Category Archive: Linux

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 10

cloudlinux: PHP selector NOT working or BROKEN

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It was truly devastating and I was dismayed when I noticed the PHP selector in server got broken or stopped working since the last easy-apache. Tones of tickets were popped in when clients lost their custom php versions and its custom settings I tried to select the php version 5.4 for the domain and set …

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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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Mar 04

Login fails to Roundcube, Horde, Squirrel in Webmail

Do the solution steps as mentioned here for the following error you see in Roundcube, Horde and Squirrel mails after successfully logging in webmail. ==== Login failed because your username or password was entered incorrectly ==== #First check the domain name is there in files /etc/localdomains or /etc/remotedomains depends on its local or remote mail …

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Jan 23

Proper Method To Change Default Mysql Engine Permanently

Here the mysql engine is set to InnoDB by default and I want to change it to MyISAM for long run. It was the old way setting parameter “skip-innodb” and commenting “innodb_file_per_table=1” in my.cnf file. Additionally we used to execute mysql query “SET storage_engine=MYISAM;”. Now a days, the above changes wont work and perhaps the …

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Jan 20

Re-setup and configure the broken WiFi network in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora

Recently I installed CentOS on my VAIO laptop and I had to do some further up-gradation of outdated packages, but that shoved me into a real headache. The WiFi network was working good till starting the upgradation procedure, but stopped right after completing the process. I had no idea then about how this was happened. …

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Jan 10

Compile error with ‘gcc’

Met with the following gcc error while I was compiling a package from its source. ======= gcc: error trying to exec ‘cc1plus’: execvp: No such file or directory ======= The fix is, you need to install gcc-c++ do yum install gcc-c++ you are done 🙂

Nov 26

Lost dual boot option and need to reinstall grub

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The steps in this post are applicable to be done in distributions like Redhat, Centos and Fedora. Recently I met with an issue like my personal desktop has lost its Dual Boot option at the startup. The machine has been working by having both Windows XP and Centos present in it. The dual boot option …

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Nov 26

Broken grub and getting only grub prompt at the startup

At this case you will get only a grub prompt while at the startup. Please follow the below steps to install grub. grub> find /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0,5) (This means the boot loader lies on the first harddisk hd0 and its 5th logical partition) grub> root (hd0,5) grub> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-238.19.1.el5.i386 ro root=/dev/sda6 (I gave /dev/sda6 because that …

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