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.