Ubuntu Suddenly Lost All Network Connectivity

One morning I switched my work laptop on, running Ubuntu 14.04, and found that I had completely lost all network connectivity. No ethernet LAN nor Wi-Fi connection, and no Gnome network manager icon. It turned out to be one of those peculiar things that seem to “just happen” from time-to-time in the Linux world. Read …

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Configuring A General-Purpose Ubuntu 14.04 Server

Over the years I’ve used many different hosting solutions. From shared hosting, a dedicated server, to several VPSes. These all came with a graphical control panel, most often Plesk, from which the server could be administered. The downside was the cost of the licence. So a little while ago I took the plunge and purchased …

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Installing Node.js v.4 with APT on Ubuntu 14.04

Node.js is an increasingly-popular JavaScript runtime that can be used to build server-side applications. Installing Node on Ububtu 14.04 via APT isn’t quite as straightforward as it could be, as the version in the default repositories is 0.10.25, dating back to early 2014.

Not Enough Free Disk Space for Ubuntu Software Updater

After using Ubuntu 14.04 for a little while I got a worrying message from the Software Updater saying “Not enough disk space. The upgrade needs a total of x M free on disk ‘/boot’. Please free at least an additional xxx k of disk space on ‘/boot’. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of …

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