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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Unofficial Ubuntu 5.04 Starter Guide

Revision: 4.17 (Last updated on 2nd August 2005) - Changelog
URL: http://www.ubuntuguide.org
Author: Chua Wen Kiat (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Disclaimer

Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Chua Wen Kiat.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

General Notes

  1. This is an Unofficial Ubuntu 5.04 Starter Guide. It is not associated with Ubuntu and Canonical Ltd.
  2. Guide is tested on a full installation of the Ubuntu 5.04 x86 Install CD (Hoary Hedgehog)
  3. If you see black box, means you have to execute the commands in Terminal mode (Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal)
  4. To reduce typo mistakes, copy and paste the commands into Terminal mode (right click on the commands -> "Copy" or "Paste")
  5. "sudo" means superuser do. "sudo" will prompt for "Password:". Please specify user password
  6. If you are tired of typing "sudo" all the time, switch to root user by issuing "sudo -s -H" followed by user password
  7. If you are tired of typing "apt-get" all the time, Read How to apt-get the easy way (Synaptic)?
  8. "apt-get" and "wget" requires Internet connection to install/update/download programs
  9. To download file, right click on the link -> Select "Save Link As..." -> Make sure file name and extension are correct
  10. Some multimedia applications may not load/produce sound, Read How to configure sound to work properly in GNOME?
  11. For any feedbacks, suggestions, discussions and bugs report to the author, please post comments: Here
  12. May the "humanity to others" spirit be with you always...


Topics


Getting Started

  1. What is Ubuntu?
  2. Where to view Ubuntu screenshots?
  3. Where to find a list of all the programs/libraries that comes with Ubuntu?
  4. Where to download Ubuntu?
  5. Where to order Ubuntu CDs for absolutely FREE?
  6. Where to find help for Ubuntu?

Getting UbuntuGuide

  1. How to download this entire UbuntuGuide?

Repositories

  1. How to add extra repositories?
  2. How to backup/restore downloaded repositories cache?

Ubuntu Updates

  1. How to manually update Ubuntu?

Add-On Applications

  1. How to install Menu Editor for GNOME?
  2. How to install Clipboard Daemon for GNOME?
  3. How to install J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) with Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox?
  4. How to install Flash Player (Macromedia Flash) Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox?
  5. How to install PDF Reader (Adobe Reader) with Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox?
  6. How to install Download Manager (Downloader for X)?
  7. How to install FTP Client (gFTP)?
  8. How to install P2P BitTorrent Client (Azureus)?
  9. How to install P2P eMule Client (aMule)?
  10. How to install P2P Gnutella Client (LimeWire)?
  11. How to install Messenger (Skype)?
  12. How to install WinPopup (LinPopUp)?
  13. How to install Multimedia Codecs?
  14. How to install DVD playback capability?
  15. How to install Multimedia Player (xine-ui)?
  16. How to install Multimedia Player (MPlayer) with Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox?
  17. How to install Multimedia Player (XMMS)?
  18. How to install Multimedia Player (RealPlayer)?
  19. How to install Stream Directory Browser (streamtuner)?
  20. How to install ID3 Tag Editor (EasyTAG)?
  21. How to install Video Editor (Kino)?
  22. How to install Audio Editor (Audacity)?
  23. How to install DVD Ripper (dvd::rip)?
  24. How to install CD Ripper (Goobox)?
  25. How to install Email Client (Mozilla Thunderbird)?
  26. How to install Newsreader (Pan)?
  27. How to install RSS/RDF/Atom Newsreader (RSSOwl)?
  28. How to install Web Authoring System (Nvu)?
  29. How to install Project Management Application (Planner)?
  30. How to install Accounting Application (GnuCash)?
  31. How to install Desktop Publishing Application (Scribus)?
  32. How to install Diagram Editor (Dia)?
  33. How to install Compiled HTML Help (CHM) Viewer (xCHM)?
  34. How to install CD/DVD Burning Application (GnomeBaker)?
  35. How to install Dialup PPP Client (GNOME PPP)?
  36. How to install Broadband ADSL/PPPoE Client (RP-PPPoE)?
  37. How to install Boot-Up Manager (BUM)?
  38. How to install Partition Editor (GParted)?
  39. How to install Firewall (Firestarter)?
  40. How to install Vulnerability Scanner (Nessus)?
  41. How to install RAR Archiver (rar)?
  42. How to install Extra Fonts?
  43. How to install Chinese Input Method (SCIM)?
  44. How to install Desktop Applets (gDesklets)?
  45. How to install Game (Frozen-Bubble)?
  46. How to install Basic Compilers (build-essential)?

Commercial Applications

  1. How to install Windows 9X/ME/2000/XP (Win4Lin)?
  2. How to install Windows Applications (CrossOver Office)?
  3. How to install Windows Games (Cedega)?

