Linux Archive

Install Ubuntu Desktop environment for old PC

Ubuntu comes by default with its defult Desktop GUI enviremnet that will can be very heavy for an old PC, therefore I wold install only Ubuntu server and manually install a light Desktop environment Type the following command at the Terminal Command Box: sudo apt-get update to install XFCE : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop alternatively, you

Connect to Ubuntu from a Windows Remote Desktop (RDP)

In your Ubuntu machine (mine is 12.04 version), type the following command at the Terminal Command Box to install the xrdp sudo apt-get install xrdp Now in your Windows machine, go to Start –> All Programs –> Accessories –> Remote Desktop Connection and type the IP address or HostName of the Ubuntu machine then click‘Connect’

Free More Memory in Ubuntu

Following procedure will help you to free more memory in ubuntu machines : Type the following command at your terminal command prompt : Check the current memory free -m Flush file system buffers for safety sync Become root (simply sudo-ing the final command won’t work because of the redirection) sudo bash Free cached memory echo