I'm having fun learning Python! Once it all starts to click, it gets easier :)
So now I have the beginnings of a Python-based GUI utility which reads in a PolicyKit XML policy file, and you can select each action from a drop-down combobox. Upon selection, the window will display the Description, and current
Continue reading PolicyKit Editor is taking shape
Like the title suggests, this will be relatively brief – mostly because Policykit isn't as difficult to understand as I originally led myself to believe.
It all sprang from starting to write about how to get X11rdp/xrdp up and running on your Linux systems. Sure, getting the desktop up remotely in a fast efficient way
Continue reading A brief guide to PolicyKit
A couple of readers asked how they could get xrdp to authenticate with Active Directory.
Here's how… ;)
Prerequisites I assume your xrdp server already has either the Likewise/Likewise-Open or as it's now known by, PowerBroker Identity Services I assume that your xrdp server
Continue reading xrdp authentication with Active Directory
Note : Version 1 & 1.1 are now deprecated in favour of v2 which contains some fixes and additional changes. v2 is out now and is a vast improvment over v1.x
Article first published on May 23, 2012 @ 8:17
UPDATE : June 17, 2012
Added important note about
Continue reading The Scarygliders X11rdp-O-Matic and RDPsesconfig : v1.1 released, V2 now available
Okay so I did a bit of research, and found a method of forwarding audio from your remote RDP Linux desktops.
The methods work for RDP connections on your local LAN, and also for connections to remote systems via ssh tunnels.
2012-04-19 Article Updated
Added a section for how
Continue reading Get audio with your xrdp/x11rdp connections, LAN or Remote! Updated! Windows Clients!
This will be a multi-part series on SSH
This is Part 1
Say you have a workstation or server, safely sitting behind a firewall, but you need access, for example, to the shiny RDP service you installed not so long ago, and/or other services on that system.
You could easily forward the RDP port (3389)
Continue reading Secure your systems with ssh on Linux and puTTY on Windows – Part 1
I've noticed that recently, Debian-based distributions seem to be attempting to download a bazillion Translations Indexes from their repositories. Most of the these attempts seem to be either ignored, or fail, and sometimes it even seems to slow down the update download itself, presumably because it takes time for the repository server to time out
Continue reading QuickTips : Stop apt downloading Translations Indexes
Lets say you have a laptop or a netbook which you take with you everywhere, and on which you keep sensitive information. (Lets even say you have a home computer with sensitive information.)
You don’t have to be a secret agent or a crook to have sensitive information. Everyone has sensitive information!
Continue reading How to install and multi-boot between Windows, and Debian Testing with full disk encryption
There’s all sorts of terminal emulators available these days.
Most of the “modern” ones, like gnome-terminal for example, have lots of whiz-bang features like menu-driven customization, background picture or transparency, setting the font used, and so on.
The thing is, all these nice features introduce their own problems, the biggest one for me is BLOAT.
Continue reading Customize Xterm, the original and best terminal…
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This is a followup to my original article, "Install xrdp and X11rdp – the comprehensive HOWTO for Ubuntu and Debian based systems". In that article I used the tarball – and hence old – version of x11rdp, because
Continue reading X11rdp, Ubuntu 11.10, Gnome 3, xrdp customization – New Hotness! Updated!