Category: general

How to run Julia on Jupyter in a LXD container

Julia is a computer language well-suited for scientists, engineers and students. I wrote the following introduction a couple of days ago. In this post we are going to see how to use Julia in the Jupyter interactive environment. This means that you run Julia commands in your browser and get the output in your browser. …

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How to run HelloWorld in radare2 (installed from a snap package)

You can write instructions in a language like English, just like I do now with this blog post. If you want to write instructions for a computer, you are likely to use some sort of intermediate language that will then be converted into raw instructions suitable for the computer. Those intermediate languages are the programming …

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How to easily run graphics-accelerated GUI apps in LXD containers on your Ubuntu desktop

UPDATE June 2020: See newer post at https://blog.simos.info/running-x11-software-in-lxd-containers/ for simplified instructions. They require a recent LXD (version 4.0 or newer), and snap packages work. Note: This post is about LXD containers. These are system containers, which means they are similar to Docker but behave somewhat like virtual machines. When you start a LXD (lex-dee) container, …

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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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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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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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