Archives / May 2014

  • how to make a USB-bootable memory/flash stick from the Deployment Media (Linux) ISO created by Dell Repository Manager. You can then use this USB stick to quickly add new System Bundles for offline patching in the future, rather than needing to burn DVDs each time. – See more at: http://www.twistedethics.com/2013/04/19/making-the-dell-deployment-media-linux-iso-usb-bootable/#sthash.XIKJsKbX.dpuf How to make a USB-bootable […]

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  • I have a laptop at home that runs hot to begin with, but when it runs Linux, it overheats and shuts down.  My other laptop does not get as hot, but gets really close.  To combat this issue, I did the following:   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw sudo […]

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  • May 21, 2014 - rob

    Crafting 101

    Basic Crafting Information So you’re looking for information about starting your crafting quests and crafting some awesome gear or furniture? Here is a crafting guide with some vital information that will make your journey towards becoming an experienced crafter easier!   What is crafting? Crafting is the process of creating something new out of several […]

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  • Enable SSH access on your host, log in to it (e.g. using putty) and run the following commands: 1 # open firewall for outgoing http requests: 2 esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient 3 # Install the ESXi 5.5 U1 Imageprofile from the VMware Online depot 4 esxcli software profile update -d […]

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  • 1. Check sendmail Since gmail uses TLS, you will need to make sure your sendmail is compiled with TLS (for encryption) and SASL (for authentication). This is the command to use to check it: /usr/sbin/sendmail -d0.1 -bv root In my case, sendmail does have the necessary compilation flags so I was good. If yours doesn’t, […]

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  •   If you want to use an existing VirtualBox hard disk (.vdi) for multiple machines you can’t just copy the .vdi as you can’t have multiple virtual hard disks with the same UUID on the same computer. But luckily you can easily clone an existing VirtualBox hard disk – here’s how to do it. Firstly […]

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  • If you  add more disk space to linux, we need to make the new space available to the LVM Partition. We will use “parted”. It has an interactive shell, so just enter “parted” in a shell: parted (parted) unit MB (parted) print Model: VMware Virtual disk (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 10.7GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition […]

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