Category : "Linux"

Take screenshot of virtualbox guest os

Virtualbox If you are a blogger, doing experiments with various oses on virtualbox and writing tutorials and posts, then you will need to take screenshots of the guest os things inside virtualbox. For normal screenshot tasks a tool like shutter works very well. But with virtualbox you get the screenshot of the entire virtualbox window which has to be edited later and ...

Check disk space usage on linux with Ncdu

Ncdu - Ncurses du Ncdu is a command line tool to view and analyse disk space usage on linux. It can drill down into directories and report space used by individual directories. This way it is very easy to track down space consuming files/directories. It actually allows the user to do this much faster than even a gui file manager. On ...

Use active mode ftp in dolphin/konqueror in kde

Dolphin and Konqueror are the main file system browser on the kde desktop on linux. And they can open remote ftp file systems with the "ftp://" urls. By default they use passive mode ftp, but can be configured to use active mode ftp as well. The ftp protocol operates in 2 modes. Namely passive and active. Unlike http, ftp connection relies ...

Using ssh to browse remote file system in Dolphin & Konqueror on KDE

Dolphin/Konqueror Dolphin and konqueror are 2 powerful file managers available for the KDE desktop on linux. Both of them support accessing remote file systems over protocols like ftp. So if you want to access the files on your server over ftp simply type ftp://[email protected]_or_ip It will then ask for the password and open the remote file system like a local file system. The user ...

Run php-fpm with separate user/uid and group on linux

Php-FPM Php fpm is the new way to setup php to run with your webserver. Php-fpm is a fastcgi process manager for php that is totally separate from the webserver. The webserver communicates with fpm through a socket and passes the name of the script to execute. So fpm can run with any web server that is fastcgi compatible. I recently moved ...

An overview of apache mpms and php server apis

Apache + Php When setting up an apache+php server to run your php applications, there are lots of configuration parameters to deal with. The most important is the php Server Api (sapi). It determines how exactly is apache going to run the php scripts. Along with the php sapi another important thing to select is the apache mpm (multi processing module). ...

Setup key based authentication in openssh on linux

SSH - Secure Shell SSH provides terminal access to control a remote web server over a secure encrypted connection. It is similar to telnet except that the entire communication is encrypted so its more secure. To connect to a webserver using ssh there are 2 things needed. First is a ssh server running on the server and another is an ssh ...

Install mate desktop on kali linux

Kali linux Kali Linux comes with a hacked version of the gnome 3 desktop. It has been made to look like gnome 2 but lacks many features of the old version. If you want other desktops then can install kde, xfce or lxde from the repository. However if you want to get the good old gnome 2 desktop then install the ...

Setup password-less login to ssh on Linux

SSH login without password SSH (Secure Shell) is commonly used when administering remote servers. If you are working on some server regularly and find it tiring to type in the ssh password again and again, then it might be a good option to configure the login to not ask for the password. It is possible to make ssh shell login ...

Use different widgets on each desktop on KDE

KDE Widgets - Plasmoids KDE is the leading desktop system for linux, and is very rich in features. I prefer it over gnome and have been using it for years now. It keeps getting better with each new release. KDE has lots of features to enhance productivity. It has infact more features than any other desktop system existing anywhere. One useful feature ...



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