During troubleshooting, or even when setting up an unfamiliar server, it’s quite a common question to ask what software / packages is actually installed on the server you’re working on. For example, I got asked to install Joomla on a server I’ve never touched before. I needed to check which of the prerequisite software packages … Continue reading Quick Tip : What software do I have installed on my Ubuntu / Debian server?
This is a pretty common scenario: You have a media server (think windows media server or XBMC server) that is connected to your wired network. You also have a variety of wireless clients (think netbooks or laptops) that you would like to setup in order to use the media server via streaming or UPnP. In … Continue reading UPnP Media Server to XBOX 360 streaming across SonicWALL
Trying to do more with less is definitely one aim that virtualising helps you achieve. There are quite a bit of guides on how to use GNS3 to build a virtual cisco lab. There are also very good guides that explain how to bridge your physical LAN to the virtual cisco lab. A really good … Continue reading Creating a virtual cisco router (VMWare ESX + GNS3 + Linux)
The scenario I faced is probably typical of many IT guys who work from home: I needed to connect to my work VPN but I prefer to use my more powerful linux machine from home. IT here only really support windows so I was on my own here. The VPN uses cisco technology, and IT … Continue reading Small note: Linux and Cisco VPN client (vpnc)
In order to play WMV files under Ubuntu, the easiest way I found was to download the following two packages via synaptic or apt-get: - w32codecs (from the medibuntu repository : http://medibuntu.org/) - Mplayer / Gnome-mplayer Two quick notes: - Opening the WMV files in VLC will not work - Installing only mplayer didn't work. … Continue reading Nuggest Post: Which programs / packages are needed to play WMV files in linux (ubuntu)
Found an interesting link: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/using-checkinstall-build-packages-source Describes the use of checkinstall in ubuntu. Usually when compiling from source we run: ./configure make make install Instead of running the last “make install” you’d run the “checkinstall” command. This builds a .deb file which you can then install via your normal package manager, which makes it easier … Continue reading Nugget post: Checkinstall
Nugget Post Having added the system monitor applet to my taskbar panel, turns out while running ubuntu my latop was running at about 40-50% CPU. Less than ideal considering Ubuntu should be speedy Turns out, the Xorg process was hogging the CPU. By running the command top at the terminal as root, it was easy … Continue reading XOrg causing high CPU in Ubuntu