Oct 28 2008

Free Crossover on Ubuntu FTW!

If you’re new here, you may want to start with my most popular posts. Then, subscribe to my RSS feed to stay updated. Thanks for visiting!I had been contemplating getting Crossover for a while because it is an “easier to setup” WINE implementation. But, I don’t like paying for stuff when I could do [...]

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Jun 7 2008

Don’t forget to sudo

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One of the most common mistakes that I see new Ubuntu users (new to Linux) make is not using sudo. The Ubuntu community has some excellent forums with commands to get you through almost any task you can think of on your Ubuntu PC. However, many times I hear the same complaint:
“The command didn’t [...]

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Mar 12 2008

Pointless Ubuntu performance test

I came upon this little gem on youtube today. Why on earth people feel the need to argue the awesomeness of Ubuntu by doing stuff like this is beyond me. Ubuntu is awesome for so many reasons. Videos like this do nothing but solidify the attitude that Linux is just a toy.
Anyway, the video is [...]

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Dec 18 2007

How to get past the “flashplugin-nonfree is already installed” error on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)

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If you have built a new Ubuntu system recently like I have you may have run across this annoying error. If you go to a site like YouTube, Firefox prompts for you to install the flash plugin. I always choose the adobe plugin (flashplugin-nonfree). When I did this yesterday, [...]

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Dec 17 2007

How to set up a virtual host on Apache2 in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)

Earlier, I showed you “How to install a lamp stack on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10).” This will get you started with the default website. However, for day to day development work, I find it easier to work on sites (Wordpress, Ruby, etc.) in my Home directory so I don’t have to sudo every time I [...]

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Dec 16 2007

How to get past the `require’: no such file to load — mkmf (LoadError) when installing the “mysql” gem

Google Query: extconf.rb:1:in `require’: no such file to load — mkmf (LoadError)
After some of my readers tried my tutorial on “How to install ruby on rails in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)” they ran into some trouble installing the “mysql” gem. I finally found the answer after some Googling at Mentalized.net. The summary is below.
“mkmf.rb” is [...]

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Dec 13 2007

5 ways to help new Ubuntu users

Switching to a new Operating System can be confusing at best and downright frustrating at worst. Ubuntu has done a wonderful job of shaking the belief that Linux is for hard-core geeks and techie power users. However, there are a few things that experienced Ubuntu users can do to help foster Ubuntu’s growth.
1. List the [...]

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Dec 13 2007

How to get past the “please insert the disc labeled ‘Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon’” error

Google Query: Media change: please insert the disc labeled ‘Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ – Release i386 (20071016)
I was trying to install VMWare Server on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) yesterday and I came across this error:
Media change: please insert the disc labeled ‘Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ – Release i386 (20071016)
The fix for this one was easy. [...]

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Dec 12 2007

How to install the free ($) VMWare Server in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)

Google Query: how to install vmware server on ubuntu gutsy gibbon
I am a huge fan of VMware. I even write freelance articles about VMware and virtualization technology. With Ubuntu the cool factor with VMware is evident when you can have an Ubuntu workspace on one side of a spinning cube and a Windows Desktop [...]

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Dec 11 2007

How to get past the “(Gem::Exception) SSL is not installed on this system” error when installing Ruby on Rails

Google Query: ERROR: while executing gem … (Gem::Exception) SSL is not installed on this system
I received this error when I tried to install Ruby on Rails on another Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) system the other day. After some Google searching I finally found my answer at Nabble.com.
Basically, you have to install [...]

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