Category: System Admin

Install Fresh Player Plugin 0.2.4 on Ubuntu via PPA

Install Fresh Player Plugin on Ubuntu via PPA (Pepper Flash Wrapper for Firefox). The latest Fresh Player Plugin 0.2.4 is released with accelerated rendering and high DPI support. The latest Adobe Flash Player versions are only available on Linux Systems via/through Google Chrome browser. Other browsers …

How To Switch Off & Disable Systemd in Ubuntu 15.04

Switching init systems on Ubuntu 15.04. Use Upstart in Ubuntu 15.04; How To Switch Off & Disable Systemd in Ubuntu 15.04. Switch to upstart for a single boot or permanent switch back to upstart on Ubuntu 15.05 System. Please note that systemd is only fully supported …

Windows 10: 5 things I like

I’m fairly critical when it comes to new software versions regardless of whether it is an update to a web browser I use (Firefox) or the underlying operating system (Windows 10). Part of that comes from me using a program or system for a long period …

Disconnect Non-Mapped Network Drives in Windows

I have a Seagate Central at home acting as a NAS and was already connected to one of the shared folders which was password protected. When I tried to connect to my wife’s shared folder to copy some files, I got this error: Hmmm, cryptic error …

Software sniffer_gpu.exe Eating CPU Power Fixed

This was rather quirky, but after installing DirectX from Microsoft, my pc started to get a gpu error (intel) whenever I run any graphic intensive Adobe software (photoshop, illustrator, etc.) I found out that an app from Adobe – sniffer_gpu.exe would eat up about 30% of …

Install Cotonti CMS/CMF on a CentOS 7 VPS

Cotonti is open source, community driven content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) powered by PHP and MySQL. In this article we will guide you through the process of installing Cotonti on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, PHP and MariaDB.   Log in …

Install Fail2ban on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Fail2ban on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. Fail2Ban is a Python application that monitors log files to detect potential intrusion attempts. Fail2ban scans the log files looking for specific patterns that indicate an attack. It uses iptables to …

Install Python from source on Linux VPS

Python is an open-source high-level programming language and at the same time, it is user-friendly. It can be used on many different platforms. Today we will show you how to install the latest version of Python from source on your Linux VPS. We are going to use an …

Monit monitoring on Ubuntu 14.04 VM on Hyper-V

Monitor websites and services with Monit on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Hyper-V, on either Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1. This post is about setting up a monitoring service using . Monit is a free and open source service monitoring application which can perform various …

Software deployment through WDS

Install software packages during a Windows Deployment Services (WDS) deployment, without Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). In my environment, I had to set up a new Windows Deployment Services (WDS) configuration for Windows 8.1 Enterprise. To roll out in our office (some 20+ workstations). I wanted to …

Completely Remove WINE From Linux Ubuntu Systems

How to completely uninstall Wine in Linux Ubuntu? How to completely remove Wine in Linux Ubuntu? Learn to remove wine folder and all the applications in that folder. Uninstalling Wine via synaptic will keeps showing it in the application menu. It will uninstall Wine but leave …