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Install Pepper Flash for Chromium on Ubuntu

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This repository provides the pepflashplugin-installer package, which will download and install the newer "Pepper" (PPAPI) version of the Adobe Flash Player plugin for use with the Chromium Web browser on Ubuntu GNU/Linux. The package is similar to Ubuntu's official flashplugin-installer in that it does not include the plugin itself, but instead downloads the plugin and installs it automatically. (Specifically, it downloads the latest Google Chrome package, extracts the Pepper Flash files, and installs only those. Google Chrome itself is not installed nor otherwise used in any way.) read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9430 | -gg234, May 13, 2013

Beginner Ubuntu Tips

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Twenty-five tips for Ubuntu beginners...
Adding another source for software is easy; once you've installed addrepo, you can do it in the terminal by typing something along the lines of addrepo deb http://mirror2.ubuntulinux.nl/ lucid-seveas all.

If you find new repositories online, they will usually give you the right details to enter. You could also do it graphically by going to 'System | Administration | Software Sources | Third Party Software | Add'. read more...
permapage | score:9428 | -Ray, November 9, 2010

Install ASSP on Ubuntu / Debian

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This How-To document guides you through installing ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) on an Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) Server or Debian 5.0 in the simplest way possible. It *may* work on later versions but I have no way of knowing how these instructions will work for you. Installing Ubuntu/Debian is beyond the scope of this document and it is assumed you already have the core Ubuntu/Debian OS with no predefined software collections installed. read more...
permapage | score:9427 | -falko, April 1, 2011

ATA over Ethernet (AoE) (Ubuntu 12.04)

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This guide explains how you can set up an AoE target and an AoE initiator (client), both running Ubuntu 12.04. AoE stands for "ATA over Ethernet" and is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows AoE initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) AoE target using normal ethernet cabling. "Remote" in this case means "inside the same LAN" because AoE is not routable outside a LAN (this is a major difference compared to iSCSI). To the AoE initiator, the remote storage looks like a normal, locally-attached hard drive. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9410 | -falko, October 19, 2012

LEMP Tutorial: Install Nginx, PHP5, MySQL on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). read more...
permapage | score:9409 | -falko, May 25, 2012

Tutorial: Install Tomcat 7 on Ubuntu 11.04

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A step-by-step tutorial outlining how to install Tomcat 7 on the Ubuntu 11.04 server.
Apache Tomcat uses the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Java Servlet uses Java to extend the functionality of a web server. JavaServer Pages (JSP) provides a fast way to create a dynamic website.Tomcat 7

Because tomcat is written in Java you will need to have an up to date Java runtime installed before you can actually run tomcat.
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permapage | score:9384 | -aweber, August 5, 2011

Triple-boot Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10 and Fedora 18 on one HDD

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That single-point-of-failure issue is the sole case, and a very important one, against setting up a multi-boot system on one HDD. Aside from that, nothing prevents you from installing as many operating systems on one HDD that it can hold. read more...
permapage | score:9383 | -finid, March 7, 2013

Ubuntu Edge sets crowdfund record

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At more than US$10 million, it passed the previous record (US$10,266,844) set by the Pebble smartwatch. However with just six days to go, the campaign looks likely to also set a dubious record for a high-profile campaign that failed to meet its target. read more...
permapage | score:9376 | -finid, August 20, 2013

GlusterFS 3.2.x Tutorial: High-Availability Replicated Storage on Ubuntu 11.10

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This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Ubuntu 11.10) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (Ubuntu 11.10 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9367 | -falko, April 5, 2012

Howto: Unity with Dodge Windows behavior in Ubuntu 12.04

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If you are running ubuntu 12.04(precise) and one thing you might have noticed from your unity is missing Dodge Windows behavior. Another feature users really like is the ability to be able to click a program’s icon on the Launcher and minimize/unminimize that window. Jonathan French (ojno), the developer behind this patch, has not only made this a reality, but also got this to work in conjunction with the ‘Spread Windows’ functionality. He’s even set up a PPA which contains the latest Unity and his patch to make it easier for end-users to get it. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9349 | -gg234, April 30, 2012

QEMU-KVM 1.0 patching for USB Redirection on Ubuntu 12.04

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Qemu-kvm 1.0 has been built based on branch
qemu-kvm-1.0-usbredir as of 12/29/2011. It contains all required usb redirection patches on top of QEMU-KVM 1.0 release

$ git clone git://people.freedesktop.org/~jwrdegoede/qemu
$ cd qemu
$ git checkout -B qemu-kvm-1.0-usbredir origin/qemu-kvm-1.0-usbredir
$ cd ..
$ cp -R qemu qemu-kvm-1.0-usbredir1 read more...
permapage | score:9327 | -Boris Derzhavets, December 31, 2011

