#ubuntu Articles


  • 2014-10-26
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High amount of Load_Cycle_Count on Green Western Digital disks

You are monitoring the SMART values of your disks right? They're usually a real good indicator of the health of the drive. Thought I'd check out the SMART value of the disks in my desktop today (while checking if I had notifications from smartd on). Low and behold, the Load_Cycle_Count …

  • 2014-02-03
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Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04

Yesterday I upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 devel release. This is not recommended :) I wonder what will happen when 14.04 real is out.. *update: it is out now, so the "-d" in "update-manager -d" is no longer necessary? How to? Just run "update-manager -d" and click …

  • 2012-12-15
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Running Ubuntu on a Desktop

Introduction Recently I've had the pleasure of installing Ubuntu on my desktop. Here are some thoughts and what I initially do: Machine is a: Motherboard: Gigayte GA-EX58-UD3R CPU: Intel Core i7 Memory: 8GB Disks: Intel i300 SSD, 2x500GB and 1x3TB Western Digital Drives. Graphics Card: AMD HD6800 Here are some …

  • 2012-03-26
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Update / Install Spotify 0.8.2.637 on RHEL6 x64

Previous post: https://www.guldmyr.com/how-to-update-spotify-on-rhel6-x64-native-client/ Installed spotify-client-0.8.2.637.g252b980.486-2.x86_64.rpm - this is converted from the .deb package that is downloaded from: http://repository.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify/ you convert with 'alien' and this command: alien --to-rpm spotify-client_0.8.2.637.g252b980.486-1_amd64 …

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty

Time for another 'do-release-upgrade'! This took away dwm-tools and suckless-tools (amonger other stuff). This means that META+p does not work anymore. So you cannot start any apps. Just install them again with 'sudo apt-get install dwm' and you're good to go. Don't even need to restart anything. Found this …

  • 2011-07-27
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How to restrict access to your phpmyadmin

Went through the apache logs on my web-server and saw some access requests to my phpmyadmin page. It's probably a good idea to restrict access to this web based sql admin interface (in case there is an exploit I don't want somebody to use it on this). How to make …

Ubuntu + Automatic Software Updates

How often do you actually log on to your machine - hit sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade without reading what the changes are? I do it every time, unless it's a dist-upgrade we're talking about. So how do we get this going? The tool you're looking for is called cron-apt …

  • 2011-05-30
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Ubuntu Server + VMWare Workstation

0/ Have your own virtual machine in your desktop is not hard! 0.1/ Some Terminology OS - Operating System Host OS - Underlying OS - in this you install VMWare Workstation. Host needs to be stared for the guest to be able to start. Guest OS - The extra OS you install inside …

  • 2011-05-23
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Upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 to Natty

Saw this note today in the MOTD - that I can upgrade with do-release-upgrade. Official instructions/details from Ubuntu and here is another quality post on unixtutorial. My Ubuntu 10.10 is running inside a VMWare Workstation Virtual Machine on my Windows 7 x64. I did it over ssh with 'sudo …

  • 2011-05-14
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HP Virtual Room Installation on RHEL 6 x64

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1478734 I couldn't get it to work. Eventually I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS in a VM in Virtualbox and in there it worked. However, resolution is only 800x600. So I found this page: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php …