Posts Tagged 'Ubuntu'



Jaunty Install Problem with AMD Laptops

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FATAL: could not load modules.dep is a message you may have been pulling your hair out over, especially as after that the Ubuntu 9.04 installation fails. It seems to affect AMD Athlon laptops where the disc is being read from an external drive.

Fear not! There is a solution, care of a certain mr_raider at the Ubuntu forums.

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 3: Setup openSSH for Linux-to-Linux

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This guide steps out how to set up openSSH, complete with an authenticating key pair, so that you can access your Linux host securely from your Linux PC at home or at the office.

Using this method:-

  • encrypted data/password transfer
  • password-free login (I type ‘guv'!)
  • tighter server security ***

*** for this, edit your ...

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Virtually the Best Web Dev PC on the Planet

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This all-in-one reference guide steps out how to set up Linux Ubuntu Jaunty with all the trimmings for a fun box and a second-to-none web development system.

Er, hold on guv …

Isn't this guide a bit dated?

Yes.

Unless you are still using Jaunty, this post is outdated because Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 has superceded Jaunty 9.04, as have versions 10.04 ...

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Build a Sex-On-Legs WebDev Machine

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Install the ultimate web development toolbox: tweaked Linux Ubuntu with Windows via VirtualBox, Nginx, PHP, MySQL, best Firefox addons, Woopra & much more.

Here's the deal ..

My 2 month old HP Pavillion DV3500 decided to pack up the other day.

Looks like the motherboard, ‘cos I tried another ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 16: Nginx Control Panel

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You're migrating shared-to-VPS and want a GUI like cPanel? No you don't, not after you read this! What's more, you don't need one either …

When I first looked at unmanaged VPS options, as a Linux newbie, one thing that concerned me was to have a control panel. So I set up Ubuntu, tacked on familiar Apache, and added ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 14: Tweak Nginx for WordPress – Pretty URLs & WP Super Cache

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For the blog platform WordPress to work properly with Nginx we need to tweak the web server configuration. This tutorial will enable both caching – integrating the WP Super Cache plugin – and activate pretty permalinks (FURLs, CURLs, all that!) with some simple rewrite rules.

OK, so you're a WordPress blogger. If you're not, move swiftly on. ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 8: PHP5, MySQL and Xcache (for Platforms like WordPress)

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Bolt on PHP5 for server-side web applications, Xcache to speed things up and MySQL to handle our databases. And tweak that lot for optimum performance of platforms from WordPress to Drupal.

From the first seven tutorials in the series Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies), this Linux box is now quite the tough guy, easier to connect to and use, ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 7: Edit bashrc for User-Friendly Linux, plus System Updates

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The bashrc file is where we create aliases to shortcut those long CLI commands, plus functions to improve usability. In this tutorial, as well as setting locale, performing a software index update & a Linux upgrade, let's configure it.

From the initial how-to guides in this series, Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) .. The VPS Bible, we've got a basic Linux distribution to work with and dead ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 6: Harden the Secure Shell (SSH) & Create a Firewall

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Having set up our local-to-remote connection and tunnelled it, in this tutorial we'll add a final, cast-iron layer of security, so there.

If you're following this series, you probably just want to get on and set up the web server, add the sites and host away. Sure, understandable.

But just like you don't build a house on sand, you can't set up a solid Linux server without laying ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 2: Set Up a VPS Linux Distribution

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Once you've decided to go for an unmanaged virtual private server, you'll set up an account and launch a Linux distribution. In this tutorial – Part 2: Set Up a VPS Linux Distribution – I'll walk you through those basic steps, advising on the Linux systems available, configuring some options and illustrating a typical unmanaged VPS control panel.

It takes 5 minutes, from sign up to ...

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