Tagged: linux

Installing Newer Kernels in Ubuntu 0

Installing Newer Kernels in Ubuntu

As part of the ongoing TV streaming project i’m working on, I tried a new DVB-T tuner (the August DVB-T210). Whilst it is supported by the Linux TV project, support is only available in kernel version 3.14 and newer. At the time of writing, Kernel 3.14 is so new that it only received a stable release a week ago. Naturally, no Linux...

Opening Ports with iptables 0

Opening Ports with iptables

iptables is a common linux software firewall. However, for many new linux users who are unfamiliar with the command line (or google!) some simple tasks such as opening a port on the firewall in order to allow a web-facing service to be reachable by everyone can be daunting. However, it’s actually quite simple. Just issue the following command; iptables -I...

Installing KDE on Ubuntu 0

Installing KDE on Ubuntu

Ever felt like trying out the KDE desktop interface, but didn’t fancy downloading Kubuntu and installing from scratch? Good news! You can easily install KDE from your current Gnome-based Ubuntu install and it’s dead simple. Open up Synaptic Package Manager and search for “kubuntu” in the quick search, in the list of results select kubuntu-desktop and then click apply. Synaptic...