Install Wine 1.7.35 in Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint

Wine makes it possible to run Windows programs alongside any Unix-like operating system, particularly Linux. Wine is an implementation of the Windows Application Programing Interface (API) library, acting as a bridge between the Windows program and Linux.

When a Windows program tries to perform a function, Wine will translate that program’s instruction and make it suitable for linux. The Wine development release 1.7.35 is now available.

New features in this release:
– Beginnings of support for OpenGL core contexts.
– Initial support for glyph placement in DirectWrite.
– Some more WBEM objects.
– Various bug fixes. Continue reading…

PHPMyAdmin error – Access Denied Unable to establish a PHP session

On accessing PHPMyAdmin via cpanel, we will be getting an error as given below if the ownership/permission of the tmp folder for the particular cpanel user is wrong.

“Access Denied Unable to establish a PHP session. If you believe that this is in error or inadvertent, contact your system administrator and ask them to review your server settings.”

The fix for this error is as follows:
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Amanda Network Backup

The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (AMANDA), is a backup solution that allows the IT administrator to set up a single master backup server to back up multiple hosts over network to tape drives/changers or disks or optical media.

Amanda can back up a large number of servers and workstations running multiple versions of Linux or Unix and windows servers and desktops by using a native windows client.


  • Client-server architecture:
  • Automatic backup level selection:
  • A consistent backup window and resource utilization
  • An intelligent backup scheduler:
  • Data encryption and compression:
  • Reporting and verification:

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Cage File System :: An Overview

Cage File System is a virtualized file system with a set of tools to contain each user in its own ‘cage’. Each customer will have its own fully functional CageFS, with all the system files, tools, etc.The cagefsctl command provides us many options such as to initialise, enable, mount, unmount,assigning cagefs to users(enabling and disabling cage FS for users). more about the command options can be found from cagefs commands.


CageFS can be installed only in a cloudlinux server. For installing CageFS, it requires 8MB per user in /var directory for custom /etc directory and 5GB to 20GB in /usr/share directory for storing safe skeleton of filesystem. CageFS can be installed and initialised using yum install cagefs and cagefsctl –init commands respectively. alternatively cageFS skeleton can be set to another location by creating a link from the desired location to the default location. Continue reading…