Only detected a i686

One of the servers I manage is currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) but in a little over a month 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) will be making an appearance. Now there’s no good reason for me to be rushing out an upgrading but it’s got to be done at some point so I thought I’d get my hands on a nightly build of 14.04 to see what’s changed.Continue reading

Installing mod_pagespeed on Ubuntu

The mod_pagespeed extension is designed to reduce the load time of pages on a web site by performing certain optimizations such as  optimizing images and minifying CSS and JavaScript. This guide covers installing mod_pagespeed on an Apache server running under Ubuntu 12.04. The process should be the same for later versions of Ubuntu as well.Continue reading

Install x2go on Ubuntu Oneiric

This article will take you step by step though installing the x2go server on your Ubuntu Oneiric based machine. The x2go server offers remote desktop access to you machine meaning that you can virtually sit at the machine from anywhere in the world. Unlike some other remote desktop systems x2go uses powerful algorithms to compress the data sent over the wire so it should work reasonably well even over a very slow link.Continue reading

Colours of ls

The ls command list the files and directories (and other items) in a given directory. It can be asked to colour the output that it produces to give you an indication of what each file is and what permissions it has. Since I always forget what colour means what here’s a handy list of what each colour means.Continue reading