Posts Tagged ‘linux’

How to shrink Ubuntu 12.04 guest VirtualBox image

If you have done a lot of adding and removing of files on your Ubuntu 12.04 guest virtual machine, either by installing and uninstalling software or building and rebuilding source code or any other means you will eventually find that the dynamic virtual disk image size has increased and is much larger (on the host) […]

Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I attempted to open a reference manual in PDF format today on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precie Pangolin) and was sorely disappointed to find that the default application, Evince Document Viewer, had no search or find feature. Unforgivable. Here is how you can install Adobe Reader and make it your default PDF viewer – just enter […]

Raspberry Pi – A credit card sized Linux box for $25

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.

Installing Ubuntu 10.10 with full disk encryption

This is the best guide I could find for setting up Ubuntu with full disk encryption. Just make sure you use the alternate CD so that you have the advanced setup options necessary to set up the encryption. Yes, it even works with the latest version, Ubuntu 11.10. The guide is very thorough, walking you […]

Unable to stop services for VMWare Server 2.0

After updating packages on my Ubuntu Server I ran into problems trying to reconfigure VMWare Server. Each time I tried I received the error: “Unable to stop services for VMware Server”. I discovered that there was a hidden flag that could be used to get past this issue. So, I ran the following and was […]