HOWTO: Set a custom firewall (iptables) and Tips [Beginners edition]
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 13, 2006
31/01/2008 the tutorial has been reviewed and the given script corrected, the previous given script were opening https and IRC port which was not required.
For advanced users which are comfortable with this guide here is a link to another tutorial on the topic which especially written for advanced users as it explains how to set a firewall with input and output filtering :
After getting some problems with firestarter i decided to get knowledge about iptables and how to set my own firewall script and want to share this experience for users who want to set quickly a custom firewall.
The purpose of this guide is to provide a basic knowledge about iptables and then help to create a firewall script.
The final step will be to make the script running on each boot.
As another great resource you can have a look at bodhi.zazen iptables page on his website:
This guide will not talk abou
Firestarter grayed out policy rule options tips to beginners
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 1, 2010
I've checked some funny behaviour in Firestarter and Googled it.
Let me clarify:
If you see the policy rule options grayed out/unusable then don't panic!
Just put your cursor in the fields below and right click then you get the option to apply rules and the rest follow. Ie. the fields of Deny... and Allow...
I must say this is an unnecessary burden to put on the novices even though the experienced users may think it's funny.
Rather, this incredible imposure to demand this curiosity from people, a kind of BE INTELLIGENT OR **** OFF is really of little help to promote Ubuntu/Linux. While Microsoft Windows is doing all it can for people to be as simple as possible and leave people's workload to their own devices, Ubuntu/Linux has a lot to pick up on in this area some people can call CUSTOMER RESPECT!
Clearly, if you're an economist or lawyer and want a workable system, purely for doing a computer's work, you choose, logically, the one that's most intuitive and quickest to learn and sta
LXer: Top 10 tips for Linux beginners
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 24, 2014
Published at LXer:
For those of us who have been using Linux for a while we take for granted the fact that we know what a desktop environment is and that there are distros called Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora etc. People who have only just heard about Linux may find this confusing. This article/video gives a brief overview of what Linux actually is.
Tips for documentation for beginners
location: linuxexchange.com - date: June 18, 2014
I am new and have started working on a project which has no paperwork in it.
I and my team was told to do some documentation as we are working on the project.
It is made in c# .net and we are using Visual Studio 2010.
I have never documented any project so far and have no idea where to start.
Can someone guide me to some tips for this like what all things need to be noted down and how should I proceed?
It's a pretty huge project and we will be working on small areas of it and need to document it. I have come across some documentation software on Google as well but I suspect that I can use it here.
None of us are aware of complete functionality and codes of the application. We will be doing it so that after some period we all can sit and share about the codes and functionality of the application and get to know more about the application. It will also be helpful for people joining us after us and they directly go through the documents to get a feel of the application. This wi
LXer: Troubleshooting in the Command Line: Tips for Linux Beginners
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 14, 2013
Published at LXer:
Linux has come a long way in its short life, and it's more reliable and stable than ever. But things still go wrong, and you can diagnose and fix just about anything. Compositing window managers are a huge step forward in making graphical environments more stable. But sometimes your nice Linux graphical desktop still locks up, and then what do you do? Drop to a console is what you do, by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 on your keyboard. This takes you to a console that is independent of your graphical environment
Tips for improving performance of desktop effects in KDE 4.5 (Kubuntu 10.10)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 15, 2010
Few tips for getting smooth desktop effects in KDE 4.5 :
1) Disable blur effect in System settings>Desktop effects>All effects.
2) Press Alt+F2 and type oxygen-settings. Then go to "animations" tab and uncheck "enable animations". Also under "Window decorations" uncheck "enable animations".
3) System settings>Application appearance>Style>Fine tuning tab. Choose "Low display resolution and low CPU"
4) System settings>Desktop effects>Advanced tab choose fastest texture filter.
5) If your desktop effect are disabled on every reboot then you'll have to disable functionality checks. Go to System settings>Desktop effects>Advanced and check "disable functionality checks".
6) If you are running opensource drivers (ati or intel cards) you could try to improve your desktop effects with updating your drivers from xorg-edgers ppa. If updated drivers doesn't work better, you could safely downgrade your driv
Please give me a few tips.
location: linux.com - date: April 23, 2012
After a few days of looking at all the Linux Os available I began to get very confused decided to just go with the wubi installer and dual boot my computer. Until I get the hang of linux and I am able to get rid of windows totally. So Wubi loaded UBUNTU 11.0 on a seperate hard drive. My computer is a old dell pentium 3 with 384mb ram 2 20gig hdd and a external 120gig. A BFG nvidia geforce 6 series with 256 video memory. No dvd burner but a cd burner.So when I boot ubuntu it goes so slow that I can feel my hair getting gray waiting for it to load. I am wondering if there is a setting I can change or something I can do to make it at least as fast as my windows xp which I have learned to accept, but any slower than that and we have a problem you know. So did i give my computer more than it could chew? If so what should i put in it for a operating system? If not how do I tweek it to run alot faster. It is really slow but it works. i would be grateful of any help you might give. thanks
HOWTO: Setting Up SDL for Beginners in Games Development
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 22, 2006
NOTE: This how to assumes you have already installed build-essential and g++ etc, and that you know how to program in C++. This is not C/C++ tutorial BTW.
Welcome to the first in hopfully many Ubuntu games development HOWTO's. This first one will cover how to setup Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL), which is a excellent starting point for anyone wanting to get into Games development on the Ubuntu/Linux.
The first thing you need is to install the SDL libraries as well as the development libraries.
So open up your favourite package manager and search for SDL; this should list all the SDL support/development libraries. Now all you need to do is select the following:
If your doing OpenGL stuff you will also need:
Now you can click 'Apply' and the package manager will download a
Free Beginners Guide
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 27, 2009
Keir Thomas, author of Ubuntu Kung Fu, has release a free pocket guide to Ubuntu. This 170 page great beginners guide to installing and using Ubuntu.
This guide can be found at http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/.
[SOLVED] Tips for getting games to work in WINE
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 4, 2011
Over the years I've tried WINE multiple times on different hardware and distros, and I've always fallen short of being able to get games to work properly on it (even platinum rated games). One of the major reasons I have Windows around is for gaming and I realize that not all my games are going to run in WINE, but I'd at least like to minimize the time spent there. I'm currently using Slackware -current so tips pertaining to Slackware would be handy, but since I haven't had any luck across other distros, any tips would be welcome.
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