Linux Themed Instructables.

Here I we have take a sample of our linux based instructables for you to peruse.

What happens when computer people get together much like old car talk. What's in you machine? You want to say more than I don's know. The newest devices such as the touchpads, some netbooks, and etc. ...
Trixbox is now at version 2.8, but you can get some of the terminology from the video which is useful. The current version is available from http://fonality.com/trixbox/.  This is a computer based pho...
Once you have your trixbox server set up, you may need some accessories. This can come in adapters to connect to the wall phone adapter, analog (traditional) phone to ip adapters, software, ip ready p...
Router is sort of a gateway to the internet. Most routers are really both a bridge and a router all in one. A bridge being a device that takes communication medium to another. For example, cable usual...
The little network routers you can purchase in the store are ok, but they are not upgradeable. With things changing so fast, that seems like a boon only for the router manufacturers. Also firmware u...
We have already done networking with xrdp and ltsp.  Now,  this is a very good way to use older equipment. Especially in an emergency.  Knowledge of using the command line is required. Mouse jockeys n...
The basis of this Instructable is based on the dialog from the movie known as "The hunt for the Red October". In the movie, one of the key lines was I think "One ping and one ping only". Pinging was...
This is a nice little graphical utility to graph out what and who might be on your network. Makes documentation much easier for those in charge of the network to assess networking assets. You can cert...
In part two we will get into virtual private networks, dnsmasq,  and other media servers. Vpn. Mediatomb. Irc. See also: https://www.instructables.com/id/Your-personal-intranet-Part-1/ You may also ...
There are many times when I do not want to always keep typing in passwords to log into local servers. Not only that, I do not want to be typing passwords when people are watching.  If you run a primar...
So you want to set up a small network for a business or just for home. Think about thin clients. Using thin clients has always been an important thing with me.Though they are mini subsets of full comp...
If your computer budget is too high, then you need to look at this instructable. Great way to save on costs. Older machines can be converted to thin clients therefore reducing the need to purchase new...
In this section we will add some internet safety software and allow access to the net from the ltsp clients.
This instructible is mainly for keeping software installed via the standard repositories up to date.  You definitely really need to be at least an intermediate linux user to accomplish this instructab...
UbuntuLTSP LTSP-Cluster This page is specific to Ubuntu versions 9.10, 10.04 If you find this information applicable to additional versions/releas...
I had an old machine that had some problems with the ide (legacy hard disk) controller. Thought most machines now use what is called "sata". I did not want to throw it away. Actually this is a great i...
You have have seen in an earlier instructable where we set up a working network without a single hard drive. (https://www.instructables.com/id/No-hard-drive-network/ ) I would like to give you some oth...
How to boot several machines to become a working network without a single hard drive.The first time I showed someone this, they thought it was impossible. In any case this can be a real tool for disas...
In an earlier instructable, a "No hard drive network" ( https://www.instructables.com/id/No-hard-drive-network/) was discussed. Now is time to carry that theme with a no hard disk web server.  Why you ...
Gpxe is a step above the orginal etherboot format. This is instructable if for advanced computer administration users. If you want to try this please get a trained linux administrator to help you. Tr...
The term cloud is just a new marketing term for a good old fashioned web server. In any event, there are quite a few things you can do with a web server at home or even in a small business.  everythin...
Here are several examples of quick ways to set up a web server. I like to use the the python web server for quickly downloading files between computer systems be it they are workstations, laptops, tou...
Some notes I took to get virtual hosting to work with Apache 2.x on Ubuntu 10.04. I will probably go back and clean it up later. Not saying this is the right way to do it, but it is what was done. I m...
Web applications are a boon to the computing environment. Traditionally you would load computer software applications locally on every system.  Even with automated software deployment systems, can sti...
Linux: beginning home automation on a server. This is just a quickie proof of concept about using a web server to do home automation remotely. all we will be doing is just turning on some leds, but ...
Done this for quite a while and I love it. Real computer automation. This is an instructable to get your linux computer to access twiiter via the command line for both sending and receiving tweets. Th...
There are just times when I can not get to a computer, but I still need to access it. So now when I install a machine, I set the machine to allow it to be started remotely. You can on some systems, pa...
We were thinking about getting the Ipad or a clone but they all seemed to be near a half a grand. Just not in our budget. Mostly what we wanted it for, was to be able to remotely control my home autom...
There had to be a way to do simple commands for linux without going to the command line. The neat part to this project is that you can so easily expand it yourself.  Need a directory listing. No probl...