Users Administration

  1. How to set/change/enable root user password?
  2. How to disable root user account?
  3. How to allow root user to login into GNOME?
  4. How to switch to root user in Console mode?
  5. How to add/edit/delete system users?
  6. How to add/edit/delete system groups?
  7. How to automatic login into GNOME (not secure)?
  8. How to allow more sudoers?
  9. How to use "sudo" without prompt for password (not secure)?
  10. How to explicitly destroy the "sudo" session?
  11. How to change files/folders permissions?
  12. How to change files/folders ownership?
  13. How to change files/folders group ownership?

Hardware

  1. How to install Graphics Driver (NVIDIA)?
  2. How to disable NVIDIA graphics logo on GNOME startup?
  3. How to identify Modem chipset?
  4. How to install Modem Driver (SmartLink)?
  5. How to configure PalmOS Devices?
  6. How to list partition tables?
  7. How to list filesystem disk space usage?
  8. How to list mounted devices?
  9. How to list PCI devices?
  10. How to list USB devices?
  11. How to speed up CD/DVD-ROM?
  12. How to mount/unmount CD/DVD-ROM manually, and show all hidden and associated files/folders?
  13. How to forcefully unmount CD/DVD-ROM manually?
  14. How to remount /etc/fstab without rebooting?

CD/DVD Burning

  1. How to blank CD-RW/DVD-RW?
  2. How to burn files/folders into CD/DVD?
  3. How to burn Image (ISO) files into CD/DVD?
  4. How to duplicate CD/DVD?
  5. How to create Image (ISO) files from CD/DVD?
  6. How to create Image (ISO) files from folders?
  7. How to generate MD5 checksum files?
  8. How to check MD5 checksum of files?
  9. How to mount/unmount Image (ISO) files without burning?
  10. How to set/change the burn speed for CD/DVD Burner?
  11. How to enable burnproof for CD/DVD Burner?
  12. How to enable overburn for CD/DVD? Burner?

Networking

  1. How to activate/deactivate network connections?
  2. How to configure network connections?
  3. How to configure dialup connections?
  4. How to configure broadband connections?
  5. How to change computer name?
  6. How to change computer descriptions?
  7. How to change computer Domain/Workgroup?
  8. How to assign Hostname to local machine with dynamic IP using free DynDNS service?
  9. How to share folders the easy way?
  10. How to browse network computers?
  11. How to access network folders without mounting?
  12. How to mount/unmount network folders manually, and allow all users to read?
  13. How to mount/unmount network folders manually, and allow all users to read/write?
  14. How to mount network folders on boot-up, and allow all users to read?
  15. How to mount network folders on boot-up, and allow all users to read/write?

Remote Desktop

  1. How to configure remote desktop (not secure)?
  2. How to connect into remote Ubuntu desktop?
  3. How to connect into remote Ubuntu desktop via Windows machine?

Windows

  1. How to mount/unmount Windows partitions (NTFS) manually, and allow all users to read only?
  2. How to mount/unmount Windows partitions (FAT) manually, and allow all users to read/write?
  3. How to mount Windows partitions (NTFS) on boot-up, and allow all users to read only?
  4. How to mount Windows partitions (FAT) on boot-up, and allow all users to read/write?

Security

  1. What are the basic things I need to know about securing my Ubuntu?
  2. How to disable all interactive editing control for GRUB menu?
  3. How to disable history listing in Console mode?
  4. How to disable Ctrl+Alt+Del from restarting computer in Console mode?
  5. How to enable prompt before removal/overwritten of files/folders in Console mode?

Rescue Mode

  1. How to gain root user access without login?
  2. How to modify kernel boot-up arguments, to gain root user access?
  3. How to use Ubuntu Installation CD, to gain root user access?
  4. How to change root user/main user password if forgotten?
  5. How to change GRUB menu password if forgotten?
  6. How to restore GRUB menu after Windows installation?
  7. How to add Windows entry into GRUB menu?
  8. How to read Linux partitions (ext2, ext3) in Windows machine?

