Monthly Archives: January 2008

Changing The /tmp Cleanup Frequency

While the /tmp folder is not a place to store files long-term, occasionally you want to keep things a little longer than the next time you reboot, which is the default on Ubuntu systems. I know a time or two I’ve downloaded something to /tmp during testing, rebooted after making changes and then lost the… Read More »

Continued Impressions of Ubuntu 7.10 on the EeePC

Someone asked me today how Ubuntu was working on the EeePC.  It’s working great!  I thought I might share some of my experiences so far, after a bit more use.  If you are interested in installing Ubuntu 7.10 on your EeePC head on over to the Ubuntu Community Wiki and find out how! Travel This… Read More »

Adding Additional Repositories

UPDATE: As it has been pointed out in the comments, all of the core repositories are enabled in Ubuntu 7.10. This post will only apply to users still on 6.10 and earlier. It has been quite some time since I’ve outlined adding and customizing your repository setup on Ubuntu. I figure it’s time for a… Read More »

Ubuntu Tutorials License Page

I just realized that I no longer have the blog license published in the footer like I did in my previous theme. For that reason I have created a page outlining the license restrictions for use with these tutorials. Basically, the contents of this blog are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution… Read More »

Configuring AWStats on Ubuntu Server

Last nite I sat down and configured AWStats on my Ubuntu 7.10 server. I had previously been using statcounter, a free stat service, but I had noticed that it was one of the causes of slowdown on my page loads. Having to access an external site and javascript wasn’t helping. I also run the server… Read More »

Requesting Apache2 Tuning Tips

In a continued effort to keep this site online all the time I’m looking for some help in tuning apache2.  Earlier today we ran into some serious performance issues based on what I had it tuned to, which caused 3/4 of the total swap to be used.  NOT a good idea. In the meantime I… Read More »

Disabling SSH connections on ipv6

I was parsing through some of the logs on my new server tonite and I saw some unsuccessful ssh connection on ipv6. I thought I would mention quickly how you can disable listening on ipv6. ListenAddress The /etc/ssh/sshd_config file configures how your ssh daemon should run. By default it is likely listening on (all… Read More »

Database Update

I’ve just done an update of the database for this blog.  I did an export and a giant find/replace for some formatting tags I wanted updated.  If you notice anything really odd about the site, pages not displaying, content screwed up, etc please let me know. It appears all is well.. so far. What I… Read More »

How To Install KDE 4.0 in Kubuntu 7.10

With all the hoopla and excitement today in regards to KDE 4.0 release I thought I would publish some instructions on installation for those that want to try it out. There is a KDE 4.0 LiveCD available if you’d like to “try before you buy”, and this tutorial will install KDE 4.0 alongside your current… Read More »

Category: KDE

Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 3 Released

Ubuntu 8.04 alpha 3 was released today.  For those that do active bug work please help squash the bugs in 8.04 so we can make a *really* solid LTS release this spring.  Release announcement and download locations below: ———- Welcome to Hardy Heron Alpha-3, which will in time become Ubuntu 8.04. Pre-releases of Hardy are… Read More »