Sunday, 30 July 2017

How To Install qBittorrent 3.3.7 On Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10 And Ubuntu 14.04 Systems


The - qBittorrent is a torrent client, similar to ĀµTorrent, which was recently ported to the Linux systems. Among others, qBittorrent has built-in search engine for searching in the popular BitTorrent sites, has torrent queueing and prioritizing features, has IP Filtering options, provides a tool for creating torrents and bandwidth limitations.




The latest version available is qBittorrent 3.3.7, which has been released, bringing a few changes only:
  • FEATURE: Delete torrent+files with Shift+Delete
  • BUGFIX: Fix 6-hour speedplot point push rate
  • BUGFIX: Avoid spawning a new explorer.exe process when selecting “Open containing folder”
  • BUGFIX: Fix loading of new geoip db due to an artificial size limit
  • BUGFIX: Better error handling and logging with smtp communication
  • SEARCH: Remove KickassTorrents search engine
  • SEARCH: Remove BTDigg search engine
  • SEARCH: Update Torrentz search engine
For more information, see the full changelog.

Installation instructions:

There isn’t any official qBittorrent PPA or repository, but the community maintains one, so that the users can keep their qBittorrent up to date easily.
The below instructions should work on all the supported Ubuntu systems and derivatives: Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install qbittorrent
If you want to remove qbittorrent, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove qbittorrent




Friday, 28 July 2017

Reset Your Forgotten Ubuntu Password in 2 Minutes or Less





If you’ve ever forgotten your password, you aren’t alone… it’s probably one of the most common tech support problems I’ve encountered over the years. Luckily if you are using Ubuntu they made it incredibly easy to reset your password.
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All it takes is adjusting the boot parameters slightly and typing a command or two, but we’ll walk you through it.
Reset Your Ubuntu Password
Reboot your computer, and then as soon as you see the GRUB Loading screen, make sure to hit the ESC key so that you can get to the menu.
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Root Shell – Easy Method
If you have the option, you can choose the “recovery mode” item on the menu, usually found right below your default kernel option.
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Then choose “Drop to root shell prompt” from this menu.
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This should give you a root shell prompt.
Alternate Root Shell Method
If you don’t have the recovery mode option, this is the alternate way to manually edit the grub options to allow for a root shell.
First you’ll want to make sure to choose the regular boot kernel that you use (typically just the default one), and then use the “e” key to choose to edit that boot option.
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Now just hit the down arrow key over to the “kernel” option, and then use the “e” key to switch to edit mode for the kernel option.
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You’ll first be presented with a screen that looks very similar to this one:
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You’ll want to remove the “ro quiet splash” part with the backspace key, and then add this onto the end:
rw init=/bin/bash
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Once you hit enter after adjusting the kernel line, you’ll need to use the B key to choose to boot with that option.
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At this point the system should boot up very quickly to a command prompt.
Changing the Actual Password
You can use the following command to reset your password:
passwd <username>
For example my username being geek I used this command:
passwd geek
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After changing your password, use the following commands to reboot your system. (The sync command makes sure to write out data to the disk before rebooting)
sync
reboot –f
I found that the –f parameter was necessary to get the reboot command to work for some reason. You could always hardware reset instead, but make sure to use the sync command first.
And now you should be able to login without any issues.