Category Archives: Debian

[HOWTO] Run apache server with www directory in a different server

This is an experiment in which I wanted to see if it is possible to run apache on one server and have www directory in a different server (physical or virtual). I don’t know the possible benefits of such a system or a scenario where this could be helpful, neither am I aware of different ways to achieve the same. But I tried it and am posting the results anyways. 😀

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[HOWTO] Bring back “Network”, “Services”, “Time and Date” and “Users and Groups” in Gnome Menu

If you have installed your system via netinstall or by selecting packages one by one, or if you somehow removed some gnome packages, you may be missing some menu items. I noticed that I did not have some entries in System>Administration menu, namely, “Network”, “Services”, “Time and Date” and “Users and Groups”. I tried to search for them in Synaptic and Apt-file but failed to locate the exact package. So, I did some hit and trial and found the package was “gnome-system-tools”. I just installed it via synaptic and the menu entries were back.

[HOWTO] Properly install VirtualBox 4 beta in Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint (and other Debian/Ubuntu derivatives)

I downloaded deb of VirtualBox beta 1 from the beta packages page of Oracle website and installed it. However, while launching Virtual Machines created with Oracle VirtualBox 3.x (closed source version), I got the following error: Continue reading [HOWTO] Properly install VirtualBox 4 beta in Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint (and other Debian/Ubuntu derivatives)

[HOWTO] Enable sound in Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.5.x or 10.6.x running in VirtualBox

I have recently installed Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 with iATKOS 3 v2 disk as guest OS in VirtualBox 3.2.12 with Debian host. After fixing the video resolution issue, I noticed that there was no sound. However, VirtualBox Forum user OmegaX has written a sound driver for Mac OS X 10.5.x and 10.6.x. It can be downloaded from here. Since I don’t have Xcode installed, and since I did not want to go through the hassle of installing the kext manually, I downloaded the binary installer, unpacked it by double clicking on it and installed it. It seems to take forever, but it installs successfully. The sound is working fine after a reboot.

[HOWTO] Enable “Mark All Upgrades” in Synaptic on Linux Mint

If you are using Linux Mint Gnome or Linux Mint Debian Edition, you will notice that Ctrl+G or Mark All Upgrades is disabled. This has been done to prevent users from installing upgrades that have not been tested and verified to work by Linux Mint team. Read more in this discussion.

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[HOWTO] Install Greasemonkey Firefox Addon in Firefox 4

I have installed Firefox 4 in my Debian Testing installation from Launchpad PPA. It is quite stable and I have decided to use it instead of Firefox 3. Most of the addons I used is compatible with Firefox 4 by now. However, the version of Greasemonkey available in Mozilla Firefox Addons Site is not compatible with Mozilla Firefox v4 latest build. To install the latest nightly build of Greasemonkey, I went to Greasemonkey Nightly Download and installed it. However Greasefire is not available, we can install userscripts directly from Userscripts website for now.