Heartbleed online test

If you want to test if your server is vulnerable to the Heartbleed vulnerability, just go there: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

Heartbleed is a bug in the OpenSSL protocol, it as been discovered this week and may potentially impact a big number of servers across the internet.

More information on these sites:

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140407.txt

http://heartbleed.com/

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/critical-crypto-bug-in-openssl-opens-two-thirds-of-the-web-to-eavesdropping/

 

Elementary OS resources

Elementary OS has quite a lot of supporters and users across the internet & linux users family. Sometimes it is difficult to find information about it, here is a list of links to help you finding solutions and places to share your experience:

Main Elementary OS page: http://www.elementaryos.org/ with the official blog, support page, chat, installation & migration guides, developer’s corner and the store.

French ElementaryOS page: http://www.elementaryos-fr.org/ News, goodies, forums, downloads, chat, tips & tricks in French.

Facebook page: ElementaryOS

Google Plus groups: Elementary, Elementary French

Bountysource page: https://www.bountysource.com/teams/elementary/bounties to help supporting the devs and found bug resolution.

There are a lot of resources and I will update this post from time to time.

Top Things To Do After Installing Luna

Disclaimer: This post is a copy of an article I found very useful for Elementary newcomers. This post was originally posted on www.elementaryupdate.com, but now only accessible through internet archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20131105032846/http://www.elementaryupdate.com/2013/08/top-things-to-do-after-installing-luna.html

After elementary OS Luna has been officially released, a surge of new eOS users has arrived, and we are here to help. Everyone, including me, loves a “Top Things To Do After Installing…” list, so let’s get you started.

 

UPDATE

After you have a freshly installed copy of elementary OS Luna at your hand, the first thing you should do is check for updates. You can either use the Update Manager by clicking on Applications (located on the top left corner) and looking for it there, or by opening your terminal (shortcut to open: CTRL + ALT + T) and typing:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Updating your system is always a good idea. Updates include bug fixes, security patches, and new features!

 

MIDORI AND FLASH

eOS comes with the awesome lightweight browser Midori (pronounce it “midoɺi”, with a Spanish/ Japanese “r”). To get Flash working for it, you’ll need to install ndiswrapper and do some tweaking, but don’t fret, it’s easier than it sounds. Just open up your Terminal (CTRL + ALT + T) and type in:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer nspluginwrapper
sudo nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
nspluginwrapper -v -a -n -i

Update: Lewis Goddard has created a script that fixes flash in Midori if the above does not work for you here. Just follow the instructions provided there.

That’s it, Midori should run Flash now!

 

OTHER BROWSERS

If you prefer to use Firefox or Chromium, no problem!

Install Firefox

You can set up Firefox to fit in elementary OS perfectly as described here.

Like Chrome/Chromium? No Problem.

Install Chromium

Theme Chromium to fit into eOS as described here.

COMMUNITY PPA

Elementary Update has set up a community driven repository for third party applications, themes and more, all tailored to fit right into eOS. You can easily add the PPA to your system by opening your Terminal (CTRL + ALT + T) and typing:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update
sudo apt-get update

With the community PPA enabled you can now do the following.

 

ELEMENTARY TWEAKS

You might be familiar with Gnome Tweak Tool or Ubuntu Tweak. Well, for elementary OS we have elementary Tweaks. With elementary Tweaks you can easily change advanced settings that are otherwise hidden in elementary OS and more!

Install elementary Tweaks

Once installed, you’ll be able to access it by opening the System Settings and clicking on Tweaks. There are even more options in Tweaks that you can unlock by reading on and following the instructions.

 

WINGPANEL SLIM

Wingpanel, the super sexy space-saving top panel of eOS, is great as it is, but you might want something even more space saving due to a small screen or your personal preference. +Heath Paddock has forked Wingpanel and coded the awesome Wingpanel Slim. It is customizable through elementary Tweaks once installed.

Install Wingpanel Slim

Once installed, open elementary Tweaks, activate Wingpanel Slim by hitting the switch, and customize it to your liking.

 

INDICATOR SYNAPSE

+Tom Beckmann, the developer behind Gala, elementary’s Window Manager, has coded a search indicator based on Synapse.

Install Indicator Synapse

Once installed, log out and back in and you’ll have a search icon in your panel. You can change the keyboard shortcut with elementary Tweaks!

