Category Archive: Ubuntu

Nov 20

Error while installing any package using apt-get

I was getting the following error while I tried to install any package using apt-get package manager. For example: Error —– # apt-get install wget Reading package lists… Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/extra.linuxmint.com_dists_rafaela_main_i18n_Translation-en E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. …

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Aug 24

How to change username when you have only one account in Ubuntu?

You cannot simply login as root in Ubuntu at the start up. Do it as the following way: 1) Open terminal and switch to root user. You can open terminal in search or by pressing Ctl+Alt+t. 2) Unlock root account and enable login as root like below # passwd -u root (:::should be as root) …

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Jun 19

Install Skype in Ubuntu

Download debian package for Skype from the following url, from it I chose Ubuntu multi arch version. http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/ After downloading skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb , install it with dkpg which is the package manager for Debian version. # dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb If you get an error on it ———-   Errors were encountered while processing:   skype # …

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Apr 01

/etc/resolv.conf is being overwritten everytime??? | Ubuntu work around

Yes it is true in ubuntu, even if we manually set custom nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf it will overwrite on next reboot or network restart or modem/router restart. It is really annoying once we set google nameservers or opendns or whatever in resolv.conf it goes back to default page on each instance of restart or modem …

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Mar 30

Install Java and Enable it for Web Browsers | Linux

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(Steps based on what I did in Ubuntu OS) As you know Java is essential to be installed and should be enabled to web browsers on local machines from where the system admins access their servers. The need of Java in most cases while we access consoles like KVM switches, IPMI etc to reboot a …

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