Ubuntu Posts

Install RabbitMQ on Ubuntu 12.04 Quickly

I've put together this simple install script that I compiled from the various tutorials on the rabbitmq site. It's not intended to be anything new or that isn't easily accessible; It's simply the quickest way I've found to get up and running with the web interface out of the box.

Recover from Interrupted Ubuntu Release Upgrade

Today I finally got around to upgrading my home media server to Ubuntu 12.04. I'd been putting it off for a while, mainly because I was busy and didn't have time to run extra backups. Anyways, everything ran smoothly until I forgot it was running and closed my Macbook lid, which resulted in no connection and a broken SSH pipe. This is the first time it's happened to me so I quickly did some googling and found the best solution.

Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 12.04

Here is a small script I whipped up while I was bored in the Travelodge waiting for #MongoDBUK. It's basically a drop in script to make sure MongoDB is installed with the default settings, and up to date. Very simple, but it saves running the commands manually each time. I may update this in the future when I find a better way to check if a key is already added before always inserting it

Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 using Command Line

Here is a very simple script to update from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10. I have just launched a few new servers and this was the first thing I had to do on all of them, so I thought I'd share.

Installing NodeJS on Ubuntu 11.10

This is a quick post demonstrating the quickest way to get node.js running on Ubuntu 11.10. I've tested this on both Desktop and Server editions, aswel as 11.04. From my experience, this is the quickest way to guarantee your installation of Node to be a success and no errors will occur, and install all required packages before hand.

Updating Timezone on Ubuntu Server

Here is a quick snippet for updating the time zone on Ubuntu Servers via the command line. This will be part of the series I'm writing on getting set up as fast as possible with an Amazon EC2 Instance running Ubuntu Server.

Streaming Media from Linux to Xbox 360

Today I woke up with the vision of watching Dexter while working on my laptop because I'm sick of sitting at my desk. This left me with 4 options; Stream from Desktop, Stream from Laptop, Use USB Stick or Stream from new Linux Server. Each of these options has it downfalls, and one best solution, which I'm going to describe below.

Shutdown Ubuntu Server 11.04

This is just a quick post to hopefully help you out if you're having the same problem as me. I recently purchased a HP Proliant Microserver and decided to go with Ubuntu Server 11.04 instead of my usual CentOS distro. It took a while to get used to but I got everything up and running within a few hours and everything was working fine; until I wanted to shutdown!

Installing 64-bit Flash Player on Ubuntu

I recently just dusted down an old laptop to use as at work, and I felt Ubuntu was the smart option since I'm becoming very fond of Linix lately. I also want all of my files to be my own, and not be on my work machine when I'm not there (a whole new Blog post on network mounting coming soon). However, since I installed 64-bit version of Ubuntu 10.04 I ran into an issue when it came to using Flash Player in Chrome.