Jun 30









See the Installation screenshots below(They are in chronological order).

1.)  Insert the suse 11 cd and boot up the cdrom.  Then select Installation and hit return.

2.)  Agree to the terms then click on Next.

3.)  Take the defaults and click on Next.

4.)  Check New Installation then click Next.

5.)  Select your Time Zone and then click Next.

6.)  Fill out your user information then click Next.

7.)  Take the defaults and then click Install.

8.)  It’s performing the install.  Wait for it to finish.

9.)  Click Continue and then Agree to the terms and then click Next.

10.)  Click Import, then click Next.

11.)  Click Finish and you are done.  You have now installed Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11.

Jun 30









There are a lot of people out there that want to have their Linux box automatically login for them after a reboot. As always there is more than one way to do this. You first have to decide what method you prefer to use. You can setup a user to automatically login and you can also setup a user to login using a timed login. I will show you how to do both.

AUTOMATICALLY LOGIN:

In order to setup your Linux box to automatically login using a particular user, you will need to follow the steps below.
For most newer versions of Red Hat (Red Hat 5/6), Fedora Core (Fedora Core 13/14), Ubuntu (10.04/10.10) you need to edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf using terminal and add the following to the [daemon]:

[daemon]

AutomaticLoginEnable=true

AutomaticLogin=username   ###NOTE:  Where username is your username you use to login to the linux box. ###

TIMED LOGIN:

In order to setup your Linux box to login using a particular user and a timed login, you will need to follow the steps below.
For most newer versions of Red Hat (Red Hat 5/6), Fedora Core (Fedora Core 13/14), Ubuntu (10.04/10.10) you need to edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf using terminal and add the following to the [daemon]:

[daemon]

TimedLoginEnable=true

TimedLogin=username   ###NOTE:  Where username is your username you use to login to the linux box. ###

The methods above currently work for most newer versions of Linux and Gnome. However, occasionally you will run into some older versions of Linux and Gnome. If the methods above do not work for your particular Linux distro and Gnome, you can try the steps below:

In order to setup your Linux box to login using a particular user and a timed login, you will need to follow the steps below.
You need to edit /usr/share/gdm/defaults.conf using terminal and add the following to the [daemon]:

[daemon]

TimedLoginEnable=true

TimedLogin=username   ###NOTE:  Where username is your username you use to login to the linux box. ###

If you are using Novell’s Suse 10 or Suse 11, you will need to do the following to get automatic logins working:

From a terminal, run the following command: su -c ‘/bin/bash /sbin/yast2 users’

This will open up the “User and Group Administration” Window. From there, click the drop down menu on the “Expert” middle button. Then select “Login Settings“, this will bring up the “Display Manager Login Settings” Window. Now, you can select “Auto Login” and click the drop down to select the user you want to login automatically.

That’s it. You should now be able to have your linux users login automatically.

Jun 29









1.) Start by getting on the screen of your IPhone what you want to take a screenshot of. This can be any of your applications or a website your viewing using Safari.

2.) Once you have the screen you want to capture, hold down the IPhone home button. While you continue to hold down the home button, press the on/off button on the top right of the IPhone. You will hear a sound and the screen will flash while the screenshot is being taken.

3.) To view your new screenshot that you just took, open the Photo Album application on your IPhone and then go to the Camera Roll.

4.) In order to get your screenshot off of your IPhone, you will need to sync your IPhone with the photo application of your choice that syncs with your IPhone or if you are a Mac user you can sync your IPhone with IPhoto.

Jun 28








LINUX & MAC

1.)  Make sure that Kerberos is installed on your linux distribution

2.)  Add the following to your /etc/krb5.conf file:

a.) [libdefaults]

default_realm = EXAMPLE.COM

rdns = no

[realms]

EXAMPLE.COM = {

kdc = example.com:88

admin-server = example.com

default_domain = example.com

}

[domain_realms]

.example.com = EXAMPLE.COM

2.)  run the following command “kinit domainUser”

ex.)  kinit jdoe

3.)  Put in the password when it prompts you.

5.)  run the following command “klist”  this shows your kerberos ticket.

If  you are using firefox for Single Sign On purposes then do the following:

6.)  Then open up firefox and go to about:config

7.)  then put in your site name for the following field “network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris”

a.)https://example.com

8.)  Make sure that the following: network.negotiate-auth.using-native-gsslib is set to true.

9.)  Make sure that your dns is pointed to the correct server as well.

10.)  Make sure that you have added uppercase and lowercase entries to your /etc/hosts file for your kerberos server.

11.)  Now you should be able to open up your website and click to authenticate using  kerberos.

