If you already had enabled the root account, but now for some reason the password doesn`t work, then sudo passwd root doesn`t help you, because you need the root password to change it. Anyway, this solution is from 2006, but I can not see why it wouldn`t work now in 2013... http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-rese … -password/ or this one: http://www.slashgeek.net/2012/06/12/res … 5-minutes/
The CPU beep is a really irritating thing in Linux distros and sometimes the graphical sound manager does not work when shutting it up.
Fortunately there is a simple way to do it in terminal. In Ubuntu (and distros based upon it) type:
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
In Debian type:
Ubuntu was the distribution that shot to fame not only because of its simplicity to use and install, but also because of it's Free CD project. However, Canonical has now decided to stop it's Free-for-all offering and will now offer free CDs only to those who are in need of it.
New vulnerabilities were found in the Linux 3.2 and 3.5 kernels, which power the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating systems, and Canonical just issued patches for them.
Just a short Tutorial today. It’s surprising how many people do not know this. To change the hostname under Linux, open a terminal window. Type the following code.
sudo nano /etc/hosts
and change the text to your new hostname. Changes will take effect on Restart.
I'm trying to get PCI compliant and the PCI scanning company is flagging our Ubuntu 12.04 PHP 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.9 for CVE-2013-1635. According to http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2013/CVE-2013-1635.html the Ubuntu response is "We do not support the user of open_basedir" and all version have been marked as ignored.