Posts Tagged “ubuntu”:

Cannot insert 'vboxdrv' into the kernel

It became a requirement to sign kernel modules when Secure Boot is enabled a long time back. I only encountered this today. I installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 17.10 running on a machine that has Secure Boot enabled. The installation finished with a warning. ``` WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does... [Read More]

Ubuntu Jam 2015 - Mauritius

In-line with the Ubuntu Global Jam happening from 6 - 8 February 2015, we too, we had our share of jamming session at the University of Mauritius today. Due to work commitments, however, I could not put in too much energy and rather unloaded the same on Ashmita, the University... [Read More]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, a first impression

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was released yesterday, 17 April 2014. This falls well with perfect timing for LUGM’s event, the Corsair Hackers Reboot. I did not wait much & downloaded the 64-bit image for a trial & to check new features. Installation was seamlessly easy as usual. On my Acer Aspire... [Read More]
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Zim – Personal wiki

At work my colleagues & I, always scatter our notes in text files (yeah, though we don’t like it, we use Windows). Some even say, “Yay! Notepad is the future!” … When I first arrived at Orange Business Services and I heard this line I was like, “Oh Lord, where... [Read More]

सम्भाषणसंस्कृतम् शब्दकोशः

सम्भाषणसंस्कृतम् शब्दकोशः – meaning spoken Sanskrit dictionary If you’re a Sanskrit lover too you will adore this website => [spokensanskrit.de](http://spokensanskrit.de). It’s an online English/Sanskrit translator suitable for those wishing to translate or understand short texts. Your browser should however support Devanagari font rendering. To enable it in Linux do :... [Read More]

Need Microsoft Word equivalent on Linux?

At work I’m surrounded by people who need to poke me whenever Linux is on news (by people I mean Thiery L aka asthierix). Thiery usually feeds my imagination with lots of crazy ideas. In fact, he’s the one who got the programming bug into my brain. Today he poked... [Read More]
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Wireless issue in Linux

A friend had a wireless issue on Linux Mint and asked me for advice. I found many people reporting issues with Broadcom & Intel drivers. Most distributions do not bundle proprietary drivers in their main release. These drivers are however available on the NON-OSS repository. Finding you’re wireless make/model isn’t... [Read More]

Reduce swap tendency in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

This applies to machines having little RAM resources (e.g 512Mb). When a machine swaps, data is actually written on the disk rather than the real RAM. This is considerably slower. Swap tendency can be put off completely (value 0) or put at maximum (value 100). The latter will make the... [Read More]

LAMP in one command

![LAMP](/img/2017/02/lamp-mint.jpg) Ever wondered if you could install the LAMP stack (on Linux Mint/Ubuntu) with one simple command? One would say let’s do: ``` apt-get install php5 mysql-server apache2 ``` However, there’s a shorter way of accomplishing that. Try the following: ``` apt-get install lamp-server^ ``` Or if you like things... [Read More]