Sun Solaris 10 - Samba Installation and Setup

INTRODUCTION

This tutorial will walk you through a basic samba install and setup. You should further go through and setup security measures to ensure your server is secure and safe from attacks. We will be using a very basic samba configuration file for the purposes of this tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have already installed pkg-get and have your mirror set to blastwave. If not, please check my other tutorial about how to set this up. We will not be downloading the source code and compiling in this tutorial.

Let’s open up our terminal and dive in!



How to modify the Path variable in Linux/Unix

To view what your current PATH variable is type the following at the command prompt:

  1. # echo $PATH

This will output the PATH stored in the $PATH variable. If you simply wish to add an additional directory, simply do something like this:
# export PATH=$PATH:/the/directory/you/want/to/add


Dropbox.com – Your Free Secure Data Backup and Sharing Solution

So what is Dropbox.com?
Dropbox is an online software that allows you to setup a share folder on your computer that is securely stored on the Dropbox servers in the cloud. This folder appears by default in your my documents folder. Drop whatever you want in this folder (free accounts are up to 2GB in storage) and it immediately gets synced to the Dropbox servers. It takes about 5 minutes to create an account and install the software on your PC. So right away you have a backup copy on a secure online server. So in the event that you lose your laptop or computer HD gets fried, you still have your files safely backed up on Drop box’s secure server.

Access your Dropbox files anywhere!



How to organize your Music Library with MediaMonkey

If you have made the switch from iTunes to MediaMonkey, odds are you have a folder structure on your computer with files everywhere and a bunch of album artwork all over the place. Time to tidy things up with the monkey.

You will want to clean up your music files and have MediaMonkey auto tag them, but then you are going to want to organize them on your computer. I like to organize all my files based on genre and then by artist. Here is how you do it!

Use Mediamonkey to organize music by genre.
Select the music you want to organize in your main window. Then click on Tools -> Auto-Organize Files...

It will open a window and show you how your files will be organized in the New Path column.



Windows Media Center Has Stopped Working - SOLUTION!

I thought I would share the solution to this problem with my readers. I struggled with the "Windows Media Center Has Stopped Working" problem for months before finally dedicating a good few hours researching for the solution. Nothing I found on the web worked, even after hours of searching through Google. And then I while just doing some testing I found the solution to my problem.

Actually, for me, the problem started with my Xbox 360 always losing the media center folders I had setup. I couldn't figure out what the problem was and when searching Google for other people experiencing the same problem, I found literally NOTHING. I couldn't believe. I guess that's why I'm so good at troubleshooting things, I seem to always the most bizarre issues.



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