 

APPS

There are also a bunch of elementary styled applications in the Community PPA. Here is a list of their package name and a short description:

  • audience – A modern media player
  • birdie-granite – Twitter client for elementary OS
  • cable – IRC client for elementary OS
  • etube – Youtube viewer for elementary OS
  • feedler – Awesome RSS reader
  • foto – A very simple image viewer
  • gazette – Clock, news and weather for your desktop
  • nuvolaplayer – cloud music integration

Install Third Party Apps
 

THEMES

Albeit the awesome default elementary theme, the community has created a slew of astonishing themes and icon themes too.

  • elementary-blue-theme
  • elementary-champagne-theme
  • elementary-colors-theme
  • elementary-dark-theme
  • elementary-harvey-theme
  • elementary-lion-theme
  • elementary-matteblack-theme
  • elementary-milk-theme
  • elementary-plastico-theme
  • elementary-whit-e-theme

Install Themes

ICON THEMES

The same goes for icon themes that have been customized to fit eOS, here is the available list:

  • elementary-elfaenza-icons
  • elementary-emod-icons
  • elementary-enumix-utouch-icons
  • elementary-nitrux-icons
  • elementary-taprevival-icons

Install Icon Themes

OTHER THEMES

If you like the default elementary OS icon theme, you should install elementary-thirdparty-icons, which provides additional icons for thirdparty apps:

Install Icons for Thirdparty Apps

Additionally, you can install extra Plank (the Dock that elementary OS uses) themes:

Install Dock Themes

How about some awesome new wallpapers?

Install Wallpapers Collection
 

UPDATE YOUR KERNEL

Since elementary OS is based on Ubuntu 12.04, it uses a rather outdated kernel. If you have any hardware issues, you might be able to fix them by installing a backport of Ubuntu’s 13.04 Kernel. Although some users report that newer kernels don’t work well for them. Note: You can always revert.

Install Raring Generic Linux

Reboot and it should work! If booting fails, you can boot with your old kernel by holding down SHIFT during the boot process, you can now choose your old kernel, boot up, and remove the linux-generic-lts-raring package from Software Center.
That’s it! You should be all set to customize elementary OS Luna to your needs.

iOS7 devices trust on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits and derivatives

iOS7 devices are not able to communicate with linux showing an endless “Trust this computer?” message
trust_ios7

To be able to connect your device to Ubuntu 13.10 or Mint 16 64 bit you just need to download this libimobiledevice 1.1.6 package.

Then install it by going in the folder and clicking on it and use your package manager or through this terminal command:

sudo dpkg -i libimobiledevice4_1.1.6-git20140105_amd64.deb

For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS be it 32 bit or 64 bit you can install it through this PPA with the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ingo/ios7support
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Ruby install with RVM on SolydK

To install RVM on SolydK:

Install mandatory packages:

sudo apt-get install build-essential git-core curl

Download the installation script:

bash -s stable < <(curl -s https://raw.github.com/wayneeseguin/rvm/master/binscripts/rvm-installer)

Append the script to your .bashrc:

echo '[[ -s "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm" ]] && source "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm"' >> ~/.bashrc

Reload shell configuration:

source ~/.bashrc

Test if installation is OK:

type rvm | head -n 1

The return of this should be: rvm is a function

List all versions available:

rvm list known

Install your ruby version:

rvm install 2.0.0

Setup the version you will use by default:

rvm use 2.0.0 --default

That's it.

SolydK, the latest Debian with KDE

SolydK is the bridge between Linut Mint KDE & Linux Mint Debian Edition. The whole story here

I also really like Linux Mint KDE & Debian, and I am really happy to run this distro on my computer now.

KDE 4.1x is running really fast and the disconnection from Ubuntu is a real benefit. The distribution is based on a rolling release cycle which will avoid to reinstall or upgrade every 6 months.

Debian Testing is offering all the latest packages I need.

After several years of distro hopping I think I have found the one that fits to me.

snapshot1

Raspberry pi for logitechmediaserver

Raspberry pi announced they sold 2 million units… and I understand why!

I was looking at this small piece fr several weeks just to play with it. Finally I bought one and I used it to support my logitechmediaserver using the squeezeplug image.

It works perfectly, it is just what I was looking for to remove my old big computer serving only web content and my music library.

I will probably buy another one to keeping on playing with old the distro and accessories available for Raspberry pi.