21 posts with the tag ubuntu

Security Update NotifierJune 07, 2013

A while back I installed apticron to get an email when updates were outstanding on our servers. However, it emails for all updates, and…
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MySQL and SSL on Ubuntu Precise 12.04October 05, 2012

I ’ ve had a nightmare the last couple of days getting mysql replication setup over SSL. Turns out some things have changed since upgrading…
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Turning off an Ubuntu webcamJuly 17, 2012

I was a little horrified to see the webcam light on illuminated as I opened my laptop this morning. Who was watching I wondered! Took me a…
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PHP 5.2 on Ubuntu 11.04 OneiricFebruary 27, 2012

For the time being, we need PHP 5.2 on some of our servers. From version 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu started shipping PHP 5.3. I found info on…
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Skype in Ubuntu Precise alphaJanuary 08, 2012

Last night I installed Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04. I was inspired by Mark Shuttleworth ’ s post and figured because this is an LTS…
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Fixing NTFS on UbuntuJune 28, 2011

James had a hard drive problem. He pulled the disk out of his laptop and brought it to me. Firstly I created a full image of the broken…
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Audio CDs on Ubuntu on Lenovo X301March 26, 2011

Quick geektastic post. Under Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx I can ’ t play audio CDs. When I put them into the drive, an error pops up every few…
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Insufficient boot space on UbuntuJuly 24, 2010

When installing the latest batch of updates to Ubuntu 10.04 I hit a problem, I ran out of space on my /boot partition. A dialog popped up…
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Regenerating nautilus thumbnailsJune 13, 2010

Sometimes nautilus will try to generate a thumbnail for a video file while it ’ s downloading. Then  nautilus remembers that it tried, and…
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Installing lyx without the bloatJune 12, 2010

For a few months now I ’ ve been researching programs to write in. I have OpenOffice, I tried AbiWord, I use gedit for text files. They ’ re…
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VirtualBox host to guest networkingOctober 28, 2009

Update 2013: This article is out of date. VirtualBox now includes a host-only network type. On my laptop I create 2 networks, one NAT to…
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Mounting LVM vmware disksOctober 07, 2009

I ’ ve spent a couple of weeks trying to recover some data from an old vmware machine. I didn ’ t want to install vmware on my new OS, so I…
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Considering a KindleFebruary 28, 2009

I ’ m considering the purchase of an Amazon Kindle 2 . I like reading books but books a ’ re big and bulky which doesn ’ t fit very well…
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Skype on Ubuntu 8.10November 30, 2008

Every time I reinstall Skype on Linux I lose sound for some reason. I can hear the other side, but they can ’ t hear me. I fiddle with the…
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Zend Studio garbled chars fixNovember 29, 2008

Following my post about installing Zend Studio 5.5.1 on Ubuntu 8.10, Gyorgy posted a comment about a problem with garbled characters…
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