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Race! Windows 7 vs Ubuntu Karmic

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ubuntu linux

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Ubuntu Restricted Extras

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ubuntu linux

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The Ubuntu Restricted Extras will install Adobe Flash Player, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (sun-java-jre) with Firefox plug-ins (icedtea), a set of Microsoft Fonts (msttcorefonts), multimedia codecs (w32codecs or w64codecs), mp3-compatible encoding (lame), FFMpeg, extra Gstreamer codecs, the package for DVD decoding (libdvdread4, but see below for info on libdvdcss2), the unrar archiver, odbc, and cabextract. […]

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Compiz Fusion

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ubuntu linux

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Compiz Fusion allows you to use advanced desktop effects such as the rotating cube desktop and some other pretty appealing eye candy. sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald librsvg2-common fusion-icon Then run Applications -> System Tools -> Compiz Fusion Icon. A blue icon will appear to the tray. From here you can configure […]

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Multimedia: Audio and Video Playback

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ubuntu linux

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Playing a Video (XVid, DivX etc.) or Audio (MP3) file has become pretty easy. Just double click the file you want and allow Totem to automatically download the needed codecs. But you could also do this by yourself very easily by installing a package which contains all the needed codecs and more. Just look above […]

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Google Earth for Ubuntu

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ubuntu linux

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As we all know Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. Now, it’s been made available to us Linux junkies. To install it type: sudo apt-get install googleearth-package make-googleearth-package –force sudo dpkg -i googleearth*.deb Afterwards […]

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fix permissions recursively using find

find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \; find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; Share on FacebookTweet

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older OSCommerce + mySQL 5.0 Compatibility Workaround

older OSCommerce + mySQL 5.0 Compatibility Workaround

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enable/disable webmail access for a particular user

Yes, you can disable one or more of the Webmail packages on specific accounts or domains: SSH into the server as root and edit the file: /var/cpanel/users/username Now, if you want to disable all webmails then add below lines: skiphorde=1 skipsqmail=1 skipneomail=1 Restart cPanel using /etc/init.d/cpanel restart Share on FacebookTweet

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force a horde update and reset databases

Sometimes you may need to update Horde forcefully due to a database or MySQL version upgrade/downgrade. Additionally, if Horde is not “saving” user preferences or remembering last logins, you can force upgrade Horde by executing following command: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/update-horde –force Please note that it will drop the existing Horde Database and will create a new database. […]

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can’t find user in WHM

cPanel doesn’t know user, or you can’t find the user in WHM * There aren’t account neither in “List Accounts” neither in “Show Reseller Accounts” * Check on /var/cpanel/users/username. Make sure the user is owned by the correct account. It should also have a “DNSX=domain.com” line. * Execute the following commands: # /scripts/updateuserdomains # /scripts/rebuildcpusers […]

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