Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Server Edition

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) on my new 2TB hard drive. I do not use the desktop variant of Ubuntu because I think it is too bloated. Rather I specifically install packages as needed. Below is a list of packages I install after the server edition.

  1. jpilot, of course, see my posts Possible Enhancements to J-Pilot, jpilot-dump + jpilot-merge, Syncing with J-Pilot via Bluetooth
  2. icewm, see post A Praise for IceWM (“not getting in the user’s way”)
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Syncing with J-Pilot via Bluetooth

Probably I am a little bit old-fashioned, but I still use J-Pilot on my PC and my Tungsten T5 and sync them. It mostly serves as a kind of backup so I have my valuable address and datebook data on separate media. So in case my PC gets inaccessible then I have my data on this device at least.

These are the commands I use.

echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
/usr/bin/dund --listen --channel 1 --pppd /usr/sbin/pppd call dun
hciconfig hci0 piscan

File /etc/ppp/peers/dun is

debug
115200
noauth
nopersist
local
passive
netmask 255.255.255.0
192.168.178.118:192.168.178.119
ms-dns 192.168.178.1

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Youtube video to mp3

Assume you want to download just the music of below video on Youtube, so you can listen to the music on your phone, while you are on the road.

Here are the necessary steps on the command line:

youtube-dl www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI
mv Crystallize\ -\ Lindsey\ Stirling\ \(Dubstep\ Violin\ Original\ Song\)-aHjpOzsQ9YI.mp4 LindseyStirling-Crystallize.mp4
avconv -i LindseyStirling-Crystallize.mp4 LindseyStirling-Crystallize.mp3

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