Installed GUI on Ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 GUI installation

The purpose of this guide is to install a desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, whether you already have a GUI installed and wish to use a different desktop environment, or if you are only using the command line and would like access to a GUI.

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Netplan static ip on Ubuntu configuration

Netplan static IP on Ubuntu configuration

In this article we will discuss a netplan static IP configuration on Ubuntu Linux. Netplan allows for straightforward network IP address configuration using human-readable data-serialization language YAML. The article will also discuss a default Netplan network settings and the location of the Netplan configuration file.

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Ubuntu uninstall package Tutorial

Ubuntu Uninstall Package Tutorial

The following Ubuntu uninstall package tutorial, we’ll take you through the step by step instructions for uninstalling a package on Ubuntu from both GUI and command line. We’ll also show you options for deleting or keeping the configuration files that are associated with a package. Use whichever method below that you find most convenient for your situation.

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Ubuntu Static IP configuration

Ubuntu Static IP configuration

This tutorial will deal with Ubuntu static IP address configuration. It will provide the reader with a step by step procedure how to set static IP address on Ubuntu Server via netplan and Ubuntu Desktop using NetworkManager. Static IP address is recommended for servers as the static address does not change as oppose to a dynamic IP address assignment via DHCP server.

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Upgrade Ubuntu To 21.10 Impish Indri

How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 21.10

Do you wish to Upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10? Here is how you can do it! Here is how you can do it! In particular, your will learn how to upgrade Ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10.

The new Ubuntu 21.10 code-name “Impish Indri” is expected to be released on 14 October 2021. However, there is no need to wait until then.

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How to Create an Integrated Application Launcher For an Appimage file in Ubuntu

How to Create an Integrated Application Launcher For an Appimage file in Ubuntu

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a custom application launcher for an appimage in the Gnome Desktop Environment in Ubuntu. Although we are focusing on Ubuntu for this tutorial, this method should also work in other distributions that use the Gnome Desktop Environment and may also be useful reading for those using other Desktop Environments as some parts are still applicable.

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Connecting to FTP server on Ubuntu Linux

How to setup and use FTP Server in Ubuntu Linux

FTP stands for “File Transfer Protocol” and is a great protocol for downloading files from a remote or local server, or uploading files onto the server. Using FTP proves to be a pretty basic task after it has been setup properly. It works by having a server that is listening for connections (on port 21 by default) from clients. The clients can access a remote directory with their user account, and then download or upload files there, depending on the permissions that have been granted to them. It’s also possible to configure anonymous authorization, which means that users will not need their own account in order to connect to the FTP server.

On Ubuntu Linux, there are a multitude of different FTP server and client software packages available. You can even use default GUI and command line tools as an FTP client. A very popular and highly configurable FTP server package is vsftpd, available for many Linux systems, including Ubuntu.

In this guide, we will go over the step by step instructions to install vsftpd on Ubuntu. We’ll also see how to to configure the FTP server through various settings, then how to use command line, GNOME GUI, or FTP client software to connect to the FTP server.

WARNING
FTP will suffice for some situations, but for connections over the internet, SFTP is recommended. This is because FTP is not secure to use over an internet connection, since your credentials and data are transmitted without encryption. The ‘S’ in SFTP stands for ‘Secure’ and tunnels the FTP protocol through SSH, providing the encryption needed to establish a secure connection. To learn more about SFTP, see our guide on How to Securely Transfer Files With SFTP.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install and configure vsftpd on Ubuntu
  • How to setup an FTP user account
  • How to connect to FTP server via command line
  • How to connect to FTP server via GUI
  • How to configure anonymous FTP login
  • How to change the default FTP listening port
  • Troubleshooting “connection refused” FTP connection error

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Configuring the wireless interface on Ubuntu Linux

Setup Wireless interface on Ubuntu

Setting up the wireless interface on Ubuntu Linux is likely one of the first things you’ll need to do after installing the operating system and booting into it for the first time. As long as you have the proper hardware, Ubuntu can easily connect to Wi-Fi networks configured with various types of security like WEP, WPA, and WPA2.

In this guide, we will cover the step by step instructions to connect to a Wi-Fi network from the GNOME GUI (the default desktop environment) on Ubuntu. We will also show how to connect to Wi-Fi from command line, which is handy in the case of headless servers or those running without a desktop environment. Follow along with us below to find out how.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to connect to Wi-Fi network in GNOME GUI
  • How to connect to Wi-Fi network via command line
  • How to enable or disable the system’s Wi-Fi adapter

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