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Nov 21, 2009 - 1 minute read - tips

Linux security

Security pages http://www.userlocal.com/security/securitytips.php http://aymanh.com/tips-to-secure-linux-workstation The IBM guide to securing Linux :- http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/lbrary/l-seclnx1.html

Nov 21, 2009 - 6 minute read - tips

Vista access to samba pre V3

Vista was not able to connect to Samba versions earlier than v3 without this workaround. in vista: open the run command and type secpol.msc click continue when prompted click on local policies –> security options navigate to the policy “Network security:Lan manager authentication level” and open it the default policy is NTVLM2 change this to “LM and NTLM - use NTVLM2 session security if negotiated once this is done, vista will be able to view network drives on samba severs Samba Passwords W95 W98 How to use Samba with encrypted and unencrypted passwords simultaneously, thereby allowing access to both Win95 (unencrypted) and Win98 (encrypted) sessions.

Nov 21, 2009 - 7 minute read - tips

Linux Hardware Diagnostics

Hardware Diagnostics In order to configure a Driver for some Hardware, we first need to identify it properly. Often, the name of the product we bought is unknown, or is too generic. What we are most interested in, is the name of the manufacturer and model of the chips (chip-sets) found on our Hardware Device… … Because this is what the Driver eventually communicates with. The lspci Command Allows us to identify the type of Hardware we have on our system.

Nov 21, 2009 - 2 minute read - tips

Dell inspiron ATI radeon hd2600 twin-head drver for Lin

ATI Catalyst™ Display Driver Previous Drivers & Software * ATI Proprietary Linux Driver FAQ * Linux Crew Driver Feedback * Driver Update Notification * Unofficial Wiki for the ATI Linux Driver * * ATI Linux Platform Bug Reporting * ** Version ** 9.4 ** Operating System(s) ** Linux x86; Linux x86_64 ** Products Supported ** [](https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_94_linux.pdf) ** Documentation ** var slwp; if (slwp == null) slwp = new Array(); slwp['ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_SummaryLinkFieldControl1_SummaryLinkFieldControl1'] = "WebForm_DoPostBackWithOptions\u0028new WebForm_PostBackOptions\u0028\u0022ctl00$PlaceHolderMain$SummaryLinkFieldControl1$SummaryLinkFieldControl1\u0022, \u0022SLWPToken\u0022, false, \u0022\u0022, \u0022\u0022, true, true\u0029\u0029"; <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="slm-layout-main" id="slwp_ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_SummaryLinkFieldControl1_SummaryLinkFieldControl1" ><tbody ><tr > * Release Notes * Installer Instructions ** Downloads ** By clicking the download button, I agree to the Terms and Conditions.

May 30, 2009 - 1 minute read - meetings

Meeting

At this meeting: Dave installed Ubuntu on his free machine provided by PCRecycler. Next meeting Sat June 6th.

May 23, 2009 - 1 minute read - meetings

Meeting - medibuntu for extra repo's

Tony demo’d PC-OS 2009 which is Ubuntu based with XFCE windows manager. Comes with most media Codecs, apart from libdvdcss2. Tony is away for a few weeks, but will be happy to Demo it again to anyone interested next time he is in. Check out http://www.medibuntu.org/ for instructions on how to install extra repositories. Also see this Ubuntu guide. http://www.ubuntu pocketguide.com/download_main.html