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published Dec 07, 2008, last modified May 24, 2016

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A tip of the trade from a fellow LTSP administrator: how to set up the default language and desktop session on LTSP terminals booting off a Fedora 11 terminal server.

Running PulseAudio as a system-wide service has advantages -- you can play audio without having logged on, multiple users can play audio on the same audio gear, and music daemons like MPD won't fight for the audio device with PulseAudio. Here's how.

ZFS is the best filesystem ever invented. And FUSE brings it to Linux. There are, however, some caveats you need to keep in mind if you want to start it properly.

Got a thumb USB drive or an SD card, and you'd like to put Linux on it? Did the other HOWTOs fail you? This is the real deal, through and through. This trick also works out-of-the-box with Kubuntu and other Ubuntu variants as well. Moreover, you can adapt it with very few changes to any other live CD Linux distributions out there.

Do you have a Realtek card driven by the r8169 driver, and you're experiencing SSH, SSL or rsync errors associated to the error message "Disconnected: Corrupted MAC on input"? Do you download large files only to find them corrupted? Here's the solution.

Web servers (especially Plone, by default) work wonders in combination with an HTTP accelerator such as Varnish or Squid. But your iPhone readers are out of luck because of a grave bug on MobileSafari -- Plone sites are especially slow like molasses on the iPhone. Don't worry, here's a trick that will solve it.