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Troubleshooting hardware

Network

lspci | grep Network // of // lspci | grep Ethernet
cat /proc/net/dev
mii-diag
mii-tool
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-change-the-speed-and-duplex-settings-of-an-ethernet-card/

USB

lsusb

Video

Convert .VOB to .AVI (command line)

mencoder -o output.avi -noidx -oac copy -ovc copy input.vob
"input.vob" refers to your VOB file
"output.avi" is the file name for your AVI file
VOB to AVI on Linux

Since on a DVD, there are more sections:
mencoder -o out.avi -noidx -oac copy -ovc copy VTS_01_1.VOB VTS_01_2.VOB VTS_01_3.VOB VTS_01_4.VOB

Good manual about mencoder

Fix damaged .avi files:
mencoder -idx -of avi -oac copy -ovc copy -o out.avi in.avi

GUI

Avidemux (Gtk+)
dvd::rip (Manual)

Subtitles in dvd::rip

Grey A:
Index A = 0 = 3: Show depending on Gray A/B
Index A = 1: White surroundings of letters, black inside
Index A = 2: White letters
Index B = 0: Transparant background
Index B = 1: White background
Index B = 2: No subtitles
Index B = 3: White background with black surroundings of letters, white inside

Subtitles

http://subtitleripper.sourceforge.net/

Couch

DesktopCouch / CouchDB

Text editors

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/72106/what-can-i-use-as-a-notepad-alternative-in-linux-ubuntu

Security

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-unix-bsd-openssh-server-best-practices.html
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/Keys
http://www.mysql-apache-php.com/ssh-attacks.htm

http://nixtechnica.blogspot.com/2007/04/hack-attempts-at-my-server.html

http://nixcraft.com/centos-rhel-fedora/13190-linux-security-find-out-if-someone-trying-hack-my-system.html
http://www.go2linux.org/disable-ssh-root-direct-login
http://serverfault.com/questions/68500/how-do-i-determine-if-my-linux-box-has-been-infiltrated

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/reset-your-forgotten-ubuntu-password-in-2-minutes-or-less/

auth.log pam_unix(cron…):
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-security-4/what-the-$-@-is-pam_unix-cron-session-doing-every-ten-minutes-var-log-auth-log-702381/

Tooling: LogCheck / LogWatch
http://www.bock.nu/blog/logcheck-logwatch

Monitorix (Apache required)
http://www.monitorix.org/

Magazines

http://www.linuxmag.nl/

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