Category Archives: Ubuntu

Anything related to Ubuntu, yes, it’s zedomax’s OS of choice…

Ubuntu Linux Hack – How to Install Fresh Copy of Ubuntu without Losing your Current Program Settings!

If you are a hard-core Ubuntu/Linux supporter like me, you will need to learn how to save your programs when you install a fresh copy of Ubuntu.

Here’s how to do it:

Configuration

Keeping your configuration intact is pretty straight forward and obvious. Just backup your /home folder onto an external drive or whatever. Make sure you also grab the hidden files, don’t do my mistake! Applications

Now for the current applications. Basically we just need to make a full list of the installed apps. sudo dpkg –get-selections &

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Download New Ubuntu 8.10!

As a person who dislikes Apple and Microsoft‘s deceptive advertising practices, I am glad that the new version of Ubuntu 8.10 is now available for download.  Although I have too many apps working on my Windows PC, I will be trying out Ubuntu 8.10 on my spare laptops and see how well it performs.  Maybe I might even swap out my main PC too soon.

Producti

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Debian Hack – How to Setup your Mirror!

This might not be for all of you but for those Linuxers out there, here’s an example of how to setup your mirror:

(Mirror is a way of replicating one server to another btw if you didn’t know.)

To download the mirrors I use this script: <script sync_mirror.sh>

#!/bin/bash OPTIONS="--nosource --progress --postcleanup --ignore-release-gpg --ignore-small-errors --pdiff=none"; MIRROR=`basename ${0} | cut -f2 -d "_"` DEST="/home/debian-mirror" case "${MIRROR}" in "debian" ) METHOD="--method=http" HOST="--host=ftp.d

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Ubuntu Hack – How to Make Ubuntu run Super Fast!

For those of us who are anti-Windows and anti-Mac, we will benefit from learning how to make Ubuntu run super fast.

Here’s some great tips on minimizing processes to make your Ubuntu run faster than ever:

1. Remove Network Manager if you do not need it “sudo apt-get remove network-manager”. If possible give yourself a static IP in /etc/network/interfaces like so:

auto lo iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.150 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.100 broadcast 192.168.0.255 gat

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Linux Server Hack – How to Limit Bandwidth with Linux, TC, and iproute2!

Remember I did a quick post on how to write a load-balancing script (or bandwidth throttling)?

Well, today I found another cool script for limiting bandwidth.  I believe this one if more complicated but if you need it, it might be greatly helpful.

Here’s the code via Adamsinfo.com:

# Set some variables #!/bin/b

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Linus Torvalds – Software is like sex: it’s better when it’s free

I remember first hearing about Linus Travolds back in the early 90s and I thought Linux was going to be a hit in year 2000.

Well, it turns out I was right, just about 10 years early.  You have to admit, Linux is really taking over the world right now with web servers (including this one) and Eee PCs and other laptops that come loaded with Linux.

Anyways, I don’t want to bore my readers, h

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Wine Version 1.1.5 Now Available for Download!

Wine, a Linux application that lets you run Windows programs, has now released version 1.1.5: (Go knock yourself out now, drink too much wine!)

The Wine development release 1.1.5 is now available. What's new in this release (see below for details): - Substantial JavaScript implementation. - Partial support for layered windows. - Support for Unicode file export in Regedit. - Proper exception handling in widl-generated code. - Asynchronous requests and cookies suppor

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Eee PC Hack – How to install Ubuntu Eee for ASUS Eee PCs!

In case you have bought an ASUS Eee PC with Windows, there’s a special version of Ubuntu, customized just for the Eee PC models.

This allows you to install the Ubuntu on Eee PCs without too much headache as it has already been configured for the factory hardware.

Ubuntu Eee is not only Ubuntu optimized for the Asus Eee PC. It’s an operating system, using the Netbook Remix interface, which favors the best software available instead of o

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DIY Linux HACK – HOW TO optimize your WordPress Blog, MediaWiki, or any other high load website with Compression!

Well, we did a lot of server hacking before with some MySQL, eAccelerator, and httpd.

There’s a lot of major blogs out there I have checked using Web Page Compression Tool that are not using compression. (For one, I checked John Chow’s blog)

Try to check one of your posts instead of checking your main URL as the tool is funky with root domains. (e.g. Check https://zedomax.com/blog/2008/02/23/never-give-up-especially-your-blog-dude/ instead of http://zedomax.com)

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DIY HACK – HOWTO Upgrade (or downgrade) from Vista to Windows XP!

(Your computer will be faster and more reliable using Windows XP vs. Vista)

After testing out Windows Vista on one of my 6 PCs laying around my apartment, I finally decided it was time to scrap Vista for Windows XP.

Well, it turns out my HP a6040n desktop I bought off the shelf at Fry’s sucked at downgrading to XP. Why?

You go to HP’s driver downloads and

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