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.



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’.


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: 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!

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 with the IP address as example.

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

sudo su

2.) Install Mysql:

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 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 php libapache2-mod-php

Restart Apache2 service to get it works with PHP:

systemctl restart apache2

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

nano /var/www/info.php

Then insert following lines:


Then press Ctrl+S to save file and Ctrl+X to exit. Then in browser go to (replace ip to yours)

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

apt-get install php-mysql php-curl php-gd php-intl php-pear php-imagick php-imap php-memcache php-ps php-pspell php-snmp php-sqlite3 php-tidy php-xmlrpc php-xsl

Then restart Apache2 service:

systemctl restart apache2

Go to or reload in your browser:

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

apt-get install phpmyadmin

After installed, go to, login with root and password you set in step 2.