Auto update for Debian/Ubuntu

I use the following script to automatically update my Ubuntu box.
I don’t recommend using this on your production servers!

#!/bin/bash

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No LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) in Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

There is a new catch if you want to enable 5.1 surround sound in Ubuntu 9.04. First you need to follow the same steps like you did for Hardy Heron. There is an old post I wrote about […] Continue Reading…

Apply themes to GTK apps running as root

When you install custom GTK themes, applications running as root will still look ugly.
To make your current installed themes available to the root account as well, you just need to run these in your terminal:

sudo ln -s ~/.themes /root/.themes
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Songbird: glibc 2.8 detects invalid free() pointer

Sometimes I use Songbird to listen to my music files or internet radio. On some systems running Ubuntu 8.10 it does not run. The error is a known bug reported by some people.
The resolution is simple. Just remove libvisual-0.4-plugins.
sudo […] Continue Reading…

Bash script to retrieve info about current playing track on ARM.FM

I am a big fan of ARM.FM.
Their playlist contains the freshest tracks in the dance music.
I wanted to keep track of the tunes I like the most, so I made a little script to update a file on my […] Continue Reading…

Install Django on Ubuntu 8.10

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
To install it on your Ubuntu, follow the next steps:

1. Install python (if you have it installed, skip this step)
sudo apt-get install python

2. Download the […] Continue Reading…

New artwork for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

In the next version of Ubuntu, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, the users will be prestented with new looks. Softpedia has already posted screenshots of the new login screen, themes, and USplash theme. Though no new background has been selected yet, […] Continue Reading…

How to setup vsftpd FTP on Ubuntu Linux

vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast.
Using this instructions, you can set up vsftpd on variuos linux distros. This tutorial will show you how to set up your […] Continue Reading…

RFID tags

RFID (Radio-frequency identification) is an automatic identification method.
RFID tags can be used in passports, transportation payments, product tracking, transportation and logistics, lap scoring, animal identification.
Human implants are also available but the experts warned against using RFID for authenticating people […] Continue Reading…

Monitor your downtime

easy.MEDIA launched a website monitoring service (www.e-nagios.com) based on nagios.
The service offers SMS/Email notification to meet your need for mobility.
The servers/websites will be crossed-monitored to avoid false alarms.

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