Category: Linux
Apr 4, 2014

It’s way past when you should have gone to sleep, but you’d just like to update one more time, download this file, build and install it, and restart a couple of services.  The bed is calling, though.  Luckily, the notion that Linux users can work computers in their sleep is actually quite accurate.  Let’s take […]

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Apr 4, 2014

Credit for this solution goes to an excellent forum post by scouser73 on Ubuntu Forums, which was in turn adapted from instructions by mc4man. Google has packages for Google Earth in 32- and 64-bit .deb variants available for download, but they seemingly inexplicably don’t work once installed, assuming they install at all.  The 64-bit version […]

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Dec 29, 2013

When attempting to install some versions of Ubuntu Server with a USB drive the install will fail when it attempts to detect and mount the CD-ROM drive. Of course, you’re not installing from a CD, so this can seem odd. Tons of forum posts and support threads can be found about this issue, but the […]

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Dec 23, 2013

One of the most frequent requests I receive for help in the Linux command line is actually for a little setup I generally use for pranks.  Using the program Motion, you can run a bash script any time a webcam detects movement (among many, many other useful things).  The uses for this are, as you […]

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