Install mod_security 2 on CentOS/RedHat

This is a translation from Spanish to English, but still the best guide I’ve used so far. Modified slightly to help others but could use more work.

Important: ModSecurity blocks lots of UNIX commands. I had to add dots to them. They are colored red so you know to change them.

This article assumes that you have installed a RedHat Enterprise or CentOS and not guaranteed to work, although we have tested on several CentOS 4.5 with success. Continue reading…

ListMessenger SMTP Error

I started receiving the following error after making some network changes:

[code]Unable to send message to LM_Mailer responded: SMTP Error: Could not connect to SMTP host.[/code]

How I fixed it: I set my ListMessenger to use PHPmail and then edited my php.ini file. In that file there is a setting for your smtp server, it was set to localhost. I changed it to our default smtp server and it worked again.

Why: I was fiddling around with network settings and managed to break something so that computers on the local network can’t access the server via it’s name, and apparently it can’t access itself by localhost. I’m not sure why this happened but I think it has something to do with VMWare network cards stealing priority and forcing IP’s that didn’t work.

Logitech G15 Display Customization – LCDStudio

I’m working with LCDStudio to create the “ultimate” display that shows me everything.


So far I’ve included:

  • Foobar200 (bottom left, with progress bar)
  • System temperatures (top left, comes from the software Everest)
  • Local weather (middle)
  • Upload/download bandwidth (right, has bars that show how much capacity is in use)
  • CPU/RAM usage
  • Hard drive usage
  • Volume (far right)
  • Gmail new message count (top right)

I also have a few more pages that show more details: Continue reading…

Useful Firefox Plugins for the EEE PC

  • Tiny Menu – Condenses all the file menus (File, Edit, View, etc.) into one option called Menu. I suggest using this, then dragging all the nav buttons and such onto the same row. Saves a lot of screen real estate, and it’s one of the most important addons in my opinion.
  • autoHideStatusbar – Auto-hides the Firefox status bar at the bottom of the screen, similar to Google Chrome.
  • Foxmarks – Synchronize bookmarks with any of your other computers.
  • Silvermel – Great classy theme. (Not really designed specifically for this but it just looks good.)
  • Hide Find Bar – Auto hides the find bar after X amount of seconds. I always leave it open by accident so this is great.

Enable Advanced Mode on the EEE PC 1000

How to set up Advanced Desktop or Full Desktop on an Eee PC 1000

  1. Press Ctrl & Alt and T at the same time to get to the terminal.
  2. Type sudo synaptic
  3. Click settings and then repositories
  4. Click add in the bottom left corner
  5. Put in the URL:
  6. Put p701 in the distribution
  7. Put main etch in the sections
  8. You have just added the 701 repositories
  9. Now close the repository window and click reload in synaptic
  10. Next search for ksmserver and then kicker right click on each one and mark install
  11. Click apply at the top of the page and wait for synaptic to finish
  12. Close synaptic and the terminal window
  13. You should now have a full desktop option in you shutdown options.


Install Wine on the EEE PC

Download lazyeeepc and run it. It should give you an easy option to install wine for the eee pc.

More info (translated):

Lazyeeepc contain easy-to-use GUI and a scripts collection, which can use to install software and enhance EeePC easily.

lazyeeepc is a first english version release, but we are release for traditional chinese many times. lazyeeepc contains a lot of script to improve EeePC, and a easy-to-use user interface to execute this scripts, contains some important features:
* Install Launcher Tools
* aMSN (and support webcam)
* auto download and install ie6
* add repository, which is a eeepc compatibility repository.
* Fix Asus add/remove software shortcut reset problem
* Enable Advance mode
* add start menu and add many common use shortcut
* install codecs

lazyeeepc come from Taiwan, so it contains a lot of chinese issues scripts, you can skip this script (like pcmanx, java chinese font fix, chinese subtitle support, etc.)

Source: EeeUser Forums

Get Ventrilo to Work on the EEE PC (Sort-of)

1. Edit the file:

2. And add the following line:

3. Next you need to get your hands on the windows file ‘msgsm32.acm’ from an existing windows partition (C:/WINDOWS/system32/msgsm32.acm) and copy it to ‘~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system/’.

4. Run vent.

Note: When I transmit, I can usually only transmit until I let go of the talk key, then that’s broken for good. I can still receive audio the whole time though.

Source: endy’s post on the Ubuntu Forums

MSN Messenger Error 80048820

Correct your system date and time before logging on and it should stop this issue.

I had this problem because my CMOS battery isn’t working as well and my date/time resets after leaving the PC off for a while.

Fix MBR for an Old MS-DOS System

I accidentally installed grub and couldn’t figure out how to uninstall or override it with another boot loader. The others just weren’t working. Running fdisk /mbr didn’t work for me either. What I had to do was insert and boot the XP CD, then go to the repair console and type fixmbr. I just rebooted and it went straight into DOS like it was supposed to.