HowTos

HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

OOo: Adding AutoText to Your Work Flow

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It's not flashy, but if you're re-using text often or need to streamline your template and macro lists, spend a little time with AutoText.

Building A Debian DNS System

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This article will show you how to build a complete DNS System with Debian. This includes a Master server, a Slave server, DDNS, and a bunch of DNSSEC. I'll be using BIND 9 for the server.

Hardware emulation with QEMU

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QEMU lets you run another operating system on top of your existing OS. Going through the process of installing and configuring QEMU not only gave me a worthwhile new software tool, but also helped me learn a few things about Linux.

Configuring Apache 2 and Tomcat 5.5 with mod_jk

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I recently went through the painful exercise of configuring Tomcat 5.5 behind Apache 2 using the mod_jk connector. So here's my own howto:

CLI Magic: GNU find

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Don't you just hate it when you can't find a file you need, but you know it's on your computer? Wouldn't you like an easy way to track down files anywhere on your computer? If so, I have good news for you, a command available to you at the friendly Linux CLI called find.

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Best Practices for Diagnosing Linux Problems

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You are alone in a dark cubicle. To the North is your boss’s office, to the West is your Team Lead’s cubicle, to the East is a window opening out to a five-floor drop, and to the South is a kitchenette containing a freshly brewed pot of coffee. You stare at your computer screen in bewilderment as the phone rings for the fifth time in as many minutes indicating that your users are unable to connect to their server.

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Advanced Linux LDAP authentication

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In an earlier look at LDAP, we set up a simple LDAP-based authentication system. We configured client machines to retrieve authentication information from a server running OpenLDAP. Now let's go further by enabling encryption and looking at how to make user modifications through LDAP.

Get on the Internet with Linux

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Read our article on Basic Dial-Up for Fedora and SuSe. Or start using Linux broadband with our article on DSL and Cable Modem Use.

Poor man's raid & clone script tutorial

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Here's a short and sweet howto on setting up an easy raid array.

Quick and Dirty Data Extraction in AWK

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Need to pull some data from text--maybe e-mail messages--and sort it, graph it or otherwise manipulate it? Here's an AWK script to use as a starting point.

Fetching email with Mutt

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What do you look for in an email program? You may find it in Mutt, an easy-to-use text-based messaging client. Here's all you need to know to get started with Mutt.

Remastering a Custom Knoppix Distribution

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Ever wanted your own bootable CD? Something personalized for your users and complete with all of your own Linux-based software and configuration?

Linux System Startup

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If you usually run for a coffee refill while your computer is booting up, here's a look at what you're missing. For those perhaps new to Linux who want to know a bit more about their OS, this article looks inside the startup sequence of Linux on a PC.

What do to when apt-get fails

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When you install an application package in a Debian-based system, sometimes prerequisite application packages are unavailable. These missing packages are known as broken dependencies. Left unresolved, they can cripple your system's ability to install new packages.

The CUPS Printing System

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CUPS is what its name says: a common UNIX printing system. This is a basic introduction to what CUPS is and why you might want to use it rather than LPD.

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ISP-Server Setup - Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"

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This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.10 - Breezy Badger) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

Toolbars in OpenOffice.org 2.0

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I must admit that I had mixed feelings when I saw the new toolbar metaphor for OpenOffice.org 2.0, the huge list of toolbars under the "View" menu of the OpenOffice.org 2.0 (release candidate) seemed potentially overwhelming.

SMB Browsing with KDE

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KDE 3.x has some nice, built-in, multi-protocol network browsing features, but, unfortunately, chances are that your Linux distribution doesn’t enable or configure those features automatically. So, this month, let’s dive into KDE and get connected.

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