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Debian Tracker How To Disable

You do not want to uninstall Tracker (on a desktop) as there are dependencies you may want to keep/it makes sense to keep. But Disabling Tracker from auto-start on startup will save resources. http://verahill.blogspot.de/2012/08/disabling-tracker-miner-fs.html sudo vi /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker-miner-fs.desktop sudo vi /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker-store.desktop change this line from =true to =false X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=false Kill and Remove databases sudo tracker-control -r check status sudo tracker-control -S

Setup Apache on Ubuntu Desktop

If you just need to use Apache on your Ubuntu Desktop as localhost, these notes apply. But see the other menu options for Ubuntu/Apache setup/care/feeding on a production server. Ubuntu Documentation for Installing and Configuring Apache/2.2.16 on Ubuntu/10.04 You may be looking for this instead > Install a Linode LAMP Server from scratch Install Apache on/from Ubuntu Desktop using Synaptic...

Edit “Other Applications List” in Unity Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

When installing Padre IDE on Ubuntu Desktop, I found Ubuntu (12.04) does not recognize it as an already installed program. So when trying to open a Perl file for editing using right-click, its a dead end – Padre was nowhere to be found. I wasted an hour looking for the answer; found it here > Ubuntu 12.04 Add Program to...

Ubuntu Halts on Boot – Solved – Disable IPv6

Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 Hangs During Boot sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf Add: # IPv6 net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1 Restart: sudo sysctl -p

Linux Debian How To Backup System and Data

Command of the Day :: You want to backup a remote machine (server) from a local (desktop) onto the local; type on local/desktop: sudo rsync -azv -e "ssh -i /home/username/.ssh/id_rsa" username@server.seleads.com:/home/username/ /home/username/server_backup_on_local_desktop username@server.seleads.com:/home/username/ (this is the server login and directory being backed up) -i /home/username/.ssh/id_rsa (if you do not want to use password authentication – key is on local/desktop) ——————–...

After Installing Debian 7 Desktop

Checklist of things to do after installing Debian Gnome The first problem you have with a brand new linux (Debian/Ubuntu) install is the user is not setup in sudoers. So first thing: login as root su sudo adduser username sudo sudo vi /etc/sudoers give permissions to your new user – below root username ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL alternately – unsecure username ALL=(ALL)...

The Weak Link in Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

I’ve tried to love Unity. I keep trying every time I install Ubuntu since Unity was introduced as the GUI of choice. I’ve read a lot about UI design over the years, (Doug Engelbart to John Sculley’s Personal Digital Assistant) so I don’t think I’m a curmudeon about it. But I just can’t be productive on a daily basis with...

Setup SSH for Accessing Remote Server Without Password

On the Remote Server Logged in As User or as root but in users home sudo mkdir ~/.ssh sudo chmod 700 ~/.ssh && chmod 600 ~/.ssh/* On you local (desktop) assuming you have already created your GPG Keys cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh root@example.com 'cat – >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys'

Revert Ubuntu Desktop Unity to Gnome

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gnome-shell reboot choose Gnome at login sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool Use your browser to access Gnome Extensions Read more about Gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04 here. Very well written and thorough. Gnome3 Youtube Channel

Install Virtualbox on Debian 7

I have had some problems getting backups (of VMs) to run on new Debian Desktop installations. Best practice seems to be as follows: sudo apt-get install dkms Use the latest from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wheezy contrib deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy-backports main contrib wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add – sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3

Debian 7 Restart Network

Im using Debian Wheezy (7) desktop with DHCP. I had problems switching from wired to wireless and back, etc. I found that following other instructions did not work. The network will go down no problem;

How To Solve Swappiness (Apache) Problem

Swappiness is a Linux kernel parameter that controls the relative weight given to swapping out runtime memory, as opposed to dropping pages from the system page cache. Swappiness can be set to values between 0 and 100 inclusive. A low value causes the kernel to avoid swapping, a higher value causes the kernel to try to use swap space. The...

Start Reverse Tunnel on boot using autossh for Debian 7

As usual, most of the how-to guides out there are too brief (I’m guilty) or apply to other distros: This works on Linux Debian 7 all-around, and this is a complete how to. It works. You just have to follow a very long thread. No A.D.D. here! We will create a Persistent Reverse SSH Tunnel between 2 machines using autossh....