Category: Linux

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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Installing retdec on Ubuntu

retdec (RETargetable DECompiler) is a decompiler, and it is the one that was released recently as open-source software by Avast Software. retdec can take an executable and work back into recreating the initial source code (with limitations). An example with retdec Let’s see first an example. Here is the initial source code, that was compiled …

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multipass, management of virtual machines running Ubuntu

If you want to run a machine container, you would use LXD.  But if you want to run a virtual machine, you would use multipass. multipass is so new, that is still in beta. The name is not known yet to Google, and you get many weird results when you search for it. Both containers …

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