Category Archives: Ubuntu

Anything related to Ubuntu, yes, it’s zedomax’s OS of choice…

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Launched!

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala is introduced today, I might have to try it out soon.  I don’t think there’s too many upgrades from the last version but according to Engadget, the Ubuntu features:

featuring a faster graphical boot sequence (no more scary text scrolls), a revamped audio framework that improves sound control across multiple applications, and a new Software Center th

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Ubuntu DIY – How to Install Opera Web Browser in Ubuntu!

I know installing browsers with flash support in Ubuntu sometimes can simply be a pain in the rear, especially if you are running on non-standard CPUs. Well, here’s how to install Opera web browser for Ubuntu, with support for flash and java.  The new Opera browser has proved to be super-fast btw, from what I hear.

sudo dpkg -i opera_10.00.4585.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

sudo apt-get install sun-java6

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WordPress Hack – How to Run a WordPress Blog on Lighttpd!

For the last couple months, I have been playing around with a lot of different web servers.  Because my web servers kept going down, I had to find a new solution to help minimize my on-growing web server hosting costs.

About 2 years ago, one of the tech support guys at the dedicated server hosting company told me there’s a lighter web server called “Lighttpd”.

Well, I digged all the information I could on Lighttpd and found pieces of information that could let me run on Lighttpd.  (I also did find many other good web server alternatives like Ngi

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Linux DIY – How to Record Desktop Activities!

In Windows, there’s free desktop recording software like CamStudio.  For linux, you might want to consider using RecordMyDesktop to record your desktop activities.  For that, check out the tutorial by Shibuvarkala, he also details instructions on how to convert .ogv to .avi.  These instructions are for Ubuntu, which many of you use but should

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FREE Linux GNOME Wallpapers!


GNOME is a popular GUI choice for linux users, here’s a bunch of free linux GNOME wallpapers you can download.

Of course, you don’t need to use to download these, you can also simply use FTP to download to your Mac/Windows computer too.

First you need to create a directory in your home directory, lets call it Wallpapers mkdir ~/Wallpapers

Now you need to connect to ftp servers ftp Next you will be asked

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Mac Hack – How to Clean CPU Fan and Replace Hard Disk on a PowerBook G4!

Recently, one of my friends who is a plumber in San Francisco, gave me an old PowerBook G4.  Well, since I am not an Apple fan boy (sorry Apple fan boys), I’ve figured I can install Windows XP.

I ran into the big problem that Windows XP is not supported on a PowerPC CPU, which is what the PowerBook G4 has.  Since I do also run a bunch of linux machines at my home, I figured I could run some linux on

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Mac DIY – How to Install Ubuntu Linux on your Mac!

Tuaw has a great tutorial on how to install Ubuntu Linux on your Mac machine.  This uses Sun’s VirtualBox, which essentially lets you install any kind of operating system.  This is a great way to have another operating system under your main machine.  Of course, this isn’t a real install since it’s virtual but it still is a great way to have another operating system on your Mac without re-installing your main OS.

You can also use this on PCs in a similar way and works just as well FYI.

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Linux Hack – How to Resume SCP Transfers after Interruption!

For those of you who need to “resume” SCP file transfers that have been interrupted, there’s an easy way to resume them using rsync command.

Use this:

alias scpresume="rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh"

For Ubuntu or Debian add sudo:

alias scpresume="sudo rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh"

This is great since you won’t have to restart your file transfers if you happened to be transferring files around 100GB.

Perks include understanding the same user@host:path syntax as scp as well as being able to resume a broken scp download (Note:

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Linux Ubuntu DIY – How to Setup DDNS on your Ubuntu!


I have a nice little Linux Ubuntu box I setup here in my apartment with a KVM switch but most of the time, I use command lines to SSH into my linux box.

When I am away from from home and I want to access my linux box, I can access it (SSH into it) using DDNS (dynamic DNS).  This is great since I have my own backup server plus I can test out my web servers on my linux box before going live.

Anyways, if you are looking for easy solution on how to setup DDNS on your Ubuntu machine, ddclient is probably the easiest.  You can

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Amazon Hack – Kindle 2 Hacked to Run Ubuntu Linux!

It looks like Jesse Vincent has hacked an Amazon Kindle 2 to run a custom version of Ubuntu Linux! Well, the Kindle 2 does run on ARM, there’s a lot of linux software out there that’s running on ARM including the Palm Pre but this is pretty amazing indeed.

I could not find any further details on how to accomplish this but I can say one thing, if you can make use of Kindle 2’s EDVO connection, you might just have hacked a “free” per-say, linux computer that uses very litt

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