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3D Acceleration in Windows 10 on VMware Workstation Pro 12 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

So, playing around with Workstation 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 and I found when booting a freshly installed copy of Windows 10 Pro, I’d get an alert that 3D acceleration was not working.

I thought this was Odd as it was … Read the rest

Obtaining Windows embedded serial key for Surface Pro 3 using Linux

So after switching to Ubuntu on my Surface Pro 3 it occurred to be I would like to virtualise my Windows 10 instance in VMware workstation 12.

Unfortunately before blasting my windows partition away I didn’t grab my Windows Serial … Read the rest

Moving to Ubuntu – Replacement software

I’ve taken the plunge and moved from Windows on my Surface Pro 3 to Ubuntu, and while the migration wasn’t so bad it can be challenging to find software that does what you need on Linux when you are used … Read the rest

Surface Pro 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

After using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for a few weeks on my Surface Pro 3 I’m quite impressed. Heres what I did to get it working. I’ve gone for a single boot, Ubuntu only install, however I used a dual boot … Read the rest

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS packages required to install VMware-vSphere-Perl-SDK-6.0.0-3561779.x86_64

The below command is more a reminder for me, but I’m sure some will find it useful.

sudo apt-get install libarchive-zip-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl libclass-methodmaker-perl libdata-dump-perl libsoap-lite-perl perl-doc libssl-dev libuuid-perl liburi-perl libxml-libxml-perl lib32ncurses5 lib32z1 libcrypt-openssl-rsa-perl libsocket6-perl libnet-inet6glue-perl

ATen IP 8000 KVM PCI Card

So recently I bought an Aten IP 8000 KVM PCI Card from eBay, it was 2nd hand and a ¼ of the price of other ones at the time (around 90 dollars AUD). When it arrived the eBay listing … Read the rest

Linux ADDS and WinStore problems

So you have been to Richard’s blog at http://blogging.dragon.org.uk/samba4-ad-dc-on-ubuntu-14-04/ and you now have a running Linux ADDS but your windows Store no longer works and throws one of the 2 following errors:

  • Windows Store Error – Unable to download apps
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‘Could not copy file’ error when upgrading Wordfence plugin

Problem

I routinely update my WordPress Plugins and found when updating Wordfence I received the following error:

Installing Plugin: Wordfence Security 5.7.8

Downloading install package from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordfence.5.7.8.zip…

Unpacking the package…

Could not copy file. wordfence/images/wordfenceFalcon.png

I tried a second time … Read the rest

Running 3 Monitors off an Early 2008 Mac Pro with a Radeon HD 5770

Problem

We had an Early 2008 Mac Pro and decided to finally upgrade the video card. We found an ATI Radeon HD 5770 (Mac version) for a reasonable price. We needed to drive 3 screens from the card but hit … Read the rest

Macbook Pro won’t turn on – charge light blinking orange

Problem

I came home from work and found my Early 2011 17″ MacBook Pro flat even though the charger was plugged in.

Looking closer at the charge led I found it flickering/flashing orange very quickly and the charge indicator leds … Read the rest

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