Archive of 'HOWTOs'

Amarok 2.1 is out & Installing Amarok 2.1 on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

[ Saturday, 13 June 2009, SathyaBhat ]

I was catching up on some feeds yesterday, and this piece of news caught my eye – Amarok 2.1 released. Being a long time Amarok fan ( heck Amarok itself was catalyst to make me use my SUSE 10.0 use full time) – I read the article with great interest. Amarok 2 users would know [...]

Synchronize Google Calender and Accept Microsoft Outlook Meeting Invites in Mozilla Thunderbird

[ Saturday, 9 May 2009, SathyaBhat ]

I’ve been using Mozilla Thunderbird pretty extensively past few months. Even though I do have Microsoft Outlook installed on my work laptop – with the amount of mails  that I send and receive, Outlook just dies when the Inbox size shoots up and that’s an absolute killer. One of the problems with Thunderbird is that [...]

Configuring WPA2 (AES) in Slackware

[ Sunday, 10 August 2008, asperczwielun ]

The following is a follow-up to the WPA-PSK HOWTO, describing the way to configure the HP 530 laptop, Slackware 12.1 OS and a Lantech wireless access-point router using WPA2 encryption method. It might be however tuned up to match other router/distro combinations.

Configuring WPA-PSK (TKIP) in Slackware

[ Friday, 8 August 2008, asperczwielun ]

This HOWTO describes the way to configure and manage a WPA-PSK (TKIP) connection between a HP 530 laptop running Slackware 12.1 and a Lantech router with a wireless access point. To get the encryption running, the wpa_supplicant package is required. Unfortunately, the stock package didn’t work correctly for me, which I worked around by building [...]

TrueCrypt 5: Encrypt your drive in GUI

[ Sunday, 10 February 2008, Bastion ]

A few days ago TrueCrypt 5.0 has been released, a great tool for encrypting your hard drives. It can be used to encrypt existing partitions or create a virtual one located in a single file. In this article we cover the changes in version 5.0 and provide you some useful benchmarks.

Installing Linux in PXE mode

[ Wednesday, 9 January 2008, michuk ]

Installing Linux is trivial nowadays. You just need to download ISO image, burn it on CD/DVD and reboot the machine. But, what if… the computer doesn’t have a CD drive? Well, don’t worry. In such case you can install Linux directly through the net. This is called PXE and in this article you’ll learn how to use it.

Installing Debian, XP and… Windows Vista in Vmware

[ Tuesday, 25 September 2007, paulina ]

In the first part of this article (see first part of the article Vmware Server Console – Introduction to Virtualization) learned how to set up Vmware for a LiveCD system. Now I’m going to show you how to install Debian, Windows XP and… Windows Vista under Vmware.

Vmware Server Console — Introduction to Virtualization

[ Monday, 16 July 2007, paulina ]

The majority of Linux users have gotten used to keeping more than one operating system on their hard disks. Most frequently the second system is a version of Microsoft Windows needed for running some application WINE refuses to start. Constant switching is irritating. Fortunately there is another option. Virtualization technology allows us to run several systems on the same computer, at the same time. My examples are based on the Vmware Server Console v. 1.0.3 (distributed free of charge).