Category Archives: Ubuntu

Install GD libraries in Ubuntu

by mtecheasy on January 16, 2011

GD is an open source code library for the dynamic creation of images by programmers. GD creates PNG, JPEG and GIF images, among other formats. GD is commonly used to generate charts, graphics, thumbnails, and most anything else, on the fly. While not restricted to use on the web, the most common applications of GD […]

DHCP to static IP configuration in Ubuntu Server

by mtecheasy on January 16, 2011

If your running a server, you should have a static IP, yes this could be accomplished with DHCP, but what happens when the DHCP server goes down? That’s why I like to setup static IPs, especially on my servers! Run the following command to open the interface config file: # sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces Replace this: […]

Installing software with Ninite is easy, simple, and fast!

by mtecheasy on December 25, 2010

Setting Up a New PC? This is the original use of Ninite. Just go to and select the apps you want, click “Get Installer”, and then run the Ninite installer .exe. Ninite downloads and installs all your choices with no clicking Next. It even says “No” to toolbars and other junk. Keeping Apps Up-to-Date […]

Ubuntu/Kernel Version Information

by mtecheasy on December 14, 2010

Commands to view Ubuntu version information, as well as Kernel version. cat /etc/lsb-release : – Ubuntu 9.04 cat /etc/issue: – DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu – DISTRIB_RELEASE=0.04 – DISTRIB_CODENAME=jaunty – DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=”Ubuntu 9.04″ uname -a : print all information – Linux LS 2.6.28-19-server #66-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 18:41:24 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux uname -r : print the kernel release […]