Friday, May 23, 2014

Transmission bit torrent client installation in RHEL6.5

Step1: Download the transmission torrent client from the following link
Step2: tar -xzvf transmission.tar.gz
           cd transmission
           rpm -ivh *

Thats it see the app in Applications -> Internet -> Transmission BitTorrent Client.

NTFS can be read and written in RHEL6.5

Step1: Go to the following link and download all of them
Step2: Extract both the directories (Fuse-2.8.4 & ntfs-3g-1.1120)
Step3: Follow the instructions as per the procedure file.
           Run yum install gcc* -y
Step4: mkdir -p /mnt/ntfs
           mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs/ 
           cd /mnt/ntfs
           touch somefile
Step5: Make the following entry in /etc/fstab, if you want to mount the ntfs partition permanently.

/dev/sda2               /mnt/ntfs               ntfs-3g defaults        0 0

Libre Office functions good in RHEL6.5

Download the latest libre office from this site
tar xvjf libreoffice
go to the specified folder and give the following command
yum install *.rpm

Webcam functions good with VLC Player in RHEL6.5

Webcam functions good with VLC Player in RHEL6.5 in Acer Aspire Laptop.

Installation of VLC player in RHEL6.5

Step1: Download both the files from the following link
Step2: chmod +x
Step3: ./
Sit back and relax for sometime.
Step4: useradd username, passwd username
Step5: login to the user that you created now or use another user other than root.
Step6: Applications -> Sound & Video -> VLC Media Player

Simple Samba Server Configuration in Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

Samba server is mainly used for file sharing in cross platform environment. You can find the simple following steps to make Samba file server configuration in Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS.
Step 1: Install the samba package from online repository
            sudo apt-get install samba
Step 2: Edit the configuration file /etc/samba/smb.conf
            workgroup = EXAMPLE
            This EXAMPLE can be your domain name or some desirable name
Step 3: Make or add the following changes in the bottom of the file. Use bottom of the file for improving your readability. However, you can add these lines in any portion of the configuration file (for advanced users- generally not recommended for normal users).
    comment = Ubuntu File Server Share
    path = /srv/samba/share
    browsable = yes
    guest ok = yes
    read only = no
    create mask = 0755
    valid users = employee
Step 4: Make a directory
            mkdir -p /srv/samba/share
Step 5: Restart the following services
            sudo restart smbd
            sudo restart nmbd
Step 6: Create users only to access samba share

            useradd -s /sbin/nologin employee
            smbpasswd -a employee
            smbpasswd -e employee

To access samba via command line
smbclient // -U employee

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Red Hat yum server via CentOS

Red Hat yum server can be set by using centos repository

name=centos repos

Chamilo works good in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Chamilo works good with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server edition which is used for online E-learning collaboration software.

The following commands are used for changing the ip of the server, if required

vi /www/html/chamilo/main/inc/conf/configuration.php
sudo service apache2 restart

Firefox 29.0.1 works good in RHEL6.5

Step1: Download latest firefox 29.0.1 from
Step2: tar xvjf firefox.tar.bz2
Step3: goto the specified directory and give ./firefox