Ubuntu Blog http://ubuntublog.org A blog with simple and easy to follow guides for Ubuntu. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:10:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Start/Stop/Restart Apache On Ubuntu http://ubuntublog.org/tutorials/startstoprestart-apache-ubuntu.htm http://ubuntublog.org/tutorials/startstoprestart-apache-ubuntu.htm#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:10:01 +0000 Michael http://ubuntublog.org/?p=282 Continue reading

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In this quick and to the point post I will show you the commands you can use to start, stop and restart the Apache service using your Terminal. This is the quickest way to do it and is needed if you are trying to do things like change configurations, add modules for example while installing a LAMP server. First thing you need to do is open a Terminal (if you are using regular Ubuntu not Ubuntu Server, if you are doing this then you will need to SSH into your server. I will also tell you how to do this below.)

Connecting To Your Server

If you are running Windows but need to do this on an Ubuntu server then you can connect using Putty (free), if you are running Linux you can do this by running the following command.

ssh IP.Goes.Right.Here -l root

Start Apache Ubuntu

You can start Apache if its not already running by executing the command below.

sudo /etc/int.d/apache2 start

Stop Apache Ubuntu

You can stop Apache if its currently running by executing the following command.

sudo /etc/int.d/apache2 stop

Restart Apache Ubuntu

You can restart Apache after making changes and installing modules and such by running this command.

sudo /etc/int.d/apache2 restart

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How To Install GIMP On Ubuntu http://ubuntublog.org/software/install-gimp-ubuntu.htm http://ubuntublog.org/software/install-gimp-ubuntu.htm#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:17:56 +0000 Michael http://ubuntublog.org/?p=268 Continue reading

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“GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. (more…)”

In this quick and simple post I will show you how to install GIMP on Ubuntu using either apt-get command or the Ubuntu Software Center.If you would like to install GIMP instead of using Wine to run Photoshop then its pretty simple to install. All you will need to do is either click the following link or run the command below. It will automatically install and then you can launch GIMP through the dashboard or by running the command GIMP.

Install GIMP On Ubuntu

Install GIMP on Ubuntu using the terminal (CTRL+ALT+T):

sudo apt-get install gimp

Or you can automatically install using the Ubuntu Software Center by clicking on this link. (This link will simply open the software center to GIMP’s page, you will still need to provide your Root password as-well as confirm you wish to install GIMP.)
install gimp ubuntu How To Install GIMP On Ubuntu

Now that you have it installed you can run it by just using the dashboard or running GIMP in your terminal (It added a launcher to my sidebar automatically but I think you have to run GIMP once first).  If you need some tutorials I will link to some good sites below the screenshot of GIMP I have attached as-well.

UBUNTU INSTALL GIMP How To Install GIMP On Ubuntu

 

I hope this has helped you to install GIMP on Ubuntu. If you need tutorials then you can use one of the great sites listed below.

GIMP Tutorials

Below is just a few simple GIMP tutorial indexes. Check them out if you want to learn more about how to use GIMP or need to refresh on some of your skills. (Official GIMP Tutorials)

  1. http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/gimp/
  2. http://www.gimpology.com/

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Ubuntu: Install And Add A Theme To Conky http://ubuntublog.org/software/ubuntu-install-add-theme-conky.htm http://ubuntublog.org/software/ubuntu-install-add-theme-conky.htm#comments Tue, 01 Jan 2013 01:44:42 +0000 Michael http://ubuntublog.org/?p=251 Continue reading

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Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD.”

In this post I will teach you how to install Conky on Ubuntu using the apt-get command, you will not have to add any repositories or anything since its already in the Ubuntu repositories. I divided the post into how to install Conky and how to install Conky themes to make things easier for people that already have Conky installed.

