Monday 25 April 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 as Virtualbox Guest on Windows

I've been playing with the many flavours of Ubuntu 16.04 to see which might be suitable for deploying applications over a free to use RDP or X2GO solution. I've tried the following:

  • Ubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Lubuntu
  • Ubuntu Gnome
  • Ubuntu Mate
Part of this testing is on Virtualbox as a guest under Windows 10, and I've found the correct selection of extra packages I need to give full display functionality as a guest without errors.
I used the following command:
  • sudo apt install virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-dkms dkms linux-headers-generic build-essential
Ubuntu is out as it's display manager doesn't work well with the RDP server, so looks like Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Mate or maybe Ubuntu Gnome fail-back might be usable.

Sunday 10 April 2016

Remove Signature Dashes from Evolution 3 under Gnome 3

Issuing the following command in Ubuntu 16.04 will stop Evolution adding the double-dash separator between body and signature in emails with signatures:
dconf write /org/gnome/evolution/mail/composer-no-signature-delim true

Thanks to

Remove Signature Dashes from Evolution 3.6 under Gnome 3 - See more at:

Ubuntu 16.04 Bug #1568455 "Incorrect information in /etc/c-icap/c-icap.conf"

After having issues with c-icap not starting after installation into Ubuntu 16.04, I have filed this bug: #1568455.

I was attempting to setup c-icap to handle scanning against clamav for our Dell FS8600 NAS, but there is a problem in /etc/c-icap/c-icap.conf which prevents the c-icap server from starting.

Line 232 of /etc/c-icap/c-icap.conf reads:
ModulesDir ${prefix}/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/c_icap

It should read:
ModulesDir /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/c_icap

Line 240 of /etc/c-icap/c-icap.conf reads:
ServicesDir ${prefix}/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/c_icap

It should read:
ServicesDir /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/c_icap

Looks like the information in the default conf file isn't being updated correctly about the installation location.

This is affecting both the server and desktop build.