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Passthrough existing SATA drives to ESXi VMs

Enable SSH on the ESXi host SSH in (ssh user@server) and run command “ls -l /vmfs/devices/disks” To identify your hard drive, look for a t10 entry with only rw access and without an additional entry such as :1 attached at the end. Example: -rw——- 1 root root 1000204886016 Nov 16 06:04 t10.ATA_____WDC_WD10EZEX2D60WN4A0_________________________WD2DWCC6Y1ENVDD7 Use the vmkfstools… read more »

Add Custom Resolution with xrandr

  Run “xrandr” to view display details   Run “cvt 1920 1080” to get a modeline such as below:   “1920x1080_60.00” 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync   Then add the above line to the –newmode command, example “sudo xrandr –newmode “1920x1080_60.00” 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088… read more »

Restore snapshots from Wayback Machine

The tool for this can be found here First install Ruby: ‘sudo apt install ruby’ Then: ‘gem install wayback_machine_downloader’ Create a folder/find a location to save the site to. This tool will automatically create a ‘websites’ folder in your current working folder then a subfolder with the URL name. Website files will go into this… read more »

Create ISO images in terminal

You can create an ISO image out of files in a folder using the ‘genisoimage‘ command Usage example: ‘genisoimage -o example.iso filedirectory’ ‘-o’ allows you to set the file output name, in this case example.iso ‘filedirectory’ is the name of the folder that will have its contents placed into the iso

Using Corsair Link in Linux

This will be required for devices such as the H100i to set LED and fan settings in Linux. First – Open a terminal in the home directory and enter: git clone http://www.github.com/audiohacked/OpenCorsairLink.git cd OpenCorsairLink make Remember to have the mini USB cable connected from the device to a USB header on your motherboard To check… read more »

How to change the phpmyadmin URL

In Linux Mint/Ubuntu the phpmyadmin configuration file can be found under ‘/etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf’ In there under line 3 change the second value, the default is: ‘Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpmyadmin’ Once the /phpmyadmin value has been changed, restart apache with ‘sudo service apache2 restart’

How to enable .htaccess on Apache2

An existing .htaccess file will not work with a new/stock install of Apache2 on Linux. The following modifications will need to be made: Edit the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file and find the section for ‘<Directory /var/www/> then update a line in it from ‘AllowOverride None’ to ‘AllowOverride All’ Enable module rewrite by running in the terminal ‘sudo… read more »

Changing Plymouth Splash Screen

  Download compressed files (example)   Extract archive and copy folder to /usr/share/plymouth/themes/   Install the theme by running “sudo update-alternatives –install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/FOLDERNAME/THEMENAME.plymouth 100”   Run “sudo update-alternatives –config default.plymouth”   Select the relevant theme on the provided list in terminal   Generate the initramfs image by running “sudo update-initramfs -u”   If… read more »