Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu 12.04’

DIY Webcam Server or Home Security / Monitoring Setup Using BeagleBoard XM Running Ubuntu

DIY Webcam Server or Home Security / Monitoring Setup Using BeagleBoard XM Running Ubuntu

Earlier I showed how you can use a BeagleBoard XM as a home file server as well as a DLNA server using Ubuntu headless server. It is now time to extend the setup to include Home Security / Monitoring capability using a cheap webcam and a webcam server software. This tutorial is not restricted...

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Fixed Grub error: “symbol not found: ‘grub_efi_secure_boot'”

Fixed Grub error: “symbol not found: ‘grub_efi_secure_boot'”

If you have an EFI bios boot enabled computer then updating Ubuntu would leave Grub with the following error: error: symbol not found: 'grub_efi_secure_boot'. error: symbol not found: 'grub_efi_secure_boot'. The solution to this error is identical to the original hack needed to enable dual boot. The issue is that Ubuntu update copies the updated...

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BeagleBoard XM Powered File Server Using Ubuntu

BeagleBoard XM Powered File Server Using Ubuntu

Single Board computers like Raspberry pi and BeagleBoard have found wide range of applications among DIYers. This post tells you how to install Ubuntu headless server on a BeagleBoard single board computer and then configure it as a File Server using Samba (almost like a NAS). BeagleBoard XM is an OMAP3 board and works...

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How to Install or Remove DEB Packages Using dpkg (Ubuntu / Debian)

How to Install or Remove DEB Packages Using dpkg (Ubuntu / Debian)

This post explains how to install, uninstall, verify deb packages on Debian or Ubuntu. dpkg is the command that allows one to install or uninstall a .deb package in Ubuntu or Debian Linux. Here is how to use it. Before we begin, it is important to note that you should use dpkg only in...

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Repair / Recover Crashed fat32 Drive/ File System Using fsck in Ubuntu

Repair / Recover Crashed fat32 Drive/ File System Using fsck in Ubuntu

If your fat32 formatted USB memory stick / hard drive is failing on you and not allowing you to access it. You can try repairing it to restore access by using free tool fsck available with most linux distros. Beware: fsck does not guarantee full recovery but is certainly expected to fix the disk...

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Viewport / Workspace Switching Using Mouse Wheel Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

Viewport / Workspace Switching Using Mouse Wheel Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

I love multi-tasking and Ubuntu 12.04 allows me to have my way with 4 (2×2) workspaces by default. However, old Gnome allowed one to change number of workspaces or viewports with ease. With new Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, one can achieve similar setup. One can have as many viewports as one wants and...

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Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot

Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot

If you have a Sony VAIO laptop (it could be E series or S series), there is a strong chance that your laptop’s MOBO uses Insyde H2O EFI bios. Getting Ubuntu dual booting with Windows 7 is not as straight forward as it usually is for most systems. I won’t go in to the...

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