FAQ: How to change Duplex and/or Auto-Negotiation NIC settings in Linux?

Q: How to disable auto-negotiation option of my network interface card and set up half/full duplex mode manually from Linux command line (CLI)? By the way, how to see current settings? A: There are several Linux utilities coming with almost any distribution including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat, Mandriva, Centos whatever. See details below. ethtool This is rather powerful utility can display and change settings of ethernet network interface card. You […]

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Weekly portion of Linux humor [6 pics]

Umm… See pictures below…

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Future plans for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

Today Mark Shuttleworth unveiled in ubuntu-devel-announce mail-lists some future plans for Ubuntu 9.04 that will be named as The Jaunty Jackalope. Here is the part of Mark’s short message: There are some specific goals that we need to meet in Jaunty. One of them is boot time. We want Ubuntu to boot as fast as possible – both in the standard case, and especially when it is being tailored to […]

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Ubuntu: Install Gnome

Why one should want to install Gnome in Ubuntu as it comes with this distribution by default? The answer is rather short: it works for Ubuntu server initially installed without X window manager. Here you go: sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop gdm When done you can run gnome desktop manager (gdm) and type your username and password to access Gnome Desktop and start using GUI applications: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start If you […]

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OpenLDAP + Samba Domain Controller on Debian or Ubuntu

Historically domain controllers (DCs) were Windows servers responding to security authentication requests (logging in, etc.) within the Windows Server domain. Today Samba project goes beyond emulating Windows shares and can be used as Primary Domain Controller in Windows network. To help people who are under installing/configuring Samba as a DC in their network I published here several links which helped me with this task. First of all, be ready for […]

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