While it is possible to install VLC from the Canonical repositories or even a PPA, the latest version available through those channels for Ubuntu 16.04 (and derivatives) is 2.2. To get the absolutely latest version (3.0.1 as of this writing) it is necessary to use a Snap or Flatpack install.Continue reading →
If you have created various pieces of code (shell scripts, conky config, etc.), you may want a way to maintain/backup them. This short guide walks you through setting up a local
HWE Kernel provides a way to get the latest hardware support within an LTS release. The kernel includes code backported from newer releases. In addition to an updated HWE Kernel, for desktop users, an updated X Stack was also delivered.
MySQL versions prior to 5.6.6 store all table data in a single file called
ibdata1. The following steps will replace the use of the single file with that of one file per table.
Skype ended support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and its new packages have updated dependencies that are not met by this release. To get around this issue, the following script will extract the deb package and reconfigure it for installation on a 12.04 release based system. Please be aware that the package may break or not…Continue reading →