Howto configure and install Oracle on Linux

November 11th, 2010 by upa_kid 
I’ve received lots mail regarding this issue. A typical question How do I install Oracle on Redhat or Suse Linux? Howto configure Oracle along with few DBA questions. First, Oracle goes very well with Redhat / Oracle Linux or Suse Linux. Don’t try other disto. Other distro may work but it requires some expertise. Personally I have installed Oracle on RHEL 4 and Suse Linux as well as few...

Howto Install Ubuntu Studio Linux and Apache (LAMP) Server

November 11th, 2010 by upa_kid 
Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu. It’s built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It provide a suite of the best open-source applications available for multimedia creation. Completely free to use, modify and redistribute. Howtoforge has published a nice step by step instructions for the same: It is an official derivative of...

Howto Install OGG support for Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX

November 11th, 2010 by upa_kid 
Ogg is an open standard for a free container format for digital multimedia, unrestricted by software patents and designed for efficient streaming and manipulation. Ogg is maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. I’ve already written about: Why Linux doesn’t support mp3, allow watching DVDs and selected wifi cards out of the box? Short answer – copyright/IP laws prevent shipping all these...

FreeBSD Install Lighttpd Web Server

November 11th, 2010 by upa_kid 
I’ve received couple of request about running Lighttpd web server under FreeBSD: How do I install Lighttpd web server under FreeBSD along with MySQL 5 and PHP5? lighttpd a secure, fast, compliant and very flexible web-server which has been optimized for high-performance environments. It has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set...

Install Squid Proxy Server on CentOS / Redhat enterprise Linux 5

November 11th, 2010 by upa_kid 
I’ve already wrote about setting up a Linux transparent squid proxy system. However I’m getting lots of questions about Squid basic installation and configuration: How do I install Squid Proxy server on CentOS 5 Liinux server? Sure Squid server is a popular open source GPLd proxy and web cache. It has a variety of uses, from speeding up a web server by caching repeated requests, to...

Install Drizzle On Debian Lenny

November 11th, 2010 by jennyamy 
Drizzle is a Free Software/Open Source database management system (DBMS) that was forked from version 6.0 of the MySQL DBMS. Like MySQL, Drizzle has a client/server architecture and uses SQL as its primary command language. Drizzle is distributed under version 2 of the GNU General Public License. Drizzle is written in the C++ programming language, and stores its string data in an UTF-8 format. It...

How to: Install and Setup XEN Virtualization Software on CentOS Linux 5

November 10th, 2010 by upa_kid 
One of our regular reader asks: I’m using CentOS Linux 5 server. How do I set up Xen on Linux ? How do I install guest VPS oses such as Fedora or Windows 2000 or Debian Linux inside XEN? Xen is a free open source software virtual machine monitor for Intel / PowerPC architectures. It is software that runs on a host operating system and allows several guest operating systems to be run on...

Install PHP Pear Mail / SMTP package on CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux

November 10th, 2010 by upa_kid 
Recently I’ve noticed that Redhat removed support for following php pear packages: a) NET/SMTP : An implementation of the SMTP protocol b) Mail : Class that provides multiple interfaces for sending emails c) Net/Socke : Network Socket Interface The simplest solution is downloading and installs these files from php pear repo. Step # 1: Download files Use wget command to download all files: #...

CentOS / Red Hat Linux: Install and manage iSCSI Volume

November 10th, 2010 by upa_kid 
Internet SCSI (iSCSI) is a network protocol s that allows you to use of the SCSI protocol over TCP/IP networks. It is good alternative to Fibre Channel-based SANs. You can easily manage, mount and format iSCSI Volume under Linux. It allows access to SAN storage over Ethernet. Open-iSCSI Project Open-iSCSI project is a high-performance, transport independent, multi-platform implementation of iSCSI....

How to: Install KDE 4 Desktop under Ubuntu Linux 7.10

November 9th, 2010 by upa_kid 
KDE 4 has been released. I’ve received couple of questions about installing KDE 4 under Ubuntu Linux 7.10. KDE 4 Packages are available for Ubuntu Linux version 7.10 (Gutsy) and from development Ubuntu Linux Hardy version. They install to /usr/lib/kde4 and can be installed alongside your existing KDE 3. However these packages are not compatible with KDE 4 beta packages. Following simple step...

Install Flash Player 10 Under Ubuntu Linux

November 6th, 2010 by upa_kid 
Adobe flash player version 10 (code-named “Astro”) has been released and available for download. It has many new features such as: + Visual performance improvements + 3D effects + Custom Filters and Effects + Advanced Text Layout + Enhanced Drawing API + Performance improvements and much more. You must uninstall any currently installed Flash Player before installing the beta under Linux...

How to Install and Configure ProFTPD in RHEL / CentOS / Fedora Linux

November 6th, 2010 by upa_kid 
This is a user contributed tutorial. ProFTPD is an enhanced, secure and highly configurable FTP server. Its configuration syntax is very similar to apache web server. It offers several functionalities such as: + multiple virtual server + anonymous + authenticated access + chroot jail support + SSL/TLS encryption + RADIUS, LDAP and SQL support etc Install ProFTPD server Type the following command...