Desktop Tutorials and Training Lessons

Desktop Linux distributions are becoming easier to use all the time however it can still be tough to get adjusted to using to Linux and that's why we started creating these basic tutorials for beginners. Although basic, these tutorials are aimed at solving specific problems for absolute newbies.

Ubuntu Tutorials For Beginners
Ubuntu

Debian Tutorials For Beginners
Debian

Fedora Tutorials for Beginners
Fedora
Linux Mint Tutorials For Beginners
Linux Mint
Basic OpenSUSE Tutorials
OpenSUSE
PCLinuxOS Tutorials For Beginners
PCLinuxOS

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Configuring a SAMBA Print Server
Desktop - OpenSUSE

SAMBA Print ServerYou may be using Linux at home or in an office environment, but often we still need to provide access to Windows desktops. Begin Linux has taken you though setting up a SAMBA Domain Controller and File Server on openSUSE 11.4. In this tutorial, again using openSUSE 11.4 we will take the time to look at adding in Print Server capabilities.

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Auto-configure IPv6 for your Network
Desktop - OpenSUSE

Auto-configure IPv6 for your Network

One major feature of IPv6 is its ability to auto-configure the host portion of the IP address using the MAC address from the Network Card. We may have seen this already with the local-link address, however, in this tutorial will look at configuring the RAdvD on openSUSE 11 to advertise the Network Prefix and default gateway so we can work with global addresses without any configuration on the hosts.

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Using and Understanding IPv6 on openSUSE 11
Desktop - OpenSUSE

ipv6So IPv6 has been around a while now but do we know any benefits? We may know that it is 128bits long and too difficult to type but if that is all then we do ourselves a little injustice in not knowing how easy IPv6 can make our lives.

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Adding Standard Windows Domain Groups
Desktop - OpenSUSE

First, you must understand that SAMBA, by default, does map Linux users accounts to Windows user accounts within the /etc/samba/smbusers file.

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Samba Command Line Configuration on openSUSE
Desktop - OpenSUSE

Samba Command Line ConfigI always suggest using the GUI to begin your Linux Management but as you become more confident with the command line you will naturally migrate to the shell for further management.

 

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Remove The Fortune Messages In The Linux Mint Terminal
Desktop - Linux Mint

Linux Mint Fortune MessageHere I will show you how to get to this new feature in Linux Mint 11. We will also review how to turn off the fortune messages in the terminal on Linux Mint 10  which requires a command or two.

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SAMBA and Share Configuration Through YaST
Desktop - OpenSUSE

OpenSUSE Samba ConfigurationLearn how to setup SAMBA and share configuration using YaST. One of the features that makes SUSE relatively simple to manage is that all of the graphical configuration tools are gathered together in the YaST Control Center, (Yet another Setup Tool).

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Preparing the Linux Server for SAMBA
Desktop - OpenSUSE

Preparing the Linux Server for SAMBABefore we configure SAMBA we should make sure that the file-systems that we share to Windows users will support the Windows style of Access Control Lists.

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openSUSE Small Office Setup
Desktop - OpenSUSE

OpenSUSE Small Office SetupIn this tutorial we will step you through, using openSUSE 11.4, the preparation, installation and configuration of the SAMBA Server as a Domain Controller and File Server.

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Login as root on the Ubuntu System
Desktop - Ubuntu

Login As Root

The Ubuntu system requires you to login as an administrative user to be able to execute commands that only root can execute. However, you can alter the system to allow root to login to perform hours of administration as root. This eliminates the requirement of typing the full path for commands.

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