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  • Seshagiri Prabhu 2:36 pm on July 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: security, ubuntu   

    The vulnerabilities in the Linux kernels are found and patched frequently. I would say it will be better to have updates applied automatically, make sure the ‘unattended-upgrades’ package is installed, then run ‘sudo dpkg-reconfigure unattended-upgrades’. Please note that updates may restart services on your machine, so this may not be appropriate for all environments.

    A vulnerability announced by Canonical on July 2nd. -> http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1494-1/

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    • Arvind 10:31 pm on July 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      People there’s no need to panic. When your OS says that there are security updates, simply install them. It’s not really essential to have automatic updates enabled. unattended-upgrades is primarily meant for production servers(like the webserver hosting InCTF’s portal) or the likes. Just thought I should add this as well. Thanks Giri for sharing this piece of info!

  • bithin 6:47 pm on April 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: gnome, ubuntu   

    Installing new GNOME 3.4 desktop in your Ubuntu. For installation type the following commands in your terminal
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

     
  • bithin 6:19 pm on April 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ubuntu, virtual box   

    Hi, I came across an Virtual Box error Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE). It took a lot of time to find out the solution for it.
    The solution was :
    sudo chmod o-w /usr

    If any come across the same error please do remember the solution 🙂

     
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