WINDOWS

If you are using Internet Explorer for Single Sign On purposes then do the following:

1.)  Join your computer to your kerberos Domain.

2.)  login to your pc using a kerberos domain user.

3.)  Setup the following for IE:

a.)  go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Click on the “Security” tab.

b.) Click on “Local Intranet” and then “Sites”

c.) Then Click on “Advanced”, Enter your site address here and click “Add”, then “Close”

4.)  Now you should be able to authenticate to your site using kerberos.

Jun 27








Step One
First things first, in order to build a multiboot linux box you have to start by picking the operating systems that you want to install. Listed below are the os’s that I picked:

1. ) Fedora 9
2. ) Fedora 10
3. ) CentOS 5
4. ) Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
5. ) Open Suse 11
6. ) Open Suse 10
7. ) Ubuntu 8.10
8. ) Ubuntu 9.04
9. ) Mandriva
10. ) Knoppix 5.1
11. ) Slackware
12. ) Gentoo 2008.0
13. ) Mepis

Step Two
After you have picked what operating systems you want to install you need to partition the hard drive. I used Ubuntu 9.04 Live cd’s Partition Editor to partition my box. Listed below is the disk layout that I used:

Also, every linux os installed will use the /dev/sda1 partition as the swap partition.

Hard Disk Partition Setup:

OS PartitionDevice

Swap /dev/sda1(hd0,0)

Primary Partition:
OS PartitionDevice
Suse Enterprise Linux Desktop 11/dev/sda3(hd0,2)

Primary Partition:
OS PartitionDevice
OpenSuse 10/dev/sda4(hd0,3)

Extended Partition:
/dev/sda2
OS Partition Device
OpenSuse 11 /dev/sda5 (hd0,4)
Knoppix 5 /dev/sda6 (hd0,5)
CentOS 5 /dev/sda7 (hd0,6)
Fedora 9 /dev/sda8 (hd0,7)
Ubuntu 9 /dev/sda9 (hd0,8)
Mandriva /dev/sda10 (hd0,9)
Slackware /dev/sda11 (hd0,10)
Ubuntu 8 /dev/sda12 (hd0,11)
Fedora 10 /dev/sda13 (hd0,12)
Mepis /dev/sda14 (hd0,13)
Gentoo /dev/sda15 (hd0,14)

Step Three

Choose your bootloader. A bootloader lets you load and run all of your different operating systems on your new multiboot box. This box is using Fedora 9′s GRUB Bootloader to load all of the Linux Distributions on the box. Listed below is the main partition of the grub bootloader:

/dev/sda8 (hd0,7)

Step Four

When Installing each OS make sure that the boot loader installs only on that OS’s Partition and not the Master Boot Record(MBR). Only install the boot loader that you want to use permanently on the MBR.

I Used Fedora Core 9′s Grub Bootloader to install on the MBR.

After you install each OS, you then need to boot up Fedora 9 and copy the following:
1.) New OS Drive’s /boot/(everything except grub)
2.) Open up /boot/grub/menu.lst and copy only the lines that pertain to the new os.

Ex.)
title Gentoo Linux 2.6.24-r5
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.24-gentoo-r5 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda3 udev
initrd /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.24-gentoo-r5

Once this has been done you should be able to restart the computer and boot up your new os.

####NOTE####
Do this one os at a time.

Jun 25








This one is simple.  So you want to change your mac icons, well you’ve come to the right place.  This one is easy.  All you have to do is to pick the icon that you want to change and highlight it.  Then, right click on the icon that you want to change and bring up the get info window.  Now, do the same thing to the icon that you want to replace it with.  From here you just click on get info window icon and hit cmd + c to copy the icon and go over to the get info window icon that you want to change and click on the icon and hit cmd + v.  Now you have changed your icon.  You can get cool icons from http://interfacelift.com the previously mentioned site.

Jun 19







Have you ever gotten an error message in windows and had to write it down before clicking ok. Are you tired of having to do that. If so this tutorial is for you. This is a very simple and easy way of copying and pasting your Windows error messages into Notepad for your Computer Support people or whoever is helping you.

To test this out just click the windows button key or the start menu button -> Go to -> either Computer on Vista or My Computer on Windows XP and open it up. Now in the address part of the window just type in x: and hit return or enter. Immediately you will get an error message.

Now that you have an error message, this is where the fun begins. The only thing you have to do now is while the error message is up and in the foreground, just hit the “Crtl + c”.

After hitting “Crtl + c”, the only thing you have to do now is to open up Notepad and then right click in notepad and click on paste. Now you will see your error message in pasted into Notepad where you can save it and give it to your Computer Support people or guy.

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