Installing LAMP on Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 (Lucid Lynx, Maverick Meerkat)

April 29, 2010 by · 501 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu, web development 

If you're developing websites, it's nice to be able to test your code in the privacy of your own computer rather that out in the public internet. In order to do that, you'll need to install a web server on your development computer. LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, php) is one of the most common web hosting platforms, so it's a perfect environment for you to build and test your website code. If you carefully follow these step by step instructions, you'll have your own Ubuntu LAMP web server on installed, configured, and running in no time.  Read more

Use Nautilus Location Entry in Ubuntu Lucid

April 25, 2010 by · 15 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) uses the latest version of the Nautilus file manager (version 2.30.0). If you've been using Ubuntu for a while then you might be accustomed to using location entry in Nautilus.  By default, Nautilus came up with the Button Bar to represent the current location in the file system.  Read more

Command Line Basics: View Text With less

April 21, 2010 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux 

I've shown previously how to use the more command to view text output. Today I'll show how to do the same thing with the less command. You can run the command simply by opening a  terminal window and entering less followed by the file name. For example:  Read more

How To Select Your Log-in Manager in Ubuntu

April 14, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

If you've added the Kubuntu packages to Ubuntu, or vice versa, then you can choose whether you want to use KDM or GDM to act as your log-in manager.

To choose your log-in manager, open a terminal and enter Read more

How To Select The Splash Screen in Ubuntu Lucid

April 10, 2010 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, KDE, linux, Ubuntu 

I've recently been doing a lot of testing on the next version of Ubuntu: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. After installing Ubuntu I also decided to add the Kubuntu packages to my system. This is easy to do with a simple

sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop

One of the annoyances I have with this is that adding the Kubuntu packages through this method also hijacks the startup splash to that of Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu. It's not a deal breaker, but I want to change it back. Read more

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