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Fedora How To Tutorials

There are many different methods of getting support in todays technical world. Some methods work better for others. I have put together a list of some of the common methods. If you are not fimiliar with what some of these are, please take a look at the bottom of the page for definitions.

When a lot of people come from windows to Linux they often are searching for the My Computer icon or the trash Icon on the desktop. With Ubuntu and many other distributions this is not enabled out of the box. With just a couple quick steps in gconf editor you will be on your way.

You can shutdown or restart your desktop or server with a simple command in bash. It could come in very handy if you ssh into your server or desktop. In this example I a doing it in on Arch Linux with a sudo user. The same commands can be applied in just about any linux distribution such as Ubuntu. You often have to issue the commands as the root user or with sudo in front of the command. (Example: sudo shutdown -r now)

Open up a terminal window

To restart your computer right away type in sudo shutdown -r now

 

The Following Steps can be applied to any Linux Desktop with Bash. This includes Gnome 2, Gnome 3, XFCE, KDE and Unity. This example I am using Ubuntu with the Unity desktop enviorment. If you need help on how to launch a terminal please visit the following links for your desktop.

When power windows users come over to Linux they are often looking for a command similar to ipconfig /all on Linux. Unfortantly I am not aware of a complete replacement one comamnad to occomplish this. You can use the ifconfig command to view your IP address or cat /etc/resulve to view DNS names.

I originally wrote an article on how to map a network drive using Ubuntu. Since then things have really changed in the Linux desktop world. Gnome 3 has been released and Ubuntu has moved away from Gnome and switched to Unity as their primary desktop environment.

By default Gnome 3 hides the shutdown option in the menu and only shows suspend as an option. To shutdown you need to hold down ALT to show the shutdown option in the status bar.

The real power of Linux happens at the command line. As time goes on users use the terminal less and less due to the the enhancements on the graphical front ends. There are still many times having some skills with bash commands are very useful.  In this tutorials we will just cover how to launch a terminal in Gnome 2

What is a MAC Address?


 

You can think of a MAC address as a serial number for your network card. It is a unique six two-digits hexadecimal numbers separated by colons. It is used for routing traffic on a network.

 

Note: Changing your default ssh port does not guarantee that you won't get hacked. How ever changing the default really helps cut down on the attempts. Please make sure you have other secure practices in place such as strong passwords.

 

 

With Gnome 3 there are a few extra steps you need to take when to launch a terminal.

 

Slide you mouse in the upper left corner (Activities)

 

 

In today’s tough economy, companies are always looking for ways to cut cost. One of the first things that gets cut are valuable employees. In the mean time many companies and governments are spending insane amounts of money in maintenance and upgrades of software. Then when the next update comes out they spend that money all over again.

When I redesigned a site that was running on Joomla I had an issue with trying to get my old URLs to point at the new URL. I didn't want the site to lose ranking in the search engine or have any broken links to this site.

Often when you setup multiple websites on a single web server it can be difficult to figure out what database your Joomla site is using. Some times admins get lazy and create poor names or a hosting provider may just give you a random generated database name. In this tutorial we will look at four different methods on how to find the database name of your Joomla site.

If you are looking for information on what is the mysql database username and password are set to, use the "Find Your Joomla Database Name and Login Information with SSH:" steps below.

(Note: Joomla 1.7 was used in the following examples. The same steps should apply to other versions as well.)

 

 

Google Chrome Browser can be installed on just about any Operating System such as Linux, Mac or Windows.  It has a lot of great features built in out of the box. These are just a few of my favorite that most people don't know about.

   

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