Tips & Tricks

  1. How to turn on Num Lock on GNOME startup?
  2. How to restart GNOME without rebooting computer?
  3. How to run programs on startup when login into GNOME?
  4. How to switch to Console mode in GNOME?
  5. How to disable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace from restarting X in GNOME?
  6. How to enable Ctrl+Alt+Del to open System Monitor in GNOME?
  7. How to refresh GNOME desktop?
  8. How to refresh GNOME panel?
  9. How to open each folder in the same window in Nautilus?
  10. How to show all hidden files/folders in Nautilus?
  11. How to browse files/folders as root user in Nautilus?
  12. How to show Desktop Icons (Computer, Home, Trash)?
  13. How to change default file type "Open with" program?
  14. How to change preferred email client to Mozilla Thunderbird?
  15. How to open files as root user via right click?
  16. How to disable beep sound in Terminal mode?
  17. How to load Web site faster in Mozilla Firefox?
  18. How to disable beep sound for link find function in Mozilla Firefox?
  19. How to restore the original icons for Mozilla Firefox?
  20. How to restore the original icons for Mozilla Thunderbird?
  21. How to apt-get the easy way (Synaptic)?
  22. How to install/uninstall .deb files?
  23. How to convert .rpm files to .deb files?
  24. How to rename all files in directory at once?
  25. How to manipulate all image files in directory at once?
  26. How to set System-wide Environment Variables?
  27. How to save "man" outputs into files?
  28. How to hide GRUB menu on boot-up?
  29. How to change the timeout seconds for GRUB menu on boot-up?
  30. How to change default Operating System boot-up for GRUB menu?
  31. How to display Splash Image for GRUB menu on boot-up?
  32. How to convert Wallpaper to Splash Image for GRUB menu?
  33. How to temporary skip boot-up services?
  34. How to permanently disable/enable boot-up services?
  35. How to clean /tmp/ folder contents on shutdown?
  36. How to scroll up and down to view previous outputs in Console mode?

AntiVirus Server

  1. How to install ClamAV AntiVirus Server?
  2. How to manually update virus databases?
  3. How to manually scan files/folders for viruses?
  4. How to automatically scan files/folders for viruses?

Samba Server

  1. How to install Samba Server for files/folders sharing service?
  2. How to add/edit/delete network users?
  3. How to share home folders with read only permission (Authentication=Yes)?
  4. How to share home folders with read/write permissions (Authentication=Yes)?
  5. How to share group folders with read only permission (Authentication=Yes)?
  6. How to share group folders with read/write permissions (Authentication=Yes)?
  7. How to share public folders with read only permission (Authentication=Yes)?
  8. How to share public folders with read/write permissions (Authentication=Yes)?
  9. How to share public folders with read only permission (Authentication=No)?
  10. How to share public folders with read/write permissions (Authentication=No)?

SSH Server

  1. How to install SSH Server for remote administration service?
  2. How to SSH into remote Ubuntu machine?
  3. How to copy files/folders from remote Ubuntu machine into local machine (scp)?
  4. How to copy files/folders from local machine into remote Ubuntu machine (scp)?
  5. How to copy files/folders from remote Ubuntu machine into local machine (rsync)?
  6. How to copy files/folders from local machine into remote Ubuntu machine (rsync)?
  7. How to SSH into remote Ubuntu machine via Windows machine?
  8. How to copy files/folders from/into remote Ubuntu machine via Windows machine?

DHCP Server

  1. How to install DHCP Server for automatic IP addresses assignment?

Database Server

  1. How to install MYSQL Database Server?
  2. How to install MYSQL Control Center?

Apache HTTP Server

  1. How to install Apache HTTP Server for HTTP (Web) Server service?
  2. How to install PHP for Apache HTTP Server?
  3. How to install MYSQL for Apache HTTP Server?
  4. How to map URLs to folders outside /var/www/?
  5. How to change the default port number for Apache HTTP Server?
  6. How to parse RSS into PHP for Apache HTTP Server?

FTP Server

  1. How to install FTP Server for File Transfer service?
  2. How to configure FTP user to be "jailed" (chrooted) into their home directory?
  3. How to configure FTP Server to allow anonymous FTP user to read only?
  4. How to configure FTP Server to allow anonymous FTP user to read/write?
  5. How to map anonymous FTP user to folders outside /home/ftp/?
  6. How to change the default port number for FTP Server?
  7. How to ftp into remote Ubuntu machine via Windows machine?

Streaming Media Server

  1. How to install GNUMP3d for Streaming Media Server service?
  2. How to change the default directory containing multimedia files for GNUMP3d?
  3. How to change the default port number for GNUMP3d?

Image Gallery Server

  1. How to install Gallery for Image Gallery Server service?
  2. How to configure Gallery to be accessible via Internet (Hostname or fix IP) or LAN (fix IP)?
  3. How to configure Gallery to be accessible via LAN (dynamic IP)?
  4. How to backup/restore Gallery data?

Troubleshooting

  1. Configuring network interfaces... (taking too long to load)
  2. Synchronizing clock to ntp.ubuntulinux.org... (taking too long to load)
  3. How to disable system time/date from being reset to UTC (GMT)?
  4. How to configure sound to work properly in GNOME?
  5. How to forcefully empty Trash in GNOME?
  6. How to remove duplicate menu/menu items in GNOME?
  7. How to refresh Places menu in GNOME (if mounts to /media/ in /etc/fstab does not show up)?

Upgrading Ubuntu

  1. How to upgrade from Hoary Hedgehog to Breezy Badger (experimental)?


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