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Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu

Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu

Being an old-school Linux user, one of the things that bothers me is that in some of the new distributions the CTRL-ALT-Backspace key combination (the combination that would usually kill and restart the X server) has been disabled. This key combination was always helpful when/if a program seemed to take over X Windows and keep you from getting it back. It doesn’t happen often, but I have found that no matter how stable the distribution, some rogue app is going to do this now...

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See what images are being viewed on your network with driftnet

See what images are being viewed on your network with driftnet

I want to preface this article by saying I am not, in any way advocating spying on your users. With that said, there are times (and reasons) why you might need to see what images are being viewed on your network. Whether it be an end user who is viewing content that goes against specific company policies or, worse, against the law. When this happens, you might have need or cause to see just what is being viewed from your LAN. When this is the case there is a handy tool for that called...

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Get organized with Getting Things GNOME

Get organized with Getting Things GNOME

Getting organized is, for some, a constant struggle. The PC is supposed to help us…does it? For some it does. For some it does not. For those that have trouble getting organized on the PC, a special tool is some times necessary. Getting Things GNOME is a GNOME tool that takes the task list to the next level. GTG allows for tag-able task, add sub tasks, includes a plugin systems (with plenty of included plugins),  and more. And in this Ghacks.net article, I am going to show...




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vifm: Fast, lightweight, old school file manager

vifm: Fast, lightweight, old school file manager

Recently I have been covering some of the lighter weight file managers for the Linux operating system. We’ve seen PCMan File Manager and emelFM2 covered recently. I’ve also touched on Thunar numerous times. All of these file managers have two things in common: They are fast and they have GUIs. Today’s file manager shares the speed, but not the GUI. This file manager is vifm. If you know your Linux you can probably assume the “vi” is associated with one of...

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Modify LDAP entries with the ldapmodify command

Modify LDAP entries with the ldapmodify command

Recently I’ve done a number of articles covering the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) which range from installation, adding entries, to full-blown GUI management tools (See LDAP content on Ghacks for more information). If you’re in the dark about LDAP is an application protocol that allows the querying and modifying of directory services data implemented on IP networks. Basically it’s a complex, large, directory of information of various forms...

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Adding LDAP entries from the command line

Adding LDAP entries from the command line

Okay, so we’ve been dealing with LDAP a bit here on Ghacks, but mostly we’ve look at GUI tools (check out LDAP content on Ghacks). All of the GUI tools are good, but nothing beats the command line for pure control and power. And what’s best, once you have LDAP installed, you have all the tools necessary to manage your LDAP data! There’s really no need for further installation. So, yeah…LDAP comes with it’s own set of management tools and, in this article,...

28 Ago/10

KDE 4.5 Window tiling

KDE 4.5 Window tiling

You’ve probably seen the advertisements for Windows 7 and the tiling windows feature. Believe it or not the very first tiling window manager was Siemens’s RTL (created in 1988). After that came a UNIX version called tAP (The Andrew Project) for the X Windowing System. Fast-forward to now and Microsoft claims to have innovated a new feature. Soon after that KDE refines the same feature and ads it into 4.4. Of course 4.4 was still suffering from numerous bugs. Fast-forward a...

23 Ago/10

Installing Enlightenment E17 using Subversion

Installing Enlightenment E17 using Subversion

If you’ve spent enough time around Linux you might have come across an installation process that requires the use of SVN. SVN is subversion which is a version control system based on CVS. What this means is that this tool manages files and directories and keeps track of the changes made to them. A lot of developers use tools like this in order to allow testers and other developers access to the most recent versions of their software. In effect, installing from subversion always guarantees...

22 Ago/10

Better Explorer, Brings Tabs To Windows Explorer

Better Explorer, Brings Tabs To Windows Explorer

It came as a surprise to many that Microsoft did not improve Windows Explorer as much as other elements in the Windows 7 operating system. Windows Explorer basically had the same look and feel like in Windows Vista, with some marginal changes. With tabbed browsing becoming such a huge thing one would have thought that Microsoft would add tabs to the Windows default file browser as well. Better Explorer is not the first program that brings tabs to Windows Explorer. We reviewed Technorati...

21 Ago/10

Working with KDE desktop effects

Working with KDE desktop effects

So you’ve followed the latest series on KDE 4.5 (see Ghacks KDE 4.5 content) and you are now using the spectacular latest release from the KDE team. You want to use Compiz, but quickly realize that it is not necessary as KDE has it’s own built-in compositing effects. What you will find is that the built-in KDE compositing is not like Compiz  – but it is comparable and much easier to use. And the fact that it is built-in, ensures you will have less issues with integration. In...