Rutorrent easy script

flizbox version 7 (seedbox install script)

Lighttpd web server | rtorrent 0.9.3 | libtorrent 0.13.3 | RuTorrent 3.5 + all official plugins | autodl-irrsi with plugin for RuTorrent | vsftpd (very secure ftp using ssl) | mktorrent 1.0 | all required dependancies | a unique ssl cetificate for each weblink needed to your server (vsftp, rutorrent, deluge etc).

Option to install Deluge 1.3.5, ZNC 1.0 and Webmin (deluge option does not replace the rutorrent installation).

Tested 100% working on 64-bit versions of:-

– Debian 6
– Ubuntu 12.10 Server
– Ubuntu 12.04 Server
– Ubuntu 11.10 Server
– Ubuntu 11.04 Server
– Ubuntu 10.04 Server

This script is for a single seedbox user only.

How to use:-

After a fresh Linux install, log in as the ROOT USER using the password they give you into SSH and paste the following lines in turn:-


Any questions or suggestions contact

flizbox Web Site


apt-get remove apache2*


5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users

We’ve previously written about Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment, which we touted as a “big leap forward” for Linux when it was introduced with Ubuntu 11.04. Unity was certainly a big leap in a new direction, but it left a lot of users behind.

Luckily, Linux is all about choice and Ubuntu’s software repositories contain a variety of excellent alternatives to Unity. Each desktop environment you install appears as an option when you click the gear icon on Ubuntu’s login screen. You can install as many as you want and find the one that’s right for you.


GNOME Shell is definitely the most obvious alternative to Unity, given that Ubuntu has historically shipped a pretty standard GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu still includes most of GNOME 3; Unity just replaces the GNOME Shell launcher with Ubuntu’s own interface.

alternatives to unity

GNOME 3 feels pretty slick, but disaffected Unity users may be disappointed with what GNOME has become. Far from the traditional GNOME 2 interface, GNOME 3 includes its own full-screen application launcher and feels pretty similar to Unity. Some users will prefer GNOME Shell to Unity, but if you’re yearning for a more traditional interface, look elsewhere.

Click here to install GNOME Shell if you’re using Ubuntu. You can also search for it in theUbuntu Software Center or use the following command:

sudo apt-GET install gnome-shell


The KDE project alienated much of its own user base when KDE 4 was released, but it’s had a lot of time to add polish and work out the kinks. Currently at version 4.7, KDE has traditionally been the second most popular Linux desktop environment and primary alternative to GNOME.


alternatives to ubuntu unity

KDE has its own alternatives to the GNOME applications you’re familiar with, but you can continue to use GNOME applications on KDE. They may look slightly out of place, since KDE uses the QT toolkit instead of GNOME’s GTK toolkit.

Click here to get KDE if you’re already using Ubuntu. You can also look for Kubuntu-Desktop in the Ubuntu Software Center or execute the following command:

sudo apt-GET install kubuntu-desktop

The Kubuntu project provides a Ubuntu installer disc that comes with KDE instead of Unity.


XFCE doesn’t try to reinvent the desktop like GNOME 3 and Unity do, but it does provide an environment that long-time GNOME 2 and Ubuntu users will feel at home with. XFCE was once GNOME’s less resource-intensive and more minimal cousin, but GNOME’s shift has made XFCE a distinct environment. XFCE uses the same GTK toolkit that GNOME does, so GNOME applications will fit right in on an XFCE desktop.

alternatives to ubuntu unity

Did you know that Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, now uses XFCE? GNOME 3 pushed him to XFCE, just as KDE 4 pushed him to GNOME 2. Follow in Linus’s footsteps by clicking here, installing the Xubuntu-Desktop package from the Ubuntu Software Center or running the following command:

sudo apt-GET install xubuntu-desktop

Use the Xubuntu installer disc to install Ubuntu with an XFCE desktop instead of Unity.


LXDE is a lightweight desktop environment targeted at machines with less powerful hardware. LXDE’s focus on minimal resource consumption makes it a great choice if you’re looking for a desktop environment that doesn’t try to do too much and just gets out of your way. It’s lighter than Xubuntu’s XFCE desktop, which was previously considered the lightweight version of Ubuntu.

alternatives to ubuntu unity

Check out our post about Lubuntu for a more in-depth overview of the LXDE desktop environment or click here to start installing LXDE if you’re sold on it. You can also grab the Lubuntu-Desktop package from the Ubuntu Software Center or use the following command:

sudo apt-GET install lubuntu-desktop

Download an Lubuntu disk image if you want to install Ubuntu with LXDE from scratch.


