Moving to a new host

December 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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I'm in the midst of trying out a new host for tuxtweaks.com. I've moved to a new provider and moved up from shared hosting to a VPS package. I think I'm posting this from the new server and the rest of the world should see it as the new nameservers propagate to the domain name system across the globe. So, if you can see this post on my site, you're seeing it from the new host. Thanks for visiting tuxtweaks.com.

Fixing My CD/DVD Drive on Kubuntu 12.04

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've been having problems with my optical drive on my Kubuntu 12.04 machine. Certain applications couldn't find the CD/DVD drive because they look for specific device names in /dev. My SATA optical drive would show up as /dev/sr0, however the normal symlinks to cdrom, cdrw, dvd, dvdrw were not there. I would go to the terminal and manually create the symlink and things would work fine, but after a reboot my symlinks would be gone! I found the fix in an old bug report on LaunchPad.
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Hosting Deals!

November 23, 2012 by · Comments Off
Filed under: General, linux, news, web development 

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A2 Hosting is currently running a Black Friday - Cyber Monday special on web hosting packages. These are their lowest prices of the year. The following discounts are good through Monday, November 26, 2012. Read more

Ubuntu 12.10 Released: List of Download Mirrors and Torrents

October 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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The latest version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system was released today; Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. The popularity of Ubuntu usually means that the download servers have difficulty keeping up with the high demand of release days, so I'm here with a list of torrents and download mirrors so you can get on with your installation or upgrade. Read more

Send Gmail from the Linux Command Line

October 6, 2012 by · 16 Comments
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux, Linux Mint, Ubuntu 

In this post I'm going to show how to send an email from the Linux command line through your Gmail account. This can be handy if you're a command line junkie. The real power, however, is in being able to send an email automatically from a script. I'll be doing another post where I use this in a script to notify me when something has changed on my system. For now though, I'll just show the setup so you can send an email from the command line.  This process has been tested on Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13. Read more

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