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Ubuntu version 13.10 – update from 13.04 hints

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Ubuntu update to 13.10

Ubuntu update to 13.10

Ubuntu version 13.10 is available for download and update. If you uses earlier version of Ubuntu and just plan to update from version 13.04 to version 13.10, the Fortune is with you. You are the Lucky Boy/Girl (select your own). You may read this post 1st, and then, you will be ready to install this 13.04 to 13.10 update.
Unfortunately I was not ready so good as you could, and spent the couple of hours digging Internet to find the right decision for 3 little problems I met after my computer with updated operating system successfully rebooted. The 3 problem, little but critical, as anyone could stop your work as a Web developer.
It would be honest to say, that the troubles, which I will describe in this post, are not related neither to the operating system Ubuntu itself, nor to its version upgrade process. There are no bugs and no crashes. I may talk about my case of course.
You will meet the real problems in case you are the developer and have Apache/PHP installed at your desktop/server with a lot of virtual web servers defined. Add our popular and lovely WordPress here. Otherwise all update process took, of course, some time, but was fulfilled smoothly and without any headache.
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Install latest NVIDIA driver on Ubuntu

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Latest NVIDIA driver manual install on Ubuntu

NVIDIA driver installation

Do you love your Ubuntu box? I’m too.
Being loyal Ubuntu user, earlier or later you will meet with such scenario:
you’ve bought powerful NVIDIA graphics card, inserted it into your PC box and tried to boot Ubuntu. What’s the <censored>?! Your new graphic card isn’t recognized by your loving Ubuntu box. It just hasn’t suitable driver package for this modern hardware. You can get this or similar message from Ubuntu during boot process then:
Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode.
The following error was encountered,
You may need to update your configuration to solve this.
(EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module…
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What to do?
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Terminal window size and position in Gnome Ubuntu

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Change Ubuntu Gnome terminal window default size and position

Ubuntu Terminal Size

How often you started terminal window in your Ubuntu box? How often after terminal window starting you click “Terminal” menu item at the top and select “4. 132×43″ or other window size which is different from the default one, which is “1. 80×24″? Do you drag your just opened terminal window to the new position at your desktop, right and down? Do you repeat these annoying routine steps day by day, again and again?
Me do :).
Are you tired doing this not too much smart job instead of making something useful? My patience is finished today. After about 1 year of every day clicks to change terminal window size and position to more convenient for me I finally turned on my curiosity and “googled” the subject. Success! A lot of people met this problem, asked about it on forums and of course decision exists. Thanks to Ubuntu community for sharing that with us.
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NetBeans IDE 7.0 Beta 2 for PHP

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

NetBeans IDE 7.0 Beta 2

NetBeans IDE 7.0 Beta 2

The NetBeans team announced that NetBeans IDE 7.0 Beta 2 with PHP support is available for download. The Beta 2 build provides improved quality and performance with bug fixes.
Good news! The final release of NetBeans IDE 7.0 is planned for April 2011.
General description of updates and new features of NetBeans 7.0 for PHP is available in this post.
Here you can see road-map (with screen-shots) of Netbeans 7.0 installation process on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) box. Some useful links with information about NetBeans 7.0 for PHP and tutorials are available at the end of the post.
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Install JDK 7 on Ubuntu

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Install JDK 7 on Ubuntu

Install JDK 7 on Ubuntu

Task: Install JDK 7 on Ubuntu desktop.
Problem 1: Java version 7 is not available from Ubuntu repositories for your Ubuntu version (prior to 11.10 Oneiric). You don’t see it neither via "Ubuntu Software Center" nor via "Synaptic Package Manager".
What to do: Download JDK 7 binaries from the official Java site.
Problem 2: You are Debian/Ubuntu user and don’t see applicable .deb package.
What to do: Again, download JDK 7 binaries from the official Java site, install and configure it manually.
Step by step instructions to install and manual configure JDK 7 on the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (the Lucid Lynx) desktop follow:
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Remove Old Linux Kernel from Ubuntu Bootloader Menu

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Remove Old Linux Kernel

Remove Old Linux Kernel

Do you use Ubuntu? If “Yes”, you are familiar with such GRUB bootloader menu items as:

GNU GRUB version 1.98-1 ubuntu 7
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32.25-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32.25-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32.24-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32.24-generic (recovery mode)

These additional menu items for older Linux kernels make available recover option in case of any accident with your current Linux kernel. It is right. We should to have at least 2 Linux kernels load options: current version and previous one. But with every Linux kernel update quant of such bootloader menu items grows. What to do with it? How to exclude unneeded Linux kernels from the bootloader menu? Yes, that’s possible and (don’t wonder) quite simple.

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