November 2011

How To Password-Protect Directories With mod_auth_mysql On Apache2 (Debian Squeeze)

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This guide explains how to password-protect web directories (with users from a MySQL database) with mod_auth_mysql on Apache2 on a Debian Squeeze server. It is an alternative to the plain-text password files provided by mod_auth and allows you to use normal SQL syntax to create/modify delete users. You can also configure mod_auth_mysql to authenticate against an existing MySQL user table.

Sound issues

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root@Floyd:/home/rock# lspci -v | grep audio

I get not return for my sound card. Why?

root@Floyd:/home/rock# alsaconf
bash: alsaconf: command not found

root@Floyd:/home/rock# alsa reload
/usr/sbin/alsa: Warning: Processes using sound devices: 2144(mixer_applet2).
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-hda-codec-realtek snd-hda-intel snd-hda-codec snd-hwdep snd-pcm snd-seq snd-timer snd-seq-device snd-page-alloc (failed: modules still loaded: snd-hda-intel snd-hda-codec snd-hwdep snd-pcm snd-timer snd-page-alloc).

Enabling Compiz Fusion On Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu Linux 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) Unity desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 11.10 With Nginx [ISPConfig 3]

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This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) server with nginx for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. Since version 3.0.4, ISPConfig comes with full support for the nginx web server in addition to Apache, and this tutorial covers the setup of a server that uses nginx instead of Apache. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: nginx and Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Anyone get a Canon LIDE110 Scanner Working in SQUEEZE

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Just got a Canon LIDE 110 Scanner. Sane doesn't see it. when running lsusb, I do see the scanner. I attempted to follow the procedures at When running make it terminates with:

sanei_udp.c: In function 'sanei_udp_set_nonblock':
sanei_udp.c:199: error: 'save_flags' undeclared (first use in this function)
sanei_udp.c:199: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
sanei_udp.c:199: error: for each function it appears in.)
sanei_udp.c:199: warning: implicit declaration of function 'fcntl'
sanei_udp.c:199: error: 'F_GETFL' undeclared (first use in this function)
sanei_udp.c:201: error: 'O_NONBLOCK' undeclared (first use in this function)

GNOME 3.0 update gone bad

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I have just received the GNOME 3.0 updates for my Debian testing distribution and had to find out the hard way that it is apparently broken. Where do I start to fix this?

What I did was to update from GNOME 2.3 to 3.0 with the help of the Synaptic Package Manager and restarted my Linux box. Despite the new look of it and all icons, themes, images and settings disappearing is my new GNOME 3.0 unusable. The mouse pointer moves, but I do not get menus to open, no right- or left-click does anything and I am stuck with a completely unusable desktop.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 11.10)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV.

Debian Project News - November 7th 2011

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The Debian Project
Debian Project News
November 7th, 2011

How To Let Your Wallpapers Rotate With Webilder (Linux Mint 11)

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This article is about how to automatically change your desktop wallpaper on prespecified intervals with a software called Webilder that also downloads new wallpapers from flickr and webshots every few hours. This is also the software used for rotating wallpapers in the Ubuntu derivative Pinguy OS. I have installed and tried Webilder on Linux Mint 11, however it should also work on all other Debian and Ubuntu based distributions.

Running SugarCRM Community Edition On Nginx (LEMP) on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

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SugarCRM is a webbased CRM solution written in PHP. SugarCRM is available in different flavours called "Editions" ("Community" (free), "Professional", and "Enterprise"). In this tutorial I will describe the installation of the free Community Edition on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). With the modules My Portal, Calendar, Activities, Contacts, Accounts, Leads, Opportunities, Cases, Bugtracker, Documents and Email, SugarCRM Community Edition offers everything that can be expected from a CRM solution.