Tutorials


Multiseat in Ubuntu 14.10
Nov. 16, 2014, 8 a.m. by Nathan Osman

I have really been looking forward to getting this tutorial published. This article will describe something that will be sure to make every Windows and Mac user very jealous. When we are done, we will have converted one computer into two computers. How? Read on. Requirements In order to make this work, there are a couple of requirements: You must ...


Installing Ubuntu Touch with MultiROM
Nov. 2, 2014, 4:43 p.m. by Nathan Osman

Back in June, I wrote an article describing how to install Ubuntu Touch on the Nexus 5. The process I described flashes the Ubuntu Touch images directly to your phone and erases any existing operating system installed. Unfortunately, this means that you can no longer run Android apps on the phone. This article is going to take a look at ...


Ubuntu Touch App Development - Getting Started
Oct. 13, 2014, 9:56 a.m. by Nathan Osman

The Ubuntu Touch operating system has come a long way in the last few months. As major issues are fixed and new features continue to land, developers are beginning to investigate the possibility of releasing a version of their app for the platform. This article will provide a brief overview of app development for Ubuntu Touch. (With lots of screenshots!) ...


Remove games from Steam
Oct. 11, 2014, 12:17 a.m. by Selwyn

With lots of games coming to Ubuntu your Steam library can get cluttered with games you never play. Some of them may be bad games you regret buying in the first place. Of course you can hide them, but did you know you can also completely remove games from your Steam account? You won't see any option on Steam itself ...


PGP and SSH keys - Generate, export, backup and restore
Aug. 15, 2014, 6 a.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

I recently ran into a tiny problem when I forgot to backup my PGP and SSH keys. So, here's a li'l article on generating, exporting, securing your PGP and SSH keys for backups and restoring them from that backup. PGP (GnuPG) Generating keys: When you run $ gpg --gen-key, you're walked through the whole process of creating keys. nitin@trusty:~$ gpg ...


Creating a Custom Maintenance Page for Nginx
Aug. 6, 2014, 9:42 p.m. by Nathan Osman

If you've been following 2buntu for any length of time, you've probably noticed that our servers rarely go down. Our system administrators do an excellent job of staying on top of server issues, although they are quite rare. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to avoid downtime. (At least, not with our budget or equipment.) Services need restarting, configuration files ...


Installing Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 5
June 28, 2014, 1:32 p.m. by Nathan Osman

We have written an article that describes an easier method for installing Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 5: Installing Ubuntu Touch with MultiROM. I am really excited about writing this article. Ubuntu Touch has come a long way in the last few months and I was thrilled to be able to finally try it out on a Nexus 5. What ...


Using Ubuntu Touch Apps in Saucy / Trusty
March 19, 2014, 10:38 p.m. by Nathan Osman

This article is for those of you running Saucy or for those of you brave enough to run Trusty. Did you know that you can run some of the Ubuntu Touch system apps right on your desktop? That's right. Continue reading to find out how. (And see some screenshots!) Grabbing the Packages The first step is to grab the packages ...


How to setup an IM / VOIP server using Openfire on headless Ubuntu 12.04
Dec. 10, 2013, 7:29 p.m. by Brent

If you are looking for an alternative to public IM and VOIP services like Skype and want to create a private secure IM / VOIP network, this guide is for you. Requirements Ubuntu 12.04 or later installed machine to act as local IM server machine and one to act as IM client - the client computer can also be Windows ...


How to set a profile picture for your user account in XFCE
Dec. 10, 2013, 8:31 a.m. by Roland Taylor

As part of my 14.04 testing experience, I've run into a few issues with Unity, Gnome Fallback and Pantheon, my desktop environments of choice, so I've decided to hop onto XFCE and see how it's grown. Sadly, XFCE still doesn't have any option to set a picture for your user account. This just isn't cool... but there is a fix! ...


Installing Discourse on Ubuntu
June 1, 2013, 8:32 p.m. by Nathan Osman

Note: these instructions are written specifically for Raring Ringtail (Ubuntu 13.04) and are not guaranteed to work on other releases. Please leave a comment below if you are using a newer release and having difficulty with the instructions. Discourse is a modern Q&A platform brought to you by the same people that wrote Stack Overflow (or some of them anyway). ...


Installing uTorrent Server on Ubuntu
Feb. 18, 2013, 2:46 a.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

Recently one of my friends shifted to Ubuntu and couldn’t install uTorrent Server. One note, folks, please always paste the full error message that you receive, there’s a reason why that error popped on your screen; so that you can fix it! Okay, so here goes: Download uTorrent Server . I am going to assume that the path where the ...


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