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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 · 188.8.131.52 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 »
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 »
The top command is a useful command line tool to monitor processes on Linux. This post shows simple examples of how to use the top command on Linux.
Have you just installed Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf). Then here is a list of tweaks and must have apps, that will help you get the most out of your Ubuntu desktop.
Monit is a powerful tool to monitor background services and processes on your linux server. This post shows how to setup and configure Monit on Ubuntu and Debian based servers.
wxWidgets is a cross platform gui library for developing native desktop apps. This quick tutorial shows you how to compile and install it on Ubuntu, Debian and Linux Mint
Gnome Flashback is an alternative desktop environment that gets you the old style desktop interface on Ubuntu. This tutorial shows how to install it on Ubuntu or Linux Mint and customize it.
This tutorial shows you how to install and configure a mail server with Postfix and Dovecot on a Ubuntu or Debian based linux server. Postfix is the SMTP server and Dovecot is the IMAP/POP server.
Quick tip on How to fix Virtualbox error “Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)” on Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17 and similar Linux distros.
If your isp does not support ipv6 then you can disable it and improve network performance and speed on Ubuntu.
If you have just installed Kubuntu 14.04 (Trusy Tahr) then here is a list of improvement tips and essential applications to make your Kubuntu experience better.
The nvidia drivers cause the grub and splash screen on Ubuntu to fall into a low resolution display mode. This tutorial shows you how to get a higher resolution.
If you are running Ubuntu, Xubuntu or Kubuntu inside virtualbox then install virtualbox guest additions to enable features like shared folders, mouse pointer integration and seamless windows