Showing posts from December, 2011

How To: Fix Samsung Galaxy Nexus MTP File Transfer for Ubuntu GNU/Linux 11.10

So I've been so lucky as to have a spankin' new Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone with Android Linux "Ice Cream Sandwich" version from Verizon bestowed upon me! Yeah!

I have to tell you, I am thoroughly enjoying this phone! I'm loving it! I really like the big screen, the great on-screen keyboard, the snazzy new Ice Cream interface, and most of all the 4G Internet speed.

There was only one little surprise for me with this new phone: Having to use the Media Transfer Protocol "MTP" ( ms ft technology), and/or the Photo Transfer Protocol "PTP" to transfer files to/from the device instead of USB Block mode. Both of my previous phones, the Moto Droid and then the Droid Incredible, used USB block mode instead.

The way USB block mode works is that when you plug the device into the USB port with the cable it is simply detected as an external USB drive. This is nice because no additional applications or proprietary frameworks are needed to access the drive.


How To: Cisco Systems VPN with Ubuntu 11.10 / 10.10 GNU/Linux

What you'll need:
gateway DNS name or IP address for the VPN
username/password for access to the VPN server
group name/password for the VPN settings
Special Note - these instructions are for connecting to the VPN using the Cisco Systems VPN client. If you are looking for instructions related to using the open source alternative to the Cisco AnyConnect client (openconnect), have a look at my post entitled: How To Connect Ubuntu Linux to Cisco VPN with openconnect (anyconnect-capable alternative) First, install these packages to extend the functionality of the graphical network manager in Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install vpnc network-manager-vpnc

At this point you can try restarting your session (ctrl-alt-backspace if you have it configured via keyboard>Layout Settings>Options>Key Sequence to kill the X server), but it may take a full reboot of the computer for the settings to take effect.

Now, open the network manager, hover over VPN Connections, then click Configure VPN..., the…

How to install Bugzilla with HTTPS on Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS Server

So after a quick search, I couldn't find any one site with specific instructions on how to install Bugzilla 4.0.2 on the Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS GNU/Linux server.

Since I spent some time and worked out the problems myself, I thought I'd post what worked for me. If you have any suggestions to make this writeup more accurate, or more secure, please leave a comment below with your wisdom. Thanks!

Things that you might need:
hostname for the server
username password for the bugzilla server
ip address to use for the bugzilla server (static is suggested)
root password for your mysql
password for your self-signed SSL cert
password for the bugs user
email address / name / password for the admin user
First, install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS Server version. There is nothing special about this step besides I recommend you use a strong password for the user you create and perhaps you can select 'Install security updates automatically' at the manage upgrades prompt. Also, don't select 'LAMP …

How To Create Music CDs From MP3 in Ubuntu 11.10

In this post I'm going to show you how simple it is to create music CDs From your MP3 music in Ubuntu 11.10. I decided to write this post in response to some information posted by Sarkis Dallakian, Ph.D pertaining to cd burning programs on the wintarded operating system. You can see the original post here:

What I used in this demonstration:
Ubuntu 11.10 GNU/Linux on my computerSome sample tracks of legally obtained MP3 music1 Blank CD-R disc of the 700MB, 80 min (imation 1x-52x is what I have)MP3 support in Ubuntu - Terminal command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
First, insert a blank CDR into the drive. If you get the application launch prompt as shown below, simply click Cancel to close it. See below. Note: We could click through and add the Brasero application as a default to the drop-down shown here but that's another topic.

Next, click the Ubuntu Launcher icon in the Unity menu... or hit the wintard button (that's the one wit…