How to create Counter-Strike Source dedicated server on Ubuntu 12.04 x64 using SteamCMD

A friend of mine asked me the other day if I could setup on a Ubuntu 12.04 a Counter Strike Source (CSS or CS:S) dedicated server for him. So I looked around and here we go. Installation 0) as you are running x64 version of Ubuntu you will likely need to install 32-bit libraries: apt-get install ia32-libs 1) once done you need to wget the installer files: wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz 2) then unpack it: tar -xvzf steamcmd_linux.tar.gz 3) run the Read more [...]

Ubuntu 12.04 i386 and GeForce 4MX (GeForce 2MX) drivers

I had this problem the other day - I needed to use an old specs PC (AMD 2800+ 1,5GB RAM, 20GB HDD and Nvidia GeForce4MX) and the only license it had was obviously for Windows Xp Professional which are about to phase out (April 2014). So the choice was obvious - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 version. Once you do the install it is stuck with 1024x768 resolution tops which does not cut it so I googled around and discovered that the proprietary driver can be installed and thus it allows higher resolution. Here Read more [...]

How to create a 1 GB file on Windows

Some while ago I wrote a how-to for the Debian. Yesterday I needed to do the same thing on Windows - create 1 GB file. Here is how it's done: fsutil file createnew <1GB_file.bin> <1073741824> <1GB_file.bin> is the filename, name it whatever you prefer <1073741824> stands for size in bytes, Google might come in handy 🙂 Obviously it's good idea to run it from the command line 😉 Credit goes to Patrick Cuff @ http://stackoverflow.com - Thx! Read more [...]

WordPress ISP config and weird HTTP error on media uploads

I ran into this strange problem - on a WordPress installation running on top of Ubuntu 12.04 with ISP config there was this site which had problems accepting files over roughly 150kB. When the file was larger it ended up with "HTTP error" and upload did not finish. But fear not - here is the solution: The easy way: stop using fast-cgi and switch to SuPHP. This might be a quick fix but might lead to other issues (performance, security etc.) The hacker way: 1. login to your SSH for convenience Read more [...]

How to connect using 7.2M 3G HSDPA USB Wireless Modem from Windows 7 (Please wait a moment, reading SMS… problem)

Today I got this 7.2M 3G HSDPA USB Wireless Modem from eBay (search for: 7.2M 3G HSDPA WCDMA SIM USB2.0 Wireless Modem Unlocked WLAN Network Card Adapter) It looks like this: and the back size:  The problem was - as I installed the software (which was inside its memory) and it was just stuck at at this message "Please wait a moment, reading SMS..." and it took forever and was going nowhere! Later, I found out that the only way how to get around it is by using keyboard shortcut ALT+F4 (close Read more [...]