4.5. Applications / GUI / Multimedia

Topics covered in this section include:

Section 4.5.1 Installing Applications
Section 4.5.2 User Applications
Section 4.5.3 Server Applications
Section 4.5.4 GUI / Window Managers
Section 4.5.5 Multimedia

4.5.1. Installing Applications

4.5.2. User Applications

4.5.3. Server Applications DBMS / Databases

  • DB2-HOWTO, IBM DB2 Express-C for Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2007. Intended for anyone interested in installing and using IBM DB2® Express-C 9 database on Linux®.

  • IngresII-HOWTO, Ingres II HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2001. Helps install the Ingres II Relational Database Management System on Linux.

  • MMBase-Inst-HOWTO, MMBase Installation HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2006. Describes the installation of the MMBase content management system on a Red Hat Linux distribution, using the Tomcat application server, and integrating it with MySQL and Apache.

  • Oracle-7-HOWTO, Oracle 7 Database HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1998. A guide to installing and configuring the Oracle 7 Database Server on a Linux system.

  • Oracle8-on-RH7X-HOWTO, Oracle 8i on Linux RH7.X Installation HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2002. Following this HOWTO you should be able to get "Oracle 8i, version 8.1.7, Enterprise Edition for Linux" installed on a RedHat 7.X distribution.

  • Oracle-9i-Fedora-3-Install-HOWTO, Oracle 9i under Fedora Core 3 - Installation HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2005. Describes how to install Oracle 9i on Fedora Core 3 or greater.

  • Oracle-9i-RH8-and-RH9-HOWTO, Oracle 9i under RedHat Linux 8.x and 9.x - Simple Installation HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2003. Describes an example of an Oracle 9i Standard Edition database installation under RedHat Linux 8.x and 9.x.

  • PHP-Nuke-HOWTO, PHP-Nuke: Management and Programming

    Updated: May 2003. A definitive document on PHP-Nuke (Content Managment System).

  • PostgreSQL-HOWTO, Database-SQL-RDBMS HOWTO for Linux

    Removed: Jan 2002. This HOWTO has been removed for review. Please visit the official PostgreSQL site for information on this topic.

  • Sybase-ASA-HOWTO, Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere for Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2001. Guides you through the installation of SQL Anywhere Studio 7.0.2 for Linux and the basic operation and administration of Adaptive Server Anywhere databases.

  • Sybase-ASE-HOWTO, Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise / SQL Server HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2003. Describes installation and configuration of Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (formerly known as SQL Server) relational database server on the Linux platform, together with basic usage.

  • Sybase-PHP-Apache, Sybase-PHP-Apache mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2001. Explains how to set up a Linux machine to run an Apache web server using PHP to access a Sybase-ASE database.

  • WWW-mSQL-HOWTO, A mSQL and perl Web Server HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 1997. How to build a SQL client/server database using WWW and HTML for the user interface. Mail

  • Cyrus-IMAP, Cyrus IMAP HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2000. A comprehensive guide to installing, configuring, and running Cyrus Imap and Cyrus Sasl.

  • Mail-Administrator-HOWTO, The Linux Electronic Mail Administrator HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2000. Describes the setup, care and feeding of Electronic Mail (e-mail) under Linux. Primarily intended for administrators.

  • Mail-Queue, Linux Mail-Queue mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. Configuration changes necessary to make sendmail deliver local mail now; while stashing remote mail in the queue until "I Say So".

  • Mail2News, Mail2News mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2000. How to feed a mailing list to a news server.

  • Majordomo-MajorCool-HOWTO, Majordomo and MajorCool HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2000. Intended to guide a user through an installation of the Majordomo Mailing List Software and MajorCool (utility for managing Majordomo lists via a CGI script).

  • Offline-Mailing, Linux off-line mailing method (offline mailaddr with 1 account)

    Updated: Jun 1998. Use your linux mailing system offline, receive mail for multiple users with only one email address, and without being 24-24 online.

  • Outlook-to-Unix-Mailbox, MS Outlook to Unix Mailbox Conversion mini HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2004. Covers conversion of old email in Microsoft Outlook (not Outlook Express!) to typical Unix file formats.

