my workstation's main OS. After spending a few hours, I had it working using the steps below.

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  • How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)

    Author: falkoTags: , , Comments: 5

    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."

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  • Installing Zenoss Network Monitor on a Ubuntu Server

    Author: mshillTags: , Comments: 3

    Installing Zenoss Network Monitor on a Ubuntu Server This tutorial shows how to install and configure the Zenoss network monitoring tool on a Ubuntu 6.06 system. Zenoss is a free open-source tool that allows you to monitor servers, applications, networks, power, etc. regarding their configuration, availability, performance, and so on. It can also alert you by email if it finds inappropriate actions.

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  • Displaying "MyComputer", "Trash", "Network Servers" Icons On A GNOME Desktop

    Author: falkoTags: Comments: 3

    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.

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  • Opening Files With A Single Click Instead Of A Double Click In GNOME

    Author: falkoTags: Comments: 1

    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.

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  • Importing Outlook Express Emails Into Thunderbird And Evolution

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 10

    Importing Outlook Express Emails Into Thunderbird And Evolution This tutorial shows how you can import Outlook Express emails, contacts, and account settings into Mozilla Thunderbird and Evolution. This is quite useful if you want to switch from Windows to Linux but don't want to lose your mails and address book. The procedure should be similar if you use Outlook instead of Outlook Express.

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  • How To Set Up A FreeBSD Wireless Access Point

    Author: packetjunkieTags: , Comments: 5

    How To Set Up A FreeBSD Wireless Access Point This how-to explains the process of setting up a FreeBSD system that will act as a wireless router (as well as a wired router) that takes advantage of the ported version of OpenBSD's PF packet filter.

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