Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop

Press Ctrl+Alt+F3 (or F2) and login into the shell.

Now run ls -lA. If you see the line

-rw-------  1 root root   53 Nov 29 10:19 .Xauthority

then you need to do chown username:username .XauthorityRead more

How do I install Chromium from the command line?

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to update

Updates may fail due to the apt package being out-of-date.

wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt/apt_1.0.1ubuntu2.17_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i apt_1.0.1ubuntu2.17_i386.deb
sudo do-release-upgrade (if this fails, download the next version of the apt package below)

wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.6_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.6_i386.deb… Read more

Tool to see how a site appears to the rest of the world

https://geopeeker.com/Read more

Ubuntu 13.10 fails to update

Here are some troubleshooting tips:

TIP #1

  1. Backup your sources list sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup
  2. Open the sources file /etc/apt/sources.list and rename all the instances of us.archive or archive inhttp://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/

    to

    http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/

    Also do the same

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How to Fix 504 Gateway Timeout using Nginx

It is very common to see a 504 Gateway Timeout error using Nginx webserver. This timeout error is generated often by a number of reasons on the backend connection that is serving content. To fix 504 Gateway Time-out, you will … Read more

VyprVPN OpenVPN Setup for Linux (Ubuntu)

VyprVPN Free accounts are limited to using our Desktop and Mobile applications to connect to our VPN service. Please see “What is VyprVPN Free?” for more information.

Follow the steps below to configure OpenVPN on your Ubuntu machine. … Read more

Changing The Time Zone In Linux (Command Line)

There are several different ways to manage time in Linux. This quick tip will show you how to quickly change the local time to the correct time zone for the server. In this Linux tip I’ll show you how to … Read more