cPanel Fantastico Installation

SSH to your server and run the following commands from shell:

cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi
wget -N http://files.betaservant.com/files/free/fantastico_whm_admin.tgz
tar -xzvf fantastico_whm_admin.tgz
rm -rf fantastico_whm_admin.tgz

Now goto WHM -> Plugins -> Fantastico De Luxe WHM Admin

Upon loading, Fantastico De Luxe WHM Admin will auto-update your existing installation (if existing). All admin files (masterfiles, tarballs, settings etc) will be moved to or created at /var/netenberg.

After the installation is complete, click on “Settings” and go through the settings. While some settings are not important, some other (marked below with an *) are essential for a proper functioning of Fantastico installations.
Language: Select the language for the admin backend AND default language for users without a language selected.
Email notifications: Enter an email address in order to receive notifications when users perform installations using Fantastico.
Master files settings (*): If you are not an advanced user who modifies the master files, leave this to “Remove”. Change this only if you know what you are doing Cheesy
PHPsuexec (*): VERY ESSENTIAL!!! Changing this value will not install or de-install phpsuexec for you. It will only tell Fantastico that you have phpsuexec installed or not installed on your server. Change to “installed” if you perform installations which produce an “Internal Server Error”. Notice: Changes will not apply to existing installations! You have to re-install in order to have working installations.
Path to netPBM: Enter the full path to the netPBM binaries in order to enable Gallery installations. As long as this field has no value, your users will not be able to install Gallery.
Select Fantastico licensing and files server: If the Fantastico pages take long to load switch to the server that works best for you. Fantastico will auto-switch if connections time out.
Update preference: Select latest version (sometimes experimental) or stable version (best working).

Fix ssh from WHM

If you are unable to login to cpanel server using ssh, the following script resets the SSH service configuration to the default one.

Substitute the server IP where required and take this in the web browser.

http://your_server_ip:2086/scripts2/doautofixer?autofix=safesshrestart

You will be able to login using SSH now 🙂

Microsoft Contributes Code to Linux Kernel

Microsoft released about 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux Community. The code includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree.

Sam Ramji, Senior Director of Platform Strategy, and Tom Hanrahan, Director of the Open Source Technology Center, discuss the release of this code under General Public License v2 and how both customer and community demand is driving better integration between Windows and Linux.

More : http://port25.technet.com/archive/2009/07/20/the-hyper-v-linux-integration-components.aspx

Press Release : http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/Jul09/07-20LinuxQA.mspx