How To Get The M-Audio Transit USB Audio Device Working In Ubuntu 9.04 AMD64

November 8th, 2010 by jennyamy 
This tutorial will explain how to get the M-Audio Transit USB audio device working under Ubuntu 9.04 amd64, although it may work for other versions. The Transit is usually a Windows only device and is not detected normally because the firmware has to be loaded in to the device; this is normally done by the Windows drivers. I’ve written this tutorial after a long exhaustive search on how to get...

How To Build xfstools, xfsprogs And xfsdump From Source On Ubuntu

November 7th, 2010 by jennyamy 
This short guide explains how you can build xfstools, xfsprogs, and xfsdump from the sources on an Ubuntu system. In certain instances, running the xfs_fsr utility from the packaged version of xfstools can cause corruption on an XFS filesystem. This is by no means a catch-all solution, only a guide to help those who are having trouble installing the updated tools. Install the prerequisites: The install...

How To Compile Amarok 2 From SVN On K/X/Ubuntu

November 7th, 2010 by jennyamy 
Introduction Amarok is a pretty nifty, versatile and advanced music player for the KDE desktop. However the current version in the *buntu 8.10 repos is hopelessly outdated and (IMHO) totally bugged. There’s also the Amarok Neon Project, which aims at providing daily SVN builds for *buntu however lately they have not been updated. So, if you want to be up-to-date with latest Amarok development...

How To Run USDownloader On Ubuntu Server 8.10

November 7th, 2010 by jennyamy 
To run the best in automatiс file share downloading – russian Universal Share Downloader (USD)  (http://www.dimonius.ru/) on a GUI-less (or, they say, headless) Linux server (in my case it’s Ubuntu Server 8.10) we will need four steps. The most complicated thing will be setting up the “fake” framebuffer version of X – Xvfb. The rest is easy. Well, let’s go: 1)...

How To Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On Ubuntu 8.10

November 7th, 2010 by jennyamy 
This guide explains how to set up WebDAV with Apache2 on an Ubuntu 8.10 server. WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the Apache server so that they do not need to be downloaded/uploaded via FTP. Of course, WebDAV can also be used to upload and download files. I do not issue any guarantee...

How To Configure Apache To Use Radius For Two-Factor Authentication On Ubuntu

November 7th, 2010 by jennyamy 
This document describes how to add WiKID two-factor authentication to Apache 2.x using mod_auth_radius on Ubuntu 8.1. A previous article described how to add two factor authentication to apache on Fedora. Interestingly, a patch has been created to update mod_auth_radius to work with Apache 2.2+, however, it has only been updated for Debian and Ubuntu. For Fedora and other RedHat flavors of Linux,...

How To Back Up An Ubuntu 8.10 System With SystemImager

November 7th, 2010 by jennyamy 
SystemImager lets you create images of your Linux installations. To do so, you need an image server (should have enough disk space to store your images) and a so-called golden client (i.e., the system of which you want to make an image). This means that you have to install some software on your image server and on your golden client in order to run SystemImager. This tutorial shows how to install...

How To Install Ubuntu 8.04 With Software RAID1

November 6th, 2010 by jennyamy 
This short guide explains how you can configure software RAID1 during the initial installation of an Ubuntu 8.04 (“Hardy Heron”) system. During Ubuntu installation: From the “Partitions Disks” dialog box, select “Manually edit the partition table”. Select the first disk (”sda”). Say yes to “Create a new empty partition table on this device?”. Use the dialog boxes to...

How To Install And Use gDesklets On Ubuntu 8.04

November 6th, 2010 by jennyamy 
This document describes how to install and use gDesklets on Ubuntu 8.04. Taken from the gDesklets page: “gDesklets is a system for bringing mini programs (desklets), such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. The possibilities are really...

How To Install The Internet Explorer On Ubuntu 8.04

November 6th, 2010 by jennyamy 
This document describes how to install the Internet Explorer (different versions) on Ubuntu 8.04 with IEs4Linux. Some users – especially web developers/designers need different versions of the Internet Explorer to test their pages. This howto is a practical guide without any warranty – it doesn’t cover the theoretical backgrounds. There are many ways to set up such a system –...

How To Make A Fully Customized KDE Live CD/DVD Using Kubuntu

November 6th, 2010 by jennyamy 
Introduction: There are tools available to allow anyone to create and distribute a completely customized Ubuntu Based distribution using the Gnome Desktop. Many Kubuntu users would like to do the same thing but such tools are not fully compatible with KDE and the Kiosk tool does not change or remove all of the Kubuntu defaults so that a program like Remastersys can create a customized ISO with the...

How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) To 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

November 6th, 2010 by jennyamy 
This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron). I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you! 1 Install The Latest Updates Before we can upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron), we must make sure that all available updates for 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) are installed. To do this, we open the Update Manager (System > Administration...