Install Conky On Ubuntu

To install conky all you will need to do is run the following command, because of the way that themes are loaded we will add Conky as a startup application after we download and install a theme.

sudo apt-get install conky

ubuntu install conky Ubuntu: Install And Add A Theme To Conky

 

Install Conky Themes On Ubuntu

To install Conky themes on Ubuntu you will need to find a conky theme, you can get one from many places including gnome-look.org and deviantart.com. Some of them may come with lua scripts and other addons so if this is the case you may need to edit the theme a little bit or just put the files where the theme wanted them originally. (I put all the conky theme files inside ~/bin/conky/ just to keep stuff organized.)

If you just want to install a simple Conky config file without special graphics or anything then you can just copy the file to ~/bin/conky/ and save it as .conkyrc.  Some people say just to copy the .conkyrc into your home folder, this makes no difference honestly but its best to keep things organized. To start conky using your new theme simply run the following command.

conky -c ~/.conky/.conkyrc

ubuntu install conky themes Ubuntu: Install And Add A Theme To Conky

 

The last thing you should have to do is if you want Conky to automatically start when you login is add the service to your startup applications. You should be able to do this by opening the dashboard and typing in “Startup Applications” to automatically find it. Then adding the command like in the screenshot I have attached below.

make conky start automatically Ubuntu: Install And Add A Theme To Conky

 

I hope this guide has helped you install Conky and setup Conky themes on Ubuntu, if this post helped you then please share/like/plus-one as it helps the blog a ton. Thank you! Many more guides are coming up soon.

 

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How To Add Fonts To Ubuntu http://ubuntublog.org/tutorials/add-fonts-ubuntu.htm http://ubuntublog.org/tutorials/add-fonts-ubuntu.htm#comments Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:23:55 +0000 Michael http://ubuntublog.org/?p=224 Continue reading

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If you want to add fonts to Ubuntu the process is actually much easier than you might imagine depending on if you are only installing a few or tons of fonts. You can download free fonts from sites like DaFont and others. Once you have a font you like then you just simply double click on the .ttf extension and it will give you a prompt something like the screen shot below that will allow you to preview and install the font automatically. You will have to have sudo permissions to install for systemwide use but for just your user you can install them on your account.

add fonts to ubuntu How To Add Fonts To Ubuntu

If you need to add multiple fonts to Ubuntu then you can do this by copying the files to /home/username/.fonts/. If this folder does not exist you can create it by entering the following into an open terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and running the following command.

mkdir ~/.fonts

After this is done you can just copy any fonts you download into that folder, this does not give everyone on your system access to the fonts though, for this you will have to use a different directory which can be found at /usr/share/fonts/. You can copy them by opening a file manager under SUDO permissions or by using the cp or mv commands.

I hope this has helped you install fonts on Ubuntu, please don’t forget to share/like/plus-one. Thanks so much for all the love!

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Install php On Ubuntu 12.10 http://ubuntublog.org/software/install-php-ubuntu.htm http://ubuntublog.org/software/install-php-ubuntu.htm#comments Sun, 30 Dec 2012 02:54:59 +0000 Michael http://ubuntublog.org/?p=205 Continue reading

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In this quick and easy post I will show you how to install php on Ubuntu using the apt-get command and then also what to do during installation when you get presented with a few options.

Install php Ubuntu

You will need to open a new terminal window to do this which can be quickly done by pressing CTRL+ALT+T. Then you can run the following command.

sudo apt-get install php

During the installation you might be asked for some information like what type of web server you are running. If you followed the LAMP tutorial on this site then just pick Apache2 and hit enter. It will also ask you if you would like it to configure a database that is required, say yes to make life easier for you.

install php ubuntu Install php On Ubuntu 12.10

 

After this it will ask you for the databases administrator user password as-well as the password you want to use for php, it will finish installing the rest automatically afterwards.

ubuntu install php Install php On Ubuntu 12.10

After you finished all of this you might have to restart Apache or run the following command to reconfigure php. (It messed up during installation for me this time but never before, I fixed it thanks to this post.)

