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Ubuntu 10.10 on Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0.4 – Quick Tips

April 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Ubuntu 10.10 has tons of new built-in features with better look and feel, so if you’re using older versions, its  worth to upgrade.

If you have not installed or worked much in Ubuntu before, here are some quick tips… Here you go!
 
(1) How to make Ubuntu Full Screen?
(2) How to add new users in Ubuntu?
(3) How to install Perl Modules through CPAN on Ubuntu?

How to make Ubuntu Full Screen?

If you google it, many posts may come up, but this link I found to be more simple and straightforward! When you install “VirtualBox Guest Additions” following those steps and restart the VirtualBox, automatically you would see the screen becoming fullscreen in Ubuntu.

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How to add new users in Ubuntu?

admin@ubuntu-VirtualBox:/$ sudo adduser ubuntu_user
Adding user `ubuntu_user’ …
Adding new group `ubuntu_user’ (1001) …
Adding new user `ubuntu_user’ (1001) with group `ubuntu_user’ …
Creating home directory `/home/ubuntu_user’ …
Copying files from `/etc/skel’ …
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
Changing the user information for ubuntu_user
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
Full Name []: Ubuntu User
Room Number []:
Work Phone []:
Home Phone []:
Other []:
Is the information correct? [Y/n] y

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How to install Perl Modules through CPAN on Ubuntu ?

(1) Run sudo  apt-get install build-essential in ubuntu terminal to install all required packages for CPAN
(2) Run perl -MCPAN -e shell to invoke cpan command
(3) Now you can install any perl module using cpan> install < Module name >

(A) Installing CGI::Application Framework on Ubuntu

You can either install through CPAN or installing the package libcgi-application-plugins-perl as below.

admin@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/cgi-bin$ sudo apt-get install libcgi-application-plugins-perl
[sudo] password for admin:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
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