In order to convert WMA file into MP3 format in Ubuntu (or Debian) you should install the following requirements first: 1. mplayer (sudo aptitude install mplayer) 2. lame (sudo aptitude install lame) 3. win32 codecs (sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras) and then convert file.wma into file.mp3… Read More »Convert WMA to MP3 in Ubuntu
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,… Read More »FAQ: How to change Duplex and/or Auto-Negotiation NIC settings in Linux?
There is still no native Linux support of newly unveiled browser Google Chrome but guys from CodeWeavers prepared the port of Chromium (official name of Google Chome for Linux). This staff is already available for downloading as DEB packages for Ubuntu (32-bit and 64-bit), as… Read More »Try Google Chrome in Linux
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… Read More »Future plans for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)
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… Read More »Ubuntu: Install Gnome
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… Read More »OpenLDAP + Samba Domain Controller on Debian or Ubuntu
If you downloaded fresh Firefox 3 installation e.g. from here and tried to install it in Debian Etch, you might notice that latest version of the popular browser requires GTK+ 2.10 while Etch contains only 2.8: We’re sorry, this application requires a version of the… Read More »Install Firefox 3 in Debian Etch
Question: How can I block traffic coming from specific operating system in Linux? In other words, how can I block traffic from Windows users on my firewall and allows other people? Answer: There is an iptables module named OSF (passive OS Fingerprinting) that was written… Read More »FAQ: How to block/allow packets sent by specific Operating System with iptables?
Checkinstall is extremely useful utility to create .deb packages for Debian, Ubuntu (or .rpm packages for Fedora, RedHat, CentOs) from .tar.gz (or .tgz) source tarball after it’s compiled at your Linux box. In other words you can prepare binary package for later usage without need… Read More »Create .deb or .rpm from .tar.gz with checkinstall