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How to install Ubiquiti Unifi controller ver 4.6.6 on ubuntu 15.04

How to install Ubiquiti Unifi controller ver 4.6.6 on ubuntu 15.04

With the recent announcement of Ubiquiti’s Unifi AC Wireless Access Points they also released a new version of the Unifi controller software.  Unifi Access Points are provisioned and controlled by a central management software called Unifi. Unifi is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Unifi on a ubuntu 15.04 linux server

Scroll down for detailed steps or watch the video tutorial.

If you don’t have a ubuntu machine but want to follow along, download a ready-to-go Ubuntu 15.04 Virtual Machine image from here. This tutorial should also work exactly the same on Ubuntu 14.04. Before we get started, make sure your server has all the latest software updates installed.

Step 1: Add the Unifi repo so that you can install unifi with apt-get

Create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/100-ubnt.list and add the following

Step 2: Import the GPG keys for the new repo

Step 3: Update APT and Install Unifi

Step 4: Confirm that unifi is installed and running

You will see output similar to the following

Step 5: Open your browser to https://:8443/

unifi 4.6.6 setup wizard

Unifi Controller for Linux is now installed

Complete the Unifi Setup Wizard and login to the controller.

unifi 4.6.6 dashboard

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Synaptics Touchpad stops working after recent Windows 10 updates

Synaptics Touchpad stops working after recent Windows 10 updates

I recently installed the final release version of Windows 10 on an HP Pavilion 15z-n200 laptop. This is a lab machine used for testing application compatibility with Windows 10. I downloaded Windows 10 and created an Installation USB drive using the instructions found here. The installation was successful and everything worked until I installed the 4 recently released Windows Updates (KB3081436, KB3087916, KB3074686, and KB3074678) for Windows 10. The Synaptics Touchpad stopped working and Device Manager was reporting a problem with the Device Driver for “Synaptics PS/2 Port Compatible TouchPad”. The error reported was “The device cannot start. (Code 10)”.

I attempted to Update Driver Software via Windows Update with no luck. Next, I turned to the HP 15z-n200 drivers page. There is curently no Synaptics Touchpad driver listed for Windows 10 but I tried the one for Windows 8.1 (filename: sp64226.exe). When I tried to install the driver it reported that a newer version was already installed.

Next, I turned to the Synaptics website and downloaded their generic driver (filename: Synaptics_v17_0_19_C_XP32_Vista32_Win7-32_XP64_Wion7-64_Acme_Inc.zip) which also resulted in the same “newer version of the driver already installed”.

After some digging I read others were experiencing similar problems with a Toshiba laptop after the Windows Updates. I tried a suggestion to install the Toshiba provided Synaptics Driver (filename: os2013231a_tc00558600b.exe), rebooted, and the Touchpad mouse was working again. Ok, on with the testing!

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The Best Weather App for iPhone iPad – Storm by Weather Underground

The Best Weather App for iPhone iPad – Storm by Weather Underground

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Storm is by far the best weather app available for both iPhone and iPad devices. The amount of data and weather information presented in this app is simply amazing. I used to be desktop first when checking weather forecasts and severe weather only having a fraction of that information available on my smartphone. Storm has enabled me to be mobile first when it comes to weather.

So what makes Storm the best weather app?

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Spin up a ubuntu server in 5 minutes on DigitalOcean.com

Spin up a ubuntu server in 5 minutes on DigitalOcean.com

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create your very own cloud hosted server on digitalocean.com

DigitalOcean.com is a cloud hosting provider that makes it very simple for anyone to create and run a virtual server connected directly to the internet.  DigitalOcean.com calls these servers Droplets.  They offer a range of operating systems to choose from including Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, CoreOS, and FreeBSD.

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