Vagrant installation on CentOS Linux system

The Vagrant installation on CentOS Linux is a fairly simple few commands process. First, we need to download a official RPM from Open up your terminal and use wget command to download latest Vagrant RPM package eg:

$ wget -q

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Fully upgraded Fedora 28 to Fedora 29 Workstation

How to upgrade Fedora 28 to 29 version

The following article will guide you through the upgrade process of Fedora 28 workstation to Fedora 29. There are multiple ways on how to perform the Fedora upgrade. This article will explain how to upgrade to Fedora 29 via graphical user interface as well as how to use the dnf command to perform the Fedora upgrade via the Linux command line.

In this article you will learn:

  • How to update the package index repository on Fedora 28 via GUI.
  • How to download Fedora 29 via GUI.
  • How to install Fedora 29 via GUI.
  • How to upgrade Fedora via the Linux command line.

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How to configure LEMP server on Debian 9 Stretch Linux


The following text will describe a configuration procedure of LEMP server on Debian 9 Stretch Linux. The LEMP stack described by the below guide will consist of:

  • Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • Nginx Web server
  • MariaDB or MySQL relational database
  • PHP 7 scripting language

Please be aware that our main objective is to configure bare bones LEMP stack on Debian 9 Stretch Linux. From this reason, no security hardening or performance fine-tuning recommendations are included in the article.

Once you have your bare bones, LEMP stack configured, consider a further hardening of your server based on the target deployment environment.


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Install xVideoThief on Linux Mint

How to Install xVideoThief with Plugins on Linux Mint


The objective is to install xVideothief on Linux Mint with all necessary prerequisites and additional plugins

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Linux Mint 19 or higher
  • Software: – xVideothief 2.5.1


Privileged access to your Linux Mint System as root or via sudo command is required.




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How to use Flatpak to manage sandboxed applications on Fedora Workstation 28


With the use of modern Gnu/Linux distributions package managers, package dependencies are no more a problem per-se, but usually each distribution ships with a certain version of a program, and we want to install a new version we have to compile it, or rely on third party repositories. The same thing happens if the repositories of our favorite distribution doesn’t contain a certain application we need. Also for an application distributor can be time-consuming having to provide different package formats for the same application.

Flatpak is a relatively new technology which aims at solving those kind of problems. Applications installed with Flatpack come pre-packaged with all their dependencies and run in their own sandboxed environment. In this tutorial we will see how to install and use flatpak on Fedora 28.

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Kodi running on Fedora 25

Install Kodi, VLC and multimedia libraries on Fedora 25 Linux


Two of the most popular and highest quality media programs available for Linux are not available through Fedora’s default repositories. Of course, these are no other than Kodi and VLC, and they are available on Fedora through RPM Fusion.

Kodi, which was previously known as XBMC, has boomed in popularity as of late with both Linux and mainstream audiences.

VLC has been a long time favorite for anyone looking for a media player capable of playing content with just about any encoding or file extension.

Getting the Repositories

As with many multimedia things in Fedora, this is an instance of “RPM Fusion to the rescue.” Utilizing the reliable and trusted RPM Fusion repository grants access to both Kodi and VLC as well as valuable multimedia codecs and libraries required to play many people’s favorite content.

The best way to get the repositories is to use the series of commands provided by RPM Fusion.

$ su -c 'dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

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Install Java SE Runtime Environment on Fedora Linux

By default your Fedora Linux system comes with a OpenJDK Java fetched from a standard Fedora repository. You may have some reasons to switch from OpenJDK to Oracle Java JRE. In order to achieve this firs download a java binary form oracle website:

as a root user make jre binary executable:

# chmod +x jre-6u23-linux-i586.bin

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Thecus N2100 with Debian enable boot completion beep

I have installed a Debian on my N2100 yesterday and it is just great. I wonder why the Thecus guys do not put a full version of debian into this small box by default :-). Since this is a headless PC I was missing that last beep once the system booted so I would know when I can ssh to it. Here is a small hack to overcome this problem. First install a beep package:

# apt-get isntall beep

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Ubuntu and Debian google-talkplug installation howto

Installing this plugin on any Linux system should be a easy task. First download google-talkplugin_current_i386.deb package. On a Ubuntu system use:

sudo dpkg -i google-talkplugin_current_i386.deb 

on a system where sudo is not present by default first change to root:


and then enter:

dpkg - i google-talkplugin_current_i386.deb

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Nextcloud running on Debian Stretch

How to Install Nextcloud on Debian 9 Stretch Linux


The Cloud can be a great thing. It can also be a terrifying Orwellian nightmare where some faceless corporate entity has every picture you’ve ever taken of your family. To prevent the latter, there’s Nextcloud.

You many have heard of Owncloud. It was the primary solution for open source self hosted cloud storage for quite some time. Unfortunately, due to internal struggles, Owncloud split. Owncloud still remains, but it is currently owned by the people that caused the split. Nextcloud, on the other hand, is run by the original founder and the people who wanted to continue to work with the open source community.

Before you start the Nextcloud install process, you should follow our other guide on setting up a LAMP server on Debian Stretch. Nextcloud is a PHP application that utilizes a database and works best when paired with Apache. Having a LAMP server set up will be the best starting point.

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