Day: January 26, 2010

Disable Direct Root Login

Allowing the root user to login directly can be a major security issue. Here, i’ll show you how to disable it so you can still login as root but just not directly, reducing the security risk. This will force an attacker to guess 2 separate passwords to gain root access. You will first need to…


Can’t move Ubuntu taskbar

Came across this silly little thing about a week ago and had to dig for an hour or so to fix it. After I updated my nvidia drivers, my taskbar suddenly went from my left screen to my right screen. (I have a multi-screen setup). In order to fix this, try holding down the ALT…


Changing time to IST

Client wrote in today asking me to change the time setting on his computer to IST (India Standard Time). In order to change this, login via SSH and then cd /etc/ once there, create a link to the following file by running the following command etc >> ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Calcutta localtime This will now show…