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart (Restarts Apache)

sudo dpkg-reconfigure php (Reconfigure php like during installation with a few other small settings.)

You should now have php running and be able to access it by either going to http://localhost/php or php. I hope this post has helped you install php on Ubuntu, please don’t forget to share/like/plus-one! Thanks.

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How To Install LAMP Server On Ubuntu http://ubuntublog.org/software/install-lamp-server-ubuntu-12-10.htm http://ubuntublog.org/software/install-lamp-server-ubuntu-12-10.htm#comments Sun, 30 Dec 2012 02:05:17 +0000 Michael http://ubuntublog.org/?p=188 Continue reading

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In this post I will show you how to install a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) server on Ubuntu 12.10 using apt-get to simplify the whole process. While you can also use tasksel to completely automate the process I have read about problems that it sometimes causes and it seems so much easier to just take the extra 10 minutes and run a few more commands knowing it will all work in the end. My next post which will be posted right after this one will show you how to add php to your new LAMP server.

ubuntu install lamp How To Install LAMP Server On Ubuntu

 

Install Apache On Ubuntu

To install Apache on Ubuntu all you should have to do is run the following command.

sudo apt-get install apache2

Install PHP On Ubuntu

To install PHP and also make it work on your Ubuntu LAMP you will have to install a module aswell that makes it work with Apache. You can do both by running the single command below.

sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

After you have installed PHP and the PHP module you needed you need to restart Apache to make it load with the newly added module, you can do this with the next command.

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Install MySQL On Ubuntu

Next you should install MySQL with the following command, you will also need to install a module later to make it work with PHP/Apache. I have added both of the commands below.

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql

After you have done this you will need to restart Apache again using the same command as above, I have listed it again below for your convenience.

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

You can access your new Ubuntu LAMP by going to either http://127.0.0.1 or http://localhost/ and your files will be located at /var/www/. If you want to test the PHP functionality then you can add a new php file with <?php phpinfo(); php?> pasted and saved into it.

I hope this has helped you install LAMP Ubuntu, please don’t forget to share/like/plus-one as it helps the blog out. Thank you!

 

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Ubuntu: Install MySQL & Create A Database/User http://ubuntublog.org/software/ubuntu-install-mysql-create-database-user.htm http://ubuntublog.org/software/ubuntu-install-mysql-create-database-user.htm#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:49:36 +0000 Michael http://ubuntublog.org/?p=173 Continue reading

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In this post I will show you how to install MySQL on Ubuntu 12.10 and how to create a MySQL user and MySQL database afterwards using the Terminal. First thing you will need to do is open a Terminal (CTRL+ALT+T is a short-cut to open the terminal).

mysql logo ubuntu Ubuntu: Install MySQL & Create A Database/User

Install MySQL On Ubuntu

You can install MySQL on Ubuntu 12.10 using the following command in your new terminal window. It will prompt you for your MySQL root password during installation automatically.

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Create A MySQL Username

Login To The MySQL Server

Before you can run any MySQL commands or queries you have to login to your server, you can do that with the following command.

mysql -u root -p

Create The Database

After you have logged into the MySQL server you can create a database using the following command/query. (You must have the semicolon at the end.)

create database database-name;

Create And Assign A User To The Database

The command below will create and assign a user with All privileges to your database. You can visit the other post I wrote if you would like to by clicking on the following link limit MySQL user. You need to make sure that the username you choose isn’t already taken before you add/assign a user.

grant all on database-name.* tousername@localhost;

I hope this post helped you get MySQL Server on Ubuntu, please don’t forget to share/like/plus-one. There are more posts on the way! =)

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How To Install Apache On Ubuntu 12.10 http://ubuntublog.org/software/install-apache-ubuntu-12-10.htm http://ubuntublog.org/software/install-apache-ubuntu-12-10.htm#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:10:13 +0000 Michael http://ubuntublog.org/?p=167 Continue reading

