Archive for April, 2008

xmms missing from Ubuntu 8.04

April 27, 2008 Leave a comment

I like streamtuner, and it depends on an external audio player. I’ve been using xmms for this for a long time, but now it is gone from Ubuntu, replaced by xmms2. xmms2 does not work with Streamtuner, but Audacious does. All you need to do is install Audacious, and change the player settings in streamtuner from xmms to audacious. It works as well as, if not better than xmms.

quick howto steps:

From terminal,

sudo apt-get install audacious

In streamtuner, choose Preferences from the Edit menu

Click on Applications in the left column.

change ‘xmms’ to ‘audacious’ for Listen to a stream.

Categories: linux, ubuntu

smtp smarthost with sendmail (scalix server)

April 25, 2008 Leave a comment

cd /etc/mail


uncomment line containing SMART_HOST (remove “dnl #” from beginning of the line) and put the relaying smtp server between the ` and ‘.

exit saving changes


m4 >


/etc/init.d/sendmail restart


you can watch the smtp log to see if it is working properly:

tail -f /var/log/maillog

Categories: linux, Software