Fixing proftpd in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Most of Ubuntu fans and users already know that a new version of this wonderful operating system was released on 29 October 2009. Karmic Koala (a fancy name isn’t it?) has lots of new features and improvements, but I will not bother to list them here cause this blog entry is not about that. Just navigate to an official webpage if you want to find out more about Ubuntu 9.10.
I have a long history of using various Ubuntu versions on my private SSH/HTTP/FTP/etc box and wonderful tool do-release-upgrade was already installed. I didn’t actualy remember any major problems migrating from older versions of Ubuntu so I typed sudo do-release-upgrade and hit enter. Process of migrating from Jackalope to Koala went as smooth as a breeze although I was upgrading through an SSH session.
Logging in to the system was succesful after issuing a required reboot. I started screen (somehow all tweaks and bits like status line in a bottom of terminal windows were gone), created few virtual windows and ran usual programs such as rtorrent, Midnight Commander, silc, irssi, nano editor etc. Everything just worked…
… for a several days. I received IM from a friend of mine then. He was wondering why my FTP was down. Interesting part was that proftpd config files and default directories were there, but running sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd start|stop|restart failed everytime with no output whatsoever. It seemed like actual software just wasn’t installed at all. sudo apt-cache search proftpd showed me that proftpd package is called by a different name – proftpd-basic – now (as opposed to proftpd in Ubuntu 9.04). sudo apt-get install proftpd-basic was next step but proftpd -n showed an error:
Failed binding to, port 21: Address already in use
Check the ServerType directive to ensure you are configured correctly.
After googling arround I found that possible solution for this problem can be switching FTP daemon from standalone to inetd mode in configuration file /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf at ServerType directive. I edited corresponding line in a proftpd configuration file mentioned above and restarted server with sudo reboot. This helped bringing FTP service back to life.
I hope these simple tips and tricks will help you too!

The Perfect Server – Ubuntu 9.10 [ISPConfig 3]

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Please note that this setup does not work for ISPConfig 2! It is valid for ISPConfig 3 only!

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

1 Requirements

To install such a system you will need the following:

2 Preliminary Note

In this tutorial I use the hostname with the IP address and the gateway These settings might differ for you, so you have to replace them where appropriate.

Read it complete on Here

Codega 7 Full Version for Ubuntu, opensuse, mandriva free download

Codega like Wine is a specially designed software to runa many popular windows applications in Linux environment. Codega is the professional software for this purpose. It has support free updates and many benefits.

Codega 7 is the current version of Codega. To install on your system just follow these steps.

1) Go to and sign up for the free trial (you don’t have to pay just sign up or it won’t work).
2) Once signed up install the RPM/DEB/TGZ for your system.
3) Start up Cedega and let it update to the latest UI. Installing the engine will fail cause you haven’t paid
4) Install the Spore Trial
5) Copy the winex-7 folder to: ~/.cedega/.winex_ver
6) Profit

Download Codega 7 Fullversion

this file is include:

  • cedega-000133-1.i386.rpm658.52 KB
  • cedega-000133.tgz639.99 KB
  • cedega-mandriva-000133-1.i386.rpm658.56 KB
  • cedega-suse-000133-1.i386.rpm658.55 KB
  • WineX

DockbarX Available for Ubuntu Karmic

DockbarX, a taskbar with grouping and group manipulation with some “experimental” features compared to Docbark – great for replacing a Gnome panel, is now available for Ubuntu Karmic Koala. To install it, simply run the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dockbar-main
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install dockbarx 

Here is a video with DockbarX in action:

Please note that you don’t need to use Compiz to be able to run DockbarX. You can just use Metacity Compositing Manager.

Fixing The Popping Sound In Ubuntu Karmic

If you use Ubuntu Karmic Koala beta and have a Intel sound card, you must be hearing a popping sound every now and then. This is a known bug and here is a temporarily solution for it.

Press Alt + F2 and type:

gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

And comment (add a “#” in front of it) the last line called “options snd-hda-intel power_save=10”. Basically, this is how the line should look after editing it:

#options snd-hda-intel power_save=10

Then save the file.

Installing TOR in Ubuntu Karmic

Instead of adding an Ubuntu repository, add a Debian repo. For Karmic Koala, add the Sid repository and get the key:

sudo sh -c 'echo deb " sid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
gpg --recv 74A941BA219EC810
gpg --export --armor 74A941BA219EC810 | sudo apt-key add -

Now you’ll be able to successfully installing TOR in Ubuntu Karmic:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb privoxy

Update: Alternatively, there is also an Launchpad PPA for Tor:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/tor