• NOTE:  This is an old article and remains here for posterity.  The updated article can be found at: http://wp.me/ptjWO-dB  (short link) http://libregeek.org/2013/06/20/core-concepts-understanding-fstab-and-seriously-wtf-is-fstab/

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  • There are many times when I install or try out a new distro and wonder, hmmm what apps do I need first?  Well the basic needs come first right?  If your a programmer you go for the programming apps, multi-media user you go for the video playing or music playing apps.  Keep in mind, most […]

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  • Today I will be going over the basic Terminal commands a new user should know.  In case you are unaware the Terminal can be accessed via Applications > Accessories > Terminal.  Think of the Terminal as a beefed up and much more robust DOS Prompt or Command Prompt.  The Terminal itself is merely an “emulator” […]

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  • This monday, 3/23/09, Richard Stallman will be speaking at Lycoming College in Williamsport Pa!  This is a great chance to meet the founder of the GNU project, where the Free and Open Source movement was started!  Starting the Free Software movement in 1985, Stallman has since been an active and iconic figure in the Linux […]

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  • Many times I will get asked “How can I put Ubuntu on a USB drive?”  The simple answer has always been use Unetbootin.  Unetbootin is a simple tool that can take any linux iso (almost) and make a bootable USB version of it.  But what if no matter what you experience issues using pen drive […]

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  • Many times the question is asked on Linux forums? What is the best IRC client? While, there is no TRUE answer to this question, you often will see the popular clients such as good old IRSSI, Xchat, Putty, mIRC, and sometime Pidgin. The reason Why I am teach you Pidgin today is the simple fact […]

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  • March 18, 2009 - mikeyD

    How-To Session: Audacious and your EQ

    Ok, for all who trouble with audacious in Ubunutu, this seemed to work to fix the EQ: 1. Download the Winamp preset EQ’s 2. Open up terminal 3. wget http://www.xmms.org/misc/winamp_presets.gz 4. To install the presets for the Audacious media player type: gunzip -c winamp_presets.gz > ~/.config/audacious/eq.preset Restart Audacious. Now heres the sticker. What I think […]

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  • Many times users on forums ask the question:  “How can I change my default port for SSH?”  Why you ask?  Well, often times port 22 is taken up by another computer in you household, i.e. another linux computer. First make sure you have SSH: dpkg -s ssh If not type this into Terminal sudo apt-get […]

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  • Many times, especially in the ubuntu forums, there are tons of individuals who download the Nvidia or ATI (Tougher) driver ang even get as far was compiling the kernel for the driver, only to encounter issues.  I suggest not even messing with that driver. ATI really does dislike Linux, and you might as well not […]

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  • - mikeyD

    Welcome to the Launch of Linux Cauldron!

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