Install Ubuntu Chromium browser (Google Chrome for Linux)

Update: Using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx? Here is corresponding article for you: Install Google Chrome (Chromium) on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. One of the easiest way to try Chromium browser in Ubuntu Linux (Google Chrome browser for Unix/Linux operating system is named as Chromium) is to use daily binary builds at https://launchpad.net/chromium-project. Today Ubuntu is the most popular Linux disributions for desktops so there are daily builds available for the following Ubuntu […]

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Tiny bash scripts: check Internet connection availability

Sometimes it is necessary to check whether server you want to run some big bash script is connected to Internet. Usually it makes sense while running scripts periodically using cron.  Below is the tiny bash script for this purpose: #!/bin/bash WGET=”/usr/bin/wget” $WGET -q –tries=10 –timeout=5 http://www.google.com -O /tmp/index.google &> /dev/null if [ ! -s /tmp/index.google ];then echo “no” else echo “yes” fi As you see it tries to download google’s […]

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Mount remote filesystem via ssh protocol using sshfs and fuse [Fedora/RedHat/Debian/Ubuntu way]

Imagine the following situation: you have to compile some Linux/Unix application or kernel module that requires kernel source present at your hard drive, say, in /usr/src/kernels/kernel-2.6.21-i386/ or elsewhere. But there is not enough disk space to copy these sources or install kernel-devel or linux-source packages (in Fedora/RedHat or Ubuntu/Debian distros respectively)… Sounds familiar? Believe me, sometimes it happens As a solution you can mount the directory of some remote PC […]

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Ubuntu Iptables Firewall: set of useful links

Ubuntu as any other Linux distribution comes with netfilter iptables as default firewall. This is one of the best firewall software for Unix family operating systems: it allows to perform various filtering operations and makes it possible to match packets using numerous ways starting from data in IP packet header and ending with Layer 7 packet inspection (but this is another topic). Below you can find a list of articles […]

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VMware server console keyboard problem in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

Few days ago I have upgraded my Ubuntu to latest 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) and found that keyboard just doesn’t work in VMware Server Console. The problem was that I couldn’t use keyboard under guest operating system including Windows, Linux etc. After few hours of research I found simple solution which works for me: $ setxkbmap $ echo “xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true” >> ~/.vmware/config After this restart vmware-server-console and see if it […]

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