- About Me
Using this as a handy place to store reminders to myself, while waiting for the wiki to evolve.
Next 3 recommended by Clive:
- Lamppix (live cd with a web server)
- Hellix ??
- Phlak (Pro Hackers\' Linux Assault Kit) derivative of Morphix
LXF recommended for low end:
- Vector and Fluxbox
- http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202605 How to set up Samba on Ubuntu, very simple
Reactorhttp://www.tuxmagazine.com/ http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/news.html OpenVPN DistrosForLess
- SaveOfOldJohnWBringABox page
- http://www.zytrax.com/tech/layer_1/cables/tech_lan.htm Colour codes for rj45 lan cable
- http://www.debian-administration.org/ has lots of good articles
- http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/147 Checkinstall, for installing things that aren't in a repository
- http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/336 Building your own Debian packages
- http://forum.xfce.org/index.php?topic=2775.0;prev_next=next How to bind your Win key to the xfce menu
To see all the options that the kernel was configured with:
less /boot/config-`uname -r`
- http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ Lots of forums, very active.
- http://www.mcwalter.org/technology/shell/recursive.html recursive selective file copies
- http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/tools.htm lots of good monitors and displays
- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fluxbox lots of links to other fluxbox places and also good link for low mem installs: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/LowMemorySystems
- http://web-sniffer.net/ shows http request and response, can do various 1.1/1.0 requests
- http://cr.yp.to/daemontools/softlimit.html softlimit can run other programs restricting their resources (e.g. useful with Firefox)
- http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/ (paste lspci -n output)
- http://www.vendorwatch.org/ (sellers and their attitudes)
- http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/ (the FSF line, not free software yet)
- http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/ h/w compatibility list
- http://users.linpro.no/janl/hardware/wifi.html Linux and wifi cards 2006 survey
- http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/ Ndis wrapper project for getting wifi working by using the Windows driver
- http://www.cutterproject.co.uk/Products/systems_monitoring.php Interesting thin client open source project, also system monitoring using Nagios and Cacti
- http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix/ and http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=461622&group_id=179428 various distros onto usb
- http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=05/10/12/1952217 What to do when apt-get fails
- http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy Masses of info on installing extra things in Edgy, ought to read whole huge page!
- Ubuntu hosed, no root: The work-around would have been to boot to totally single user mode, by adding init=/bin/bash to your grub boot line
- http://bestpractical.com/rt Request Tracker
Neil wrote: > > Try and ping www.ntlworld.co.uk to just see how long it takes to resolve the > address. > > Then try and ping 18.104.22.168 (an NTLWorld address) If that returns > immediately, then it's a DNS issue. > > Are you savvy enough to setup your own DNS server and try that? (I've never > set up a UNIX DNS server so don't know just how hard that is....) > Jan wrote: I've always installed bind as a caching name server on my machines. It might seem like an overkill to some people, but it works very well indeed. If you're using Debian or Ubuntu, a simple "apt-get install bind9" should do the trick, and all you have to do (after checking that it's running of course, look for a process called "named") after that is to make sure that the first nameserver entry in your /etc/resolv.conf file looks like this: nameserver 127.0.0.1 Now you will have your own caching DNS server, which can speed up browsing quite a bit.
- Linux advocacy and recruiting:
There's a few things linked from on UKLUGs athttp://www.lug.org.uk/lugmasters/index.php
Most of TLDP: Linux Advocacy athttp://mirror.ox.ac.uk/sites/www.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/misc.html#MISCADV
Looking at other LUGs can be informative.HantsLUG
and ALUG has the increasingly out-of-datehttp://www.alug.org.uk/articles/2003/howtomeet.html
More generally, Linuxmanshiphttp://zgp.org/~dmarti/linuxmanship/
and VolResource? http://www.volresource.org.uk/
have some useful information.
- http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/ Daily snippets of good advice, site running since Feb 2006
- http://www.informationfreeway.org/ for up to date view of what's been done
- http://dev.openstreetmap.org/~ojw/Log/Requests/ outstanding tile requests
- http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/NMEA NMEA specs, scripts for GPSBabel, useful links.
- http://www.ostertag.name/osm/josm/tutorials/ video tutorials for JOSM
- http://josm.eigenheimstrasse.de/ Download JOSM, also view/create tickets
- http://www.openstreetmap.org/index.html?lat=0.0&lon=0.0&zoom=11 (and set numbers as desired)
- http://www.npemap.org.uk/ http://www.geonames.org/ Postcodes
- How to get KDE onto Gnome: instructions for turning a ubuntu install into a kubuntu install.
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop You need universe in your sources.lst
- Konqueror on Gnome, no View/ViewMode/Image in menu:
> All I installed was Konq. Synaptic showed > it as a possibility and I would expect, having marked it, that all the > relevant stuff would be pulled in. Given that Kubuntu (out of the box) > offers Konqueror with image view, surely it's natural to expect it the same > when installing it on Gnome. Sounds like a kubuntu packaging bug. If you have two packages A and B, and B provides features which enhance A when it's installed, then package A should usually Recommend or Suggest package B. Looking at http://packages.ubuntulinux.org/edgy/web/konqueror, it only has a couple of suggestions, and doesn't list gwenview. If you just installed gwenview and got the extra features in Konqueror, that is almost certainly a bug in the konqueror package. These Recommendations / Suggestions are usually popped up in the UI when you install a package, so it would be the mechanism by which the system suggests you grab them for extra features.
