Setting up Ubuntu Server on Laptop

Dell Latitude D630

FTP WordPress

  • attempting to install plugins via FTP
  • setup FTP
    • http://baligena.com/ftp-server-setup/
    • possible errors
      • Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content).
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        • ftp not opening correct folder
        • change the user folder ftp is pointing to
          • $ usermod --home /var/www/wordpress/ ftpuser
  • alternative to FTP
  • possible errors
    • Unpacking the packageā€¦ Could not create directory.
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      • does not have permission to write
      • Make sure ftp server allows write
        • $ sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf
        • #
          # Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
          write_enable=YES
          
        • $ sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
      • change /var/www/wordpress user or group

Ubuntu Server wifi Dell Latitude D630

  • run “ifconfig -a” to show all available networks

    • wlan0 did not show !!
  • to show wlan0 on dell latitude d630

    • http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2188955
    • run
      • $ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
      • $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan # scan available networks
      • $ sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
      • $ sudo poweroff
      • $ sudo modprobe -rv ssb_hcd b43 ssb
      • $ sudo modprobe -v b43
    • received this error that showed on the actual laptop screen, not the putty terminal
      • ERROR: Firmware file “b43/ucode5.fw” not found
      • http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966631#post_11878658
        • solution
          • http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966631#post_11910851
          • ran
            • $ sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
              • edited file
            • $ sudo apt-get purge broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source bcmwl-kernel-source
            • $ sudo apt-get purge b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
            • $ sudo poweroff
            • $ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
            • $ sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
              • edited file
            • $ sudo poweroff
            • $ sudo nano /etc/modules
              • edited file
            • $ sudo poweroff
  • edit the “/etc/network/interfaces” file

    • http://askubuntu.com/questions/464507/ubuntu-14-04-server-wifi-wpa2-personal#answer-650369
    • added auto wlan0
      iface wlan0 inet dhcp
      wpa-ssid xxxxxx
      wpa-psk xxxxxx
  • related post

    • http://baligena.com/fixing-the-internet-in-ubuntu-using-driver-bcm4312-802-11bg-lp-phy/
  • tags
    • wireless