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Installing MySQL, Basic Usage and Remote Access

In this article I want to demonstrate how to install a MySQL server on Ubuntu 12.04, how to basically use it and how to enable remote access so that a particular database can be used by another computer. 1. Installing …

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How To Install an IRC Server

In this tutorial I will explain how to basically install, configure and run an IRC server. My IRC server of choice is unrealircd, which can be found on the following website:¬†http://www.unrealircd.com/ This tutorial is intended to give a quick overview …

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How To Configure NTP on Ubuntu 12.04

On Ubuntu 12.04 the NTP service can be configured using the following Terminal commands: # Install the NTP daemon sudo apt-get install ntp # Stop the NTP service sudo /etc/init.d/ntp stop # Set your timezone sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata # Set …

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Streaming with VLC Player

VLC is a very powerful media player which has tons of options and can play almost every media file. In this how-to I will demonstrate how easy it is to set up an HTTP audio/video stream. VLC supports other streaming …

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How To Reset The Root Password

At some point you might get into the awkward situation that you have to administrate an old linux server, but you can’t remember the root password because you haven’t touched the server for a while. I’ll show you how you …

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Some Useful Unix Commands

Here’s a list of some useful unix commands with brief explanations of the parameters. “/foo/bar/” will be used as a placeholder for a directory name and “file” for a particular file name. This list will be extended from time to …

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Size Mismatch Error During Ubuntu Update

I recently tried to update my Ubuntu machines at work using the Ubuntu Update Manager but it always aborted with the following error message: Failed to fetch http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/bind9/dnsutils_9.7.1.dfsg.P2-2ubuntu0.5_i386.deb Size mismatch Failed to fetch http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/bind9/libisc60_9.7.1.dfsg.P2-2ubuntu0.5_i386.deb Size mismatch Failed to fetch http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox-branding_3.6.24+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1_i386.deb …

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Updating VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10

I had VirtualBox 4.1.4 running on my Ubuntu 11.10 machine and today I wanted to update it to the current version 4.1.6. This didn’t exactly work as I expected, so I decided to share my experience and describe how I …

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