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