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Category Archives: linux
Raspberry Pi announces a camera module
02/18/2013Posted by on
This is a big deal. There will soon be a $25 HD camera module available for purchase that works with the Raspberry Pi unit. So many awesome projects come to mind, not the least of which is a complete day-to-day, webcam-equipped linux system that plugs into any HDMI-capable TV, a front door camera/peephole system, a party photo booth, and a self-contained, stand-alone video conference system for friends and relatives. With this new camera module, the possibilities of ways to use a $35 Raspberry Pi are endless! Also, the new A Model will be out soon, which is only $25. So you could have a fully working computer system with webcam for $50!
Raspberry Pi camera module sneak peek, and Model A unboxing | Raspberry Pi.
How to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 10.04
10/23/2012Posted by on
I recently made the switch from Firefox to Chrome, and decided to install it on all my machines. I had some problems getting it installed for Ubuntu 10.04 at first, but then I found this post that spelled it all out.
Here’s the steps in simple, copy/paste format:
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list' sudo apt-get update -y sudo apt-get install -y google-chrome-stable
Or if you’d like one long line:
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - && sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list' && sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get install -y google-chrome-stable
That should work.
Again, thanks to UbuntuUpdates for original post: UbuntuUpdates – PPA: Google Chrome
Check them out for more PPA sources and install tutorials!
How to increase the size of a VirtualBox hard drive
04/03/2012Posted by on
These are the steps to increase the virtual hard drive size of a VirtualBox machine. These worked for me in Ubuntu linux, but the command should work for Windows as well I believe.
EDIT: Reader recuperar arquivos confirms that this also works in Windows.
Snapshots aren’t supported so first you’ll need to clone the current snapshot into a new machine. Once that’s done, open up a terminal window and type this:
vboxmanage modifyhd “/file/location/of/virtual/harddrive.vdi” –resize 40960
(that “resize” flag needs a double-hyphen in front of it, not just one)
40960 MB = 40 GB
If you want to resize to say, 100GB, you’d use 102400 at the end.
Any questions feel free to leave a comment!