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"Samba 3 PDC for Windows Clients and Samba 3 Book Review" Presentation from 2007

I have presented Samba at several technical conferences over the years. Following are links to the slides and also supplemental zip file containing files used within the presentation.

The overall posture of the environment being prototyped within the presentation is of a workgroup having a Linux based server and Windows based workstations. Little needs to change in order to support Linux clients in the mix, though such details do not appear in this presentation.

Presentation in PDF format

Fixing Ubuntu display resolution settings using custom EDID

When my previous display started getting fuzzy, I plugged in another display and got a much clearer view until I rebooted. After the reboot, the display came up as 1280 x 1024 resolution instead of my usual 1600 x 1200. I went searching and found references to capturing the EDID from the display and correcting the EDID information. Using the Nvidia X Server Settings applet I captured the EDID, but the Phoenix editor was unable to open the file.

UDEV rules critical to getting a SCSI scanner working on Ubuntu

Copying my bug against ubuntu-docs here, Bug #440150:

I was researching how to connect a HP 6100C scanner to Ubuntu 9.04, and encountered these docs:

ScanningHowTo
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ScanningHowTo

Scanning
https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/printing/C/scanning.html

Enabling VNC protocol within Terminal Server Client in Ubuntu

The Terminal Server Client (tsclient) that comes with Ubuntu has the capability to connect to remote systems using the VNC protocol. However, it is grayed out by default.

To get it enabled, simply add the "xtightvncviewer" package.

Adding back Clearlooks theme to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Ubuntu 9.10 ships missing my favorite theme, Clearlooks. This may simply be corrected by adding the package "gnome-themes" which is where that theme resides.

Adding back Skyrocket screen saver to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Ubuntu 9.10 ships with far less screen savers installed by default. Notably my favorite was missing, Skyrocket. This may simply be corrected by adding the package "rss-glx" which is where that screen saver resides.

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