Linux software configuration

Software installation and configuration

This is a software installation and configuration tutorials main page. You can find some beginner's guide for installing and configuring third party software in Ubuntu, Slackware Linux and windows operating system.

These tutorials are guidelines for Linux beginner to install and configure software which is not included with default operating system installation. In other words, user needs to install and configure the software themselves.

Local web server for Windows
Installing and configuring a local web server for Windows operating system. This is a theory and step by step instruction on how to setup a web server on personal computer for testing a website.

Configure MariaDB in Slackware 14.1
MariaDB is a default database server pre-configured in Slackware 14.1 replacing the MySQL server. This tutorial will guide a Slackware beginner on how to setup and configure MariaDB in the most basic way.

Install vmware server 2.0 in Slackware 12.2
Learn how to install VMWare server 2.0 in Slackware Linux 12.2. This is a step by step user guides with screenshots suitable for Slackware beginner.

Create new virtual machine for Ubuntu desktop guest in VMWare server 2.0
VMware server v2 control panel is quite different from vmware 1.x. The vmware server 2.0 control panel is fully web based. This tutorial will explain how to create a new virtual machine for Ubuntu desktop guest operating system.

How to install vmware tools for Slackware guest in Slackware host
This is a guide on how to install vmware tools for Slackware Linux guest in Slackware Linux host. Installing this tool can improve graphic performance, drag and drop operations and improved mouse performance. It also allows copying and pasting text between guest and host operating system.

Install and configure vmware tools for Slackware guest in Windows xp host
A user guide on how to install VMware tools for Slackware Linux guest on Windows XP host. The Windows XP host is running VMware Workstation and the guest operating system is Slackware 12.1.

Linux virtualization - Setup virtualbox in Slackware
This tutorial is about the native virtualization, installing a guest operating system in Slackware Linux. Learn how to install Sun's Virtualbox virtualization software, preparation, setup, configure and troubleshooting.

Linux virtualization - Install virtualbox on Ubuntu
This is a guide on how to setup Virtualbox on Ubuntu Desktop version 11.10.

How to install The ACPI Component Architecture (ACPICA) in Linux
This is a guide on how to install The ACPI Component Architecture (ACPICA) in Linux. This software is needed if you are going to install Sun's Virtualbox virtualization software.

Setup and configure Drupal 6 in Slackware Linux tutorial
This is a basic guide on how to setup and configure Drupal 6 in Slackware Linux. Many beginner webmaster out there still haven't heard of Drupal. Drupal is an open source Content Management System like Joomla. It has been awarded The best open source content management system (CMS) for a couple of years already.

Install Drupal 6 website backup from hosting server in Slackware 14.1
Install a backup of your website is a good practice. Here is a tutorial on how to backup your Drupal website and install it in localhost Slackware 14.1 64bit example.

Setup and configure Joomla 1.0.x in Slackware Linux
Joomla is an open source content management system widely used as a website, blog or forum by many individuals and organisations around the world. Learn how to setup and configure Joomla in Slackware web server with this step by step tutorial.

How to read or view chm file in Linux
chm is Compiled HTML Help which is not a strange file format nowadays. However, if you are using Ubuntu or Slackware Linux, there is no application that can open chm file in default operating system installation. You have to install an application software called xchm manually to view the chm file.

Build and install Slackware chmlib tutorial
chmlib is a library file needed to view Microsoft ITSS or CHM format files. You need to install chmlib first before installing xchm to view chm files in kde. Here is a guide on how to build chmlib for Slackware Linux and install the result package.

How to build and install wxGTK package for Slackware Linux
wxGTK is a port of wxWidgets using the GTK+ library, the one that you need if you plan to install an open source cross-platform GUI library in Linux operating system. Slackware doesn't include wxGTK in its official releases. You have to build the package yourself if you need it in your system. Here is a guide on how to build wxGTK for Slackware Linux and install the package.

Seamonkey web browser tutorial
Seamonkey is all-in-one Internet application suite, consists of a web browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools developed by Seamonkey project community sponsored by Mozilla Foundation. Here is a basic Seamonkey tutorial where you can learn more about Seamonkey and how to configure it.

How to setup Joomla 1.5.x in Ubuntu
This is a tutorial on how to set up Joomla in Ubuntu. The set up examples based on Linux Ubuntu desktop 8.04. You can use this as a guide to learn Joomla cms.

How to create a new website Joomla 1.5 tutorial for beginner
Joomla can be quite confusing for a new user. This tutorial will explain Joomla in a simple way so that a new user understands the basic Joomla. This tutorial considers Joomla has been successfully installed and you must have 'super administrator' privilege account.

Joomla 1.5 how to change template tutorial
This is a guide on how to change template in Joomla 1.5. There are several steps that you need to do, including pre-requisites before begin installing the new template.

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