Postfix Satellite configuration: Remote SMTP with auth

If you have ever run into the problem that your computer will not send e-mails directly, then this might help. Install Postfix and configure it as a satellite server. This was done on a Ubuntu desktop installation, so I don’t know what Fedora and co. will say. In the /etc/postfix/ file add or modify the… Continue reading “Postfix Satellite configuration: Remote SMTP with auth”

Ubuntu Netboot

Notes on getting Ubuntu netboot to work so that I don’t have to burn any CD’s This document expects a DHCP server to be available in the network Install tftp sudo aptitude install tftpd-hpa tftp-hpa Get netboot files: cd /var/lib/tftpboot sudo wget -r -nH -np –cut-dirs=8\ ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/installer-amd64/\ current/images/netboot find ./ -name “index.*” | sudo… Continue reading “Ubuntu Netboot”

VirtualBox resolution problems in a headless environment

In certain cases running a VirtualBox VM in a headless linux environment can lead to a Windows XP having an undesired resolution. I fixed this using the following two commands: Global command: VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution 1920,1200 For a running VM: VBoxManage controlvm “remote” setvideomodehint 1920 1200 24 I found the resolution in this forum:… Continue reading “VirtualBox resolution problems in a headless environment”

Adding Verdana / Tahoma / winfonts LaTeX support in Ubuntu 9.04

To be able to use windows fonts like Verdana, Tahoma and so forth in Latex documents on an Ubuntu Jaunty Jackelope you need to install the winfonts package from CTAN. The following steps explains what I undertook to use these fonts: 1. First download the winfonts package from CTAN 2. Find your Tahoma and/or Verdana… Continue reading “Adding Verdana / Tahoma / winfonts LaTeX support in Ubuntu 9.04”