Install Kodi Beta on Ubuntu.

How to Install Kodi 18 Beta on Ubuntu

Kodi has long beta cycles. That’s great because it helps keep bugs out of production releases, but it also holds up new features for months. Thankfully, the Kodi developers make “unstable” packages available to test and use.

This guide will follow the process of installing those Kodi beta packages on Ubuntu to get the latest Kodi release before it actually launches.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Add The PPA on Ubuntu.
  • How to Install Kodi 18 Beta.

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Create Desktop Launcher Dialog

How to create desktop shortcut launcher on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Linux

Objective

The objective is to show how to create desktop shortcut launcher on Ubuntu 18.10 Bionic Beaver Desktop using the default GNOME user interface.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish
  • Software: – GNOME Shell 3.30.1

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish System as root or via sudo command will be required to install new software.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

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Begin upgrade to 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish

How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish

Objective

Upgrade an existing Ubuntu installation 18.04 LTS to 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish

Requirements

You need an existing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS install with root privileges. The following link will provide you with an information on how to upgrade your current Ubuntu system to 18.04 LTS.

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

  • # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Release Date

The Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish is expected to be releases in mid October 2018.

What’s New

Current, the most prominent new features to be expected for Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish are:

  • GNOME 3.30
  • New default Communitheme theme
  • Faster boot with new compression algorithms
Note also that you can check your Ubuntu version following our guide on this topic: How to check Ubuntu version

Preparations

At this time your are only able to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10 Development Branch. Upgrades to a final release will not be available until few days after the official Ubuntu 18.10 release date.

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Install Open JDK java on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish

How to install Java on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Linux

Objective

The objective of this tutorial is to install Java on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Linux.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish
  • Software: – Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 8,10 or 11

Requirements

Privileged access to to your Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Linux system is required to perform this installation.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

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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 linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

There are multiple ways on how to install Node.js on your Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux server. The below steps will show you how to install Node.js using a standard Ubuntu repository, PPA repository, Node.js native setup script and by use of Node Version Manager. The easiest installation is by using standard Ubuntu repository, however it yields lower Node.js version. If you need a bleeding-edge Node.js version you better opt for an automatic installation using the Node.js native setup script.

node.js installation from Ubuntu Repository

Installation of Node.js using Ubuntu’s standard repository cannot be simpler:

$ sudo apt-get install nodejs

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How to install usb-creator on Ubuntu Linux

This article will describe an USB-Creator installation procedure on Ubuntu Linux. USB-Creator allows you to create a bootable USB key from Ubuntu CD or ISO image. First, we need to install all pre-requisites in order to build USB-Creator package. Once we have successfully build USB-creator packages we use dpkg command to install all USB-Creator on the system.

Let’s start by pre-requisites installation:

# apt-get update
# apt-get install bzr pbuilder debhelper dh-translations python3-distutils-extra pkg-kde-tools

Now download a current development code from “brz” revision control system:

# bzr branch lp:usb-creator usb-creator.trunk

Navigate to USB-Creator’s source code directory:

# cd usb-creator.trunk/

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WebDAV server setup on Ubuntu Linux

Introduction

This article will deal with installation and configuration of WebDAV server on Ubuntu Linux. WebDAV stands for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning and allows connected users the edit and share data online via the HTTP protocol. This makes WebDAV a popular choice for developers when combined, for example, with Subversion or OpenLink Virtuoso. WebDAV is supported by number of clients ranging from davfs2, which makes it possible to mount the WebDAV’s data storage to include into the local filesystem. This can be done with the mount command to various GUI applications with the native WebDAV support such as Nautilus, konqueror, etc. Futhermore, in this guide we will combine WebDAV with the Apache2 server.

Scenario

In this section I would like to describe a scenario used in this tutorial. WebDAV can be very flexible service, which allows for number of configuration settings and scenarios. In this WebDAV tutorial we will start with the simplest basic startup WedDAV configuration and from there we will build it up to fit more complex environment. You can think of WebDAV as a HTTP extension for your existing website configuration. Normally, you may already have your apache website up and running. Thus, in that case, all you need to do to in order to include the WevbDAV service is to:

  1. create additional upload data directory to use by WebDAV
  2. configure your existing apache2 virtual host file

However, in this guide we will start from scratch starting from apache2 installation, virtual host creation, etc. Therefore, feel free to skip to any section most appropriate to your configuration requirement.

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How to check and change a default runlevel on Ubuntu Linux

To check your current and previous runlevel use runlevel command:

# runlevel 
N 2

From the above command output we can see that there was no previous runlevel detected and current run level is 2. Runlevel list defined by the Ubuntu Linux:

  • 1 – Single
  • 2,3,4,5 – User defined runlevels. Default 2
  • 6 – Reboot

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How to install GUI desktop environment on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS (Trusty Thar)

This article will describe multiple procedures on how to install various GUI desktop environments on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS (Trusty Thar). The article assumes that no desktop manager nor display manager is currently installed on your system. Furthermore, If the display manager needs to be installed explicitly we will install lightweight XDM. In case that you require different display manager simply replace xdm package listed in below commands with some alternatives such as GDM, KDM, lightdm etc.

UNITY

$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

How to install unity desktop on ubuntu linux

GNOME

$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop

How to install gnome desktop on ubuntu linux

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