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lineak: Using multimedia keyboards with Linux

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liquidat: I recently got a new “multimedia” keyboard which comes along with a set of extra keys. While my keyboard needed some initial manual configuration it works now almost without problems using Lineak.

Pain-free disk space management with LVM

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linux.com: Managing disk space used to be a royal pain for admins and users. Running out of disk space often meant reinstalling Linux or spending a few hours with tools like Parted to resize partitions. However, using the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) tools, you can grow, shrink, and manage disk space with very little hassle.

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  • A step-by-step guide to building a new SELinux policy module

  • Back to School: A few of the many, many sites with free clip art for schools
  • Command line tips - Finding files; Part 1: By Name
  • Using Iconv to convert UTF-8 to ASCII (on Linux)
  • remove blank lines using grep or sed

Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Debian Etch)

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This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos).

Command Line Quickies

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lxpages: Sometimes you may find yourself working with hundreds or thousands of files which need to have extension removed or just changed say from .htm to .html or .php to .html for some reason. Well.. since I know you’d someday come across such an issue, we’ve put together a couple of tips that you may find helpful.

Write your own Linux server

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iTWire: One of the great strengths of Linux is its multi-faceted network server capabilities, reaching back to its rich UNIX history and the development of TCP/IP on that platform. If you’re a software developer, it’s dead simple to network-enable your own apps too, making them act consistently with other server processes. Here’s how to do it, in two parts.

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  • Securing SSH Using Denyhosts

  • Installing Mandriva 2007 Spring on a RAID 0 configuration
  • How do I use the “xm block-attach” command to attach additional storage (like USB drive) to my running para-virtualized Xen guests?
  • Very nice features in the gallery for putting graphics in the background on OpenOffice Writer
  • Logitech MX Revolution's Special Buttons On Fedora 7
  • Extract text with awk
  • Why Use Subversion? Two Reasons: Revert and Branches

How to have Firefox 3 and Firefox 2 running at the same time

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redemption in a blog: Firefox 3, or Gran Paradiso, is really shaping up with some pretty cool new features being implemented in the recent months. Want to get in on checking out the new features but still want good old Firefox 2? Here’s how:

Darkening the OpenOffice Impress or Draw Grid, and Changing the Increments

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I've posted an excerpt from the book, a three-page PDF of the instructions for using the grid, plus darkening the grid and increasing the number of increments.

Virtual Machine Replication & Failover with VMWare Server & Debian Etch (4.0)

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to create a highly available VMware Server environment on a Debian Etch system. With this tutorial, you will be able to create Virtual Machines that will be available on multiple systems with failover/failback capabilities.

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Getting started with Shotwell

Shotwell is a simple yet powerful program that comes installed with most flavors of Fedora, such as Fedora Workstation and the Cinnamon desktop spin. It’s also available for install on any other desktop or spin. You can use it as either a photo viewer and organizer, or an editor. Read more

Go(lang) meets Fedora

Yes, Golang is there. Both implementations are available in Fedora repositories. Golang(Gc) since Fedora 17 initially packaged by Adam Goode in version 1.1 and gcc-go since Fedora 15 in version of gcc 4.6.0(pre go1.0?, definitely not used much back then) packaged as part of gcc by GCC maintainers. Currently as for F22/F23 as golang-1.5.3 and gcc-5 and for upcoming F24 as golang-1.6 and gcc-6 respectively. Both implementation can be installed in parallel thanks to the Fedora alternatives. Read more

LOHAN entertains the crowd at Oz Linux shindig

Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission took to the stage at the linux.conf.au 2016 in Geelong last Friday, as Linux guru and Vulture 2 spaceplane autopilot wrangler Andrew Tridgell gave an entertaining speech on his currently UAV endeavours. Tridge kicked off his presentation (video here) with a look at the two vehicles he and CanberraUAV are prepping for the 2016 UAV Challenge - a petrol-driven chopper and a VTOL quadplane. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Kramden Institute bridges digital divide with refurbished computers
    Ken's love of programming eventually led to a job at Canonical, and then he learned about the Kramden Institute. "At first I was just excited about what they do for so many children," he says. "It's truly an amazing organization. After hearing about Kramden, I very quickly signed up to work a Wednesday work night, which was really a blast. Wednesday evening at Kramden is an event to remember. They are incredibly well organized and almost always have a full house. It's a community of folks that want to help these children; I just fit right in."
  • Why I use openSUSE over other distributions.
    The below is a response to a Facebook query on why we use openSUSE over Ubuntu. I was happy with how it turned out and thought it could prove helpful to a larger audience.
  • OMG, Ubuntu Tablet Could Be a Mobile Game Changer
  • Maru Is an Android OS on the Phone and Debian Linux When Connected to PC
    A new project named Maru promises to provide users with a full Android Lollipop experience on the phone and switch to a Debian Linux distro when connected to a monitor and peripherals. A phone that is powered by Android and magically transforms into a Linux desktop when connected to an external display has been tried before. It was called Ubuntu for Android, and it was one of Canonical's earliest attempts at some sort of convergence between the mobile and PC worlds.