Novice Linux / Unix System Administrator Tutorials

These tutorials assumes that you have basic understanding of Unix like operating systems and you are familiar with – Unix/Linux and its commands at the user level, know how to edit files, familiar with the Bourne shell/Bash/Ksh shell, know how to perform standard file processing tasks (such as find/move/copy/delete/) and so on. ( rss feed )

I am a new Linux server user. I need to tunnel X over ssh. I type the following command on a CentOS/RHEL based remote host to get display on a local desktop:

ssh -X user@server1.cyberciti.biz
xeyes &
firefox &

But, I am getting an error that read as follows:

**error**: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details – 1: Failed to get connection to session: /bin/dbus-launch terminated abnormally without any error message)

How do I fix this error on a newly formatted/installed RHEL or CentOS Linux 6.x server?

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I‘m a new Ubuntu Linux user and my cloud hosting company installed MySQL server by default. I need to remove it and delete it from my server as I have no use of MySQL server. How can I uninstall MySQL on a Ubuntu based systems?

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I am a new Linux and Unix-command line user. I am using find command to search file called “fooBar.conf.sample” in my home directory. I do not know the case, it could be uppercase, lowercase, or a mix of both. How can search a file and ignore case on a Linux or Unix-like system?

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I recently read that SSH keys provide a secure way of logging into a Linux and Unix-based server. How do I set up SSH keys on a Linux or Unix based systems? In SSH for Linux/Unix, how do I set up public key authentication?

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How do I minify and compress CSS & JS files on Linux or Unix-like system using shell prompt on my server? How can I minify JavaScripts and stylesheets at shell promot so they can download faster over the Internet without using any online tools?

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I know how to install nginx on a CentOS Linux using yum command. Is there is a guide to install Lighttpd web-server on a CentOS Linux or RHEL server with yum command? How can I install and configure php and mysql on a CentOS with Lighttpd web-server?

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How do I install JDK runtime environment on a CentOS Linux version 6.x using yum command?

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