Category: Ubuntu

Fix Nvidia and Wifi Drivers in Kodibuntu

I’ve built a Home Theater PC for a client based around the Asus Z97I-Plus motherboard and the Asus Nvidia GTX970 Mini graphics card. Deciding on Kodibuntu for the OS, I was a bit confused by non-working Wi-Fi and an undetected Nvidia chipset. Turns out support for the GTX970 and 980 was not added until a much later driver revision than… Read more →

Fix Video Tearing in Xubuntu with Compton

I love the simplicity of XFCE, but it uses a notoriously garbage window compositor. The thing hasn’t worked correctly on most system configurations for years, and seems abandoned in terms of receiving a proper fix. In my experience, even using cutting-edge XFCE developer PPAs doesn’t do much to address the issue. The problem manifests as horizontal lines (hard cuts) and… Read more →

Set Up Nginx with Virtual Hosts

Nginx is an amazing web server. Virtual hosts allow for many sites to be piled onto a single server. The following how-to outlines the process of getting WordPress blogs up and running to make the most out of available hardware. Over a dozen sites and millions of page views per month can be hosted on something as basic as an… Read more →

Builduntu Install Disc – Android Development OS

UPDATED 04/29/2016 – Builduntu v2 BETA based on Xubuntu 16.04 LTS available! See Downloads If you prefer a ready-to-go Virtual Machine (ready for Windows, OSX, and Linux) check out BuilduntuVM here! Builduntu is a custom branch of the Ubuntu operating system, based on my guide for preparing Ubuntu 14.04 to compile Android ROMs from source. It includes everything you need… Read more →

BuilduntuVM – Compile Android ROMs in Windows and Mac OSX

UPDATE 7/04/2016 – STABLE based on Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and OpenJDK 8 available! See Downloads BuilduntuVM is a ready-made virtual machine, based on my guide here for preparing Ubuntu 16.04 to compile Android ROMs from source. It includes everything needed to sync with the repo of your choice (Cyanogenmod, AOKP, AOSP, etc) and start building. Features: – Xubuntu Core 16.04… Read more →