Tutorial: Install Cherokee, PHP5, MySQL on Ubuntu 12.04

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Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on an Ubuntu 12.04 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support. read more...
permapage | score:9307 | -falko, June 25, 2012

Set up Qemu and Spice USB Redirection on Ubuntu 11.10

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Following below is attempt to reproduce Hans de Goede blog entry at http://planet.spice-space.org/ on Ubuntu 11.10 with intent to build Qemu-kvm 0.15.0 with usb redirection network support per http://planet.spice-space.org/ via git repository git://people.freedesktop.org/~jwrdegoede/qemu :-

$ git clone git://people.freedesktop.org/~jwrdegoede/qemu
$ cd qemu
$ git checkout -B qemu-kvm-0.15.0-usbredir origin/qemu-kvm-0.15.0-usbredir

Spice-Gtk-0.7.4X has been built up on current snapshot of git://anongit.freedesktop.org/spice/spice-gtk to obtain Spice-Gtk with usb redirection support working stable with Spice 0.9.1. Build done on Ubuntu Oneiric.Packaged version version of Spice-Gtk-0.7.4X is built up on mentioned git repository with GTK2 and GTK3 as two sets of packages.
Libusb-1.0-2:1.0.9-3ubuntu9 is built up on git://people.freedesktop.org/~jwrdegoede/libusb (pre 1.0.9). Usbredir-0.3.1-1ubuntu5 is built up on official release usbredir-0.3.1.tar.gz. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9304 | -Boris Derzhavets, October 11, 2011

StrongVPN on Ubuntu

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How to quickly set up StrongVPN on Ubuntu...
Although you can go the DIY way and set up your own VPN server, using a dedicated VPN service provider would save you a lot of work and time. There are a few reputable VPN service providers out there, but for my money, StrongVPN is the best of the bunch. It offers reliable service and excellent support at competitive prices. I'm not affiliated with StrongVPN in any way, but I've been using their VPN solution for almost a year, and it has been a smooth ride so far.

To make your Ubuntu machine play nicely with StrongVPN, you have to configure a VPN connection using Gnome Network Manager.
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mail this link | permapage | score:9300 | -Ray, March 10, 2010

Setup a chroot environment on Ubuntu with debootstrap

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Chroot is used to setup a isolated environment inside a linux system where applications can run without interacting or affecting the host OS. It is often used to setup a 32bit environment inside a 64bit OS to run legacy/old applications. This tutorial shows you how to do that. read more...
permapage | score:9294 | -Silver Moon, August 11, 2013

How to install Ubuntu Linux on the decTOP SFF computer

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I recently bought a decTOP small form factor (SFF) computer. My goal was to build a cheap, fanless, quiet, and low power consumption Linux server. For $99 plus the cheapest available shipping, $40, my machine arrived 11 days after I placed the order.

This is a tiny computer, about the size of a Mac Mini. But, because it has no fan, it runs a bit quieter and, with the help of a 1-watt, 366 MHz CPU, consumes only 8 watts. For comparison, the G4 Mac Mini consumes about 20-30 watts, depending on load.

The decTOP comes with 128 MB of RAM in its sole SO-DIMM slot and a 10 GB 3.5 inch hard drive. I understand that it's a simple matter to replace the drive and to upgrade the memory to a maximum of 512MB.

It also comes with no operating system and the ability to boot only from a USB drive. This article details the steps I used to build the USB boot/installation drive and install Ubuntu 6.06 on the decTOP.

There is another article -- with additional decTOP links -- here on installing Ubuntu 6.06 on the decTOP with the aid of a Windows system. Fortunately ;), I run Mac OS X and Linux (Ubuntu 7.04), so that article didn't work for me. I did the installation of the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server Edition using my Ubuntu Linux box and a 1 GB USB flash drive -- although a 512 MB USB drive should work as well.

  1. Download the Ubuntu 6.06 server ISO image from the Ubuntu download page. Depending on your plans for the decTOP, you might want to choose the desktop version. Unless you have already upgraded your decTOP's memory, however, you'll want to stick with the 6.06 releases.

  2. Install the mbr, mtools, and syslinux packages on the Linux system you'll be using to prepare the USB drive. If you run Ubuntu or some other Debian-derived system, the following commands may do the work for you.
    apt-get install mbr
    apt-get install mtools
    apt-get install syslinux
  3. Partition the USB drive with a single FAT-16 partition. I used the fdisk 'n' command to make the new primary partition 1. The fdisk 't' command can be used to change the partition type to FAT-16. My device name was /dev/sda.
    fdisk /dev/sda
  4. Make the FAT-16 partition the active partition. I used the fdisk 'a' command.

