Upgrading Ubuntu Servers (Hardy to Intrepid)

Submitted by str on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 23:47

If you are using Hardy Server or any other older versions of Ubuntu Server, and you want to upgrade to Intrepid Server or any other future latest Ubuntu Server releases, here are the simple steps...

But before that, please take note that upgrade will not take place by default because 8.10 is not a Long Term Support (LTS) release.

Very important, be sure that you have all updates applied to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS before you upgrade to 8.10.

Here are now the steps:

Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Apache-PHP-MySQL Server

Submitted by str on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 22:58

Simple installation of Apache, PHP and MySQL in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex).

Optionally, install SSH Client and Server (for remote access to this server)
sudo apt-get install ssh

Install Database Server
sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Install Apache2 web server
sudo apt-get install apache2

Install PHP5
sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

Install PHP5-MySQL support
sudo apt-get install php5-mysql

Restart Apache
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

How to connect to your remote Linux Desktop (Ubuntu 8.04) in Mac

Submitted by str on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 15:05

From your Mac, how you can connect to your remote Ubuntu desktop?

Note: This is also applicable to other Linux desktop with some variations in step 1-3

Open Remote Desktop Preferences
System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop

Enable Sharing by desired

Select Security as desired

In your Mac, download and install any VNC client for Mac; I recommend using JollysFastVNC as it is really fast and joy to use :)

Using your VNC client in Mac, connect to your remote Linux desktop.
How? Well, as a Mac user, I'm sure you know to do this :)

How to install common multimedia codecs in Ubuntu

Submitted by str on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 11:08

Sometimes you you want to play some music or video but it doesn't allow you because it asked for some strange codecs that you may not understand :)

Good news is, it relatively easy to download most of them all together.

Here's how:

Switch to super user
sudo -s -H

Update and upgrade your present system by using these two separate commands
apt-get update

apt-get upgrade

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) Apache-PHP-MySQL Server

Submitted by str on Tue, 05/06/2008 - 17:52

Once again, here's my updated simple installation of Apache, PHP and MySQL in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) Server.

Install SSH Client and Server (for my remote access)
sudo apt-get install ssh

Install Database Server
sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.0

Install Apache HTTP Server
sudo apt-get install apache2

Install PHP5 and Apache PHP5 module
sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

Restart Apache
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Optionally, install phpMyAdmin
sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

How to quit applications in iPhone

Submitted by str on Sun, 12/30/2007 - 19:24

Did you experience while checking email and while waiting to finish downloading new emails, you press the Home button and open other applications like for example Safari browser or notes and after some time the vibration and alert sound for new email will come up? As like any other UNIX machine, iPhone is capable of doing multiple tasks at the same time. Cool!

Now, the problem is how you can assure that there is no other unneeded applications are running (except the phone process) that will surely waste your battery?

iPhone's Two-Finger Tap

Submitted by str on Sat, 12/22/2007 - 19:21

We know we can double-tap iPhone to "zoom in" whatever you tap and magnifying it like in Safari, Photos and Google Maps.

But do you know that can also use your two fingers to tap?

Yes, two-finger (single) tap on the screen “zoom out” Google Maps.
Pretty good shortcut combination with one finger double tap for zooming in.