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VLC Player not playing nice with Radeon?

If you are on Ubuntu 16.04 using radeon open source driver for your graphics card and having issues with playing mp4 or mkv files with VLC media player then read on. If you are not sure what graphics driver is

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Accessing Mysql database installed in an LXD container

This is my second post on LXD containers. Sometimes, using a container is a cleaner way to install and use applications for a number of reasons: You can install packages from any version of any distribution. That means, even if

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LXD Containers – First Experience

Lately I have been playing around with LXD containers and I must say that I am quite impressed with it. LXD is the virtualization technology that can be used to run a Linux container on a Linux host using the

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Automated Package Installation and Configuration Script for Ubuntu

In my last post, I discussed about how I created my first Amazon EC2 instance and ran our Java web server on it. One of the most important things that I have realized over the years is that if you

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Running Java app server on AWS EC2 Ubuntu instance

Today I will be writing about setting up an Ubuntu instance on the Amazon AWS cloud and running a Java web application on it. We are working on a hobby project that has its back-end written in Java. The app

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Automatically dim display when switching to battery power on Ubuntu

I bought a Dell Inspiron laptop recently which came with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. Something I noticed with the factory Ubuntu 14.04 image was that some of the settings were tweaked to work better with the laptop. One fine example was

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SSH into CentOS 7 guest from host machine using VirtualBox

I have mostly used Ubuntu and Debian-based distributions till now which means the other side of the Linux world, where the RHEL based distributions reside is still a grey area to me. Recently I needed to install CentOS server in

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