VMware Server tips and tricks

Below are my experiences for tuning and troubleshooting VMware Server 1.x on my Windows 2003 x64 host. Hope these can save someone some hours. In most cases, the bottleneck is the disks. I am so poor that I cannot afford SAN/RAID, but I would recommend a hardware RAID5 or RAID6 on production systems. === Improve proformance […]

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Ipcop in VMware

I recently installed an IPcop 1.4 in vmware to replace my old firewall at home. I also need to filter some unwanted website for my kids. === Time/Clock problem === Due to the well known time sync problem of all virtual machine, the clock in my Ipcop often running slow. IPcop use fcrontab, so I […]

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ssh using keys (avoid password)

use public keys to authenticate 2 servers ”’Server1”’ and ”’Server2”’ === on Server1 === generate keys * do not input a password * this will generate 2 files: ”id_rsa” (p[rivate key) and ”id_rsa.pub” (public key) cd $HOME/.ssh ssh-keygen -t rsa add the public key to remote server ssh-copy-id -i id_rsa.pub username@server2.local === on Server2 === […]

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Setup Putty for Linux

Software used: Putty 0.60 (from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty) CentOS 5.2 Here is how I setup Putty to connect to CentOS, fix the problem of full screen tools (such as system-admin-network). start Putty Terminal > Keyboard > The Function keys and keypad : select Linux Windows : set lines of scrollback to 2000 (or more) Windows > Translation : […]

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Install FreeNX on Centos 5.2

Software Used Server: CentOS 5.2 i386 Client: NoMachine NX Client for Windows 3.2.0-13 On the linux box, install X Windows and Gnome first (if not installed yet) su – yum groupinstall “X Window System” “GNOME Desktop Environment” and then issue these commands to install freenx yum install nx freenx nxsetup –install –setup-nomachine-key On the client, download […]

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Linux filesystem hierarchy

As a Linux beginner, it is always hard to understand what all these directory names means. Here is a list of the directory hierarchy of CentOS 5. / the root of everything /bin common linux commands. such as ls, cp, gzip, etc /boot boot codes of Linux – not to touch it unless you are […]

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WordPress Mandigo theme blockquote

To have the WordPress Mandigo theme display blockquotes like below, insert the following code in the header area of the theme: (Dashboard > Design > HTML Inserts > Right before </head>) <style type=”text/css”> body {font-family: Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif;} h1,h2,h3,h4,h5 {margin-top: 0.5cm; margin-bottom: 0.5cm} blockquote {line-height:110%; background-color:#ffffcc; font-style:normal; font-size:small; font-family: Lucida Console, Monaco5, monospace; text-align:left;margin-bottom:0.5cm;} blockquote […]

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WordPress – disable AutoCorrect

WordPress has a feature similiar to the AutoCorrect in MS Word. For example, it replace double hyphen (–) to a single hyphen (-). It think it is a nice feature for most people, but It is also the worst thing for people who blog about programming or linux commands. This is how to disable this feature: […]

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