Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu’

Ubuntu 9.10: Setup VDRAdmin-am

To setup the web based VDR administration tool vdradmin-am (which is a fork of vdradmin) just follow the instructions below: Install the required package: # sudo apt-get install vdradmin-am# sudo apt-get install vdradmin-am Setup your the user name and password in /var/lib/vdradmin-am/vdradmind.conf: PASSWORD = your-secret-password USERNAME = vdrPASSWORD = your-secret-password USERNAME = vdr Enable vdradmin-am […]

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Ubuntu: Reset debian-sys-maint’s mysql password

On Ubuntu systems there is a (system) mysql user debian-sys-maint that is used by the system’s init scripts to control the mysql database, e.g. to start or stop the mysql server. The password of this user is stored (in clear text) in /etc/mysql/debian.cnf. If this password does not match the the actual password in the […]

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Ubuntu: Fix slow ssh logins

Slow SSH logins could be caused by DNS lookup on the server side. If it takes (too) long time to be prompted for a password the option UseDNS could by a solution (as suggested in the OpenSSH FAQ). On Ubuntu edit the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config and add the following line: UseDNS noUseDNS no Restart the SSH […]

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Ubuntu 9.10: Setup APC for PHP5 and Apache2

Update 2010-09-25: There is a new blog post (“Ubuntu 10.04: Setup APC for PHP 5.3 and Apache2”) for Ubuntu 10.04. To set up the Alternative PHP Cache (APC) just follow the instructions below: Install the required packages: # sudo apt-get install php-pear php5-dev apache2-threaded-dev# sudo apt-get install php-pear php5-dev apache2-threaded-dev Install APC: # sudo pecl […]

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