How to install VMware tools in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64

The instructions are pretty much same as for 12.04 LTS, which I described in detail here. Though to make it complete: 1/ Bootup, login as root, click "Install VMWare tools" from your host machine 2/ mount the ISO: mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom you might need to make directory for it first: mkdir /mnt/cdrom 3/ copy the files from there to temp: cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz /tmp 4/ unpack it: tar -xvzf VMwareTools*.tar.gz 5/ do the installation (you can omit -d Read more [...]

WordPress and 500 Internal server error after moving server to another host

I moved my WordPress from one server to another and run into "500 Internal server error", apparently this problem was connected with configuration in .htaccess file or more specifically WP Super Cache plugin that caused this problem as the data in .htaccess file were incorrect (pointing to wrong direction). Here are the easiest instructions what to do if you have the same problem: 1) rename .htaccess to something like ".htaccess.old" 2) put there blank .htaccess which includes only following: # Read more [...]

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

This how-to basically follows what's been said here already, updated links for new version. 0) Do the basic system installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Server or Desktop) 1) wget the installer wget https://www.vmware.com/go/tryworkstation-linux-64 2) set the downloaded file as executable (optionally rename using mv or GUI): sudo chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-12.0.0-2985596.x86_64.bundle 3) run the installation:  ./VMware-Workstation-Full-12.0.0-2985596.x86_64.bundle 4) finish the installation Read more [...]

How to recursively change ownership of a directory in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hi guys, today I would like to share with you how to recursively change the ownership of a directory in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Obviously this also works in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Debian 7 and others. Btw. "recursively" means the folder and everything what's inside (files, sub directories etc..)... it's fairly easy - assuming you want to do recursive change of ownership of folder /tmp/mydirectory to user "root" within group "root": chown -R root:root /tmp/mydirectory That was easy. Wasn't it? ;). Enjoy Read more [...]

How to install VMware tools for Workstation 11.0 in Debian 7.x x64

Installation of VMware tools in latest Debian is fairly easy: 1) Click Install VMware tools on host computer 2) mount the VMware CD: mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom 3) Copy the VMwareTools-*.tar.gz file from /media/vmware  to any directory on your HDD 4) unpack the files: tar -xvzf VMwareTools*.tar.gz 5) go to the vmware-tools-distrib  directory and run following: apt-get update apt-get install build-essential apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) 6) Install the tools: sudo ./vmware-install.pl 7) Read more [...]