Category: Tutorials/Tips

How to install Java Runtime on Zenwalk 6.2

How to install Java Runtime on Zenwalk 6.2

Zenwalk is a Slackware-based, Linux operating system. Version 6.2, the latest release, does not come with Java Runtime Environment (jre) installed. What that means is that your browser will not be able to run Java applets when it encounters any on the Web. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the full Java package is in the Current […]

Pardus 2009 firewall, NTP, and openSSH server configuration

Pardus 2009 firewall, NTP, and openSSH server configuration

Pardus is a Linux, desktop-oriented distro that was just reviewed here. This post is to help you configure some very important aspects of the operating system that should have been enabled out of the box. Expert knowledge is not required to make these configuration changes, just the ability to point and click.

Seven Steps to Better SIP Security with Asterisk

In case any of you were wondering why there has been a fairly notable upswing in the attacks happening on SIP endpoints, the answer is “script kiddies.” In the last few months, a number of new tools have made it easy for knuckle-draggers to attack and defraud SIP endpoints, Asterisk-based systems included. There are easily-available tools that scan networks looking […]

Customizing Zenwalk Linux 6 Xfce Desktop

Customizing Zenwalk Linux 6 Xfce Desktop

Zenwalk is a Slackware-derived Linux distribution. The latest upgrade – Zenwalk 6 – was just recently. If you have not done so already, you may read a review here. This goal of this tutorial is to help those new to Zenwalk make their desktop a little bit more, let’s say, user-friendly. If you are an experienced user, you probably know […]

Debian GNU/Linux 5 installation options

Debian GNU/Linux 5 installation options

The Debian GNU/Linux installer has always been one of the best installers you’ll find on any free operating system. My one gripe with it is that it involves far too may steps. That is still true with updated installer that comes with Debian 5, the latest release of the distro. However, this new installer has made selecting the initial options […]

Which Debian 5 iso image should you download?

Which Debian 5 iso image should you download?

Like previous Debian GNU/Linux releases, Debian 5 gives you a number of options when it comes to downloading an iso image for installation. Regardless of platform – x86, x86-64 or any supported platform, you may choose to download a full CD, DVD, USB, or a floppy image, or a small “netinst” iso image.

Sabayon Linux 4 Installation Guide

Sabayon Linux 4 Installation Guide

Sabayon Linux is a Gentoo-based, multi-purpose distribution. Like previous versions of Sabayon Linux, the latest upgrade version, Sabayon Linux 4, installs – by default, more stuff than you’ll ever need. This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install a much leaner Sabayon Linux 4 desktop using the K Desktop Environment, the default desktop environment..

Configure LVM on Sabayon Linux 4

Configure LVM on Sabayon Linux 4

Sabayon Linux 4 is one of a handful of Linux distro that uses LVM as the default disk partitioning scheme. Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is a feature built into the Linux kernel that brings some benefits to hard disk configuration and management under Linux that is not possible with the traditional method of disk management. It makes it possible […]

Linpus Linux 9.6 Installation Guide

Linpus Linux 9.6 Installation Guide

Linpus is a Linux distribution developed and supported by Linpus Technologies, Inc., a company based in Taipei, Taiwan. The latest stable version, Linpus 9.6, or any other version for that matter, has no accessible documentation online. So if you are new to Linux and need some hand-holding installing Linpux 9.6, this step-by-step installation guide is just for you.

OpenSSH Server Installation on Linux Mint 6

OpenSSH Server Installation on Linux Mint 6

OpenSSH is a free implementation of the SSH protocol. It is developed by the OpenBSD team, and provides secure replacements for rlogin, telnet, and ftp. By default, only the client is installed on Linux Mint 6. To install the server, follow these simple steps.

Install Elisa Media Center on Linux Mint 6

Install Elisa Media Center on Linux Mint 6

Elisa Media Center is a modular, cross-platform media center application developed by Fluendo S.A. of Spain. It is installed by default on Sabayon Linux, but on most other distros, you will have to install it yourself. Luckily, it is available as a package in the default repository of Linux Mint (6).

Linux Mint 6 Installation with Custom Disk Partitioning

Linux Mint 6 Installation with Custom Disk Partitioning

Linux Mint 6, the latest stable version of Linux Mint, a (Linux) desktop distro based on Ubuntu 8.10, was released on December 15, 2008. As with Ubuntu and other Ubuntu-based distros, installing Linux Mint (6) involves a simple, seven-step process. On a default installation, the installer creates two partitions: A primary partition for the / (root) file system, which holds […]

Qt Widgets and the Third Dimension

Qt Widgets and the Third Dimension

Some people have been asking how to embed Qt painted content (and especially Qt widgets) in a 3d scene. As I’ve been wanting to do this ever since we added QTransform supporting fully projective transformations, I sat down and wrote a small example demonstrating these capabilities. With no further delay, I present WolfenQt:

Install Elisa Media Center on Foresight Linux

Install Elisa Media Center on Foresight Linux

Elisa Media Center is a free and open source media center application developed by Fluendo SA, the same Spanish company responsible for the development of the Codeina Codec installation Service. It is installed by default on Sabayon Linux, but on a distro like Foresight, you will have to install it yourself.

A “Grey Hat” Guide for Security Researchers

A “Grey Hat” Guide for Security Researchers

The following is a verbatim reproduction of Jennifer Granick’s original post In counseling computer security researchers, I have found the law to be a real obstacle to solving vulnerabilities. The muddy nature of the laws that regulate computers and code, coupled with a series of abusive lawsuits, gives researchers real reason to worry that they might be sued if they […]

Elisa Media Center on Ubuntu 8.10

Elisa Media Center on Ubuntu 8.10

Elisa Media Center is a free and open source, cross-platform media center application from Fluendo SA, the same Spanish company responsible for the development of the Codeina Codec Installer Service. It (Elisa) is installed by default on Sabayon Linux and Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2009, but on distros like Ubuntu, you will have to install it yourself.

Openfiler 2.3 and Interface Bonding

Openfiler 2.3 and Interface Bonding

Openfiler is an rPath Linux-based, free and open source NAS/SAN software solution. We have previously written a comparative post about Openfiler and FreeNAS, the other free and open source NAS/SAN software solution. In this tutorial, we provide some guidance on how to configure interface bonding in Openfiler 2.3, the latest stable version.

LVM Configuration in Ubuntu 8.10

LVM Configuration in Ubuntu 8.10

There are two desktop editions of Ubuntu, the popular Linux distribution. The one most people are used to is the Live CD version, the edition that allows you to take it for a spin without installing it on your PC. The problem with the Live CD edition is that the installer is a watered-down, graphical, 7-step installer that does not […]

Contributing with Git

Contributing with Git

Git is an open source, distributed version control system written by Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, the core of the Linux operating system. Google recently hosted the first Git Developer Conference in their Mountain View headquarters. The three-day event featured talks by prominent Git developers.

A Guide to DRM-Free Living

A Guide to DRM-Free Living

Welcome to our brief guide to living a DRM-free existence. We want to provide a range of links pointing you toward online stores, video/music players, software and hardware that will help you take back your rights as a concerned customer and citizen.