Found some old Ubuntu & Kubuntu Disks

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The other day I was doing some cleaning and came across some old Ubuntu & Kubuntu Disks. I can’t bring myself to throw them away since, they no longer do the disks and it reminds me of when I first discovered the world of Linux.

Ubunut & Kubuntu Disks

Ubuntu & Kubuntu Disks

Installing Private internet access with OpenVPN on Ubuntu Server

I wanted to use a VPN on my ubuntu server, after googling I gathered a bunch of information from various sources. The following is a step by step guide of what I did. Hopefully it will will work for someone else as well.
install openvpn 
  1. sudo apt-get install openvpn
Download The Private Internet Access OpenVPN configuration files
  1. wget
Unzip the files
  1. unzip -d ~/openvpn
Move the files to the openvpn directory
  1. sudo mkdir /etc/openvpn/pia
  2. sudo mv ~/openvpn/* /etc/openvpn/pia/
Create a credentials file 
  1. sudo nano /etc/openvpn/auth.txt
on the first line enter your username
on the second line enter your password
Save the file and change permissions on it
  1. sudo chmod 400 /etc/openvpn/auth.txt
Copy the following 2 files to the openvpn directory
  1. sudo cp /etc/openvpn/pia/ca.rsa.2048.crt /etc/openvpn/ca.rsa.2048.crt
  2. sudo cp /etc/openvpn/pia/crl.rsa.2048.pem /etc/openvpn/crl.rsa.2048.pem
To have the vpn connect automatically on system startup copy the opvn file you wish to use to the openvpn directory changing it to a .config file.
  1. sudo sudo cp /etc/openvpn/pia/UK\ London /etc/openvpn/UKLondon.conf
Edit the config file 
  1. sudo nano /etc/openvpn/UKLondon.conf
Find the line that says
and change it to
auth-user-pass auth.txt
Test the connection by running the vpn
  1. cd /etc/openvpn
  2. sudo openvpn --config /etc/openvpn/UKLondon.conf
If all runs well reboot the system and check your ip address with the following command.
  1. wget -O - -q ; echo

On December 17, 2015 at 03:16PM Angel Said…

Had to spend the morning downgrading back to firefox 42, Way too many issues happened with the update to 43, I think I’ll skip it for a while and try again later. This Guide is a bit older but it worked. I just downloaded 42 from here and adjusted the directions accordingly.

Download and Install Firefox Manually in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) | Liberian Geek
We all know Firefox comes pre-installed in Ubuntu. So, installing Firefox manually isn’t something you’ll hear or read online frequently. Well, you can manually download and install Firefox like you would when using Windows. This allows you to upgrade to the latest version without waiting for Ubuntu to update first. Also, if you need to … Continue reading “Download and Install Firefox Manually in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)”


On March 13, 2015 at 12:30PM Angel Said…

so I just spent the past couple of hours figuring out how to commit changes to a Github repo using Ubuntu , on my own testing repo. Maybe now I can bit of a bit more use on some projects.

On November 07, 2014 at 10:57AM Angel Said…

Had to install xubuntu on a new computer for my father in law last night, his old computer had some issues but he’s up and running again 😀 install ubuntu distro’s are so much nicer compared to dealing with windows, I’m very glad he’s happy with it.

On March 30, 2014 at 08:00AM Angel Said…

Naturally, on the list of tools to have, there were image editors. Now, I’ve worked with Linux before, and so I knew some of these already from a long time ago, like seriously – who doesn’t know about Gimp ? It’s not very far off from being the equivalent of Photoshop on Windows. (it works on Windows, too!)

On March 08, 2014 at 07:21PM Angel Said…

Just signed up myself 😀

On November 07, 2013 at 06:57PM Angel Said…

Got my new toy!!!! THANK YOU Mark

How to install 3rd party user scripts & extensions in google chrome

Chrome recently implemented a change removing the ability to install scripts & extensions from 3rd party websites. You can easily work around this to install the ice quick stream script and other user scripts & extensions from 3rd party locations by doing the following.

  • Find the google chrome icon on your desktop
  • Right click on the icon and then select properties
  • In the dialog that opens you’ll see a box labeled target
  • The target box contains something similar to the following line
    C:\username\App Data\Local\Google Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
  • at the end of the line add a space then paste the following:
  • your end result should look like this:
    C:\username\App Data\Local\Google Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install
  • Click apply and then click OK
  • close chrome completely by clicking the wrench and clicking exit and then relaunch it using the shortcut you just modified. You should now be able to install user scripts & extensions from any website once again.

I hope this helps.

p.s. this also works on linux launchers.

LOTRO Going Free to play & pylotro

Well Lord of the rings online is going free to play on the 10th of September. Some of us over at the Ubuntu forums were wondering if pylotro would be updated. So I email the developer and asked him and he has since posted over at the forums that he indeed plans on updating pylotro for the change. So good news for all you linux loving lotro players, including me!