Archives For November 30, 1999

Indicator-terminal is an applet in Ubuntu top panel that shows a terminal window for running commands when you click on the icon.

terminal indicator

Install Indicator-terminal in Ubuntu:

NOTE: This project is still in early development. It has bugs and may break you system. Use it at your own risk!

There’s a PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, when it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:erasmo-marin/indicator-terminal

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install indicator-terminal

Once installed, restart you machine.

To remove this indicator, run below commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:erasmo-marin/indicator-terminal

sudo apt-get remove indicator-terminal

Disable Global Menu on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy

Last updated: October 23, 2013

This tutorial shows how to disable the global menu, so that each application having its own menu bar on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.

Before:

After:

To do it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to disable it.

sudo apt-get remove indicator-appmenu

Restart your computer to apply the changes.

For Firefox, go to Tools –> Add-ons –> Extensions and disable ‘Global Menu Bar integration’.

Enjoy!

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 13.10

Last updated: November 3, 2013

This tutorial shows you how to easily install uTorrent sever on Ubuntu and Linux Mint. There’s no command, just a few clicks!

First, download uTorrent server: http://www.utorrent.com/downloads/linux. Check 32-bit or 64-bit by top-right corner shutdown menu (gear icon) -> About This Computer.

After downloading, navigate to the package in Nautilus file browser. Then decompress it.

Go into the extracted folder, right-click on utserver and select Properties.

Make sure that the box before “Allow execute as a program” is checked.

Before starting this service, search for and install libssl0.9.8 (SSL shared libraries) from Ubuntu Software Center.

NOTE: If you’re on 64-bit Ubuntu, press Ctrl+Alt+T and install the libssl0.9.8 with command below in terminal to fix utserver not launching problem:

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

Then double click utserver to start uTorrent server (or run ~/Downloads/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver command to start it). That’s right you see nothing happens because the server is running as a background program.

Launch your web browser and go to http://localhost:8080/gui/. Type:

username: admin
password: leave password empty

You’re done!

Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 13.10 From PPA

Last updated: August 18, 2014

Cinnamon is the default desktop environment in Linux Mint, it brings the classic Gnome 2 feel to Gnome Shell. The ppa now supports Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

To install Cinnamon session on your Ubuntu, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Add the stable ppa repository by running following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable

UPDATE: The PPA has been abandoned, Ubuntu 13.10 user can only install an old version of Cinnamon from Ubuntu repositories by running below commands

2.) Then update the package lists:

sudo apt-get update

3.) Finally install the session:

sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Once installed, log out your current session and select log into Cinnamon on LightDM.

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install the VMware Tools for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Guest machine.

VMware Tools is a suit of drivers and utilities that enhances both the performance of the virtual machine and interaction between the guest and the host. It’s not required to be installed, but most of VMware users do install.

When I was installing Ubuntu 13.10 guest on VMware Player, the esay install failed to automatically install Vmware Tools. So here’s how to do it manually!

To get started, boot the guest system on your host and follow the steps below:

1.) Get the command prompt by Ctrl+Alt+T, then run below command to install required packages first:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

2.) Click on VM or Manage -> Install VMware Tools …. You’ll be prompt to download VMware Tools CD image if need.

3.) After the downloading finish, create mount point and mount the CD image:

sudo mkdir /media/cdrom && sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

4.) Go to that directory and copy the source package:

cd /media/cdrom && cp VMwareTools-*.tar.gz ~/

5.) Extract this package:

cd && tar -zxvf VMwareTools-*.tar.gz

6.) Finally, run the command below to begin the installation:

sudo ./vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl

Choose the default for all questions. When done, restart and enjoy!

Want to build a website? Then you need to setup a web server! Here I’ll show you how to install and setup LAMP pack on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server.

LAMP is a combination of Linux (OS), Apache HTTP Server, PHP (open-source scripting language), and MySQL (database software).

In this tutorial I use the hostname www.example.com with the IP address 192.168.0.100 as example.

1.) Login or Remote access your server as root, or run command to get root privileges.

sudo su

2.) Install Mysql 5:

apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client

You’ll be asked to set a password for root user of Mysql.

3.) Install Apache2:

apt-get install apache2

After installed, test if it works by going to http://192.168.0.100 in your web browser. Remember change the IP to yours.

The default default document root is /var/www/, and the configuration file is /etc/apache2/apache2.conf.

4.) Install PHP5:

apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

Restart Apache2 service to get it works with PHP5:

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

5.) To test if PHP5 works, create info.php in the root directory “/var/www/”:

vi /var/www/info.php

press I to insert following codes:

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

then press Esc -> Shif+: type in wq and hit enter to save. Then in browser go to http://192.168.0.100:info.php

6.) To get Mysql support in PHP5, install following packages:

apt-get install php5-mysql php5-curl php5-gd php5-intl php-pear php5-imagick php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-memcache php5-ming php5-ps php5-pspell php5-recode php5-snmp php5-sqlite php5-tidy php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl

Then restart Apache2 service:

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Go to or reload http://192.168.0.100/info.php in your browser:

7.) (Optional) Install phpMyAdmin, a web interface to manage Mysql Databases:

apt-get install phpmyadmin

After installed, go to http://192.168.0.100/phpmyadmin/, login with root and password you set in step 2.