linux kernel

Installing Midori Web Browser in Linux

By adding the repository ppa:midori/ppa, you will be able to install latest and greatest versions of Midori.

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:midori/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update -qq
$ sudo apt-get install midori

lvm testbed

Logical Volume Management (LVM) is a disk management option that every major Linux distribution includes. Whether you need to set up storage pools or just need to dynamically create partitions, LVM is probably what you are looking for.

This might be difficult. Back to reading / research mode for a little bit.
Anything with the word 'abstration-layer' is going to take some effort to learn, and never straight forward.

Install Pinta

FIXED - Install of pinta failed, then FIXED
Cropping with pinta is different to mspaint.
Learn as I go with this one.

FIXED, Firefox fails to execute - xubuntu 15.04

Clean install of xubuntu last night.
After editing the LVM (Logical Volume Management) resized 1TB Hard-disk down to 850GB, so that "LVM snapshots project" can begin.

The current default browser (Firefox) fails to execute, (Trying this procedure, see url below, .. after re-installing firefox via apt-get, .. failed to resolve issue).

When to use Samba/CIFS

This how-to-guide looks promising, .. (in terms of being direct / to the point, .. without all the diversions and 'other ways' to achieve a shared directory)

"The normal setup is to have the data drives mounted on a Linux server and shared out using Samba and NFS. The Windows clients can then mount those drives using a Samba client and the Linux clients can mount them with NFS."


A virtual private server (VPS) is a virtual machine sold as a service by an Internet hosting service. - (11AM Sat 29 Aug 2015)

Combine virtual cloud hosting with my need to have a "better" email system.

apt-get update

In a nutshell, apt-get update doesn't actually install new versions of software.

apt-get update downloads the package lists from the repositories and "updates" them to get information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies. It will do this for all repositories and PPAs. From

xubuntu 12.04 desktop i386

Installed disto "xubuntu 12.04 desktop i386" onto T40 hardware.

This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU.
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.

Hardware cpu i686, .. means that a 32bit os is required.
And, 64bit os will generate cryptic message, .. (assuming you know what your doing?)

create PPA & install webmin

LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 32 bit running in a virtualbox.

THE INSTRUCTIONS HERE - (Very good, .. and brief)

"vi" with gedit - The vi instructions below look correct, .. (If your sadistic).

1. Run below command to edit the source file:
sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

T40 with Fedora 22 (xfce desktop environment)

Have given over this machine to learning something more about Linux.
The Installation of Fedora 22, .. required the old Windows XP partition to be deleted / removed, (simplest solution).

Fedora 22 connects to the Internet via Ethernet connection without me configuring any thing, (Plug it in, .. and it just works).


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