Day: January 14, 2010

1Liner that Re-installs Ubuntu

From http://www.kabatology.com sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a This simple command can reinstall all of Ubuntu’s distribution packages and reconfigure them. If you ever find it necessary to reinstall Ubuntu, first backup your data then drop this line of code unto the command-line. It takes about an hour for the whole process to get to an end,…


Change the Run Level in LINUX

From http://www.linusol.com/ What is Run Level? Linux has 7 different run levels; Each mode has it’s own list of settings for what services to start and what services to shutdown. Not only does this list contain what is supposed to be running, but also what order each service should be started in – a feature…


Install TTF font in CentOS

Installing TTF font in CentOS is very easy. You will need root access. To install, follow these simple commands; 1) check if directory /usr/share/fonts/TTF exists, if it does not exist, create it. mkdir /usr/share/fonts/TTF copy any *.TTF file font you want to install to /usr/share/fonts/TTF/ directory then run the command: /sbin/service xfs reload


Linux 101 Hacks eBook Goes Online – HTML Version

From http://www.thegeekstuff.com: There be good stuff here. by Ramesh Natarajan on January 14, 2010 I’m happy to announce that my free eBook, Linux 101 Hacks is now available for online browsing in HTML format. I’ve also updated the book with the following minor changes. * Added “Chapter 13. Bonus Hacks” with 10 additional hacks. I’ll…


BackTrack4 is out!

BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. Regardless if you’re making BackTrack your primary operating system, booting from a LiveDVD, or using your favorite thumbdrive, BackTrack has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and…