How To Install Vmware Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The other day  a friend of mine asked me to install VMware Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 for him so I did and here is how I did it: 1) Open Terminal  and cd to the installation directory (ie. cd Downloads/vmware) 2) You need to add execution rights to the bundle for version for my particular version of Vmware Workstation 8 it is following: chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle 3) Then you need to run the installer and follow the installation steps: sudo Read more [...]

How to install x2go on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 server

Yeah I already hear you - why would anyone want a GUI on server machine. Well I do as I'm very used to Windows environment and I understand that it's might not be as secure as the raw console only server but... Anyway - here is a little how to install the x2go on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 server. To those who are not familiar with x2go - it's sort of Remote desktop for Linux - it doesn't work so flawlessly as on Windows but it's free :). Instructions: 1) we need to install GUI environment: sudo Read more [...]

How to allow users to mount Truecrypt volumes without root privileges

The other day a friend of mine asked me if I could do something about it - to allow regular users to mount Truecrypt volumes without making them sudoers. Sure it can be done - here it is: 1) login as root 2) modify /etc/sudoers, this should be actually done via special command: visudo 3) add this line to the sudoers file: username ALL=(root) NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/truecrypt where username is the username which needs to use the Truecrypt 4) That's it! Profit 😉 Kudos to the Read more [...]

Disable ads in uTorrent

Here is a very short how-to disable advertisements in the uTorrent: 1) click options - preferences - Advanced 2) use the filter field to search for following keywords and set them to false: offer upsell bt.enable_pulse Obviously use your brain and if you see something that may affect anything apart from showing advertisements and you are not sure what it is - stay away and don't modify it. 3) click OK. 4) Exit uTorrent - File - exit & confirm exiting 5) wait a while (like Read more [...]

How to start an application with administrator privileges using the batch file

The other day I needed a script to launch an application from command line with elevated privileges on my Windows 7, or to be more precise - to be given choice to run it as a particular user which does have the administrator privileges. After googling around I found this nice piece of code: @echo off :: Get ADMIN Privs :------------------------------------- mkdir "%windir%\BatchGotAdmin" if '%errorlevel%' == '0' ( rmdir "%windir%\BatchGotAdmin" & goto gotAdmin ) else ( goto UACPrompt Read more [...]