Linux Network App

While doing a search for another application that I need I ran across an article about networking and how to monitor your netowrk and traffic data within your network.  There are several applications that are listed and several commands that you can use within your linux distro. Here is the article I found, in case anyone wants to read the whole thing. I found it quite enjoyable to read.…

April 6, 2010

More commands

Here is another set of commands that has some useful system style information that you execute from the terminal or shell. date – Shows the current date and time on the system. cal – Display the calander uptime – How long has the system been running. whoami – Shows the currently logged in user. free – displays the free memory on the system. whereis app – replace the word app…

March 30, 2010

Commands relating to folders

Here is a list of some of the basic commands to use with your linux distro and a command line.  Some of them are rather basic, but others I seem to forget as I dont use them often enough. pwd shows current folder cd /home/user/MyFolder/ navigating to a folder ls /home list of what’s in a folder mkdir NewFolder create a new folder copy cp Folder /user/home -r (/user/home is…

March 30, 2010

Ubuntu: Pasting into Shell

I found a new shortcut.  When working in the shell or terminal and you want to paste data to the command line normally I used to highligh the text to copy, do ctrl C then do a shift insert in the terminal. Instead of doing shift insert, just highlight the text to be pasted into the terminal then hit the mouse wheel button. (Press down on the scroll

March 26, 2010

Ubuntu: Halifax Viewer

For the longest time I have had issues with the image viewer of Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 showing only the first page of a multiple page tif or tiff file. This is frustrating because i have to open the whole image in GIMP and then extract the pages, save them, etc. This is a big hassle and I very much despise having to do this. So much in fact that…

March 23, 2010

Router: IPFire

For the longest time I have wanted to do all my own network routing via a Linux machine of some type.  After doing much research a good friend started talking to me about a router setup that he used for his network to accomplish the same thing I wanted to do.  The setup used for that was called IPFire based on the older IPCop setup.  So armed with this information…

March 18, 2010

IPFire: It Works

After much research, testing and a few colorful metaphors I have been successfull in getting IPFire installed and working.  I was able to use it to connect to the internet via another computer that was assigned a IP via the IPFire DHCP server.  It was freaking awesome. I am planning on doing a fresh install again and I will catalog the exact steps I went through in order to get…

March 17, 2010

IPFire – A router distro

A friend of mine pointed out a new product called ipfire. This is a stand alone distro that functions as a router/firewall/DHCP server for your network. I have been working on setting up my own router system for my network and decided to give that a try to see what it does and how it handles. The distro is a modest 80 MB to download and comes as a iso….

March 8, 2010

Ubuntu: Manual XScreensaver Lock

If you use the xscreensaver daemon instead of the gnome screensaver in ubuntu one of the annoying things about it is that the locking ability no longer functions correctly. It does not lock the screen at all.  To correct this issue you have to manually execute the screensaver in locking mode or with locking mode enabled. The way I did this was done in two ways. I wanted a manual…

March 5, 2010

Ubuntu: Complete Themes

I have noticed that complete themes seem to be rather hard to find for Ubuntu.  I mean you can go to and download some. But it seems like they are broken half the time.  To this end, I am going to start posting my complete themes that I find and the steps I take to get them to work.  Ill post more when I can or when I have…

March 2, 2010