Category: Linux

Enable the root user in Ubuntu 8.1.0

Many Linux distributions permit the use of the root user as a primary login, however, the dominant and popular Ubuntu has left some users in a conundrum. In order to perform tasks as a root user, this must be performed within a terminal window with the sudo command. However, here are a set of instructions that will allow the root…

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How-to merge JIRA instances UPDATED

A situation developed where two independent installations of JIRA needed to be combined into a single installation. The problem, however, is no native built-in capabilities to allow for this. This would not be such a simple task, however, someone developed a process to achieve this goal. Still not a simple task. This process has not been updated in a while,…

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Configure Sockso 1.1.1 Personal Media Server to use MySQL

Sockso is a free, open-source, personal music server. It’s designed to be as simple as possible so that anyone with a mouse and some mp3’s can get their friends listening to their music across the internet or intranet in seconds! Having tested the latest version 1.1.1, I have found that this application to be quite efficent and useful in it’s…

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Connect to VNCServer on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is remote control software to allow computers interact with one another as a server and client. It is developed to ease the administration of remote machines without using the console. For Windows users, there may be a a familiar feel similar to that of Windows Terminal Services (RDP). VNCServer is standard on a Red Hat Enterprise…

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Setup JBoss on Ubuntu 8.1.0 Server Edition

A recent task was to setup a JBoss Application Server on a Linux box. I created an Ubuntu 8.10 server virtual machine on a VMware Workstation. This was a fresh install of the core operating system only, no optional installation packages were added during the installation. I started from scratch, as too many guides make too many assumptions in their…

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Use netstat in Linux to determine port conflicts

I installed an application that required port 8080. I was unable to execute the application as port 8080 was already in use. Unable to determine which application, I changed the setting for the application I had just installed to port 8090. Success. However, I still wanted to know if anything was running on port 8080. Like Windows, Linux has a…

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WordPress MU Virtual Machine

To get my feet wet, I wanted to test an installation of WordPress MU (multi-user) edition. The installation seems too problematic on a Windows workstation, even when running in an environment such as AppServ , WAMP, XAMPP, or Uniform Server. My preference is XAMPP. I have tested and used all these environments. I originally preferred the Uniform Server as it…

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