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Controlling your locale with environment variables

Post date: May 2, 2006, 12:05 Category: System Views: 3580 Comments
Tutorial quote: People all over the world use Linux in dozens of languages. Since Linux's source code is free and open, speakers of minority languages can add support for their languages themselves, even though a large corporation might not consider them a worthwhile market. If you use more than one language, or a language other than English, you should know about Linux's use of locales to support different languages. Indeed, understanding locales can be useful even if you only use English.
SuSe

Using DSL with Linux

Post date: April 12, 2005, 18:04 Category: Hardware Views: 4364 Comments
Tutorial quote: The following tips will hopefully help give a well rounded view into the necessary settings and configuration that apply to most newer flavors. For older flavors using KDE or older versions of SuSe, you will need to install the PPPoE driver before configuration is possible. These drivers should be on your Linux flavor’s website.

You'll find that connectivity to your broadband service using almost all flavors of Linux is dependent on two things: what type of service you have purchased and correctly setting the IP and DNS configurations.
Linux

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With gtkpod

Post date: August 5, 2007, 23:08 Category: Desktop Views: 4178 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with gtkpod (a graphical user interface for Apple's iPod). It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod, download MP3 files from your iPod to your desktop, how you can delete files on the iPod, and how you can create and modify playlists. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as gtkpod that can handle the task.
Linux

How to catch Linux system intruders

Post date: September 22, 2008, 13:09 Category: Security Views: 5069 Comments
Tutorial quote: Secure your Linux box by locking it down and posting a guard to watch for intruders.
Unix+clones

Create your own init.d scripts

Post date: November 11, 2007, 05:11 Category: System Views: 9077 Comments
Tutorial quote: Have a Linux executable that you would like to run as a daemon? Making your own init.d scripts can be a bit tricky, but I can help you out.

The directory /etc/init.d/ is a location on a Linux file system that contains scripts for changing init states.

For details on Linux run levels look here.

The run levels that are most important to us are 2, 3 and 5.

VERY basic sample init.d script (Replace italics respectively):
Linux

How to suspend and hibernate a laptop under Linux

Post date: June 7, 2006, 20:06 Category: Hardware Views: 5633 Comments
Tutorial quote: Many people prefer working with laptops instead of desktops for the flexibility they offer. Some of them would also like to switch to a free and open source operating system like GNU/Linux and have their laptop do all the things that proprietary OSes offer, such as suspending their laptops. Several distributions try to make this work out of the box, but knowing what's under the hood always comes in handy, particularly when something goes wrong and needs fixing. Let's take a look at how to suspend and hibernate your laptop under Linux.
Ubuntu

Installing Games On Ubuntu With Playdeb

Post date: September 9, 2008, 11:09 Category: Desktop Views: 3639 Comments
Tutorial quote: Playdeb is a repository for Ubuntu games that makes it easy to install games that are available on getdeb.net. This article shows how you can install games using Playdeb on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.
Ubuntu

Installing Google Android SDK 1.0 On Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

Post date: September 28, 2008, 10:09 Category: Desktop Views: 3937 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how you can install the Google Android SDK 1.0 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. With this stable release of the Android SDK, you can now develop applications for Android smartphones (like T-Mobile's G1) and offer them on the Android Market.
OpenSUSE

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 11

Post date: September 23, 2008, 11:09 Category: Installing Views: 4007 Comments
Tutorial quote: Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an OpenSUSE 11 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.
Ubuntu

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.10

Post date: December 2, 2010, 13:12 Category: Installing Views: 6177 Comments
Tutorial quote: Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an Ubuntu 10.10 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.
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