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 [...]

Awesome alternative to Pingdom.com – uptimerobot.com

Hi, as now ex-pingdom.com user I though I could share with you my almost 8 months hands-on experience - I'm using uptimerobot.com since 21st July 2014, so I assume the time series is long enough to make an objective opinion. The Awesome: A lot of checks for free (in comparison with pingdom.com) - 50 monitors and 5 minute check interval, can check by "ping", TCP connection or by checking for keyword on website. Pingdom allows 1 check and 1 minute interval for free (it used to be like that now it Read more [...]