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Manage multiple Linux Users on 1 Amazon EC2 Instance

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In an organization of say 5, some times you need to give many people access to the same EC2 Instance. Sharing the private key and the password b/w 5 users is definitely not a good idea!

So, how do you fix this problem? You create multiple accounts on the Linux EC2 instance and generate keys for every individual accounts, here is how you do it:
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January 6th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Epic Fail in Ubuntu – X Windows (The Copy Paste Bug)

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I have been using Ubuntu 9.10 for a while now and one major copy-paste problem in Ubuntu (GNOME DE) struck me!!

The problem is, if you copy some text from a file and you close that file (i.e. close the source), the copied text also disappears! Initially I ignored the problem, but after a while, I had it! It was really very annoying if you copied some important link and you close Firefox, the link was lost!

When I went out and searched for the problem then I found this, the actual bug report on the Ubuntu Bug Tracker. According to the Canonical guys, it is a system feature of the X-Windows System, as per its design, it does not have any persistent store mechanism and that sucks! (Here are the X-windows Clipboard manager specifications which is presently deployed on Ubuntu 9.10) Read the rest of this entry »

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January 7th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

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Sync Google Calendar with GNOME clock

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You can merge your GNOME desktop (Ubuntu 9.10) with Google Calendar via iCalendar Format. This a very nifty hack for people who use Google Calendar and want your Linux to in sync with Google Calendar.

What is iCalendar?

XML or iCalendar – Use these formats to view a read-only version of your calendar from other applications. You can use this address to access your calendar from feed readers (like Google Reader) as well as products that support the iCalendar format (like Apple’s iCal). via Google Support

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November 26th, 2009 at 6:22 am

JMS application on Ubuntu 9.10 using Eclipse Ganymede

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If you a windows “power” user, a shift to linux will be really good, but it also comes with little packages of frustration sometimes.

I was trying to install JBOSS 4.3.2 (which was very smooth) and trying to run a JMS application. This is a very easy task in Windows, but since, I am new to linux, some easy tasks became so annoying!!! But later I realized it was much simpler once you get the hang of it. So, here are the steps to run a JMS application on Linux (Ubuntu 9.10) Read the rest of this entry »

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November 6th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

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Sync iPod on Ubuntu 9.10 using Virtual Box 3.0.10

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Syncing iPod/iTouc/iPhone with Linux is a major headache!

UPDATE: Rhythmbox works out of of the box with iPod, check here

I tried many softwares; the so called iTunes alternatives, but none of them actually work!

The one guaranteed way to sync iPod with iTunes on Linux (Ubuntu 9.10, 32bit) is by using VirtualBox and tweaking your Linux box.

What I am using?

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November 2nd, 2009 at 7:43 am

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