Many software applications for linux are available in the form of source code which needs to be compiled. The general process to compile such software is by running the configure, make and make install commands. After the install process the files get installed in the system directories and the software can be run from the… Read More »
We have compiled a list of the most popular, free and open source games that you can play on your ubuntu or any linux system.
Switches, Routers, Wires and speed As usual internet was fast on ubuntu as it used to be till I needed to plug more PCs into the adsl route lying nearby. After connecting all computers and the adsl router to a switch I noticed that on one of the PC (Ubuntu 8.04) internet became really slow…. Read More »
Install Postgresql , phpPGAdmin and pgadmin 3 can be installed from synaptic. $ sudo apt-get install postgresql phppgadmin pgadmin3 After installation some configuration needs to be done. First of all setup the password of the user ‘postgres’ which is the default user of postgresql. Type the following in the terminal $ sudo -u postgres psql… Read More »
To install and run Tomcat on Ubuntu (8.04 over here) the following packages should be installed from synaptic : 1. tomcat5.5 2. tomcat5.5-webapps 3. sun-java6-jdk They can be installed from command line using the command sudo apt-get After synaptic finishes installing them open /etc/default/tomcat5.5 and edit it as follows : Find : #JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun Change :… Read More »
Apache Mod Rewrite mod_rewrite is an apache module which enables rewriting of urls requested by client before the pages are fetched by apache. For example www.site.com/products.php?code=459 can be written as www.site.com/products/459 or www.site.com/products/459.html . The second url is re-written into the first one by mod_rewrite using rewrite rules specified in the .htaccess file. To enable… Read More »
By default Apache puts all the web files into a single directory (commonly /var/www). If there are multiple users on a system then every user can have his own web directory to store the web files. userdir is the Apache module which enables each user to have a separate directory to store web files. This… Read More »