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 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 · 220.127.116.11 Either one should be fine. I prefer using Google DNS servers. 2…. Read More »
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,… Read More »
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… Read More »
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 -… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
This quick tutorial shows you how to use the “Touch” command on Linux to create new files or modify the access and modification times of existing files.