How to setup a Socks5 Proxy server on Ubuntu with Dante

Dante Socks5 Server Dante is a socks5 server that you can use to setup a socks5 proxy on your ubuntu or debian machine. In this quick tutorial we shall learn how to setup dante and use authentication. With authentication enabled, the dante proxy server would require all clients to provide login details in order to use the proxy server. This is a ...

Setup Xfce desktop on remote ubuntu 16.10 server and access it via VNC

Running desktop on remote server Usually you would use the ssh terminal when working on a remote linux server. But there can be times when you need to run a gui app on the server and keep it running for quite some time. Recently I had to do something similar and therefore I setup an Ubuntu server with desktop and accessed it ...

How to monitor nvidia gpu temperature on Kubuntu 16.10

GPU temperature Nvidia graphics card has its own processor that gets heated just like the main cpu processor. They usually have a heat sink and the high power gpus also have a fan. Its a good idea to monitor the gpu temperature on your system from time to time to ensure that the unit is not overheating and keeping good. On Ubuntu, you ...

15 Things to do after installing Kubuntu 16.10

1. Configure DNS servers Use the Google DNS or OpenDNS servers instead of your isp dns servers. It can make your internet a bit more smooth. Configure the network connection and setup Google DNS servers or OpenDNS servers 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 208.67.222.222 · 208.67.220.220 Either one should be fine. I prefer using Google DNS servers. 2. Update and upgrade the system As usual, the first thing to ...

How to install Nvidia drivers on Kubuntu 16.10

Install Nvidia drivers Installing Nvidia drivers, like always, can be a little bit tricky. I installed the ones from the default repository, but they did not work and the system went into a blank screen. 1. Check and find out your graphics card model The first thing to do is find out your gpu chipset, so that the correct driver can be selected. ...

“Show Desktop” widget not working properly on KDE/Kubuntu 16.10 – Fix it

Show Desktop widget Kubuntu has been my favorite distro ever since I made the move from Windows to Linux. KDE feels very stable and a swift desktop environment. However KDE has its own set of problems. Ever since the introduction of Plasma 5, everytime I would upgrade Kubuntu, something very essential would break somewhere. And then you have to start looking ...

How to install Oracle Java 8 on Ubuntu 16.04/Linux Mint 17 (PPA Method)

Install Oracle Java 8 Ubuntu has OpenJDK installed by default, but in certain cases you might need to install Oracle Java instead. It is possible to install Oracle Java manually, however the process is a bit lengthy and requires a lot of steps. Oracle Java can be downloaded from the official website over here - https://www.oracle.com/downloads/ However in this post we shall be installing ...

Use your Linux server as a proxy (SSH Tunnel + SOCKS Proxy Forwarding)

Socks proxy via ssh Tunnel I often come across websites that block me because my isp is on some blacklist somewhere. The only option then is to access the website through some kind of proxy server, which are quite hard to find. The best solution for me was to use my own linux servers as proxy servers. Its quite easy to convert ...

“Boot Error” with live usb of Ubuntu 15.10 – How to Fix It

Ubuntu live usb boot error I just created a bootable Ubuntu usb drive using Unetbootin, and found that it does not boot properly. On bootup it shows the following error. SYSLINUX 6.03 EDD 20150813 Copyright (C) 1994-2012 H. Peter Anvin et al Boot Error The problem is with the way, the iso is written to the usb drive by tools like Unetbootin. To fix ...

How to Create sub domains on localhost in apache on Ubuntu

Sub domains on localhost When working with apache locally, the common way to use it is though the "http://localhost" url. When doing web development or some kind of testing, you might need to create sub domains on localhost, just like on online servers. This post shows you how to create sub domains inside Apache on localhost. Its easy and takes only a ...

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