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TIP: Getting rid of common errors in chroot mode

In lot of my previous posts, I have mentioned using “chroot” to do different things. However, while you are in chroot, depending upon your actions, you might get see some error messages which are usually non-fatal and will let you do whatever you are trying to do (in general). Although in general it is a […]

HOWTO: Send attachments and message from shell script using mail command

Purpose: In one our previous post we saw how to send emails using shell script. In this blog post we will extend that concept and see how we can send attachments also along with the email body message in just one command from shell script using our familiar mail command. Step 1: Prepare your e-mail […]

TIP: Fixing sendmail configuration error

Problem I usually use the sendmail program to send out emails from my Debian system. Recently I tried to do some changes to my /etc/mail/sendmail.mc file and after making the changes I had to generate the /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file by using any one of the following commands: make   (or make -C /etc/mail) or sendmailconfig or m4 […]

TIP: Where to find global php.ini file in Debian

So let’s say you get the following error message on your Debian system while browsing a LAMP application like MediaWiki: Allowed memory size of 147281674 bytes exhausted in <some-file>.php on line 57 Then you start to search on the Internet with the above error message and you find advices like: memory_limit = 32M to your […]

Discussion: Difference between debootstrap and cdebootstrap

I wanted to write about this topic since last year but never got around it. What I find surprising is that things have not changed much even as off today with regards to this issue. Last year, I wrote a blog article on bootstrapping your system using debootstrap. Later on, I wrote  another article which […]

HOWTO: Execute a command automatically upon GDM/GNOME login

Purpose: Let’s say you want to execute a command or a script automatically every time you log into your GDM/GNOME environment. How do you do that? There is no intuitive way currently to do that. So let’s get started… Assumption I am assuming that you have already installed GDM and GNOME on your system. # […]

HOWTO: Enable LDAP/Active Directory Authentication with MediaWiki – Part 1

Oh Boy! It’s been over 4 months now since I wrote a blog post. Work and my other daily activities like exercise, cooking, cleaning, etc. has been really keeping me busy.  With this post my intention is to slowly start blogging back again. Purpose: Sometime back I had blogged about how to install and configure […]

HOWTO: Using wodim program to burn/write CDs and DVDs in Debian Linux

Purpose: In my earlier post, we saw 10 useful programs to burn CDs/DVDs in Linux amongst which cdrecord was one of them. In this blog post we will learn how to use the cdrecord program to burn CDs and DVDs. The package cdrecord is just a dumy package in Debian Lenny which provides wodim, the […]

TIP: 10 useful CD/DVD writing programs/software in Debian Linux

Purpose: In this post we will see some CDs/DVDs burning (or writing) software that are available in Debian Lenny. For a long time I have been dreading to burn CDs in Linux (don’t know why) and I always use to end up burning in Windows. Finally I decided to learn burning CDs/DVDs and here are […]

HOWTO: Tuning your MySQL database for indexing search results in MediaWiki

Purpose: The popular MySQL open source database suite is the back bone of a vast majority of LAMP type systems or rather system which requires web and database access. One such example is MediaWiki. Now MediaWiki has a very good default search engine including full-text search. However the other day, somebody informed me that they […]

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