  5. Install a master boot record on the USB drive.
    install-mbr /dev/sda
  6. Install syslinux on the USB drive. Note that the USB drive should not be mounted when you do this.
    syslinux -s /dev/sda1
  7. Create a mountpoint and mount the ubuntu ISO image using the loopback device.
    mkdir /iso
    mount -o loop -t iso9660 ubuntu.iso /iso
  8. Create a mountpoint and mount the USB flash drive.
    mkdir /usb
    mount /dev/sda1 /usb
  9. Copy the contents of the ISO image to the USB drive. This will take some time.
    cd /iso
    cp -r . /usb/
  10. Copy the /usb/dists/dapper directory into a new /usb/dists/stable directory.
    cd /usb/dists/
    cp -r dapper/* stable
  11. Copy several files from /usb/install to the /usb root directory.
    cp /usb/install/vmlinuz /usb/
    cp /usb/install/mt86plus /usb/
    cp /usb/install/initrd.gz /usb/
  12. Install the following text into a file named syslinux.cfg in the /usb root directory.
    default vmlinuz
    append initrd=initrd.gz ramdisk_size=24000 root=/dev/ram rw
  13. Flush all writes, unmount, and remove the USB drive. After the sync step, wait for all of the data to be written to the USB drive.
    sync;sync
    umount /usb
  14. Connect the ethernet adapter to the decTOP and connect it to your network to allow automatic configuration of the network interface.

  15. Insert the USB drive into the decTOP and power it up. The decTOP should automatically boot from the USB drive and start the Ubuntu installation.

  16. Answer only the first two questions concerning language selection and go to the next step, below.

  17. Press Alt-F2 (hold down the Alt key and press the F2 function key) to open a shell. Then press enter to start the shell.

  18. Create a /cdrom and a /dev/cdroms directory in the installation ramdisk
    mkdir /cdrom /dev/cdroms
  19. Go to the /dev/cdroms directory and build a symlink from /dev/sda1 (that is likely the device name of your USB boot partition) to /dev/cdroms/cdrom0.
    cd /dev/cdroms
    ln -s ../sda1/cdrom0
  20. While still in the shell, mount the USB drive to mimic an installation CD-ROM.
    mount -t vfat /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /cdrom
  21. Return to the installation program with Alt-F1 and continue the installation.

From this point, the process should be identical to a routine CD-ROM installation.

For a grand total of $140 and 8 watts of power consumption, I now have a near-silent Linux server running 24/7. You can telnet to it here and marvel at its blinding speed running a 250,000-sector Space Tyrant game.

mail this link | permapage | score:9292 | -Ray, August 16, 2007 (Updated: April 26, 2011)

Pygrub and loading Ubuntu 8.10 PV DomU via serial console at Xen 3.3 CentOS 5.2 Dom0

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To load Ubuntu Intrepid Server PV DomU via serial console files vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-server,initrd.img-2.6.27-7-server usually gets copied to Xen 3.3 Dom0 and parameters root="/dev/xvda1 ro", extra="2 hvc0" are included into startup profile. At the same time "root" & "extra" may be specified via new entry into /boot/grub/menu.lst located at DomU.
File /etc/event.d/tty1 should be also modified to work for xen console instead of vfb.It's exec line has to reference hvc0 instead of tty1. All changes above been done at DomU allow to load DomU via pygrub and serial console avoiding using virtual frame buffer. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9279 | -Boris Derzhavets, November 1, 2008

Tutorial: Android app build environment with Eclipse, PhoneGap (Ubuntu 11.04)

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This tutorial describes how you can set up an development environment for building Android apps on an Ubuntu 11.04 desktop using Eclipse, the Android SDK, and PhoneGap. I will describe how to build Android apps from the command line with PhoneGap and from the GUI with Eclipse and PhoneGap and how to test them in an Android emulator and on a real Android device. PhoneGap allows you to develop your Android applications using web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (e.g. with JavaScript libraries such as jQuery/jQTouch), and it will turn these web apps into native Android apps (in fact, PhoneGap supports multiple platforms such as Android, iPhone, Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian, so you can use the same sources to create apps for multiple platforms). read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9277 | -falko, June 28, 2011

Install Deepin desktop environment on ubuntu 13.04

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Deepin is a Ubuntu-based distro for the Chinese and it is heavily modified to include plenty of useful stuff and rid of less useless/seldom used packages. After booting up Deepin, the first impression is that it is beautiful. The custom theme used is bright, elegant and refreshing. read more...
permapage | score:9276 | -gg234, July 31, 2013

How to get gorgeous looking fonts on ubuntu linux

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This is quick guide on optimizing the font rendering on your ubuntu system by tweaking the antialiasing settings and installing better fonts. read more...
permapage | score:9275 | -Silver Moon, August 8, 2013
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