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How to use NordVPN in a LXD container

NordVPN is one of many VPN services. I was asked to have a look at how to make it work in a LXD container and as a result I am writing this post. I am not advertising this service, nor do I use affiliate links, etc. Up to now, NordVPN have refused to fix their …

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Using the radare2 snap package

radare2 is a tool for reverse-engineering software. It is quite versatile, and can deal either with binary files of executable code, or even attach to a running process. Packaging (making available an installation package for end-users) is always an issue, especially when the software gets updated often. There is in the works a snap package …

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How to setup the HUION 430P drawing tablet on Ubuntu 20.04

If you want to draw on your computer, you can always use your mouse. But if you want to really draw, you can upgrade to a drawing tablet (also known as graphics tablets). Here is one below. It is an entry level drawing tablet, has a pressure-sensitive pen that does not require batteries, and the …

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How to view the files of your LXD container from the host

You are creating LXD containers and you enter a container (lxc shell, lxc exec or lxc console) in order to view or modify the files of that container. But can you access the filesystem of the container from the host? If you use the LXD snap package, LXD mounts the filesystem of the container in …

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How to setup Netdata in a LXD container for real-time monitoring

Netdata does real-time health monitoring and performance troubleshooting for systems and applications. It helps you instantly diagnose slowdowns and anomalies in your infrastructure with thousands of metrics, interactive visualizations, and insightful health alarms. When you set it up on your system, Netdata sets up a Web page where you can view real-time information, including CPU …

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I am running Steam/Wine on Ubuntu 19.10 (no 32-bit on the host)

Update #1 (26 December 2019): There is a newer overall post that describes the different ways to run a GUI program in a LXD container. And there is a fresh and simpler post that replaces this one. Original post continues below… I like to take care of my desktop Linux and I do so by …

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