HowTos

HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

How to install MATE and Cinnamon in Fedora 18

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  • How to install the MATE and Cinnamon desktops on Fedora 18
  • Printing to PDF in openSUSE 12.2
  • Only Download updates to install later
  • Advanced Image Processing with GIMP and G’MIC
  • Manager's Guide to Building with Embedded Linux
  • Fedora FATAL: INT18: BOOT FAILURE in VirtualBox
  • Python Scripts as a Replacement for Bash Utility Scripts

Bash Tips and Tricks

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terminally-incoherent.com: We haven’t done one of these threads in a while have we? Let’s share our favorite shell tips and tricks. I’ll talk about Bash because that’s what I use in my day-to-day work.

Change Command Prompt

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  • Change Command Prompt
  • Add Custom Items to System Settings Window in Ubuntu 12.10
  • Building LibreOffice with Clang on Ubuntu/Mint
  • The Basics of RPM – YUM
  • Xfce4-terminal 0.6.x keyboard shortcuts

Getting Started With Scribus

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  • Getting Started With Scribus
  • openSUSE bandaid: no gpg agent, no ssh agent after updating from KDE:Release:49
  • How to check for a mouse and disable the trackpad
  • How to Protect Your SSH Server With Fail2Ban

User Guide To Setting Up The Raspberry PI

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  • Everyday Linux User Guide To Setting Up The Raspberry PI
  • Installing Samba and sharing files
  • Getting rid of the GNOME "Oh No! Something has gone wrong." dialog
  • Static IP address in Gnome on Debian Wheezy
  • Multimedia codecs in Fedora 18

Speed up the Kernel

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linuxuser.co.uk: Jon Masters examines performance tweaks for the Linux kernel and summarises the latest goings-on in the kernel community

Dual boot with two Linux distributions

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  • Dual boot with two Linux distributions
  • Selecting different keyboard layouts in Xfce
  • Display Comic Book (.CBR/.CBZ) thumbnails in KDE Dolphin
  • How to Rebuild Nvidia Driver's Kernel Module
  • Build extensions for the GNOME desktop environment

The Basics of RPM

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  • The Basics of RPM – Red Hat Package Management [Linux 101]
  • A problem with iBus in Mageia 2 and Mandriva 2011
  • print a list of installed Gnome Shell Extensions
  • Make an open source to-do list with Emacs
  • Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On Ubuntu 12.10

some leftovers:

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  • typical development processes of free and open source software projects
  • Open source's fortunes in Poland could be about to change
  • ZFS Administration, Part V, Part VI, Part VII
  • Linux Outlaws 288 – Home Furnishing Outlaws
  • The Fallacy of Simple User Interfaces
  • The Linux Setup - Margarita Manterola
  • Creating Tables of Contents in LibreOffice
  • Introducing display calibration using colord-session
  • Poll: Which open source phrase do you say/reference most often?

Blender 2.65 Arrives - Most Stable Yet

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  • Blender 2.65 Arrives - Most Stable Yet
  • Nitro: A Beautiful Task Management App For Linux
  • animated themes going away in Firefox 18
  • RHEV 3.1 – an overview about the new features
  • New Project Aims to Bring Mac Apps to Linux
  • Slow and choppy Flash Player playback
  • Bash Script - Protect your server from DDos Attacks
  • Samba 4 threatens Microsoft's enterprise lock-in
  • SpaceFM Development Update
  • Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition: one step closer to Tux
  • corps: bespoke text codecs
  • RuneSoft Releases Another Linux Game on Desura
  • Creating a book cover with Inkscape
  • NVIDIA 313.09 Linux Driver Packs New Features

How To Install XFCE On Linux Mint 14

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XFCE is a lightweight desktop environment. For Linux Mint 13, the was an XFCE edition in addition to the Cinnamon and Mate editions, but for Linux Mint 14, there isn't. This short guide explains how to install XFCE on your Linux Mint 14 desktop.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 12.10

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 12.10 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. Please note that Ubuntu Studio 12.10 uses XFCE as the default desktop environment.

few howtos:

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  • Basics of Debian Package Management
  • Access Hulu, Pandora and other US-only sites on Linux
  • ZFS Administration, Part II- RAIDZ
  • The Misunderstood df Command
  • How to install Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 12.10
  • An easy way to edit the Xfce Application Menu

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 14 (Nadia)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) 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.

