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Installing TrueType Fonts

To install TrueType on a gnome system, follow these steps:

  1. Create a ~/.fonts directory.
  2. Copy the TrueType files to your ~/.fonts directory.
  3. Verify that the fonts are available to your system with the fc-list command.
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 15:29

Clean out SMTP queue in MS Exchange

This is an issue that can cause a lot of grief if you have a lot of NDR messages in a queue, if your server has been attacked with spam, if someone is using it as an unauthorized relay, or a few other scenarios. There are 2 ways to clean it up. If its only a few messages that you need to delete, the best way is to use method 1, for a large amount of emails, use method 2.

Thursday, 30 October 2008 10:16

Installing LAMP server on Ubuntu

Ubuntu version that was used: 8.04

To begin, install some packages that may be required later on:

sudo apt-get install binutils cpp fetchmail flex gcc libarchive-zip-perl libc6-dev libcompress-zlib-perl libdb4.3-dev libpcre3 libpopt-dev lynx m4 make ncftp nmap openssl perl perl-modules unzip zip zlib1g-dev autoconf automake1.9 libtool bison autotools-dev g++ build-essential

Then, install MySQL:

Thursday, 18 September 2008 14:34

Adding language layouts to Xfce

If you need to use multiple keyboard layouts, the panel keyboard layout switch in Xfce is not very useful (at least at the time of this writing). All you can do is add it to the panel and see your default language. Assuming that the language is already installed on your system and you just want to add it to the layout switcher, here's what needs to be done:

Thursday, 18 September 2008 07:58

Installing Xfce on Ubuntu

Why Xubuntu?

Xfce is ideal workstation desktop environment for slower end computers (P2 and up with 256 megs of RAM or so). Kubuntu and Ubuntu with KDE and Gnome can consume quite a bit of resources, so if you need something lightweight you should consider Xfce. Xubuntu is the version of Ubuntu that comes with Xfce as its default desktop environment.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 12:29

Count the number of files

This is a bash command that returns the number of files in a current directory:

ls | wc -l
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 13:41

Find out your computer name

There are various ways to find out the name of the computer, but this seems to be the fastest:

Go to: Start -> Run -> Type "cmd" and hit enter -> type "echo %COMPUTERNAME%" and enter

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 13:29

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