  • Postfix-Cyrus-Web-cyradm-HOWTO, Postfix-Cyrus-Web-cyradm-HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2004. Guides you through the installation of the Postfix mail transportation agent (MTA), the Cyrus IMAP server.

  • Qmail-ClamAV-HOWTO, Qmail-Scanner and ClamAV HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2004. Describes how to integrate ClamAV, an anti-virus attachment scanner and Qmail-Scanner, an anti-virus message content scanner, with an existing installation of a qmail email server.

  • Qmail+MH, mini-HOWTO install qmail with MH

    Updated: Mar 1998. Installation experiences to offer some help to other users who wish to use this combination for their email.

  • Qmail-VMailMgr-Courier-imap-HOWTO, Qmail VMailMgr and Courier-Imap HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2002. Building a mail server that will support virtual domain hosting and provide smtp, pop3 and imap services, using a powerful alternative to sendmail.

  • Secure-POP+SSH, Secure POP via SSH mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 1998. How to set up secure POP connections using ssh.

  • Sendmail+UUCP, Sendmail+UUCP HOWTO

    Updated: May 1998. How to setup a single machine with no direct access to the internet to route mail for you via sendmail and UUCP to a 'smarter host' (eg. your ISP).

  • Sendmail-Address-Rewrite, sendmail address rewriting mini-HOWTO

    Updated: May 1998. A brief description of how to set up sendmail's configuration file for the home user's dial-up access.

  • VMailMgr-HOWTO, VMailMgr HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2000. Explains how to setup VMailMgr to support pop3 virtual domain services in conjunction with Qmail. Usenet Network News

  • Usenet-News-HOWTO, Usenet News HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2002. A complete HOWTO on Usenet news.

  • News-Leafsite, News Leafsite mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. This will help you to configure a small leafsite for Usenet News using the free software package Leafnode.

  • Windows-Newsreaders-under-Linux-HOWTO, Windows Newsreaders under Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2004. Describes how to set up and use several different Windows Usenet newsreaders under the Linux operating system using the Wine "emulator." HTTP / FTP

  • Apache-Overview-HOWTO, Apache Overview HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2002. An overview of the Apache webserver and related projects. It provides pointers for further information and implementation details.

  • Apache-Compile-HOWTO, Apache Compile HOWTO (Linux edition)

    Updated: Feb 2003. Describes how to compile the Apache Webserver with important modules like mod_perl, mod_dav, mod_auth_ldap, mod_dynvhost, mod_roaming, mod_jserv, and mod_php.

  • Apache-mods, Apache+DSO+mod_ssl+mod_perl+php+mod_auth_nds+mod_auth_mysql+mod_fastcgi mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2000. Details the installation of an Apache based webserver suite configured to handle DSO, and various useful modules including mod_perl, mod_ssl and php.

  • Apache+SSL+PHP+fp, Linux Apache SSL PHP/FI frontpage mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 1998. About building a multipurpose webserver that will support dynamic web content via the PHP/FI scripting language, secure transmission of data based on Netscape's SSL, secure execution of CGI's and M$Frontpage Server Extensions.

  • Apache-WebDAV-LDAP-HOWTO, Apache based WebDAV Server with LDAP and SSL HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2003. A HOWTO on implementing WebDAV services using Apache - with LDAP for authentication and SSL for ensuring security of the DAV stores.

  • Caudium-HOWTO, Caudium HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2002. An overview of the Caudium (web) server. Includes information on setup, development, and optimization.

  • FTP, FTP mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2000. How to use ftp clients and servers

  • ISP-Setup-RedHat-HOWTO, "Pocket" ISP based on RedHat Linux

    Updated: Jan 2001. Outlines the setup of a single RedHat box for dial-ins,virtual web hosting, virtual email, POP3 and ftp servers.

  • Intranet-Server-HOWTO, The Linux Intranet Server HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. How to setup an Intranet using Linux as the server which binds Unix, Netware, NT and Windows together.

  • phhttpd-HOWTO, PHHTTPD

    Updated: Apr 2001. phhttpd is an HTTP accelerator. It serves fast static HTTP fetches from a local file-system and passes slower dynamic requests back to a waiting server.

