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  • How to Show Day of Week in Top bar of Ubuntu 20.04 /21.10 | UbuntuHandbook

    Ubuntu by default displays only date and time in the center of top-bar. Users have to click on it to see which day is today in drop-down calendar.

    To make life easier, you may configure the GNOME desktop to show the day of week in top-bar. And, here’s how.

  • Ευάγγελος Μπαλάσκας - Walkthrough Installation of WackoWiki v6.0.25 » Evaggelos Balaskas - System Engineer

    WackoWiki is the wiki of my choice and one of the first opensource project I’ve ever contributed. I still use wackowiki for personal use!

    A few days ago, wackowiki released version 6.0.25. In this blog post, I will try to share my experience of installing wackowiki on a new VM ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

  • John Goerzen: Managing an External Display on Linux Shouldn’t Be This Hard

    I first started using Linux and FreeBSD on laptops in the late 1990s. Back then, there were all sorts of hassles and problems, from hangs on suspend to pure failure to boot. I still worry a bit about suspend on unknown hardware, but by and large, the picture of Linux on laptops has dramatically improved over the last years. So much so that now I can complain about what would once have been a minor nit: dealing with external monitors.

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    I recently decided to set up an older laptop that I hadn’t used in awhile. After reading up on Wayland, I decided to try Gnome 3 under Wayland. Both the Debian and Arch wikis note that KDE is buggy on Wayland. Gnome is the only desktop environment that supports it then, unless I want to go with Sway. There’s some appeal to Sway to this xmonad user, but I’ve read of incompatibilities of Wayland software when Gnome’s not available, so I opted to try Gnome.

  • How To Install Buttercup on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Buttercup on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Buttercup is an open-source password manager that stores passwords in 256-bit AES encryption. Passwords are stored in a secure file, which can then be stored on their own computer or any other Dropbox, Google Drive, ownCloud, Nextcloud, WebDAV as cloud services, from which the user chooses where the password vault is stored. Buttercup is free to download and use and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Use it alongside the browser extension and mobile app for a completely portable experience.

    This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Buttercup Password Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

  • How to Install and Configure Nginx Web Server

    This guide will help you install Nginx on various Linux distros and you’ll learn about important Nginx configuration files and directories.

    Nginx is the most popular web server due to its performance and ease of use. It’s a free and open-source high-performance HTTP server. In addition to its web server capabilities, Nginx can also function as a reverse proxy and load balancer.

    Following the steps below will show you how to install and configure Nginx on various Linux distros like Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Rocky Linux, AlmaLinux, and test its functionality.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Dolphin Emulator - Make Tech Easier

    Today you can find hundreds of emulators for dozens of old systems for multiple platforms. However, Dolphin manages to stand out from the crowd by achieving something almost impossible: combining advanced features and a high degree of compatibility with ease of use. With the Dolphin emulator, you gain access to the vast majority of titles for Nintendo’s GameCube and Wii consoles. Here we present you with everything you need to know in the ultimate guide to the Dolphin emulator.

  • How to Install and Use doas: A Minimalistic Alternative to sudo

    On a lot of Linux systems, you can perform tasks as root by running commands with sudo. The OpenBSD project has developed a minimalistic alternative, doas.

    So, how do you use doas to execute Linux commands as another user, and will it ever replace sudo?

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  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

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  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.