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In this post I will show you how to install Apache on Ubuntu 12.10 using the apt-get command and using the Software Center. This is just to show you how to install Apache, I will be writing a post on how to setup a LAMP server later on today.

ubuntu apache server How To Install Apache On Ubuntu 12.10

Install Apache On Ubuntu Using Terminal

You can use the following command in your terminal (you can use CTRL+ALT+T to open a fresh terminal) to install Apache on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install apache2

Install Apache On Ubuntu Using Software Center

If you would rather not use the terminal you can open up the Ubuntu Software Center and search for Apache2.

ubuntu install apache2 How To Install Apache On Ubuntu 12.10

After you have finished this you might have to start the Apache service you can do this by typing the following command into your Terminal. If you want to see the files on your web server you can do this by visiting /var/www/ and you can connect to your server by visiting

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start

I hope this has helped you get Apache running on Ubuntu, please don’t forget to share/like/plus-one! Thanks!

 

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How To Install Cinnamon On Ubuntu 12.10 http://ubuntublog.org/ubuntu-desktops/install-cinnamon-ubuntu.htm http://ubuntublog.org/ubuntu-desktops/install-cinnamon-ubuntu.htm#comments Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:41:47 +0000 Michael http://ubuntublog.org/?p=38 Continue reading

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Cinnamon is one of the desktop environments that you can choose from when installing Linux Mint and since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu you can actually install it like any other package after you add the Cinnamon repository. In this quick and easy guide I will show you how to install Linux Mint’s Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu.

Add Cinnamon Repository To Ubuntu

Before you can install Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu you will have to add the repository. You can do this by opening a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and running the command found below.

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

This is going to also install the signing key which shows that none of the files found in the repository have been tampered with since they were created. (Press enter when asked instead of CTRL+C).

install cinnamon desktop ubuntu How To Install Cinnamon On Ubuntu 12.10

 

After you have added the official Cinnamon repository you will need to update your available packages list using the command sudo apt-get update. After this is completed all you should have to do is install Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu using the following command.

sudo apt-get install cinnamon

After this is complete you can switch to Cinnamon desktop by logging out and changing your session to Cinnamon. (Click on the round Ubuntu logo next to your login name to see a list of available desktop environments).

cinnamon on ubuntu How To Install Cinnamon On Ubuntu 12.10

I hope this post has helped you to install Cinammon on Ubuntu, many more posts are always on the way so please like/share/plus-one as it helps out the blog a ton. Thanks you

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How To Create A RAMDISK On Ubuntu / Linux http://ubuntublog.org/tutorials/how-to-create-ramdisk-linux.htm http://ubuntublog.org/tutorials/how-to-create-ramdisk-linux.htm#comments Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:35:57 +0000 Michael http://ubuntublog.org/?p=143 Continue reading

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In this tutorial I will show you how to create a RAMDISK on Ubuntu/Linux. A RAMDISK is basically using your RAM to store files and is much quicker that storing them on your hard drive. You should only use a certain percentage of your available RAM because this could take away from your performance.

Creating A RAMDISK On Ubuntu/Linux

To create a RAMDISK first you have to make a folder that will somewhat act as an alias to browse and use the space you will be mounting and dedicating to this RAMDISK. You can do this by opening a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and running the command below.

sudo mkdir -p /media/<FOLDERNAME>

After this you will need to mount the folder to a temporary storage area on that uses RAM instead of hard drive space. You can do this with the following command, you should edit the grey to what you need.

sudo mount -t tmpfs -o size=2048M tmpfs /media/<FOLDERNAME>

After this you can navigate to your RAMDISK by going to the folder you created located in /media/. If you want to unmount the RAMDISK then you just need to enter this next command and it should be done.

sudo umount /media/<FOLDERNAME>

I hope this helped you create a RAMDISK on Ubuntu/Linux, please don’t forget to share/like/plus-one as it helps the blog out a lot. Thank you!

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