This tutorial covers the configuration of a Raspberry Pi 2 loaded with Ubuntu 14.04 server (using wpa_supplicant) and configured with a USB WiFi dongle for wireless access. This config is useful if we are running a head-less server where no Ethernet is available (or desired).
Hardware: – Raspberry Pi 2, Model B, with Ubuntu . . . → Read More: Ubuntu-14.04 server + Raspberry Pi 2 + WiFi
The default server distro for the Raspberry Pi 2 (Model B) is Raspbian, which is a slightly modded version of Debian-stable. In this tutorial we’ll install Ubuntu-14.04 server.
Download the image: http://www.finnie.org/software/raspberrypi/2015-04-06-ubuntu-trusty.zip
Unzip the zip file, it will contain 2 files: 2015-04-06-ubuntu-trusty.bmap 2015-04-06-ubuntu-trusty.img
This distribution includes a bmap (.bmap) file. If you are . . . → Read More: Ubuntu-14.04 Server on Raspberry Pi 2, Model B
Kubuntu 14.04 Post Installation Tuning As of: 2014-04-25
These are my notes and observations taken from a full, hard-disk installation of Kubuntu 14.04-LTS.
First, apply recent updates: $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade And: $ sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade
Install restricted packages “kubuntu-restricted-addons” and “kubuntu-restricted-extras”. kubuntu-restricted-addons includes GStreamer, GStreamer plugins and libdvdread4 . . . → Read More: Kubuntu 14.04 Post Installation Tuning
How to set a static IP in Ubuntu 14.04 server
By default the Ubuntu 14.04 server sets the interface to use DHCP, here’s how to set a static IP address.
Edit “/etc/network/interfaces”. In this example set-up we’ll use 192.168.1.50 as our server IP address:
$sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Find and comment the (default) DHCP entry. Your . . . → Read More: How to Set a Static IP to Ubuntu 14.04 Server
Simple, authenticated proxy for BT use. Does not handle SSL (https) traffic. This squid.conf was modded for CentOS 6: Oct 22 2013
1. Install Squid:
#yum install squid
2. Create the passwd file: # htpasswd -c /etc/squid/passwd USERNAME [PASSWORD]
3. Use only these settings in /etc/squid/squid.conf:
auth_param basic program /usr/lib/squid/ncsa_auth /etc/squid/passwd auth_param basic utf8 on . . . → Read More: Simple, Authenticated Squid Proxy on CentOS 6
My kids have recently gotten into Minecraft, which is a terrific game. However their experience with “griefers” on public servers was less than desireable. So I decided to put a private server (Minecraft world) that’s limited to a few friends. Here my little buddies and their friends can build, ride pigs, and mine without having . . . → Read More: Minecraft on an OpenVZ Container
Summary Comparison of On-line File Sharing and Synchronization Services
By: Michael Chinn
Secure web-based or other on-line file sharing or file synchronization tools can dramatically increase the efficiency of sharing and updating documents between your office(s) and clients.
Here is a comparison between the leading services and methods used for secure file sharing . . . → Read More: Summary Comparison of On-line File Sharing and Synchronization Services
Install Skype Call Recorder on Ubuntu/Kubuntu 12.04 May 3rd 2012
Skype is a terrific tool and the Ubuntu version that’s available from Skype’s site works well. And for recording a Skype call the best utility under Kubuntu is Skype Call Recorder. Skype Call Recorder is well supported for Linux and even has some experiemental support . . . → Read More: Install Skype Call Recorder on Kubuntu 12.04
Kubuntu 12.04 Post-Installation Tuning As of: 2012-04-27
These are my notes and observations taken from a full, hard-disk installation of Kubuntu-12.04-LTS. My current main workstation is Kubuntu-11.10, so tested I Kubuntu-12.04 by installing the same applications and utilities that I currently use under 11.10.
Test System Info: CPU: AMD Athlon 4450e (Dual Core) RAM: 4-Gb . . . → Read More: Kubuntu 12.04 Post-Installation Tuning
Install Openvz on Scientific Linux or CentOS 6.x (RHEL 6.x) November 12th 2011
This how-to covers the installation of OpenVZ with the RHEL6 kernel on a headless “Basic Server” version of Scientific Linux (SL) or CentOS 6.x. This doc assumes that you have already have a properly working installation of SL. The Scientific Linux site . . . → Read More: Install Openvz on CentOS or Scientific Linux 6.x (RHEL 6.x)