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HOWTO Requests

#1 Post by Lavene »

This thread is for requesting howtos. Post your requests stating clearly what you are looking for and what problem you want to solve. This thread is not for ordinary support questions.

When you have written a HOWTO in response to a request, post a reply in this thread quoting the request and link to your HOWTO.

Please please avoid flaming newbie requests and RTFM replies. If you don't want to write a HOWTO in response to a request, simply ignore the request. Let's keep this thread as clear and useful as possible.

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#2 Post by GoodVibrations »

I would like a how-to, describing how you set up IceWeasel & IceDove, so that:

1. Clicking on a mailto in IceWeasel fires up IceDove.
2. Clicking on an url in IceDove fires up IceWeasel.

I've tried the different tips I've found and just can't get it to work. Nothing happens when I click on either.

So a real "cookie-cutter" description would be nice. :D

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#3 Post by JohnDeere630 »

I would very much appreciate a how-to on setting up a custom init script. For example, on my MythTV box, I must enter the following 3 commands (as root) on every boot-up:

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setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart none
modprobe lirc_serial
lircd -d /dev/lirc0
These must be run in order, or it either fouls up the boot process, or the lirc daemon is not properly bound to the lirc0 socket. I have tried about a hundred different things, all with either disastrous or negligible results :oops:
(Update! By reconfiguring the autoserial.conf file, I can now eliminate the first command, however, for the second modprobe command, I thought I could simply add lirc_serial to the /etc/modules file, but no luck :cry:)
Please don't mention google or RTFM or I may scream :shock:! I have read everything I can find, and while there is a lot of info in the init manual, it is just not too helpful. I have been able to get about every other aspect of Debian and MythTv to work flawlessly, so I don't think this is beyond me, but I would truly and sincerely appreciate any help or pointers here!

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#4 Post by Noven »

A detailed LAMP howto would be awesome. Im looking to somehow replace my webhosting that I pay for and somehow run a LAMP and have it point to the domain name I pay for.

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#5 Post by lacek »

I would very much appreciate a how-to on setting up a custom init script.
I wrote a small howto, I hope it will help you. It's here.[/quote]

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#6 Post by matino »

I would like to request a how-to that describes which options enable/disable when compiling a custom kernel.
Not in very details of course, just some basics, like - "this option - don't touch, in this section you can uncheck this and this etc"

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#7 Post by Depressure »

A nice and clean backup howto would be nice... (noob proof in other words)

Backup user files, system and ofc restoring them. to cd's/dvd's and exsternal hdd('s)
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#8 Post by garrincha »

matino wrote:I would like to request a how-to that describes which options enable/disable when compiling a custom kernel.
Not in very details of course, just some basics, like - "this option - don't touch, in this section you can uncheck this and this etc"
Not quite what you want but close enough:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php? ... t=nutshell

Check Chapter 7 & 11 - Customising Kernel & Kernel Configuration Option Reference respectively.
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#9 Post by actionM »

I don't know if this would be HOWTO worthy or not. It may just be to short of an answer or too long, but maybe a "troubleshooting howto".

-How to find out whats actually causing your problem
-where to look for known bugs

Something along those lines. I'm just curious about the steps everyone takes when something isn't working as normal.

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#10 Post by Lavene »

Noven wrote:
actionM wrote:I don't know if this would be HOWTO worthy or not. It may just be to short of an answer or too long, but maybe a "troubleshooting howto".

-How to find out whats actually causing your problem
-where to look for known bugs

Something along those lines. I'm just curious about the steps everyone takes when something isn't working as normal.
www.google.com :D :D :D :D :D
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#11 Post by canci »

An "OpenOffice Normalization Guide" explaining how to adjust the menu
fonts to look like the other GTK/KDE aps and how to speed it up.
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#12 Post by tolostoi »

I would like a how-to, describing how to set up a trafic shaper for a router machine with Debian Etch.

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#13 Post by actionM »

Noven wrote:A detailed LAMP howto would be awesome. Im looking to somehow replace my webhosting that I pay for and somehow run a LAMP and have it point to the domain name I pay for.
I second that.

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#14 Post by sinical »

actionM wrote:
Noven wrote:A detailed LAMP howto would be awesome. Im looking to somehow replace my webhosting that I pay for and somehow run a LAMP and have it point to the domain name I pay for.
I second that.
You want it for Perl or PHP? Need DNS as well?
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#15 Post by Noven »

sinical wrote:
actionM wrote:
Noven wrote:A detailed LAMP howto would be awesome. Im looking to somehow replace my webhosting that I pay for and somehow run a LAMP and have it point to the domain name I pay for.
I second that.
You want it for Perl or PHP? Need DNS as well?
PHP.

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#16 Post by canci »

You guys should rather learn how to set up Apache, PHP and all the stuff
yourself, cuz Lamp is really not meant to run on a server, just to test stuff...
Anyway, running Lamp you'll never learn what the individual things do, so
maybe a request like:

"Full-featured Apache web server w/PHP,some database - CMS ready HOWTO"

would be better...
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#17 Post by Noven »

canci wrote:You guys should rather learn how to set up Apache, PHP and all the stuff
yourself, cuz Lamp is really not meant to run on a server, just to test stuff...
Anyway, running Lamp you'll never learn what the individual things do, so
maybe a request like:

"Full-featured Apache web server w/PHP,some database - CMS ready HOWTO"

would be better...
Thats what I always thought LAMP stood for since its pretty straight forward.

Linux Apache MySQL PHP :lol:

Seems pretty "Full-featured Apache web server w/PHP,some database - CMS ready HOWTO" to me

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#18 Post by actionM »

I've got my LAMP setup on my desktop machine for testing out websites I build. Works great so far. Now I'd just like to figure out if its possible to view them from somewhere other than my house. Perhaps your house!

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#19 Post by canci »

Noven wrote:
canci wrote:You guys should rather learn how to set up Apache, PHP and all the stuff
yourself, cuz Lamp is really not meant to run on a server, just to test stuff...
Anyway, running Lamp you'll never learn what the individual things do, so
maybe a request like:

"Full-featured Apache web server w/PHP,some database - CMS ready HOWTO"

would be better...
Thats what I always thought LAMP stood for since its pretty straight forward.

Linux Apache MySQL PHP :lol:

Seems pretty "Full-featured Apache web server w/PHP,some database - CMS ready HOWTO" to me
Please read to the end! I said it is not recommended to run such instant
setups as a real server sollution! If you don't understand how Apache
works, you shouldn't be running it on your server before reading a
basic config howto!

In XAMP you get some verison of Apache which is not patched like the
Debian version (and probably not as stable). XAMP is a testing sollution for
ppl who don't want to run servers at home, but only want to test if their
site works before uploading it to some webhost.

Further to that, XAMP doesn't adhere to Debian policy. It is statically
compiled, you install it manually and it doesn't work if it's not in the
/opt folder. Debian policy is to put such things into /usr/local/ .

I use XAMP at home to test things, cuz I don't have the time nor nerves
to set up a server at home. But being that it's run as root, I run it on
a machine which is not online.
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#20 Post by canci »

I now realized that I made a complete dork of myself and humbly
appologize. I mistook LAMP for XAMPP... Please ignore my former remarks.

:oops:
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