Category: general

Feb 14 2018

How to use the X2Go remote desktop with LXD containers

I would like to thank Brian Mullan for sharing his notes on getting X2Go to work on LXD containers. Prior to this, I never used X2Go before. You would typically use LXD (pronounced LexDee) containers to run server software. However, you can also run GUI apps. If the LXD containers are located on your desktop …

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Feb 12 2018

How to run the stock Ubuntu Linux kernel on Scaleway using KEXEC and server tags

Scaleway, like many VPS and baremetal server providers, have their own version of the Linux kernel. No matter which Linux distribution you are installing, you get by default this custom version of the Linux kernel. In each case, you can look into /proc/config.gz for the options that were used when compiling your running kernel. In …

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Feb 09 2018

How to develop the LXD hypervisor – Part #2 (using multipass/KVM VM)

Background: LXD is a hypervisor that manages machine containers on Linux distributions. You install LXD on your Linux distribution and then you can launch machine containers into your distribution running all sort of (other) Linux distributions. In this post we are having a closer look on how to help in the development of LXD. We …

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Feb 09 2018

How to install the VLC 3.0 snap in Linux

VLC (from the VideoLAN organization) is a popular media player, and very soon they will release version 3. Let’s see how to install it on Ubuntu. Open up the Ubuntu Software and search for videolan. You get this. There are two options. Which one is the DEB package, and which one is the snap. Snaps …

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Feb 07 2018

How to set up LXD on Civo (new UK VPS provider)

Civo is a new UK company that offers virtual private servers (VPS). They are currently in beta, and I am testing here their management interface and the process of setting up LXD on Civo VPS. What differentiates greatly one VPS provider from another, is the Web management interface. And the CLI interface. Management interface Once …

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Feb 01 2018

How to develop the LXD hypervisor – Part #1 (client side lxc)

Background: LXD is a hypervisor that manages machine containers on Linux distributions. You install LXD on your Linux distribution and then you can launch machine containers into your distribution running all sort of (other) Linux distributions. In this post we see how to help develop the LXD hypervisor. That is, learn how to compile the …

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