How to Install VnStat – Long-Term Traffic Monitoring via CLI

Another interface monitoring tool that logs and keeps track of past traffic usage and statistics is VnStat.  VnStat is a console-based long-term traffic monitoring utility that makes use monitors traffic usage and details and stores them into flat database for future comparison and statistical purpose. VnStat does not require root access and privilege to do(…)

How to Install Bandwidth Shaper – Trickle on Fedora

Shaping bandwidth traffic has been a usual part of job function from any IT company infrastructure providing online services to the web. From small scale company to enterprise scale, bandwidth shaping needs to be implemented and applied properly and effectively. Here’s one lightweight linux traffic shaper that makes use of existing network traffic shaping that(…)

How to Linux Hardware Lister Tool – LsHw

Listing hardware in linux can be done quite difficult specially for new linux users. There are many way on how one can obtain hardware list from his PC. Here’s another alternative on listing out your hardware details from Fedora box. Lshw is a linux tool for listing out hardware details from your PC. Using this hardware(…)

How to Enable PortMap on Fedora 8

Looking for portmap rpm package in Fedora 8? How to recover and install portmap on Fedora 7 and Fedora 8? Have you lost or uninstalled your portmap package on Fedora 7/8? Does your NFS service handing due to deactivated portmap service? Are you experiencing weird start up problems with your NFS? What is Portmap? Portmap(…)

How to Install VMWare Workstation on Fedora 8

Installing VMware Workstation software on Fedora 8 should not be a problem at all using Fedora rpm package installer. Considering an old postof installing VMWare on Fedora 7, I have encountered a strange installation issue and changes of installing VMWare workstations 6.02 on Fedora 8. Here’s how to install VMWare Workstation 6.0.2 on Fedora 8. Pre-Requirements First, check(…)

How to Install VMWare Server on Fedora 8

Desktop virtualization has been continuously capturing users and web services. More and more companies are creating virtual machines and appliances that can be of productive service to many web users around the globe. From recent post, here’s a quick howto install VMWare Server on Fedora 8. VMWare Server Pre-Requirements VMWare Server package needs to compile its(…)

How to Display and List Out All Package Files Recently Installed

With a pending project at hand, system admin A installed mod_ssl, and after a while sysad A resigned and left. You take over and found out that mod_ssl was recently installed with a pending configuration job. The mod_ssl is just a new thing for you and your experience. But you need to continue a pending(…)

How to Mount Windows Drive From Linux GUI

Are you searching for Network Neighborhood from your linux desktop? Have you been wondering how you can map a shared windows network drive from your linux desktop using GUI? Here’s another simple linux desktop howto on mapping shared windows folder from linux desktop. There are lots of way to achieve and map a shared windows(…)

How to Convert JPG Image Files to MPG Video Files

What is Kipi? Kipi (KDE Image Plugin Interface) is an effort to develop a common plugin structure for Digikam, KimDaBa, Showimg and Gwenview. Its aim is to share image plugins among graphic applications. Kipi is based on the old digiKam plugins implementation and is maintened by digiKam team. One binary that is part of installing(…)

How to Install MTR

What is MTR? Mtr combines the functionality of the traceroute and ping programs in a single network diagnostic tool. Mtr, when issued, investigates the network connection between the current host where mtr runs on and another host by sending packets with purposely low TTLs. Mtr continues to send packets with low TTL, noting the response(…)

Tips to Avoid Spyware and Virus’s

Pay Attention and Read The biggest problem is that most people do not bother to read the fine print, which is where a lot of companies can get you. Taking the extra 30 seconds to read the fine print can save you hours and hundreds of dollars (which would be spent fixing the computer). First(…)

Converting from Windows to Linux: Hard drives NTFS to Ext3

Introduction Recently I undertaken the task to convert over to the Linux Operating System. After searching the Internet and reading through many tutorials it became clear that the NTFS File-System is not compatible with Linux other than being Read from. At least not with Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Release. There in created another task for me,(…)