Ubuntu: OpenSSH Install and config

If your looking to get a SSH server setup and configured to function in a secure way, then check out this article that describes exactly how to install openssh on ubuntu server, then how to further adjust the settings so it is the most secure you can make it. Check out the article for more details: http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-ssh-server-on-ubuntu-1204/

April 16, 2016

XUbuntu: 24 useful applications

I ran across this page as I was looking for something else and it has quite a few great things to get added to your distro. I already had most of them but for someone who did a fresh install, this is a great list to use. http://www.binarytides.com/better-xubuntu-14-04/

June 23, 2014

Xubuntu: Change time from 24 hr to 12 hour

When you install Xubuntu the default time setting is for 24 Hour format. This at times is great, however; as of late it has become a hinderance and an annoyance. I started trying to figure out how to change it and discovered that the standard control panel area within Xubuntu did not have a place to change the time. I did some googling and came across several different articles that…

March 19, 2013

Ubuntu: Change SMB Password

One of the easiest things to do is change the current samba password once you have logged in. I always seem to forget the command to do this, but so I never forget I am posting it here. From the command line execute: smbpasswd This will prompt for the old password Then prompt for the new password and a confirmation of the new password. If successful it will give you…

August 19, 2012

Ubuntu 11.10

A few months ago I upgraded all my server editions from 10.0 to 11.10. Mostly to see and keep up with all the security updates that have been made in the packages, etc. I can report that while there were changes to several of the packages I did not have any major issues once I upgraded. There was one major change that took place that I do not like. That…

May 7, 2012

Boot Ubuntu via virtualbox inside windows

This comes from a site: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/784138-howto-boot-existing-ubuntu-partition-using-virtualbox-inside-windows/ This is a tutorial I wrote up and posted up on my blog. I recently got Windows 7 and Ubuntu running in a dualboot. However, since I’m using more of Windows now I figured I should probably find a way to run Ubuntu inside my Windows. VM’s are great, but it’d be better if I can actually boot into my existing Ubuntu partition. So…

April 20, 2011

Changing hostnames on Ubuntu 10.10

There are 2 different ways you can change hostnames on Ubuntu 10.10.  One of them is just a temporary change until you reboot the computer, the other changes the hostname of the machine forever.  Here is how you do both. To make a temporary change to the host name: 1. Start shell or terminal 2. at the prompt enter: hostname whateveryournewnameis This changes it to the new host name until…

February 4, 2011

Ubuntu 10.04 Thunderbird minimize to tray

Previously I have been using kdocker to minimize my Thunderbird to the tray area of my Ubuntu system. With 10.04 and Thunderbird 3 kdocker no longer works. To correct that issue I started using a new program called Minimize to Tray Plus This addon for Thunderbird works the same as kdocker but it actually works for 10.04 and Thunderbird 3. Here is what I did to get the addon in…

February 3, 2011

Ubuntu: Replacement SH or shell

I have been using Ubuntu for a while and I love the fact that the terminal or shell is so versatile. What takes multiple steps in a GUI you can accomplish with a command from the command line. This is great, and especially so since you dont run the risk of using up your memory or any other resources on the machine but I often find myself wondering, is there…

November 27, 2010

Ubuntu: Printing to Network Printer

I recently encountered an issue with a network printer that was rather perplexing.  I did not readily come to the correction until I had put some time into it. Here was the situation: We have a network printer that I added to my machine via the admin/printing section in ubuntu. I listed the printer in the network section, so I selected it and then hit apply.  It created the printer…

September 13, 2010