Ubuntu Linux

Connect your Ubuntu Linux machine to cisco serial console

What you will learn In this article, you will learn how you can use your Ubuntu Linux machine to open a serial console on a cisco device. Requirements Privileged access to your Ubuntu machine A serial cable Conventions # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - given command to be executed as a regular non-privileged user How to proceed Install screen In this step you need to install screen , a program that will...
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Install Etherpad web-based real-time collaborative editor on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux

Introduction Etherpad is an Open Source, web-based and real-time collaborative editor. It allows multiple persons, using their web browsers to edit a document at the same time. It also offers some cool features like rich text formatting and instant messaging. The objective is to install Etherpad on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux. Conventions # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - given command to be executed as a regular...
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Setting up SoftEther VPN Server on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Introduction Whether you want to be able to connect remotely to your corporate network or to construct a virtual network between two remote points, through an unsecure network (eg: Internet), you will somehow need a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN allows you to securely connect to a remote LAN (Local Area Network) through Internet or untrusted networks. SoftEther is an Open Source VPN Server, an alternative to OpenVPN. It's thought to be the world's most powerful and easy-to-user...
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How to install Popcorn Time movie player on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Objective Popcorn Time streams movies and TV shows from torrents directly into your screen. The objective is to install Popcorn Time movie streamer on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux. Requirements Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - given command to be executed as a regular non-privileged user Instructions...
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Installation of latest Go language binaries on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Objective Go is an open source programming language developed by Google. The objective is to install latest Go language pre-compiled binaries on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux. Requirements Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - given command to be executed as a regular non-privileged user Instructions Download Go...
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Install AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Introduction The latest AMDGPU drivers launched from AMD only a few short days ago bringing changes like FreeSync support and additional support for mobile chipsets as well as the obvious performance improvements. Like the previous versions of the proprietary AMDGPU driver, only "Enterprise Grade" distributions are supported, so you won't find official Ubuntu 16.10 support just yet. Ubuntu 16.04 is continuing to be supported, and that will be the target of this guide. Getting The Packages AMD...
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How to install KODI media software on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux Desktop

Objective The installation of KODI media software is fairly easy and straight forward procedure. The objective is to install KODI media software on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux Desktop via PPA repository. Requirements Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - given command to be executed as a regular non-privileged...
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How to Install Node.js on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux server

Objective The objective is to install Node.js the cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux Requirements Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - given command to be executed as a regular non-privileged user Instructions There are multiple ways on how to install...
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How to install Android Studio on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Objective The objective is to perform an installation of the Android Studio on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux Requirements Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - given command to be executed as a regular non-privileged user Instructions Download Android Studio The first step is to use web browser and...
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Installation of TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Objective The objective is to install TeamViewer the remote control and desktop sharing software on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux Requirements Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required. Difficulty EASY Conventions # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - given command to be executed as a regular non-privileged user Instructions Prerequisites We will be using gdebi command...
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How to install Google Chrome Browser on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Objective The objective is to install Google Chrome browser on on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux. Requirements Privileged access to your Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux Desktop Difficulty EASY Conventions # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command $ - given command to be executed as a regular non-privileged user Instructions Install gdebi The easiest way to install external *.deb packages such as google chrome, is by...
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Protecting Your Chat With qTox on Ubuntu Linux

Intro Many people rely on proprietary chat solutions like Skype, but those solutions pose serious concerns for both privacy and security. Additionally, development of the Skype Linux client has been unpredictable at best, even stalling for a number of years, only to resume just recently.
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Installing A Django Development Environment on Ubuntu

Django is easily the most popular web framework written in Python. It strikes a delicate balance between feature completeness and efficiency, including powerful features like automatic migration generation and a full-featured admin interface. Setting up a Django development environment in Ubuntu is fairly easy, and can be done in only a few steps. Installing Virtualenv It’s best to use a Python virtual environment when developing in a complex framework like Django, especially if you intend to...
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Configuring Gitlab on Ubuntu Linux

Git has become the default version control system for much of the open source world. While Git hosting services like Github and Bitbucket are good and work well, they leave you dependent on those services for everything, including crucial factors like uptime and security. Aside from that, neither of those services are open source. Thankfully, an alternative exists in the form of Gitlab. Gitlab is an open source Git repository service written in Ruby on Rails that can either be self-hosted, or...
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A beginner's introduction to snaps the universal Linux package format

August 22, 2016 by Rares Aioanei Introduction What are snaps and why you should use them? The Linux ecosystem has suffered from an old problem since the dawn of the concept of 'distribution', and that problem is fragmentation. One of the biggest issues that cause this fragmentation is different package formats; I can't run my .debs on my Fedora system or my .rpms on my Ubuntu machine. Yes, we do have alien, which should allow the transition between the two formats, but there are two problems...
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Configuring the MPD Music Server on Ubuntu Linux

Linux has a ton of options when it comes to media players. Many of them are just as feature packed as their proprietary counterparts on other operating systems. What most Linux users don’t realize is that there are additional options that utilize one of Linux’s greatest strengths, servers. MPD(Music Player Daemon) is a lightweight server for sharing a music library both locally and over a network. The best aspect of MPD is, by far, its flexibility. Not only does MPD allow music to be shared...
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Simple Virtualization With Ubuntu 16.04 Linux and KVM

Sure, VirtualBox is a popular solution for quick and easy virtualization on Linux, but KVM can provide a more robust and efficient solution with minimal configuration. With the use of tools like Virt-Manager, it can be just as easy to use.
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Basic PHP 7 and Nginx Configuration on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux

Nginx is quickly overtaking Apache as the favorite web server. For web apps built in languages like Rails and Python it’s virtually ubiquitous, but it’s a bit slower to catch on in the PHP world. Part of the reason for that is how easily PHP and Apache go together. However, PHP and Nginx can cooperate nearly as easily, and with the release of PHP 7, combining the two can be a fairly speedy option. The Packages First thing’s first. Update Ubuntu and get the the Nginx and PHP packages. # sudo...
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Ruby on Rails Development On Ubuntu 16.04 Linux

Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular web development platforms today, with some of the hottest start-ups and tech giants employing it in their software stacks. One of the biggest selling points of Ruby on Rails is the ease of development. It is just as easy to get set up and start developing, especially on Linux. Installing the Packages There are a couple of packages needed before Ruby can be installed in set up, and no, Ruby isn’t one of them. Since this tutorial is going to be using the...
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How to reset lost root password on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

This guide will provide you with an information on how to reset lost root ( administrator ) password on Ubuntu 16.04. This guide assumes that you have the actual physical access to your Ubuntu 16.04 Linux box. Reboot to Grub Menu In the first step you need to reboot your Ubuntu 16.04 Linux box to Grub's menu. If the Ubuntu 16.04 is the only installation available keep pressing SHIFT after you start your computer until GRUB's menu appears:
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