Q. I’d like to save some disk space so I’d like to remove unwanted software from my HP laptop. How do I uninstall software under Ubuntu / Debian Linux? A. Both Ubuntu and Debian Linux provide command line as well as GUI tools to delete / remove binary packages. GUI Package Management Tool synaptic is [...]
Q. How do I install skype software under Ubuntu / Debian Linux? A. Skype is proprietary software that allows you to make calls over the Internet using your computer. Skype uses decentralized peer-to-peer technologies, so your calls do not go through a central server, but through distributed servers and other users. It uses its own [...]
Q. Can you explain how to setup network parameters such as IP address, subnet, dhcp etc using /etc/network/interfaces file? A. /etc/network/interfaces file contains network interface configuration information for the both Ubuntu and Debian Linux. This is where you configure how your system is connected to the network. Defining physical interfaces such as eth0 Lines beginning [...]
Q. I’m running Debian Linux 64 bit server. I’m getting an error which read as follows: Can’t re-open pipe to command substitution (fd 4): No child processes How do I fix the problem? A. This error occurs when Linux server run out of open files maximum limit i.e system cannot create or open a new [...]
Q. How do I determine my Ethernet connection speed under Debian Linux 4.0 server? A. You need to use ethtool command todisplay or change ethernet card settings. It is used for querying settings of an ethernet device such as => Link speed => Autonegotiation => Coalescing settings => Change the rx/tx ring parameters => Setup [...]
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Q. How do I install and start telnet service / server under Ubuntu Linux? A. Telnet is an insecure service. It is recommended that you use ssh service. However sometime telnet server or service is needed. Here are instructions to enable telnet: Install telnetd server $ sudo apt-get install telnetd Restart inetd service: $ sudo [...]