Author Archive: Bobbin Zachariah

Founder of LinOxide , passionate lover of linux and technology writer. Started his career in Linux / Opensource from 2000. Love travelling, blogging and listening music. Reach Bobbin Zachariah about me page and also below google plus page.

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How to Install and Configure Nagios 4.0.7 on CentOS 7.0

Nagios is a system and network monitoring application that offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications, and services. It alerts the users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when the problem has been resolved. Nagios runs periodic checks on user-specified resources and services, it can be used to monitor […]

July 18, 2014 | By
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A Good Understanding of D-BUS - An IPC Mechanism in Linux

D-BUS is an IPC (inter-process communication) mechanism that helps applications communicate with each other. D-Bus  (Desktop  Bus)  is  a  simple  IPC,  developed  as  part  of  freedesktop  projects. It  provides  an  abstraction  layer  over  various  applications  to  expose  their  functionalities  and  possibilities.  If  you  want  to  utilise  some  feature  of  an  application  to  make  another  program  […]

July 16, 2014 | By
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Linux Smem Tool - Displays Memory Usage More Accurate

In a shared memory environment, which is a technique used by most operating systems, there is a challenge of counting the memory several times. This ends up giving users and system administrators inaccurate information on how physical memory is used. To solve this problem smem comes in very handy. Smem reports Unique Set Size (USS) […]

July 13, 2014 | By
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Linux Shell Script to Sync Directories Interactively

This script will sync two directories between two servers. Basically we are using rsync features to run this program. Script will interactively request to input below details. 1) Remote server name or ip 2) Remote system user name 3) Local directory to sync 4) Remote directory to sync to 5) Check user need to copy timestamp […]

July 10, 2014 | By
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How to Install CentOS 7 Step by Step with Screenshots

Finally the much awaited CentOS 7 is out. CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is forked from RedHat Linux, a Linux Distro fine tuned for servers. In this article you will learn how to install CentOS 7 in a few easy steps. Step 1: Download The ISO Image To get a copy of CentOS 7 download […]

July 2, 2014 | By
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30 Handy Commands to Manage Exim Mail Server

Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) for use on Unix systems connected to the Internet. It is freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence. In style it is similar to Smail 3, but its facilities are more general. There is a great deal of flexibility in the way mail can […]

June 30, 2014 | By
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How to use PeaZip as a Multi Purpose Archive Manager

PeaZip is an open source file and archive manager that can handle several file formats such as Bzip2, 7z, ZIP, TAR, XZ, WIM and several other types. To get PeaZip, download PeaZip for linux 64 bit and PeaZip for linux 32 bit respectively. Note: If you are using gnome download the GTK2 version and if […]

June 20, 2014 | By
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How to use Linux lsblk Command to List Block Device Information

The command lsblk (list block devices) is used to list information about all available block devices, however, it does not list information about RAM disks. Examples of block devices are hard disk, flash drives, CD-ROM e.t.c How To Install lsblk The command lsblk comes in the package util-linux-ng, now renamed util-linux. The package comes with […]

June 16, 2014 | By
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How To Install Linux Kernel 3.14 In Ubuntu

In this article you will learn how to install the recently released Linux kernel 3.14 on your Ubuntu machine. The new kernel has several improvements including more drivers support. To upgrade to kernel 3.14 Ubuntu users can download the kernel deb files from here. Alternatively you can download the source code from here if you want to […]

June 11, 2014 | By
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How to Dual Boot Linpus Lite 2.1 with Ubuntu

Linpus is a Linux distribution based on Fedora and owned by Linpus Technologies, a Taiwanese company. Linpus Lite 2.1 boots faster then most Linux distributions by a few seconds and ships with HTML 5 app launcher. It has Cinnamon as the default desktop environment and is well customized for touch screens. To get a copy of Linpus you […]

May 26, 2014 | By
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How to Install Mediawiki on a CentOS Server with Screenshots

MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia.The software is optimized to correctly and efficiently handle projects of all sizes, including the largest wikis, which can have terabytes of content and hundreds of thousands of hits per second.Because Wikipedia is one of the world's largest websites, […]

May 9, 2014 | By
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Automate your Computer Power Off with KShutdown

In this article you will learn how to use KShutdown a graphical shut down utility made by Konrad Twardowski. KShutdown comes packaged with several options to help you time several tasks on your Linux box. If you do not like the command line then this is the perfect tool for you. For the command line enthusiast this […]

May 7, 2014 | By
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How To Use Ip Command In Linux with Examples

The linux ip command is similar to ifconfig, but more powerful and is intended to be a replacement for it. With ip you have the advantage of performing several network administration tasks with only one command. ifconfig is one of the deprecated command within net-tools that has not been maintained for many years. The functionalities of […]

May 2, 2014 | By
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How to Install Moodle - a Course Management System on CentOS Server

Moodle is a course management system (CMS), also known as a learning management system (LMS) or a virtual learning environment (VLE). It is a free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. PHP Requirements for Moodle The iconv extension is required. The mbstring extension is recommended. The curl extension is required The openssl extension is recommended The soap extension is […]

April 25, 2014 | By
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