After many years of using and enjoying Ubuntu as my main desktop OS, I’ve reluctantly been forced to choose another Linux distribution for use at work and home.
My desktop of choice was Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) which has just passed beyond Canonical’s support point. This is a shame, as it’s a fast, stable, [...]
I’ve just updated my web server to the latest version of Ubuntu’s LTS 12.04.1, codename Precise Pangolin. LTS is an acronym for Long Term Support and will be the company’s main server OS until mid-2014 but fully supported through to 2017.
Previously when upgrading a server, I’ve generally preferred to install from scratch but having [...]
I’ve just upgraded my web server from 9.10 Karmic Koala to 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx.
This is what it took:
sudo apt-get install update-manager-core sudo do-release-upgrade
Oh yes, and a couple of minutes of downloads, cleaning up of redundant files, saying “yes” to retaining important config files and ONE restart. Mr. Gates, Mr. Ballmer and [...]
I’ve just upgraded both my ThinkPad T43p and my HP workstation to the latest version of Ubuntu, 10.04 LTS – “Lucid Lynx.” First to upgrade was the HP box in my bedroom and this was accomplished while running the synaptic updater and watching an episode of 24 in Xine. Try that in Windows.
A restart [...]
After quite a lot of internet research today, this is probably the most efficient and reliable way to lock SFTP users to their home directories using Linux and specifically Ubuntu Server 9.10 and OpenSSH 5.1.
Let’s assuming you have Open SSH installed and running, as well as that most helpful admin tool, webmin, although of [...]
For anyone using the current version of Ubuntu (9.10 Kosmic Koala) and WINE to run Adobe Digital Editions to read purchased ePub format ebooks, make sure you install Wine 1.0 and not WINE 1.2.
I’ve found that ADE would not recognise my BeBook under the latter version.
These are the WINE packages I have installed [...]
Making the move, after about 5 years, from a Slackware server to the Ubuntu variety means relearning some commands which have become intuitive. For example changing a server’s IP address from dynamic to static. In Slackware you would simply run the handy netconfig script and set everything there. You could also manually edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf [...]