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  • Speed Up Firefox and Internet
    By on December 19th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Speed Up Firefox and Internet
    This works for broadband connections, especially with older routers. Disable IpV6 The idea is basically that you disable IpV6 connections. At the moment most connections use IpV4 but this will change in the future so this fix/ workaround is fine at the present. We have IpV6 enabled as well as IpV4 but they conflict causing slowdown due to IpV6 trying to get a connection first. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address#IP_version_4 Speedup Firefox only In the firefox address bar type: about:config, then change network.dns disableIPv6: True (just double-click)Completely Disable IpV6 1. Op...
  • Modify GRUB and Menu List
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    Modify GRUB and Menu List
    This howto is especially for people that are planning on installing more than one distro on multiple partitions/harddrives. You can keep your original bootloader, choose not to install a bootloader with the new distro, and just edit the GRUB menu.lst so that there are no problems accessing your new distro at bootup. ===================================================== This is an example of how to use the GRUB edit function. Highlight the menu entry you want to edit, then press e, then highlight the line you want to edit and press e. Add what you want to the line hdd=scsi etc. and pres...
  • How To Configure Apache To Use Radius For Two-Factor ...
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    How To Configure Apache To Use Radius For Two-Factor Authentication On Ubuntu
    This document describes how to add WiKID two-factor authentication to Apache 2.x using mod_auth_radius on Ubuntu 8.1. A previous article described how to add two factor authentication to apache on Fedora. Interestingly, a patch has been created to update mod_auth_radius to work with Apache 2.2+, however, it has only been updated for Debian and Ubuntu. For Fedora and other RedHat flavors of Linux, it is recommended that you use mod_auth_xradius. It is also recommended that you consider using mutual https authentication for web applications that are worthy of two-factor authentication. S...
  • Installing VirtualBox 2.0 On An Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop
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    Installing VirtualBox 2.0 On An Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop
    This tutorial shows how you can install Sun xVM VirtualBox on an Ubuntu 8.10 desktop. With VirtualBox you can create and run guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system. There are two ways of installing VirtualBox: from precompiled binaries that are available for some distributions and come under the PUEL license, and from the sources that are released under the GPL. This article will show how to set up VirtualBox 2.0 from the precompiled binaries. As of version 2.0 VirtualBox supports 32 and 64bit host and guest operat...
  • The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 6 – Part...
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    The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 6 – Part 5
    9 VMware Server With VMware Server you can let your old Windows desktop (that you previously converted into a VMware virtual machine with VMware Converter, as described in this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/vmware_converter_windows_linux) run under your Linux Mint desktop. This can be useful if you depend on some applications that exist for Windows only, or if you want to switch to Linux slowly. To download VMware Server, go to http://www.vmware.com/products/server/ and click on Download:On the next page, log in with your existing VMware account or create a new one:Follow the ...
  • The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 6 – Part...
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    The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 6 – Part 4
    7 Install Additional Software To install additional applications, open the Synaptic Package Manager (Applications > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager):Type in your password:In the Synaptic Package Manager, we can install additional software. You can use the Quick search field to find packages:Select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. gstreamer0.10* means all packages that start with gstreamer0.10):f-spot picasa opera filezilla evolution amule azureus skype googleearth acroread acroread-escript acroread-plugins mozilla-acroread gnucash scrib...
  • The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 6 – Part...
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    The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 6 – Part 3
    3 Update The System When you log in for the first time, you will most likely see an open lock icon in the lower right corner which means that updates for the installed software are available. To install the updates, go to Applications > Administration > mintUpdate:Type in your password:mintUpdate tells you which updates are available. Click on Install Updates to install them:Confirm by clicking on Apply again:The updates are being downloaded and installed (this can take a few minutes):When the update is complete, click on Close and leave the mintUpdate window:The lock ic...
  • The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 6 – Part...
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    The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 6 – Part 2
    Now we come to the partitioning of our hard disk. Usually Guided – use entire disk is a good choice, unless you need custom partitions and know what you’re doing. Use entire disk will create one big / partition for us:Type in your real name, your desired username along with a password, and click on Forward:The next screen shows us a summary of the installation settings. Click on Install to start the installation:The Linux Mint system is being installed. This can take a few minutes, so be patient:After the installation is complete, we must reboot the system to use it. ...
  • The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 6
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    The Perfect Desktop – Linux Mint 6
    This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 6 (Felicia) 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. Linux Mint 6 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 8.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are rela...
  • How To Compile A Kernel – The Ubuntu Way –...
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    How To Compile A Kernel – The Ubuntu Way – Part 2
    5 Configure The Kernel It’s a good idea to use the configuration of your current working kernel as a basis for your new kernel. Therefore we copy the existing configuration to /usr/src/linux: cp /boot/config-`uname -r` ./.config Then we run make menuconfig which brings up the kernel configuration menu. Go to Load an Alternate Configuration File and choose .config (which contains the configuration of your current working kernel) as the configuration file:Then browse through the kernel configuration menu and make your choices. When you are finished and select Exit, answer the follow...