Mantis bug tracker – user is not listed in “assign to”

The other day a friend of mine had a problem with Mantis bug tracker - it was kind of weird - user has been created and and even that it seemed like he should have access (as he was given access to the project) he had some sort of low permission so he could not have been given "assign" to. The solution is quite easy - sign in as manager or higher and go to - [manage] - [ Manage Projects ] and as you "Add user to project" make sure he is a developer or higher - otherwise it won't work. That's Read more [...]

Shadow Warrior (2013) review

The remake of 1997 Shadow Warrior made by Polish studio Devolver Digital really pleased me. I spent like 3 hours in game and I'm still enjoying it which is after all those years quite rare... I got it off GOG.com so no crappy DRM and the game runs and looks very decent. I'm a bit tired so I think I will go just with the bullet points: the awesome: katana sword - it's really well made and it's pleasure to use it PC optimizations - plays fine on an average PC and it yet looks very well the Read more [...]

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 [...]