For the Linux user who’s really sick of having their hand held, Xmonad is less a desktop environment and more a toolkit for building your own. Xmonad is a tiling window manager, so it arranges windows for you and doesn’t make you drag them around. That’s about all that Xmonad does for you — Xmonad doesn’t even provide an application launcher or panel by default, but you can add those yourself.

alternatives to unity

Log into Xmonad and all you’ll see is the normal login screen background. From there, you can press Alt-Shift-Enter to open a terminal where you can launch additional applications. Check out the official Xmonad guided tour for an introduction to using Xmonad.

Click here to install Xmonad, grab it from the Ubuntu Software Center or run the following command:

sudo apt-GET install xmonad

More Options

Ubuntu also provides GNOME Session Fallback, which appears as GNOME Classic on the login screen after you install it. Don’t let the name fool you — GNOME Session Fallback is just a hack on top of GNOME 3. It’s designed to function similarly to GNOME 2 and has the same basic menu structure, but GNOME 2 fans will notice a lot of features missing. Install it byclicking here or running the following command, if you’re interested:

sudo apt-GET install gnome-session-fallback

If you just think Unity needs more configuration options, then Confity or the CompizConfig Settings Manager might do it for you.

Install vmware tools in ubuntu server command line

Ubuntu Server with only a Command Line Interface

  1. In Fusion, Workstation, Player, or ESXI, go to Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools.
  2. In the Ubuntu guest, run these commands:
    1. sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom

      When prompted for password, enter Ubuntu’s admin user password.

    2. sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
    3. Run this command to find the exact name of the VMware Tools bundle; the file name varies depending on your version:

      ls /mnt/cdrom

    4. tar xzvf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-<x.x.x-xxxx>.tar.gz -C /tmp/

      Note: <x.x.x-xxxx> is the version discovered in the previous step.

    5. cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/
    6. sudo ./ -d

      Note: The -d switch assumes that you want to accept the defaults. If you do not use -d, press Return to accept the defaults or supply your own answers.

  3. Run this command to reboot the virtual machine after the installation completes:

    sudo reboot

Installing Torrentflux B4RT on Ubuntu Server

make sure you have all software installed  (LAMP)

install phpmyadmin if you like

# apt-get install uudeview unrar-free cksfv vlc bittornado azureus bzip2 php5-gd php5-cli unrar-free grep python net-tools mawk wget unzip cksfv vlc-nox uudeview python-psyco python-crypto libxml-simple-perl libxml-dom-perl libdbd-mysql-perl libdigest-sha1-perl uudeview unrar-free cksfv bittorrent


now make whatever changes you need to finish

example download directory and permissions


for a more detailed install

Installing Transmission on Ubuntu Server

apt-get install transmission-daemon

/etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop

nano /var/lib/transmission-daemon/info/settings.json

/etc/init.d/transmission-daemon start

access from the web server using port 9091 or whatever you set in your settings

typical settings

 "rpc-bind-address": "", 
 "rpc-enabled": true, 
 "rpc-password": "{1cc72c39f8a3d1c23e81a6ea37f72f2d0085399dKxhyBIwU  ", 
 "rpc-port": 9091, 
 "rpc-username": "user", 
 "rpc-whitelist": ",192.168.1.*",
 "rpc-whitelist-enabled": true, 
 "speed-limit-down": 100, 
 "speed-limit-down-enabled": false, 
 "speed-limit-up": 100, 
 "speed-limit-up-enabled": false, 
 "upload-limit": 20, 
 "upload-limit-enabled": 0, 
 "upload-slots-per-torrent": 14

also make sure you save directory is chmodded to work


Install Big Blue Button on Ubuntu Server 10.04.2

Installation of BigBlueButton 0.71a

1. Install the BigBlueButton apt-get repository key

First, install the BigBlueButton apt-get repository key and URL (note: The URL has changed from 0.70).

   # Install the package key
   wget -O- | sudo apt-key add -

   # Add the BigBlueButton repository URL and ensure the multiverse is enabled
   echo "deb bigbluebutton-lucid main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bigbluebutton.list
   echo "deb lucid multiverse" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Install a Voice Conference Server

BigBlueButton now lets you choose to use either Asterisk or FreeSWITCH for voice conferencing. We provide configuration packages for both, so it's easy to install either one. We recommend FreeSWITCH. To install FreeSWITCH:
  sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freeswitch-drivers/freeswitch-nightly-drivers
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get install bbb-freeswitch-config

Or, instead, to install Asterisk (WARNING: Do not install both):

   sudo apt-get update
   sudo apt-get install bbb-voice-conference

Again, install only one of the above

3. Install BigBlueButton

We’re now ready to install BigBlueButton. Type:

   sudo apt-get install bigbluebutton

This single command is where all the magic happens. This command will install all of BigBlueButton components with with their dependencies.

