Linux Tutorials on the topic “ubuntu”

  • Using Sharp Fonts On A GNOME Desktop

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , 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.

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

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , 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.

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

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , 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."

  • 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.

  • Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft)

    ubuntu Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 5

    Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft) This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.

  • Displaying Weather And System Information On A GNOME Desktop With gDesklets

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 5

    Displaying Weather And System Information On A GNOME Desktop With gDesklets This tutorial shows how you can display weather forecasts, system information like CPU and memory usage, news feeds, music player controls, etc. on a GNOME desktop with gDesklets. gDesklets is a programm that can place small desktop widgets on top of the user's desktop.

  • Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment

    Author: tychoTags: , , , , Comments: 5

    Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment  This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu 6.10 server ("Edgy Eft") as a firewall and gateway for small/medium networks. The article covers the installation/configuration of services such as Shorewall, NAT, caching nameserver, DHCP server, VPN server, Webmin, Munin, Apache, Squirrelmail, Postfix, Courier IMAP and POP3, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

  • Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam- And Virus-Scanning

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , , Comments: 1

    Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam- And Virus-Scanning This article shows how to integrate amavisd-new into a Postfix mail server for spam- and virus-scanning. amavisd-new is a high-performance interface between MTAs such as Postfix and content checkers: virus scanners, and/or SpamAssassin. We will use ClamAV for virus scanning and SpamAssassin for spam scanning in this tutorial.

  • How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu Edgy Eft

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu Edgy Eft Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on a Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. It covers the usage of internal NTFS partitions (e.g. in a dual-boot environment) and of external USB NTFS drives.

  • Installing The Aptana AJAX Development Environment On Ubuntu

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 1

    Installing The Aptana AJAX Development Environment On Ubuntu This tutorial shows how to install the Aptana IDE on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft system. The Aptana IDE is a free, open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript-focused development environment for building Ajax applications. It features code assist on JavaScript, HTML, and CSS languages, FTP/SFTP support and a JavaScript debugger to troubleshoot your code.