- http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p15.htm Grub page
- including link to illustrated dual boot
- how to make cd-r or cd-rw grub
- lots else
Yes, grub doesn't boot Windows directly, it calls the native windows boot loader NTLDR and lets that do the work. As a tip for working with grub, you can edit the configuration at the menu, and the shell has auto-completion. So, if you're not sure exactly what partition Windows (or whatever) is on, from the shell just type in root (hd0, and then hit Tab and it will show you what partitions are available. You can then edit the config and see if it boots. Makes things a bit nicer than having to boot into linux, edit grub.conf, reboot etc.
- Audacity to record sound
- http://mag-sol.com/train/teachin/ June 2007 teachin slides
- http://blip.tv/file/254586/ Session 1 of the teachin as a video
- http://blip.tv/file/260336 Session 2 of the teachin as a video
- http://blip.tv/posts/?topic_name=perlteachin All 4 sessions
- http://hacketyhack.net/ 7 lessons
Multimedia on Ubuntu
- http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/entry/2663/how-to_get_full How-To: Get Full Multimedia Support and Playback Capabilities in Ubuntu Desktop Linux
Version control systems, revision control, CVS, SVN
- KDE has a little app called Cervisia (see http://cervisia.kde.org) that integrates quite nicely with the Konqueror file manager. It can of course also be used as a standalone app in Gnome, without integration of course.
- Another CVS client would be LinCVS (see http://www.lincvs.com), which has its following (it's also for Windows).
- client that looks quite nice is QSvn (see http://ar.oszine.de/projects/qsvn/ ). This has been linked against QT4, so you'll find versions for Linux/Unix, Win32 and MacOS X.
Tools for websites
- http://clustrmaps.com/ shows map of where in the world visitors have come from
- XAMPP StudyGroup/LAMP [article]
- http://www.howtoforge.com/lamp_installation_ubuntu6.06 Apache2 and includes Webmin
- http://mario.espaciolinux.com/apache2_ssl.html Apache2 and SSL (brief)
- http://www.nurdletech.com/https.html Apache2 and SSL (much fuller discussion, also how to obtain cert etc)
- http://refcards.com/docs/gildeas/gnu-emacs/emacs-refcard-a4.pdf reference card
- http://kernelnewbies.org/ Lots of info on the innards of the kernel
- http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-linux-kernel/?S_TACT=105AGX59&S_CMP=GR&ca=dgr-lnxw01LKernalAnatomy Intro article on the kernel, plus links to more depth
- http://www.onlamp.com/lpt/a/5944 Ajax on Rails (also links to other Ruby stuff)
- http://www.easyvmx.com/ Create image for vmplayer
- http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=50009562&f=77909774&m=501000044631 good explanation of memory varieties
- Dovecot/Postfix/Fetchmail etc:
- http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2006-07/msg01314.html dovecot+fetchmail (hope there's better)
- http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2027108 Dovecot Fetchmail Postfix etc
- http://workaround.org/articles/ispmail-etch/ Postfix 2.3 etc
- http://www.webmin.com/ can help set up Postfix. The deb should work just fine in Ubu.
- http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-7507.html because lack of root p/w makes it more difficult to install
- Postfix 2.3.8
- Dovecot 1.0.rc15
- MySQL 5.0.32-7etch1 (used for the backend)
- Postfixadmin 2.1.0 (see http://postfixadmin.sourceforge.net/)
- MailScanner (see http://www.mailscanner.info/)
- spamassassin 3.1.7-2
- postgrey 1.27-4
- http://producingoss.com/ Producing open source software, by Karl Fogel
- http://www.grokdoc.net/index.php/Main_Page Usability studies
- sudo gtk-update-icon-cache –force /usr/share/icons/Human
- It does just what is says on the label: Updates the Icon cache for a particular theme. In this case the "Human" theme/Ubuntu default. If you change an icon and it's in the cache, it won't be displayed until the cache is updated.
- http://www.underhanded.org/papers/debian-conversion/remotedeb.html chroot
- http://qref.sourceforge.net/Debian/reference/ch-package.en.html Debian manual
- http://www.gtk.org/tutorial/ good GTK tutorial
- http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?threadid=45261 Security
- http://blogs.sun.com/geertjan/entry/ubuntu_7_04_beryl_streaming Ubuntu 7.04 tips
- http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/free_computing Good article on distros for revitalising old computers
- http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/ Backup, recommended by Jan. Also rsnapshot and rdiff-backup
#!/bin/sh cd /big/file_backups/hostname mv backup.2 backup.tmp mv backup.1 backup.2 mv backup.0 backup.1 mv backup.tmp backup.0 cp -alf backup.1/. backup.0 rm -f backup.0/backup_date touch backup.0/backup_date nice -n 15 rsync -a --delete -e "ssh" backupaccess@hostname:/data/ backup.0/ # end script
- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu repository for media related stuff, non-free codecs etc
- Gnotime time tracking
- http://www.freeos.com Interesting articles, covers more than just Linux
ZenWalk is based on Xfce, author preferred it to Ubuntu 6.10
- Medibuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license, patent, etc).
- http://www.osalt.com/ open source alternatives
- https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/gutsy/ Lots of development road maps for next version of Ubuntu
- http://linuxondesktop.blogspot.com/2007/07/35-cool-applications-to-install-on.html 35 good apps for Feisty
hdr & stitching
anyone tried open source photo stitching !!
can you read italian X on windows apps ?
- http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/l-dw-linux-lpic1101-i.html?S_TACT=105AGX03&S_CMP=LPLINUX LPI exam prep, series of tutorials
Recommendations by cd+jlk:
- WifiWPA Gutsy, how to get wifi going (with WPA) on Ubuntu 7.10
- http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/4622 Boot with Grub
- IRC nick
- Favourite Linux distribution
- Ones that work without days of futzing around
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