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Dec 29 2017

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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Dec 14 2017

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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Dec 02 2017

How to set the timezone in LXD containers

See https://blog.simos.info/trying-out-lxd-containers-on-our-ubuntu/ on how to set up and test LXD on Ubuntu (or another Linux distribution). In this post we see how to set up the timezone in a newly created container. The problem The default timezone for a newly created container is Etc/UTC, which is what we used to call Greenwich Mean Time. Let’s …

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Sep 26 2017

How to set up LXD on Packet.net (baremetal servers)

Packet.net has premium baremetal servers that start at $36.50 per month for a quad-core Atom C2550 with 8GB RAM and 80GB SSD, on a 1Gbps Internet connection. On the other end of the scale, there is an option for a 24-core (two Intel CPUs) system with 256GB RAM and a total of 2.8TB SSD disk …

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Jun 06 2017

Πως χρησιμοποιούμε περιέκτες LXD (LXD containers) στο Ubuntu και άλλες διανομές

Ξέρουμε για τις εικονικές μηχανές (virtual machines) όπως Virtualbox και VMWare, υπάρχουν όμως και οι περιέκτες (containers) όπως Docker και LXD (προφέρεται λεξ ντι). Εδώ θα δούμε για τους περιέκτες LXD (LXD containers), με την υποστήριξη να είναι ήδη διαθέσιμη σε όσους έχουν Ubuntu 16.04 ή νεότερο. Για τις υπόλοιπες διανομές χρειάζεται εγκατάσταση του πακέτου …

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May 03 2017

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

In How to run Wine (graphics-accelerated) in an LXD container on Ubuntu we had a quick look into how to run GUI programs in an LXD (Lex-Dee) container, and have the output appear on the local X11 server (your Ubuntu desktop). In this post, we are going to see how to generalize the instructions in …

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May 01 2017

How to run Wine (graphics-accelerated) in an LXD container on Ubuntu

Update #1: Added info about adding the gpu configuration device to the container, for hardware acceleration to work (required for some users). Update #2: Added info about setting the permissions for the gpu device. Wine lets you run Windows programs on your GNU/Linux distribution. When you install Wine, it adds all sort of packages, including 32-bit …

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Apr 28 2017

A closer look at the new ARM64 Scaleway servers and LXD

Update #1: I posted at the Scaleway Linux kernel discussion thread to add support for the Ubuntu Linux kernel and Add new bootscript with stock Ubuntu Linux kernel #349. Scaleway has been offering ARM (armv7) cloud servers (baremetal) since 2015 and now they have ARM64 (armv8, from Cavium) cloud servers (through KVM, not baremetal). But …

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