Category archives for Linux

Minecraft multi-world server setup using the vanilla server

I’ve been playing with Minecraft for a while, playing with the kids on a multiplayer server I’ve set up on our LAN, and when you do that, you soon find out that one world isn’t enough. It’s so much fun to experiment with various world seeds you can find on the Internet, survival v.s. creative, […]

How to select a VPS hosting provider

VPSes are all the rage these days in server hosting, mainly because they are fast to set up and cheap. Choosing a good reliable VPS hosting provider isn’t easy however. In this article I describe some points to consider, and even list major providers to choose from. Cost Cost is often a major deciding factor. […]

How to get a displaylink video adapter working with Ubuntu 12.04

Displaylink video adapters like the Kensington Universal Multi-Display Adapter are a great way to add an extra screen to a PC, in particular when it has only one VGA out and you want to add a DVI or HDMI monitor. They work via USB, so you do need a free USB 2.0 port. These video […]

How to create a master password list on Linux

In this article I’ll show how to set up a secure master password list on Linux, without depending on any external services. Due to the recent break-in at LinkedIn, with 6.5 million passwords stolen and published, everyone is now probably aware that it’s a smart idea to take your password policy a bit seriously. With […]

How to fix bash command line completion

If auto-completion in bash doesn’t work you suddenly notice how much you normally use it. Suddenly you have to list all directories first and then type all paths and file names in full, instead of just pressing TAB a couple of times. Clearly unacceptable, and in some cases it can take a long time to […]

How to install Ant on Linux

In this article we’ll show how to install Ant on Linux. Ant is one of the most popular (though certainly not the only) build tool for Java programming, and once your Java development project reaches a certain complexity it’s bound to need Ant. Most distributions have some version of Ant included, but it’s often outdated […]

How to install WordPress on a VPS with CentOS 6

Introduction In this article it’s assumed that you know already what WordPress is, and that you want to use it.  Here we’ll show you exactly how to install it on your own server, whether that is a Virtual Private Server or a physical one. It’s assumed that the server is already set up with CentOS […]

How to setup Windows filesharing over SSH

If you have a Linux file server you know how easy it is to access its files from Windows clients; just install Samba on the Linux server and you can connect using Windows file sharing (Netbios / CIFS / SMB). Unfortunately this simple setup cannot be used by itself to access files remotely over the […]