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“We are more than 1%” campaign, get counted!


Image licensed under CC BY-NC-SA edited by Weboide originally made by Treviño.

DudaLibre just launched a new campaign called “We are more than 1%” to attempt to prove wrong the Press and most of people’s opinion about Linux’s world market share not being more than 1%.

Make sure you get counted and that you share the link with your linux friends!

http://www.dudalibre.com/gnulinuxcounter?lang=en

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Name-Based Virtual Hosts with SSL using Apache2 on Ubuntu Lucid

It has now been a few years (2007) that SNI (Server Name Indication) has been introduced/supported in OpenSSL 0.9.8, but it has only been just last year that SNI was fully supported in Apache2 with version 2.2.12 released in July 2009. Now we can really having
multiple virtual hosts with different certificates on the same IP address! No need to buy any more IP addresses!

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How to enable VNC (Vino) on Ubuntu (Gnome)

The way I’m going to describe is using the GDM autologin which can be UNSECURE if someone has physical access to the machine.

Activate autologin in gdm by editing /etc/gdm/custom.conf and add:

AutomaticLoginEnable=true
AutomaticLogin=yourusername

Reboot.

Then ssh as yourusername into the machine, and type this:

DISPLAY=:0.0
gconftool-2 --type list --list-type string --set /desktop/gnome/remote_access/authentication_methods '[vnc]'
gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/prompt_enabled false
vino-passwd
gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/enabled true

Reboot.

Then try connecting to your machine using VNC.

Source: By Weboide in How do i install gnome on Debian and remote to it? [serverfault.com]
This post is Licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.5

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Convert Video (avi) or Audio (mp3) to .3g2 for the Samsung Exclaim

The Samsung Exclaim™ requires the 3g2 format for its ringtones or even videos. This is a format that is optimized for 3G phones. Fortunately on Linux, FFmpeg is a very complete tool to work with audio and video formats and convert between them, and it can, of course, generate 3g2 files.

If you have compiled and installed the right packages (Medibuntu repository with the libaac support, for example), you can easily do one of these commands with ffmpeg:

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