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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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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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My Custom Vim Configuration

Though Vim is my favourite command-line text editor, not all the default configurations suit my taste. Luckily, changing the default configurations of Vim editor on my Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (any Linux based OS for that matter) is fairly easy and

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[Solved] Flash player in Google Chrome keeps getting stuck under Ubuntu/Linux

Although I use both Firefox and Chrome on my Linux box, for playing any flash video (yes, I know flash is going to go away and I hate it too but for the time being, it’s still here), sometimes Chrome is the

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[Solved] Cheese Webcam Booth not displaying video from Webcam in Ubuntu

I own a Logitech c170 web-cam which has very good Linux support. I bought this web-cam almost 2 years ago and at that time, it worked like a charm on Ubuntu 12.04. I stopped using the web-cam over a year

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Install Subeclipse subversion plugin in Eclipse + Ubuntu

Subclipse is an Eclipse Team Provider plug-in providing support for Subversion within the Eclipse IDE. Installing Subeclipse plug-in in Eclipse running on Ubuntu (or any other Linux distribution) is a little more complex than on win-32 platform. You need to install

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Permanently change Duplex settings and Network card speed in Ubuntu

Users of Alliance or similar broadband services might have noticed that their network connection would sometimes get dropped while on Ubuntu or the network speed is somewhat less than what is advertised. The solution for this is that you need to change

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