  • SSL-Certificates-HOWTO, SSL Certificates HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2002. How to manage a certificate authority (CA), and issue or sign certificates to be used for secure web, secure e-mail, or signing code and other usages.

  • SSL-RedHat-HOWTO, Building a Secure RedHat Apache Server HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2001. Explains how PKI and SSL work together. It is essential to understand how the SSL protocol works to successfully deploy a secure server.

  • Sybase-PHP-Apache, Sybase-PHP-Apache mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2001. Explains how to set up a Linux machine to run an Apache web server using PHP to access a Sybase-ASE database.

  • TransparentProxy, Transparent Proxy with Squid mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2002. Provides information on how to setup a transparent caching HTTP proxy server using only Linux and squid.

  • Virtual-Web, Virtual Web mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2001. Discuss the essentials of setting up a Virtual Web Site under Linux. Miscellaneous

  • Bandwidth-Limiting-HOWTO, Bandwidth Limiting HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2001. Describes how to set up your Linux server to limit download bandwidth or incoming traffic, and how to use your internet link more efficiently.

  • CDServer-HOWTO, CDServer-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2002. Describes the steps and commands you can use to setup your own CD Server using Linux and some built-in Unix commands along with other freely available software packages.

  • Fax-Server, Linux simple fax printer server mini-HOWTO (faxsrv-mini-HOWTO)

    Updated: Nov 1997. Describes in detail one of the simplest ways to setup a fax server on your Linux system.

  • Kiosk-HOWTO, Kiosk HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 1999. Provides a guide for setting up a WWW-based kiosk using Linux, X11R6, FVWM2, Netscape Navigator 4.X, and a customized trackball.


    Updated: Mar 2007. Information about installing, configuring, running and maintaining a LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) Server on a Linux machine.

  • Lotus-DominoR5, Lotus Domino R5 for Linux mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2003. Instructions on installing Lotus Domino R5 for Linux on the Intel x86-based distributions of Mandrake Linux 8.1 and SuSE 7.3 Professional.


    Updated: Jul 2003. How to configure Linux as NIS(YP) or NIS+ client and how to install as a NIS server.

  • Smart-Card-HOWTO, Smart Card HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2001. Information on smart card technology and its applications in Linux environment.

  • Tango-HOWTO, Tango 2000 HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2000. Describes the installation, configuration, and basic troubleshooting of Pervasive Software's Tango Application Server on Sun Solaris and various flavours of Linux.

  • Virtual-Services-HOWTO, Virtual Services HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1998. How to virtualize a service.

4.5.4. GUI / Window Managers X Window System

  • BackspaceDelete, Linux Backspace/Delete mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2002. Solutions for having working Backspace and Delete keys on the console and on X.

  • Euro-Char-Support, Euro Character Support mini HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2002. Describes how to make the Euro character support in GNU/Linux work.

  • i810-HOWTO, i810 with XFree86 4.x HOWTO

    Updated: May 2001. Describes getting XFree86 4.x running on Intel's i810 graphics chipset by using special features of the 2.4.0 kernel.

  • Intkeyb, How to setup international keyboard in X Windows

    Updated: Nov 2002. This xmodmap and kimap solutions will work for you in setting up any international keyboard for (Debian, RedHat, Mandrake, Corel) Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and possibly every Unix that uses Xfree86 and KDE.

  • LBX, The LBX mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 1997. LBX (Low Bandwidth X) is an X server extension which performs compression on the X protocol. It is meant to be used in conjunction with X applications and an X server which are separated by a slow network connection, to improve display and response time.

  • Remote-X-Apps, Remote X Apps mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. How to run remote X applications.

  • X-Big-Cursor, X11-big-cursor mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1997. How to use enlarged mouse cursors with the X window system.

  • XDM-Xterm, XDM and X Terminal mini-HOWTO

    Updated: May 2002. Describes the basic ideas for using XDM to manage X terminals. It is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion of all the features of XDM, but a gentle introduction to what XDM can to for X terminals.


    Updated: Jun 2007. How to setup XDMCP ("X Display Manager Control Protocol").

