Configure Postfix for authenticated Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

Postfix can be configured to relay mail for users at remote locations with a valid username and password combination. Following this guide will allow Authenticated SMTP and passwords to be sent in plain text. A secure transport layer should be implemented to ensure that usernames and passwords can not be eavesdropped while in transit. AuthenticatedContinue reading “Configure Postfix for authenticated Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)”

Getting CD/DVD RW+ working with non-root users on Fedora Core 9

By default, Fedora Core 9 allow just “root” to use CD/DVD writer. It prevents access to CD/DVD RW+ device to non-root users. You can follow these steps to set write permission for a specific non-root user to write to CD/DVD RW+: Add the user into the “disk” group: groupmems -a tuanta -g disk Set groupContinue reading “Getting CD/DVD RW+ working with non-root users on Fedora Core 9”

Joining Ubuntu Repositories

Linux users have pondered: “Wouldn’t it be nice to just grab Zimbra software via repositories?” There was just so much positive feedback over Zimbra Desktop Beta 3 (with over 900 new members to the forums last month!) we thought that Ubuntu 32-bit users should be able to grab it easily. (64-bit support is coming soon)Continue reading “Joining Ubuntu Repositories”

How To Set Up A Local Yum Repository On Fedora 9

This tutorial shows how to create a Fedora 9 yum repository for your local network. Having a local Fedora mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth. I do not issueContinue reading “How To Set Up A Local Yum Repository On Fedora 9”

Enable sound for Linux on Dell Vostro laptops

Sound is a big problem in Dell Vostro laptops (and maybe also some other Dell models). At the first time I installed Fedora Core 9, speaker, mic and even sound card did not work. I had to spend serveral hours on finding the way to solve it. Here are some useful tips to get theyContinue reading “Enable sound for Linux on Dell Vostro laptops”

Install firmware for Broadcom 1390 wireless network card

Follow these instructions if you are using the b43 driver from linux-2.6.25 or compat-wireless-2.6, or from any current GIT tree. Softwares/Drivers: b43-fwcutter version 011: available in latest Linux distributions. Broadcom’s proprietary driver version 4.150.10.5: download at: http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2 Usage: tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2 cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta_mimo.o Note that you must adjust the FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR pathContinue reading “Install firmware for Broadcom 1390 wireless network card”

A ringside seat at the Red Hat/Novell wars

For Red Hat/Novell watchers, the recent dueling and same-day product announcements provide a ringside seat, as the two rivals continue to jockey for position. There are individual victories or defeats, as when managed services provider Conteqix tapped Red Hat over Novell: http://go.techtarget.com/r/3761821/82182 Sometimes Novell inches ahead over Red Hat, but then Novell gets a blackContinue reading “A ringside seat at the Red Hat/Novell wars”

Nonprofit chooses Ubuntu for servers, OpenOffice for desktops

Oxford Archaeology, one of the largest independent excavation firms in Britain, has twin missions: (1) discovering and preserving historical artifacts that might otherwise be destroyed by construction projects (2) and sharing its finds and experiences with visitors to increase their appreciation of archaeology and history. So it’s only natural that the cost-conscious, nonprofit $24 millionContinue reading “Nonprofit chooses Ubuntu for servers, OpenOffice for desktops”