Install Jupyter Notebook and Scientific Environment in Ubuntu 14.04 With Python 3

Several changes occured since my last note about installing python scientific environment:

Animations from scientific data using Paraview 4.3 and python

Create frames

This note describes usage of Paraview 4.3 (contrary to previous note with Paraview before 4.1). Some changes were made:

  • command line arguments were added to make code more reusable
  • it works with Paraview extracted from the archive (4.3.1)
  • white background must be specified manually (SetViewProperties(view, Background = [1, 1, 1]) in the code)

Install CUDA 6.5 on clean Ubuntu 14.04

Lately NVIDIA added repository for Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I hit problem with missing dependencies for libcheese-gtk23 and libcheese7 libraries while installing latest CUDA 6.5 on clean Ubuntu 14.04. Remedy to this can be found on askubuntu. So, the complete set of commands is below.

Setting up Joomla 3.1.5 with PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 13.04

Installing dependencies Firstly you need to install webserver, php-related stuff and database server (we use PostgreSQL). apt-get install -y php5-fpm nginx postgresql php5-pgsql Now download and install Joomla (currently 3.1.5 is the latest). Please, update following lines with latest version if nescessary: cd /srv wget http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsrelease/18622/83487/Joomla_3.1.5-Stable-Full_Package.zip unzip Joomla_3.1.5-Stable-Full_Package.zip -d joomla chown -R www-data:www-data joomla Database setup The only two things you need to do is to create user (joomla in example) and database (joomla in example).

Configuring Ubuntu 12.04 in OpenVZ on CentOS 6.4

This howto is based on two sources: Official wiki and Amutu blog entry. In short, the main difficulty is in bridge network configuration: correct network configuration doesn’t work in CentOS 6.4 while NetworkManager is running. I compiled official documentation and fix found in Amutu blog here in one entry.

Ubuntu Server 12.04 + Slurm 2.5.7 fatnodes

SLURM (Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management) — job scheduler and resource manager usually installed on supercomputers. For example, it runs on Lomonosov supercomputer in MSU, Moscow, Russia.

Daily backups (files + mysql) to yandex.disk in Ubuntu 12.04

We all do backups. This note is about doing them on Ubuntu 12.04.


  • archive important folders
  • dump mysql databases
  • upload all to yandex.disk (online web storage with 10GB space)
  • delete old backups

I’ll save only backups for last five days.

Fixing missing icons in PCManFM

After moving to i3 I’ve installed PCManFM as GUI file manager. To fix missing icons one have to define icon theme. These instructions are tested on Ubuntu 12.04, but it must work with other distros.