New Linux Distro: The “Flatpak Remix” of Ubuntu!

A great deal of controversy was created when the recent news came out regarding Canonical forcing flavor leads to abandon Flatpak, with many feeling that the decision was in poor taste. That doesn’t matter anymore though, because now a “Flatpak Remix” was created, that gives Flatpak fans their own “spin” on Ubuntu. In this video, Jay discusses the distribution and why he decided to create it.

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Check out the new distro right here.
Note: The Github repo hasn’t been set up yet, but will be available in the near future.

Ubuntu Book Authors Live Stream Q & A

This Wednesday, February 15th at 3:00pm EST, Ubuntu book authors Jay LaCroix and Nathan Haines will be join a live stream to chat about their books, and also answer questions. You definitely won’t want to miss this! This session is open to the general public, and no registration (aside from a YouTube account) is required.

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In addition, there’s going to be a Member/Patron-specific second session right afterwards, at 4:00pm EST. If you’re not already a Patron or Channel member, sign up here.

See you there!

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How to Deploy Your Own Gitlab Community Edition Instance with Ubuntu on Linode

If you’re looking for a web app or service to assist with keeping track of all your source code, then Gitlab is definitely something you should consider. Gitlab is more than just a front-end to Git, it actually contains quite a few features to empower software development. In this video, Jay will walk you through setting up your very own Gitlab server with Ubuntu on Linode.

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Thanks to Linode for sponsoring today’s video. Check them out and get set up with $100 in credit toward your new account!

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How to Set Up an NFS Server on Ubuntu (Complete with AutoFS!)

NFS (Network File System) is a fantastic way to share files between Linux and UNIX machines. In this video, Jay walks you through the process of setting up an NFS server on Ubuntu, complete with a walkthrough on mounting the exports. Not only that, you’ll see how you can utilize AutoFS for on-demand mounting as well.

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Ubuntu 22.04 and Kubernetes recently Broke Compatibility with Each Other (and how to work around it)

Here’s another blog post today, that I’m creating for the same reason as the previous one. It took me a bit longer than I’d like to admit to figure this out, and if anyone else out there is wondering why their automated Kubernetes builds on Ubuntu 22.04 started failing on them suddenly for no apparent reason. Specifically, your Kubernetes cluster builds started failing on December 9th. (You literally can’t make this stuff up). So, after troubleshooting for countless hours I finally figured it out. I mentioned it to Jeff Geerling (yes THAT Jeff Geerling) and he mentioned I should write a blog post, in case it may help someone else. I figured that his suggestion was logical 🖖, so here it is.

What’s the problem I’m referring to? If you’re attempting to initialize a Kubernetes cluster on Ubuntu 22.04 and you see error messages that include output such as this:

CRI v1 runtime API is not implemented for endpoint

Or maybe even this:

unknown service runtime.v1.RuntimeService

Continue reading and I’ll let you know what the issue is, and how to fix it. I’ll also sneak in a quantum science reference and it’s going to be a good time.

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