Here’s a screen shot of the packages it will install.

Type ‘y’ and press Enter. Then sit back. After a few moments, if you don’t have mysql installed, the mysql package script will ask to specify a password for the mysql ‘root’ user.

Enter a password for mysql’s ‘root’ user (you’ll need to enter it twice). Almost immediately, the package script for bbb-web will prompt you for that mysql root password (shown below). BigBlueButton needs to access the mysql to create a database. Enter the the same password your did a moment ago for mysql.

Note: The mysql password should not contain the following characters as ! # [ ^ $ ] ( ) as they will cause the bbb-web install script to break.

Finally, you’ll be prompted to access an End User License Agreement (EULA) for the installation of the Microsoft TrueType Fonts. These fonts help OpenOffice to convert Microsoft Office documents into PDF files.

4. Do a Clean Restart

To ensure BigBlueButton has started cleanly, enter the following commands:

   sudo bbb-conf --clean
   sudo bbb-conf --check

The output from sudo bbb-conf --check will display your current settings and, after the text, “ Potential problems described below “, print any configuration or startup problems it has detected. Normally, there is no text following this message.

Trying out your server (14:42 minutes later)


Change the hostname for port forwarding.


bbb-conf is the BigBlueButton configuration script for modifying BigBlueButton’s configuration, managing the BigBlueButton processes (start/stop/reset), and troubleshooting your installation.

If you are installing BigBlueButton from source, you can download bbb-conf from here.

When installed from packages, bbb-conf is located in /usr/local/bin/bbb-conf. If you are a developer, look through the source for bbb-conf (it’s a shell script) will help you understand the various components of BigBlueButton and how they work together.


If you type bbb-conf with no parameters it will print out the list of available options.

BigBlueButton Configuration Utility - Version 0.71a

   bbb-conf [options]

   --setip <host>                   Set IP/hostname for BigBlueButton
   --conference [konference|meetme|freeswitch]
                                    Switch conference module
   --setsalt <salt>                 Change the security salt in

   --check <verbose>                Check configuration files and processes for problems
   --debug                          Scan the log files for error messages
   --watch                          Scan the log files for error messages every 2 seconds
   --salt                           View the URL and security salt for the server

   --restart                        Restart BigBueButton
   --stop                           Stop BigBueButton
   --start                          Start BigBueButton
   --clean                          Restart and clean all log files
   --zip                            Zip up log files for reporting an error

Some of the bbb-conf options require that you run the command as root user. bbb-conf will print out a message prompting you to run the command with sudo if needed.

--setip <hostname_or_ip>[:<Port>]

Sets the IP/Hostname and port for BigBlueButton’s configuration.

Parameter Required/Optional Additional Information
Host Required Hostname or IP of the machine where BigBlueButton
Port Optional Port at which BigBlueButton is set

Example Usage:

   bbb-conf --setip


   bbb-conf --setip


  bbb-conf --setip

How to Enable Root account in Ubuntu!

Enabling the root account

IconsPage/IconWarning3.png Enabling the Root account is rarely necessary. Almost everything you need to do as administrator of an Ubuntu system can be done via sudo or gksudo. If you really need a persistent Root login, the best alternative is to simulate a Root login shell using the following command… IconsPage/IconWarning3.png


sudo -i


To enable the Root account (i.e. set a password) use:

sudo passwd root

Use at your own risk!


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Re-disabling your root account



IconsPage/info.png If for some reason you have enabled your root account and wish to disable it again, use the following command in terminal… IconsPage/info.png


sudo passwd -dl root

How to reset MYSQL password in Ubuntu!

You can reset the root password by running the server with –skip-grant-tables and logging in without a password by running the following as root (or with sudo):

# /etc/init.d/mysql stop
# mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables &
$ mysql -u root

mysql> use mysql;
mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD(“YOUR-NEW-ROOT-PASSWORD”) where User=’root’;
mysql> flush privileges;
mysql> quit

# /etc/init.d/mysql stop
# /etc/init.d/mysql start
$ mysql -u root -p

Now you should be able to login as root.

It is also possible to find the query that reset the password in /home/…/.mysql_history or /root/.mysql_history of the user who reset the password, but the above will always work.