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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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…