  • XFree86-HOWTO, The Linux XFree86 HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2001. How to obtain, install, and configure version 4.0 of the XFree86 version of the X Window System (X11R6) for Linux systems.

  • XFree86-Second-Mouse, Second Mouse in X mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2001. Quick instructions to enable a second mouse in X.

  • XFree86-Touch-Screen-HOWTO, Linux Touch Screen HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2006. How to set up a touch screen input device under XFree86.

  • XFree86-Video-Timings-HOWTO, XFree86 Video Timings HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2013. How to compose a mode line for your card/monitor combination under XFree86.

  • XFree86-XInside, Linux XFree-to-Xinside mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 1997. How to convert an XFree86 modeline into an XInside/XiGraphics one.

  • XFree-Local-multi-user-HOWTO, XFree local multi-user HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2004. Explains the shortest way to get a working multiple local X user-capable PC system.

  • Xinerama-HOWTO, Using Xinerama to MultiHead XFree86 v.4.0+

    Updated: Nov 2002. How to configure XFree86 Version 4.0+ with multiple monitors and the Xinerama extentions.

  • XWindow-Overview-HOWTO, X Window System Architecture Overview HOWTO

    Updated: May 2001. Provides an overview of the X Window System's architecture.

  • XWindow-User-HOWTO, The X Window User HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2010. Provides basic information (introductory level) on understanding and configuring the X Window System for Linux users. Window Managers Fonts

  • Font-HOWTO, Optimal Use of Fonts on Linux (Font HOWTO)

    Updated: Apr 2007. Provides a comprehensive source to act as a starting point for any and all font questions about Linux.

  • Indic-Fonts-HOWTO, The Indic Fonts HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2002. A detailed guide on how to install and use Indic scripts (devanagri etc.) using UTF-8 encoding under GNU/Linux.

  • TT-Debian, TrueType Fonts in Debian mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2000. How to configure a Debian system to use TrueType fonts for display and printing.

  • TT-XFree86, TrueType Fonts with XFree86 4.0.x mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2004. Describes how to use TrueType (*.ttf) fonts with XFree86 4.0.x.

4.5.5. Multimedia Audio

  • Alsa-sound, Alsa-sound-mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 1999. Describes the installation of the ALSA sound drivers for Linux.

  • Fedora-Multimedia-Installation-HOWTO, Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2006. How to get various proprietary and restricted multimedia Damned Things (Flash, MP3, Java, mpeg, avi, Real Media, Windows Media) working under Fedora.

  • Sound-HOWTO, The Linux Sound HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2001. Describes sound support for Linux (hardware, configuration, etc).

  • Soundblaster-AWE, Sound Blaster AWE 32/64 HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 1998. How to install and configure a Sound Blaster 32 (SB AWE 32, SB AWE 64) card from Creative Labs in a Linux System using the AWE Sound Driver Extension written by Takashi Iwai. It also covers some special tools and players for the SB AWE series.

  • Sound-Playing-HOWTO, The Linux Sound Playing HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1998. Lists applications for Linux that play various sound formats.


    Updated: May 2002. Describes the hardware, software and procedures needed to play and sequence using MIDI under Linux.

  • MP3-HOWTO, The Linux MP3 HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. Describes the hardware, software and procedures needed to encode, play and stream MP3 sound files under Linux.

  • MP3-Box-HOWTO, MP3 Player Box HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2001. Describes how to build, configure, install, and use a custom MP3 player box. It lists the necessary hardware and answers a number of frequently asked questions.

  • MP3-CD-Burning, Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2004. A complete recipe for creating audio CDs from MP3 files. Video


    Updated: Jan 2005. Assists the reader in the steps necessary to configure and use a video tuner card based on the popular Bt848 and Bt878 chipsets within the Linux operating system.


    Updated: Oct 2000. An easy to follow explanation on how to get DVD movie play-back in Linux.

  • DVD-Playback-HOWTO, DVD Playback HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2004. This document describes how to view DVD movies on a Linux computer with a DVD drive.


    Updated: Sep 2003. Describes how to use the complete VideoLAN streaming solution.