Posts Categorized: ubuntu

Ubuntu Disk Space Issue

I had a problem today with running out of space on my Ubuntu desktop that I rarely reboot. After running: du -a | sort -nr | head Within my home directory I could see that the file holding xsession-errors was the problem. This file had grown to 660GB for me. On reboot it is moved… Read more »

Monitoring Child Internet Use on Ubuntu

So I wanted to keep an eye on what my daughter was up to on facebook etc. In addition to using OpenDNS and the Nanny parental control software in the Ubuntu Software Center I would like to use DansGuardian but that might take a little more time. One of the things I have done quite… Read more »

Photoshop CS5 on Linux

Great instructions for installing and running Photoshop CS5 via Wine:    

LAMP on Ubuntu

There are several different commands that can be used to install Apache and MySQL services with PHP support: sudo apt-get install tasksel && sudo tasksel sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ sudo apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-php5 php5 php5-cli php5-mysql php5-gd php5-mcrypt php5-curl mysql-client mysql-server libmysqlclient15-dev phpmyadmin   For number two the carat at the end is important.

Ubuntu Background NASA Image of the Day

I just used the Python script located here and created in my home directory. I made it executable and added it to my System > Preferences > StartupĀ  Applications. Now I have a nice new NASA space image refreshed each day!  

Anti-Virus Software on Linux

A friend contacted me today running an Ubuntu live CD and trying to scan a windows drive for viruses. So for future reference the following antivirus packages can be tried: BitDefender Avira AVG Clam Clam is in the repositories so you don’t need to specifically download it – just search within the Software Center e.g…. Read more »

K3B Buring CDs with MP3s

Creating an Audio CD in K3B (my favourite CD burning software) I received an error that MP3 format was not supported and that the files need to be converted to WAV format first. Problems while adding files to the project. Unable to handle the following files due to an unsupported format:You may manually convert these… Read more »

VirtualBox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

Add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list deb maverick contrib Then run: wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.0 After running VirtualBox download the extension pack: wget Visit File > Preferences > ExtensionsClick the icon to add an extension and choose the extension pack you downloaded.

Business Value of Open Source Software – Mark Shuttleworth

I was at the Enterprise Ireland ‘The Business Value of Open Source Software’ event yesterday. The speakers included: Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative) Tim Willoughby and Tom Mackey (Limerick City Council) Ronan Kirby (Red Hat) David Coallier (Open Source Programmer) Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical/Ubuntu) Simon Phipps provided the overview of software freedom(gratis vs libre) including the… Read more »

Justniffer Monitoring Network Traffic

Just read about Justniffer on UbuntuGeek and decided to give it a whirl. Downloaded deb installer from SourceForge and ran with: justniffer -i eth0 I received the following output showing a few web connections and a telnet session to a mail server. – – [27/Oct/2010:21:33:52 +0100] “GET /wikipedia/en/b/bc/Meta-logo-35px.png HTTP/1.1” 200 1611 “” “Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux… Read more »