Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu’

DKIM with Postfix – My Multiple Site Setup

Monday, December 31st, 2012

I honestly can’t remember where I originally got my setup from. This is a pretty good tutorial though.... Read More

From Win/Linux dual boot to Linux RAID

Monday, May 21st, 2012

I’ve just had a shit of a time going from a dual boot setup with Windows on sda and Ubuntu on sdb to a Ubuntu only software RAID1 setup using both drives without having to erase or otherwise screw up the existing Ubuntu install on sdb (I’m using Lucid Lynx). ... Read More

How to format and mount a second harddrive in the Ubuntu shell

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

I just had to format and mount a second HD in a Ubuntu system.... Read More

Cairo Dock – Buuf style!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

I’ve just finished customizing Cairo Dock in Karmic Koala, I installed through the weekly repository which worked like a charm. At first I tried installing the default Ubuntu version through Synaptic but that older version proved to bee too unstable, the one I have now is 2.2 and runs like a charm.... Read More

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) 64bit on a SONY VAIO AW11Z

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

First of all, I have to say I’m really happy the way it turned out, at the moment I’m having no problems at all running a 64bit version of Ubuntu, but damn, the road here was horrible.... Read More

VirtualBox with WinXP guest in Ubuntu

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

1.) Get the newest VirtualBox through Synaptic for instance.
2.) Don’t use or install VBoxGtk, the default manager is good enough.
3.) Follow the wizard after clicking new, choose expanding disk space (20 gig to start with) and 512 MB RAM.
4.) If you don’t have your XP on a CD just mount an ISO instead, it’s easy you just browse to it after selecting ISO instead of CD/DVD.
5.) Now you will have resolution problems if you’re on a wide screen monitor. Have no fear, on the actual window running XP there is a Devices menu, choose Install Guest Additions there.
6.) If the install of the additions doesn’t automatically begin simply browse to the mounted ISO in explorer and double click it to begin.
7.) Enjoy any resolution you want as well as not having to release the mouse all the time.
8.) Turn off notifications because they will screw with VirtualBox, very annoying flickers every time they pop up. I couldn’t find a better solution than this one from Ted Dziuba. What a mess that this thing can’t be shut down in the preferences.... Read More

Ext3 or ext4? That and upgrading to Jaunty

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Today I somehow ended up on ext3’s wikipedia page, I wanted to check whether it’s really true that no defragmentation is needed like they say.... Read More

Compiz Fusion – finally working

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Using Intrepid and the newest Nvidia drivers (version no. 180), Compiz Fusion finally works, so does TwinView. What a massive relief, finally!... Read More

Being Linux admin – setting up virtual servers and Samba

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I’m now programming casino and poker related sites in Malta. First of all, the in house CMS solution we use for our sites is tightly connected to the use of virtual servers in Apache. So first up was trying to implement that without using some admin tool like Plesk or cPanel.... Read More

Historic day for me and Linux

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I’m writing in the middle of the jungle, using a GPRS modem on Linux, read on and you’ll understand why that’s such a massive milestone. Up until now there has been only one single reason why I’ve still used Windows, my Salomon modem wouldn’t work on Linux.... Read More