Objective

The objective is to install and enable Adobe flash web browser player in Firefox browser on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - Firefox Quantum 57.0.1

Requirements

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

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to reset lost root MariaDB password on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux.

Please note that if you have just installed your MariaDB server and are unable to login as root user with:
$ mysql -u root
ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'
you do not need to reset your password. Instead, to login as root amend the above command to:
$ sudo mysql

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.1.25-MariaDB or higher

Requirements

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

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Symptoms

The follow error message appears when trying to play video or audio:
** Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|1.0|totem|MPEG-4 AAC decoder|decoder-audio/mpeg, mpegversion=(int)4, level=(string)2, base-profile=(string)lc, profile=(string)lc (MPEG-4 AAC decoder)
** Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|1.0|totem|H.264 (Main Profile) decoder|decoder-video/x-h264, level=(string)3.1, profile=(string)main (H.264 (Main Profile) decoder)

Objective

The objective is to reset lost root MySQL password on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - mysql Ver 14.14 or higher

Requirements

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

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to configure basic Samba server to share user home directories as well as provide read-write anonymous access to selected directory.

There are myriads of possible other Samba configurations, however the aim of this guide is to get you started with some basics which can be later expanded to implement more features to suit your needs.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - Samba Version 4.7.4-Ubuntu or higher

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver will be required.

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to install Mate desktop environment as an alternative desktop environment.

See also our article: The 8 Best Ubuntu Desktop Environments (18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux) for more desktop environment choices.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Administrative root/sudo permissions.

Conventions

Objective

Install a Gitlab server on Ubuntu 18.04

Distributions

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

A running install of Ubuntu 18.04 with root privileges

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

Introduction

Gitlab is the solution for hosting your own Git repositories. Not only are the server systems on par with commercial options like Bitbucket and Github, it's got an amazing web interface that's intuitive and simple for just about any user.

Objective

Install and configure NFS on Ubuntu 18.04

Distributions

Ubuntu 18.04

Requirements

A working install of Ubuntu 18.04 with root privileges

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

Introduction

Sharing files is a central function of Linux systems. It's so central, in fact, that file sharing functionality is built directy into the kernel itself. It's also important enough that the developers of Debian, and Ubuntu in turn, have made NFS file sharing very simple.

Objective

The objective is to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux.

Please note that Adobe no longer supports Acrobat Reader for Linux. The latest native Linux version is 9.5.5 dated from 26/04/2013. From this reason you should refrain using/installing Adobe Acrobat Reader if possible to avoid potential vulnerabilities and hacker exploits.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - Adobe Reader 9.5.5

Requirements

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

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to configure the default UFW firewall on Ubuntu 18.04 to deny any incoming ICMP ping requests.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Privileged access to to your Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver installation will be required.

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to show how to switch system language on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - GNOME Shell 3.26.2 or higher

Requirements

Administrative privileges may be required.

Conventions

Objective

The objective of this article is LAMP setup. Installing LAMP on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver includes the setup of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP server, also known as LAMP stack.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Privileged access to to your Ubuntu 18.04 system will be required.

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to install ImageMagick 7 on Ubuntu 18.04 Linux.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
  • Software: - ImageMagick 7.0.7-38 or higher

Requirements

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

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Introduction

Ubuntu 18.04 recently came out, and it's a great time to give the new version a chance. Most Linux users like to make their computer their own, and there are a ton of excellent options to customize Ubuntu, and every Linux distribution, including beautifully designed GTK themes. Since Ubuntu 18.04 uses GNOME as its default desktop, it's easier than ever to find great looking themes to spice up your desktop. These 10 themes are among the best available right now.

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