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Installing Dell OpenManage Server Administrator on Ubuntu

Dell's OpenManage Server Administrator is a powerful tool for keeping track of your server's health and making sure everything is running as it should. Unfortunately, Dell only released packages for RedHat and SuSE, so installing the software on Ubuntu can be tricky, at best.

There is some information on the Internet about getting the package to install on exotic distributions, but I never found anything definitive. This tutorial will guide you through installing the software and getting the web access up and running. 

My setup is: Dell 2950 with 1 Intel 2.2GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, PERC 5/i SCSI Raid Controller with 2 73GB 15K RPM SAS disks running Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS 64-bit.

Dell Mini 10 with GMA500 (Poulsbo) at 1366x768 under Ubuntu 9.04

I recently acquired my new Dell Mini 10 with the beautiful and bright 1366 x 768 HD 10.1" screen. However, to get the nice HD screen, I had to order the laptop with Windows XP Home pre-installed.

My first order of business was to get the netbook running a dual boot configuration with Ubuntu and Windows. Once I determine that all the hardware works as expected under Ubuntu, I'll be removing windows completely. 

This tutorial assumes that you have a working, fully updated install of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) running on your Dell Mini 10 (not the Mini 10v) and just need to get the Poulsbo driver working for the Intel GMA500. 

Delete a Group of Messages from the Postfix Queue

This article will show you how to delete a group of messages out of a postfix mail queue, from the command line, using a number of standard Linux commands. It is not intended to be a tutorial on Postfix, GAWK, grep, regular expressions, or any other Linux command, but many of them will be covered in a little bit of detail and, at the end, you will be able to add this to your bag of tricks.

Installing Subversion on a Home Ubuntu Server

This tutorial will describe how to install Subversion with SSL web access onto a home server. Subversion is a great way to keep track of a number of projects and have widespread access to all of your files. It doesn't matter if you are the only person that will be accessing the repository and don't need all of the version control features, it is still a great way to keep an eye on your projects and make sure you have your information wherever and whenever you need it.

This tutorial uses Ubuntu Server 8.04 with Apache2, OpenSSL, and WebDAV. It assumes that you have a properly setup server including Apache and OpenSSL, at least a little Linux knowledge, and access to the Linux command prompt with sudo access. This tutorial is geared toward the home Linux server and assumes that your ISP blocks all incoming ports below 1024.

9/1/2011 Update: This tutorial has also been tested on Ubuntu 10.04LTS and works without issue.