One of these days a web server will be much of an appliance as the dish washer, tv, or A/C system. There are already electronic photo frames and displaying interactive web content is the next logical ...
So far we have done web page scraping via the command line with https://www.instructables.com/id/Web-page-scraping-via-Linux/ and then we did it with the web with https://www.instructables.com/id/Web-pa...
On of the most interesting things to do with linux is use the command line to do page scraping. You can hunt the web for the information you need without spending a a lot of time on-line. I also show ...
We are going to use Zoneminder as sort of a computerised video security system for both home and small to large businesses. This would also be good for keeping an eye on babysitters or for use in a ch...
What we would like to do is to be able to listen to podcasts and music from either the internet or over the air.You should even listen to files being spoken. Just because you do not have a fancy graph...
Ever wanted to get your computer to talk. This might be real important in an emergency if you can not talk. It is so easy to do this. Update: Added a section to read a text file. Note: There is a gu...
Sometimes when sitting at a text only terminal, It would be nice to see some kind of picture even if it was crude. For example, you just got an email saying you have to look at this picture! Here you ...
If you could save two terabytes of disk space, this instructable might be for you.  Ever get tired of waiting for video to upload to a video site or wish your videos did not take up so much room. A lo...
Thought we might take another try at screencasting. There is an earlier version of how to screencast with gtk-record-MY-Desktop, but it did not work for me. So, I decided to try something new. You may...
This is actually not a play, but a neat trick you can use when accessing a remote nix server. One of the most challenging occurrences is when you as a system administrator have to leave a server to go...
In several instructables, I have been talking about Mythtv a computer based dvr (Digital video recorder). Did not see any reason why I should pay a rental fee when there is inexpensive computer equipm...
Sometimes you may want to run software without having to use another computer. What you can do is set up a sort of pretend computer or a computer within a computer. This pretend computer is called a v...
Do this at your own risk as I will not be responsible for any issues: One of the biggest complaints I get is the text screen is too small. I generally agree. More recent computers actually have the a...
Here, you will be introduced to ways to duplicate a Debian based Linux computer. You could also use a commercial software program, but we will not be discussing that here. Would probably be easier to ...
Freebasic is like Qbasic. Most all of the instructables we do that involve programming use Freebasic. One think I like about it is the ease of programming the parallel and other ports on the computer....
Doing a crossword and no one around to ask about a word, then this instructable is for you. Have not played scrabble since I was a kid. Also like to do crossword puzzles. If everyone uses the same too...
Several friends wanted to know how to set up an MSWindows web server quickly. I do not own or plan to own any more Microsoft products such as MSWindows 7 so I am using my existing XP set up for this i...
The Arduino is a great little micro-controller. Originally developed in Italy, ir became sort of an open source project. You can get just the micro-controller themselves are you can get a pre-fabricat...
Clusters are computers that work together to work for a common cause.  There are two basic types of clusters. One is a HA (high availability cluster) and the second is an HP (high performance cluster)...
Yes, you can have your own command line desktop manager in linux. One thing I like to use it for is to have the man page in one window and another window open working with the command to get a job don...
There comes a time when you want to let your computer be sort of a secretary and do jobs for you automatically at certain times, This instructable will help you do that,  Wanted  the computer to tell ...
Ever wanted to have your own micro-blog just for friends or even more. Here is a quick set up of status.net known for being a Twitter clone. This is best setup as the only web app on a server, but for...
Eyeos is sort of a gui web driven desktop, it has a word processor, spreadsheet and many other features. It is perfect for touchpads, laptops, and even desktops to access remotely. it is simple to ins...
Wanted to try out the new firmware as the Insignia Infocast is somewhat compatible with the Chumby 8. One of the things that drew me to it was a built in browser with an on screen keyboard. (I have be...
Did not contact X-10, but I did contact Insteon about getting some demo units to help sell their products. Since they turned me down, I will use the HP Jet directs instead. The jet directs can control...
Sort of miss the old text adventures where you were allowed to use your imagination. This instructable uses what is known as the zmachine. There are a ton of zmachine games out there. Just use your we...
Just a photo array of how quick it was to install Skype. At this time, it is a beta. Not sure whether Microsoft will continue to support it. Yes, it is no longer open source from what I understand. Ca...
This is sort of a follow up to "Graphics in a text world" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Graphics-in-a-text-world/). In this instructable we will capture radar images and convert them to ascii. Once...
The graphical user interface is very easy, but if you are to be a real computer administrator, you will need to use the command line at one point or another. This is especially true with virtual syst...