Archives For November 30, 1999

This tutorial shows how to install the most recent VokoscreenNG screen recording app in all current Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 24.04.

VokoscreenNG is a free and open-source application for recording your desktop, window, or an area in Linux and Windows desktop. It can record sound from multiple sources, and record from built-in webcam or camera. For Linux, the app works on both Wayland (however with limited features) and classic Xorg sessions.
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This is a step by step guide shows how to install JDownloader 2 in Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 24.04, and Ubuntu 20.04.

JDownloader is a free open-source (partly closed-source) download manager for Linux, Windows, and MacOS. It allows to automatically download groups of files from one-click hosting sites

Key features of JDownloader include:
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Boring with the default startup animation in Ubuntu? Here’s step by step guide shows you how to install and change the theme in Ubuntu 24.04, Ubuntu 22.04, and Ubuntu 20.04.

The startup (and shutdown, reboot) animation screen is handled by Plymouth. Plymouth supports themes, and the default is bgrt in Ubuntu.

If you just want to replace or disable the manufacturer logo, then I’ve written a how to guide in this page. While, here I’m going to show you how to completely replace it with another one.

Ubuntu default boot animation screen

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This tutorial shows how to change the MAC Address, aka hardware address, for your network interface in Ubuntu 24.04. Though the title said for Ubuntu 24.04, it should work in all current Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 22.04.

MAC address, stands for Media Access Control address, is a unique identifier primarily assigned by device manufacturers. Therefore, it’s often referred to hardware address or physical address. However, many network interfaces support changing their MAC addresses. And, here’s how to do the trick in Ubuntu.
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Want to run an operating system in virtual machine using VMware Workstation Player? Here I’m going to show you how to install and use it in Ubuntu 24.04 and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Personally, I use Oracle Virtualbox for trying out different operating systems in as virtual machines (VMs). Some however prefer VMware workstation, which is available free for non-commercial use.

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This is a step by step guide shows how to install and setup Dropbox in Ubuntu 24.04 or Ubuntu 22.04 for both Desktop and Server in command line.

Dropbox is a popular file hosting service, that provides free account with 2 GB storage and paid plans for more features. It works on multiple platforms, including Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone. With it, you can store files on cloud and access through different devices, or share files to your friends easily with a link.

Dropbox for Linux provides both graphical interface (indicator applet) and command line tool, meaning it can works on both Desktop and Server editions.

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This tutorial shows how to install Brave web browser in Ubuntu in 3 different ways: Snap, Deb, and Flatpak packages.

Brave is a free open-source web browser based on Chromium. It is a privacy-focused browser, which automatically blocks most ads and website trackers in the default settings.

The web browser is available for Linux in three different package formats that support amd64 (Intel/AMD) and arm64 (e.g., Raspberry Pi) platforms. They are:

  • Snap – universal Linux package format runs in sandbox environment.
  • Deb – native package format for Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint.
  • Flatpak – another universal Linux package format runs in sandbox environment.

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Got weak signature key warning in apt command output? Here’s why, and how to get rid of it in Ubuntu 24.04.

After adding PPAs or third-party source repositories in Ubuntu 24.04, you may get following similar warning in apt command (usually apt update) output:

W: Signature by key 0AB215679C571D1C8325275B9BDB3D89CE49EC21 uses weak algorithm (rsa1024)

The warning may also happen in Debian and its based systems with apt package manager 2.7.13 or higher.

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This simple tutorial shows how to enable and setup Secure Shell (SSH) service in Ubuntu 24.04, so you can login remotely and transfer files securely in command console.

Debian and Ubuntu use OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell) to provide secure shell channel for making changes, transferring data, and performing other operations on server from a client remotely.

The SSH service is NOT enabled by default. And, here I’m going to how to enable and configure it in Ubuntu 24.04

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For users who want to go directly from Ubuntu 22.04 to Ubuntu 24.04, here’s an overview of the changes between the two Ubuntu LTS releases.

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS has 5 years support until 2029, and then 7 years extended security updates (through Ubuntu Pro) until 2036. The release features Linux Kernel 6.8, and will receive feature Kernel updates in next point releases.

Linux Kernel

Ubuntu 22.04 so far has Kernel 6.5. As usual, it will backport Kernel 6.8 from 24.04 in the next point release.

Before that happens, you’ll see a list of changes between the Kernel 6.5 and Kernel 6.8, including:
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