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Nov/14

Enable Backspace In Firefox On Ubuntu

Not sure why but the backspace keyboard short is disabled in Ubuntu. To enable it: type about:config into the address bar. Accept the warning. Find the key browser.backspace_action and change the value to 0. Enable Backspace In Firefox In Ubuntu … Continue reading

10

Nov/14

Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Sharing

I tried connecting to a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 install using the VNC after setting up Desktop Sharing: The clue is in the error message. To fix this it requires disabling Ubuntu requiring an encrypted connection. DO THIS AT YOUR … Continue reading

27

Oct/14

Modify “Places” In Nautilus, Ubuntu

Places in the Ubuntu equivilent explorer bar is quick and easy way to navigate to folders but there is no easy way to customise them. The configuration file is actually located in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs so it’s on a per user basis. … Continue reading

13

Oct/14

Managing Servers On The Go With Android

Overview Since the ye ol’ days I have been self hosting one thing or another at first from a repurposed family computer to now using cloud infrastructure like Linode and Digital Ocean. I’m not a sys admin by day (and … Continue reading

6

Oct/14

BitTorrent Sync On Ubuntu

Overview BitTorrent Sync or BT Sync uses BitTorrent technology to facilitate peer to peer file synchronization. It allows almost true peer to peer setup without a central server (except for a tracker). Clients can come on and offline as an … Continue reading

29

Sep/14

MySQL Server 5.6 512MB RAM

Overview Ubuntu 14.04 added MySQL 5.6 to the official repository but it turns out installing it on anything less than 1GB RAM is pretty difficult. Disable Service Startup It is necessary to disable service startup after an install to prevent … Continue reading

22

Sep/14

Removing Passphrase From SSL Key

It’s good practice to password protect any encryption keys but it’s not always practicle to do so. So in doing this it degrades security for convenience. Create a copy to backup the key in case something goes wrong: cp my.key … Continue reading

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Sep/14

Ubuntu 14.04: add-apt-repository – command not found

The tradational command to a PPA repository was to use add-apt-repository but in 14.04 the command is not always part of the default OS install. To fix this just install software-properties-common python-software-properties sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties add-apt-repository not found