Amazon Ubuntu Deep Learning Instance Configuring Steps

Git server building.
$ ssh-­keygen -­t rsa ­-C ""
Modifying hooks:
$ vim sample.git/hooks/post-receive
Sample code for hooks:
GIT_WORK_TREE=/home/ubuntu/Deployment/sample git checkout -f
chmod -R 777 /home/ubuntu/Deployment/sample
Install bazel.
1). Add Bazel distribution URI as a package source (one time setup)

echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable jdk1.8" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bazel.list
curl | sudo apt-key add - [Read More]

Convert mp3 to mp4 In Batch

Solution 1:
ls *.mp3 | while read mp3File ; do outputFile=$(basename "${mp3File}" .mp3) ; ffmpeg -i "${mp3File}" -loop 1 -i image.png -c:a copy -c:v libx264 -shortest "${outputFile}".mp4 ; done

Solution 2:

$ mkdir out
$ for f in *.mp3; do ffmpeg -f lavfi -i color=s=160x120:r=2 -i "$f" \
-c:v libx264 -preset ultrafast -c:a copy -shortest \
out/"${f%.mp3}.mp4"; done

Amazon Ubuntu Instance Suffers `Permission Denied(publickey).`

N.B. There are dozens of reasons to lead to this problem, for example, wrong permission of your pem file, incorrect username(e.g., ec2-user, ubuntu),wrong spelling in your command, etc..

The reason which causes my problem, if I am right, is that I run command `sudo chmod -R ./` under the wrong directory, namely, my home folder.

The solution is just setting your home folder permissions back.

Stop your problematic instance.
Create a new instance and stop the new problem-free instance.
The newly created instance should be in the same `Availability Zone` like ‘us-west-2c’ which can be set on the ‘Network’ step under which the menu is ‘Subnet’.

  • Detach your ‘ebs volume’ from the problematic instances and attach it on your new problem-free instance.
  • Your need input your instance id as well as the mount point which looks like ‘/dev/sda2’.
    Start your new instance and mount the second drive that you just attached.

    [ubuntu ~]$ lsblk
    xvdf 202:80 0 100G 0 disk
    xvda1 202:1 0 8G 0 disk /
    [ubuntu ~]$ sudo mount /dev/xvdf/ /mnt [Read More]


    A problem occurred while I `git push` to my git server on ec2.

    I handled this by following this three guide of which their original links are:

    Sorry for missing out the second source link, I will add that later.

    sign_and_send_pubkey: signing failed: agent refused operation
    Permission denied (publickey).
    fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

    1. mkdir ~/.ssh
    2. vim known_hosts – if you already have known_hosts, skip this.
    3. ssh-keyscan -t rsa >> ~/.ssh/known_hosts
    4. ssh-keygen -t rsa -C ""
    5. Add the key to SSH keys list on your GitHub profile.

    Set up your client

    1. Generate your key
      • ssh-keygen
    2. Configure ssh to use the key
      • vim ~/.ssh/config
    3. Copy your key to your server
      • ssh-copy-id -i /path/to/ SERVERNAME

    Your config file from step 2 should have something similar to the following:

    Hostname ip-or-domain-of-server
    PubKeyAuthentication yes
    IdentityFile ./path/to/key
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    Reference Link:

    Handing on my new Surface Pro 4,I try to  install ubuntu on it. But I lost my “Security” menu in UEFI while I try to boot from a PE in my USB stick.Then I get stuck in the “Restart to Surface UEFI” loop with a message ‘The security settings on Surface cannot be modified at this time. A restart is required to make changes to the security settings’. The default security settings menu no longer appear no matter how many times I restart. I googled as many as I can, but I still cannot find a way to fix this.


    Though I nearly give up this, but as a geek I have to know what’s the ball in it. It still lingered in my mind luring me. And most important I feel I lost my control on my computer, which is unacceptable!

    I have to know!!! Or I can’t stop to ponder this.

    Last night, an idea occured in my mind. I try to turn off the ‘Devices’ to trigger the settings to fix this. The result is amazing. I didn’t believe it worked. The pity is I still don’t know the reason why this happend.

    Turn off the Devices:


    The Security settings come back again:


    Turn on all the Devices, you don’t expect a computer without camera, WIFI, and bluetooth…


    Enjoy your full-controled computer again!


    by Chen Miao

    What is the basic difference between MUL and IMUL instruction in 8086 microprocessor?

    Reference Link:

    mul is used for unsigned multiplication whereas imul is used for signed multiplication. Algorithm for both are same, which is as follows:
    when operand is a byte:
    AX = AL * operand.
    when operand is a word:
    (DX AX) = AX * operand.

    How to install python3 version of package via pip on Ubuntu?

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    You may want to build a virtualenv of python3, then install packages of python3 after activating the virtualenv. So your system won’t be messed up 🙂

    This could be something like:

    virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 py3env
    source py3env
    pip install package
    [Read More]

    Tensorflow compiling from source failed on Amazon Ubuntu

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    To compile tensorflow on my Amazon AWS server, I always get some strange error. No answer got upon enormous googling.

    I installed swig which is needed. However, I don’t know if this matters.

    sudo apt install swig

    Otherwise, maybe it just a simple running out of memory problem.

    Try reducing number of parallel builds by passing ‘–local_resources 2048,.5,1.0’, which would instruct bazel to spawn no more than one compiler process at the time.

    bazel build -c opt --jobs 1 --local_resources 2048,0.5,1.0 --verbose_failures --config=cuda //tensorflow/tools/pip_package:build_pip_package [Read More]