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= HowTo Wiki =
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= Techie HowTo =
  
Notes, mostly technical on how to configure, install, troubleshoot computer systems.
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[[Techie HowTo]] Notes, mostly technical on how to configure, install, troubleshoot computer systems.
  
I've chosen topics mostly because I went through the process of selecting, installing and configuring something, usually a software application, tool or and utilities. They are here primarily so that I can consult them when needed and refer others to them.  
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I've chosen topics mostly because I went through the process of selecting, installing and configuring something, usually a software application, tool or and utilities. They are here primarily so that I can consult them when needed and refer others to them.
  
== Ubuntu Linux ==
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= Semantic Stuff =
My home server, running Win2K, failed to reboot after it's last update. The problem turned out to be a bad disk. I decided to abandon Windows and go with Linux. Most of my experience has been with Red Hat, but a friend had praised Ubuntu, so I decided to give it a try. I wanted:
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# A file server with enough capacity to handle our household -- two people who do a medium amount of photo work, a lot of office work, no music and an occasional video.
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# Accessibility from outside
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# A web server running Apache, php and mySQL
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# Immunity from power failure -- orderly shutdown and restart
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* [[Selecting Home Server Hardware]]
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* [[Installing Disk Drives]]
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* [[Installing Ubuntu Server]]
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* [[Logical Volume Manager]]
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* [[File Server]]
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* [[Web Server]]
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* [[Print Server]]
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* [[UPS]]
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* [[NTP]] Keeping the time accurate.
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== Dreamhost ==
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[[Semantic Stuff]] Notes and links about and to semantic resources -- ontologies, tools, forums ...
=== Directory Structure ===
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I'm setting up a new site to replace one that already exists. At this time, I don't have access to the dns for the current domain. I want to set up a directory structure that I can use to develop the new domain, make it visible via a url that I control when we are ready, cut over. The existing domain is blueandgrayeducation.org. I plan to use as a bg.alstevens.org. As a convention, I name the directory to be v<n>.domain. v1 indicates version 1, v2, will indicate version 2, etc.
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=== Point the domain at the directory ===
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* Using the "Manage Domains" web control panel, edit the domain bg.alstevens.org as a fully hosted domain. Set the web directory to:
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  /home/username/v1.blueandgrayeducation.org/htdocs/
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* Check "remove www".
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* Click "Fully host this domain now"
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* Login to the serer via putty and check to make sure the new directory is there.
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* Wait for the Joomla robot to finish and then check the domain with a web browser. If there's more than an empty directory, the domain is pointing at the wrong place.
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=== Install Joomla! 1.5 ===
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= App Engine Stuff ==
==== Install Joomla and Create the Data Base ====
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Using the Dreamhost Web Panel, select
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  Goodies >> One-click installs >> Install new website software - Advance mode
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* Select the software: Joomla! 1.5
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* Install it to the top-level. No subdirectory is needed since bg.alstevens.org points to htdocs. If I did install to a subdirectory, e.g. joomla, I would need to get to it by using bg.alstevens.org/joomla -- not what I want.
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* Select create a new data base. using a convention of <2 initials>joomla, call the db bgjoomla. Create a user, again, by convention ...omitted... And create a password.
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* Double check everything -- once launched, the install script will remove any files already there.
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* Use putty again and wathc the directory fill up. It usually happens in a minute or two.
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==== Complete the initial setup ====
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Dreamhost follows the software/db install with emailed instructions. Complete them right away so that someone else doesn't do it for you. The instructions are pretty clear. I've added a few notes:
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  1: Language -- select 'en-GB - English (United Kingdom)' and click Next
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  2: Pre-installation Check -- everything should pass. If not, you are in trouble. click Next
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  3: License -- click Next
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  4: Database -- these all need to be entered. Check them twice -- click Next
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  5: FTP Configuration -- leave it unconfigured. You don't need it. click Next
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  6: Configuration -- scroll down to 'Load Sample Data, Restore, or Migrate Backed Up Content'
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    select 'Install Default Sample Data'
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    click 'Install Sample Data'
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    Fill in the site info
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    Site Name: Blue and Gray Education
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    Your E-mail: myname@mydomain.com
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    Admin Password: (pick a secure one)
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    Confirm Admin Password: (re-type password again) -- and write it down right away
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    click Next
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  7: Using putty, or ftp, remove the "installation" directory -- or Joomla will tell you to.
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  8: Click the link at the top for "Admin" and log in as "admin" with the password you just set.
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== Joomla 1.0 ==
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[[App Engine Stuff]] My links to App Engine resources
I've moved on to Joomla! 1.5. Hopefully I won't need to do much wiht this section. 1.5 is clearly a big improvement -- simpler and cleaner, easier to use all around. Now if the extension writers would just bring their extenions into compliance with 1.5...
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== Joomla 1.5 ==
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* [[ Joomla Overview ]]
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* [[ Customizing the Footer ]]
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* [[ Installing Joomla 1.5 ]]
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* [[ Installing Google AdSense ClickSafe (Joomla 1.5) ]]
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* [[ Customizing the  TinyMCE Editor ]]
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* [[ Advertisement Module ]]
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* [[ Install SmartSEF ]]
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* [[ Install AnyCode ]]
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* [[ Install GCalendar ]]
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* [[ Install Google Analytics Module ]]
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* [[ Apache mod_rewrite ]]
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* [[ Simple YouTube  ]]
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== phpBB 3.0 ==
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* [[ Installing phpBB 3.0 ]]
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* [[ Creating a phpBB 3.0 template ]]
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== Wiki Resources ==
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* [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents Wiki User's Guide]
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* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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* [http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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Latest revision as of 05:38, 7 September 2012

Techie HowTo

Techie HowTo Notes, mostly technical on how to configure, install, troubleshoot computer systems.

I've chosen topics mostly because I went through the process of selecting, installing and configuring something, usually a software application, tool or and utilities. They are here primarily so that I can consult them when needed and refer others to them.

Semantic Stuff

Semantic Stuff Notes and links about and to semantic resources -- ontologies, tools, forums ...

App Engine Stuff =

App Engine Stuff My links to App Engine resources