Category: Linux

A closer look at Chrome OS using LXD to run Linux GUI apps (Project Crostini)

At Google I/O 2018, one of the presentations was on What’s new in Android apps for Chrome OS (Google I/O ’18). The third and most exciting developer tool shown in the presentation, was the ability to run graphical Linux apps on Chrome OS. Here is a screenshot of a native Linux terminal application, as shown …

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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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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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A closer look at the new Hetzner cloud servers, by running LXD

Hetzner just announced a new set of cloud servers at good competitive prices. Let’s try them out and run LXD! Cloud server information Here is the lineup of the new cloud servers, The cheapest is a single-core, 2GB RAM and 20GB disk Virtual Private Server, with practically unlimited traffic. This is good enough to run …

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How to make your LXD containers get IP addresses from your LAN using macvlan

WARNING #1: By using macvlan, your computer’s network interface will appear on the network to have more than one MAC address. This is fine for Ethernet networks. However, if your interface is a Wireless interface (with security like WPA/WPA2), then the access point will ignore any other MAC addresses coming from your computer. Therefore, all …

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How to preconfigure LXD containers with cloud-init

You are creating containers and you want them to be somewhat preconfigured. For example, you want them to run automatically apt update as soon as they are launched. Or, get some packages pre-installed, or run a few commands. Here is how to perform this early initialization with cloud-init through LXD to container images that support …

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