Category Archives: Linux

Linux Seafile-server-3.1.6 — seahub won’t start – FIX

On installing seafile-server-3.1.6 (from the .tgz file) on a pristine Ubuntu-server 14.04, I found that seafile.sh starts happily but seahub.sh wouldn’t – and there was nothing in the logs. $:~/seafile/seafile-server-latest$ ./seahub.sh start Starting seahub at port 8000 … Loading ccnet config … Continue reading

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Gnome-shell (3) – custom keyboard shortcut disabled – FIX

Using the Keyboard Settings App with Ubuntu 12.04 and gnome-shell as the desktop, the custom keyboard shortcuts seems tohave a bug. You can define a command but not the keystroke(s). This isn’t a bug as much as poor UI design: you … Continue reading

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Converting _svn directories to .svn

I’ve been using TortoiseSVN on and to avoid grief with various Microsoft programs had been using the _svn hack (instead of .svn). I’ve now moved all main development to LinuxMint/Ubuntu and want to using standard svn commands which means I … Continue reading

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Fixing software update error: NOPUBKEY 8771ADB0816950D8

Trying to do and software update on LinuxMint 11-Kaya (and the same will probably happen with Ubuntu 11.10) gives this error/warning: “W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: … Continue reading

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How to know/find out/see my ssh host key

Finding the host key fingerprint is useful for sorting out the SSH message about the host fingerprint message not matching the stored values and warning about man-in-the-middle attacks. Here’s how to find the fingerprint from the public keys: ssh-keygen -l … Continue reading

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How to know/find out/see my ssh host key

How to know/find out/see my ssh host key. This is useful when sorting out the SSH warning about a host-key being different from the stored value and warning about man-in-the-middle attacks. To get the fingerprint from the public key, use … Continue reading

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Starting files directly from the command line in Ubuntu e.g. PDFs, HTML … Add this: # Open files and folders directly from the command line # e.g. gnome-open README.PDF # which with this alias becomes: g README.PDF # This also … Continue reading

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Wake on LAN mini HOWTO: Tools

Wake on LAN mini HOWTO: Tools or use the Linux command etherwake -b mac-no-of-lan-interface-on-computer

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Mounting a Windows Share from Linux

I’m putting this here as I regularly forget the syntax and wading through the man page for mount isn’t the most transparent. Well it’s probably ok but with the millions of options: The following is all on one line: mount … Continue reading

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