Saturday, June 16, 2012

#FavApps: Terminator

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Terminator is a little project to produce an efficient way of filling a large area of screen space with terminals.
The user can have multiple terminals in one window and use key bindings to switch between them.

Terminator is more than an alternative to the regular default terminal application. It allows you to split the terminal window in two or more terminals.

Installing Terminator

You can install Terminator via the Ubuntu Software Center. You can also use the button at the beginning of this post.

To install via terminal:
$ sudo apt-get install terminator

You can customize Terminator in many ways. Use the preferences menu to do so.

I really like crunchbang Terminator looks, so I used the config file from that distro in my machine.

You can use it to by going into ~/.config/terminator/config and replace all the text with:
  title_transmit_bg_color = "#000000"
  title_inactive_bg_color = "#000000"
  hide_window = <Shift><Control>a
    scrollbar_position = hidden
    palette = "#000000:#cc0000:#4e9a06:#c4a000:#3465a4:#75507b:#06989a:#d3d7cf:#555753:#ef2929:#8ae234:#fce94f:#729fcf:#ad7fa8:#34e2e2:#eeeeec"
    background_darkness = 0.769574944072
    scrollback_lines = 5000
    use_system_font = False
    cursor_color = "#d8d8d8"
    foreground_color = "#d8d8d8"
    scroll_on_output = False
    show_titlebar = False
    color_scheme = custom
    font = Monospace 9
    background_color = "#252627"
    scrollback_infinite = True
      type = Terminal
      parent = window0
      type = Window
      parent = ""

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Creating a subversion server in B3 Server

In order to keep a version control of my home projects, I decided to set up a subversion server in my B3 Server.

I will be using subversion an Apache.

B3 Server Installation
  • Become root
$ su
  • Install subversion and support for Apache
# apt-get install subversion libapache2-svn
  • Create a base directory for your subversion projects
# mkdir /var/svn

Saturday, June 9, 2012

#FavApps: Chromium Browser

Download for Ubuntu buttonChromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.
Chromium serves as a base for Google Chrome, which is Chromium rebranded (name and logo) with very few additions such as usage tracking and an auto-updater system.

I've been using Chrome and Chromium for quite some time. Probably since Google launched Chrome.

It's always one of the first apps I install in a new system.

Installing Chromium

You can install Chromium via the Ubuntu Software Center. You can also use the button at the beginning of this post.

To install via terminal:
$ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n
Installing Google Chrome

If you prefer Google Chrome go to Google Chrome website and download the .deb file.

I always prefer the beta version.
$ sudo dpkg -i Downloads/google-chrome/google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb
Last time I installed Chrome I had the following error:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-beta:
google-chrome-beta depends on libxss1; however:
Package libxss1 is not installed.
google-chrome-beta depends on libcurl3; however:
Package libcurl3 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing google-chrome-beta (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

I fixed the problem this way:
$ sudo apt-get -f install
I usually remove Firefox from the system:
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox

Friday, June 8, 2012

B3 Server 2.5 Upgrade

New B3 Server version is out (2.5 &

Upgrade to 2.5
  • Connect to your b3 server
$ ssh user@b3server
  • Become root
$ su
  • Upgrade instructions
# DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get update
# DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get dist-upgrade
You can confirm the software version going into b3 web administration page, then Settings and Software update.

Official Excito Forum Notes (2.5 &

New features and major changes
* Added support for Apple TimeMachine
* Added support for Apple AirPrint
* Showing HD temperature on b3/admin page
* Allowing special characters in passwords
* Improved translations for German and Swedish
* Added ecryptfs support to kernel
* Ssl security fix
* 10+ minor bug fixes