How to use the tar command?

The tar command is used for bundling multiple files and folders.  It is similar to the zip command although the files don’t have to be compressed. The ‘.gz’ extension highlights if the tar file is compressed. Many of the packages you will want to install on Linux distributions will be packaged in a .tar.gz file.  […]

Failed to download the VirtualBox Guest Additions CD image from..

After installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10 I was unable to get the Guest Additions CD image from the programmed location:- To fix the issue I had to run sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso and mount the ISO in virtualbox before running the VM.  The ISO should be located in /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso.    

Ubuntu 11.10 Failed to parse existing X config file ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf’!

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop the second display was disabled by default.  I enabled it in the nVidia Xserver settings page but couldn’t save the configuration file.  I was getting the message Failed to parse existing X config file ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf’!, I resolved this by doing the following. open a terminal sudo mv -i […]

My List of Useful Linux Commands

Moving from Windows there is a lot of simple things I don’t know in Linux so this is a list of some of the most useful commands I have used so far.   I would expect these commands to work on other distributions but cannot be sure.  Feel free to leave comment confirming it works on […]

My Home Server – Part 1

Its time for my second blog post and as promised its about my newly built Home Server.  I’m fairly new to Linux so I decided to use Ubuntu Server 9.04 (codenamed Jaunty Jackalope) as it seems to be the most widely supported distribution around at the moment with plenty of resources to help on-line. I […]