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Linux

Rip DVDs in Linux the (Semi-)Easy Way

Post date: December 8, 2007, 14:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 3427 Comments
Tutorial quote: With its hacker-friendly aesthetic and open source mentality, you'd think a Linux desktop would be the best place to assert your digital rights—you know, make backup copies of your DVDs, convert them for iPods, that kind of thing.

And you'd be half right. There are plenty of programs that let you take control of your video discs, but they're only useful if you can make it through a maze of configuration menus, command line options, choices about bit rates and codecs, and the occasional confusing message about a missing library.

I've tried out a good number of DVD ripping and conversion programs, and I've made peace with one method, and one program, that gets the job done more often than not. It's not exactly one-click, but once your system is set up, you can drop in DVDs and back them up or convert them with relative ease.

Note on system differences: I set up my ripping/burning system on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 running a brand-new installation of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). As with so many things Linux, packages and commands may vary based on your system. But for the most part, the tools I use in this walkthrough work across distributions and on both major desktop environments, GNOME and KDE.
Linux

Bourne / Bash shell scripting tutorial

Post date: October 11, 2006, 20:10 Category: Programming Views: 6131 Comments
Tutorial quote: A Bourne Shell Programming/Scripting Tutorial for learning about using the Unix shell. Learn linux / Unix shell scripting by example along with the theory. We'll have you mastering Unix shell scripting in no time!
Linux

LVM Howto

Post date: January 13, 2008, 14:01 Category: System Views: 3315 Comments
Tutorial quote: This is an attempt to collect everything needed to know to get LVM up and running. The entire process of getting, compiling, installing, and setting up LVM will be covered. Pointers to LVM configurations that have been tested with will also be included. This version of the HowTo is for LVM 2 with device-mapper and LVM 1.0.8.
Unix+clones

Automated FTP Bandwidth Testing

Post date: June 9, 2008, 15:06 Category: Network Views: 4517 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ever have bandwidth issues and wish you could automated the testing process instead of manually testing every other hour of the day? I have.

By using this bash script we are able to automate an upload and download of a file and email the speed results.
NetBSD

Howto install NetBSD 1.6.1 stable on an iBook

Post date: May 1, 2005, 03:05 Category: Installing Views: 5454 Comments
Tutorial quote: I've written a howto, how I've installed NetBSD 1.6.1 on Apple iBook and upgraded to NetBSD 1.6.2_RC4.
Unix+clones

OpenSSH/Keychain Howto

Post date: April 12, 2005, 17:04 Category: Network Views: 3556 Comments
Tutorial quote: This howto will show you the fundamental ways to use OpenSSH; how to generate public/private key pairs and strong passphrases, and how to use the wonderful Keychain utility to automate your SSH logins. This is exceptionally handy when you log in and out frequently, and don't want to keep entering your passphrase.
CentOS

Settings up a SFTP Only Chroot Jail

Post date: December 13, 2007, 22:12 Category: Security Views: 7845 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial describes how to set up a chroot jail (SFTP only) to allow your users to ONLY use sftp (no ssh/bash/…), and keep them stuck inside their own home directory. This tutorial is known to work on many other distributions as well as CentOS.
Linux

Backup and Restore Linux Partitions Using Partimage

Post date: January 22, 2007, 18:01 Category: Installing Views: 3009 Comments
Tutorial quote: Partition Image is a Linux/UNIX utility which saves partitions in many formats (see below) to an image file. The image file can be compressed in the GZIP/BZIP2 formats to save disk space, and split into multiple files to be copied on removable floppies (ZIP for example), … Partitions can be saved across the network since version 0.6.0.When using Partimage, the partitions must be unmounted.
Linux

Automating the Login Script

Post date: April 17, 2005, 10:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2500 Comments
Tutorial quote: In a perfect world, you could spend a few weeks creating a system and the result would be a system that never required manual maintenance or modifications. Whether this ideal will ever be achieved is debatable, but it definitely won't happen in the near future. In the meantime, we still have to do things manually, even if only once in a while. When I must do things manually, I'm not usually happy about it. In fact, it usually means that there has been an emergency, so other people aren't happy about it either. In times like this, it is nice to have a consistent and efficient user interface on every machine. The information and examples presented in this article assume that you are using the bash shell. However, you can modify all of the scripts so that they work in other shells. In some cases, they might even work unmodified (like in the standard Bourne Shell [sh]). Other shells will also work, but they might have different methods for changing the prompt and creating command aliases. The principles in this article should be relatively easy to adapt to the shell of your choice.
Gentoo

HOWTO Linux Virtual Hosting Server

Post date: April 9, 2006, 14:04 Category: Software Views: 6649 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document will explain how to install and configure a mail server capable of handling hundreds of domains and users. This how-to uses Postfix, Courier-imap, Mysql, and Apache as the core of this virtual system. If these packages don't appeal to you, Gentoo has a number of how-to's built around other MTA's or databases.
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