Introduction to GIMP image editing tool with simple demos

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techrepublic.com: Ryan Boudreaux offers an overview of the GIMP image editing features and uses some of them to demonstrate what you can do with this tool.

some leftovers:

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  • Is Ubuntu Powering Wii U Demo Booths?
  • Mozilla investing in Everything.me
  • Linux Mint 13 Gets Features from Recent Nadia Release
  • Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition
  • Seamonkey Internet suite review - Hmm
  • OpenELEC 3.0 Linux distro launches in beta, rolls in XBMC 12
  • GNOME, an outer glance
  • SUSE joins Canonical and Red Hat in using Ceph to puff OpenStack cloud
  • Xubuntu 12.10 - Day 3 - 4 music players, Day 4 - LibreOffice
  • Gentoo: Graphing the Developer Web of Trust
  • sed to the rescue
  • How to set up a safe and secure Web server
  • GNOME finally pays some attention to users
  • What Is Open-Source Software and Why You Should Care
  • Multi-arch PPA-Purge
  • Install WEB server (LAMP) on Ubuntu with Firewall, Phpmyadmin and Firewall
  • How to integrate -better- Firefox in Gnome3

A Beginner's Guide To btrfs

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This guide shows how to work with the btrfs file system on Linux. It covers creating and mounting btrfs file systems, resizing btrfs file systems online, adding and removing devices, changing RAID levels, creating subvolumes and snapshots, using compression and other things. btrfs is still marked as experimental, but all those features make it a very interesting and flexible file system that should be taken into consideration when you look for the right file system.

some leftovers:

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Gaming
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  • Linux and the GPL: A Storm Erupts
  • Firefox 17.0.1 to fix blurry font issue in the browser
  • Why I Use Generic Computers and Open Source Software
  • Improved drawing performance in MyPaint brush engine
  • Hit Mac Game ‘RC Mini Racers’ Gears Up for Ubuntu Release
  • Easily Install Windows Applications In Linux with q4wine
  • The fairest Debian mirror of them all?
  • Popular Indie Game 'Dear Esther' Coming to Linux, Testers Needed
  • add Gnome-Shell Weather Extension on Arch Linux
  • Skype on Wheezy
  • Half of the package maintainers are not DDs or DMs
  • Why you need the real_* thing with genkernel
  • Troubleshooting common KVM problems
  • The Dark Mod For Doom 3 On Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 285 – Party Drones
  • Windows 8 Review from a Linux User Part 1, Part 2
  • Open source community up in arms over proprietary software for Ubuntu
  • GEGL Dev Seeks Crowd-funding Model For GIMP Components
  • 30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Jonathan Corbet
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 293

some leftovers:

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  • Is it worth to promote openSUSE?
  • Why is installing openSUSE software using Yast slow?
  • Using the gcc cleanup attribute
  • An Alternative Windows Switcher might come in Gnome 3.8
  • GNOME's Next Step
  • A Crack In The GNOME Monolith
  • Solving Ubuntu design problems
  • Fedora 18 Beta Finally Ready For Release
  • The Security Incident on FreeBSD Infrastructure
  • Orca 3.7.2 Switches to Python 3
  • systemd 196 Drops Support for Various Legacy Concepts
  • Linux brings over €10 million savings for Munich
  • Manage Your Perl Installation with Perlbrew
  • Firefox not saving cookie exceptions anymore
  • LINUX For You is Now Open Source For You
  • Setting limits with ulimit
  • Adventures of Rick Rocket on Desura
  • Install Wordpress on Ubuntu Server
  • Groklaw Bashes Florian Mueller Of FOSSPatents
  • How to install Ubuntu on non-pae cpu

Ubuntu 12.10 with Nvidia - No, no, NO!

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  • Ubuntu 12.10 with Nvidia - No, no, no, no, no, NO!
  • Booting Ubuntu 12.04 from external disk connected to USB 3.0
  • Lead Compiz Developer Leaves Canonical
  • Let your Ubuntu more beautiful with those wallpapers
  • How To Integrate The Best Web Services Into Your Ubuntu Desktop
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