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Five X Windows Background Hacks You Probably Didn't Know

Post date: September 26, 2007, 09:09 Category: Desktop Views: 3408 Comments
Tutorial quote: Command lines to do amazing things to your desktop background, when you get tired of wallpaper. Includes animated and static backgrounds using fbsetroot, bggen, ImageMagick, xaos, xlock, and xscreensaver.
Ubuntu

How to get ath5k working on Jaunty with Compat-wireless and a self-compiled kernel

Post date: May 27, 2009, 07:05 Category: Software Views: 3212 Comments
Tutorial quote: I used to have some trouble while setting up my Atheros PCI card on Ubuntu Linux 9.04. It worked natively on Ubuntu 8.04, where it was detected as ath0. I upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10 whereby I noticed my wireless PCI card didn’t work natively anymore. Someone suggested me to upgrade from 8.10 to 9.04 Jaunty, and I did that immediately. After the system upgrade I noticed again that my wireless device was gone in Ubuntu 9.04. When I ran iwconfig I didn’t see wlan0 or ath0 anymore.

Linux

Change Ctrl + Alt + Delete Behavior To Open System Monitor, in Linux

Post date: September 24, 2009, 12:09 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2019 Comments
Tutorial quote: Actually, I've written this post before (quite a few months ago) but then deleted it because it didn't work. In the mean time, I found out why, so I decided to post it again. I find pressing Control + Alt + Delete to open up System Monitor to be very useful, especially for Windows users who are used to it and may actually press this quite a few times before realizing it doesn't do anything or what it does in Windows. Using System Monitor, you can preview all running processes, end or kill them, see how much CPU a process is using, CPU + memory + network history, available disk space and even change how much CPU a process should use.

There are 2 ways of changing Ctrl + Alt + Delete behavior to open System Monitor: one if you are running Compiz, and one for Metacity, only to use if you are not running Compiz.
OpenSUSE

Buddi - Personal Finance & Budgeting Program for openSUSE

Post date: August 28, 2008, 21:08 Category: Software Views: 3091 Comments
Tutorial quote: Buddi is a personal finance and budgeting program, aimed at those who have little or no financial background. Designed to keep the software simpler but still effectively help users to manage their finances. Buddi is released a free opensource software released under GNU GPL license. Buddi will run on almost any computer which has a Java virtual machine installed. This can include Windows, Macintosh OS X, Linux, and many other operating systems.
Linux

An Easy Way To Install Gnome Shell

Post date: September 21, 2009, 16:09 Category: Benchmarks Views: 3668 Comments
Tutorial quote: Gnome Shell consists of two big parts: the panel and overlay. The panel part is pretty much obvious - system tray, user name, and clock stuff and the activities button which activates the overlay -, and about the "overlay", well, take a look at this screenshot:


Basically, it allows the user to concentrate on switching to a new activity by opening new applications, documents, or both. It displays all the current user workspaces and open windows and facilitates organizing them.

So far, the Gnome Shell installation was quite time-consuming, so most people didn't try it until now. With time, however, this has changed, and you can install it by running a script. Here is how:
Unix+clones

How to restore a hacked Linux server

Post date: July 30, 2006, 18:07 Category: Security Views: 3697 Comments
Tutorial quote: Every sysadmin will try its best to secure the system/s he is managing. Hopefully you never had to restore your own system from a compromise and you will not have to do this in the future. Working on several projects to restore a compromised Linux system for various clients, I have developed a set of rules that others might find useful in similar situations. The type of hacks encountered can be very variate and you might see very different ones than the one I will present, or I have seen live, but even so, this rules might be used as a starting point to develop your own recovery plan.
Ubuntu

Install Firefox 3.6 Beta1Pre In Ubuntu

Post date: October 8, 2009, 11:10 Category: Software Views: 3184 Comments
Tutorial quote: I was telling you about my issues with scrolling in Firefox (see #6). Well, I didn't manage to fix that for Firefox 3.5 but instead, I installed Firefox 3.6 beta 1 pre (Namoroka) and the scrolling now works perfectly (thanks to Tinhed for the tip!). Also, basically everything feels a lot faster, at least in Ubuntu. This is why I suggest you upgrade to Firefox 3.6.
Linux

Splash image in GRUB

Post date: April 24, 2005, 18:04 Category: Software Views: 2561 Comments
Tutorial quote: The splash image is the image shown in the background when GRUB (the GRand Unified Bootloader) is displaying the list of operating systems you can boot. All you need to customize it is the GIMP and gzip.
Debian

Darkstat - Nework Traffic Analyzer or Network Monitor

Post date: July 3, 2006, 16:07 Category: Network Views: 3139 Comments
Tutorial quote: darkstat is a network statistics gatherer.

Effectively, it's a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router, gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics,and serves them over HTTP.
Ubuntu

SSHerminator - Nice split screen terminal emulator and SSH client

Post date: February 19, 2009, 08:02 Category: System Views: 3768 Comments
Tutorial quote: SSHerminator is a terminal emulator based on Terminator, with extra SSH features.The aim of this project is not to provide a standard, general use Terminal emulator, but an emulator that provides as rich an experience as possible while using SSH (that can also be used as a standard terminal).SSHerminator is a semi-fork of Terminator. We sync up with the Terminator code as often as possible, to get the best Terminator features, but include our SSH hacks.
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