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Installing ImageMagic @ Suse 10

I like the Debian apt-get package mechanism, it simply works (Posting the statement
$sudo apt-get install imagemagick
would finalize this post.  In Suse however…). Recently I had to install on a Suse 10 (SLES) linux system. Although I had root access, I lack the knowledge/experience how to get the repositories of the configurations to get YAST install whatever I need.

Still, my installation of Alfresco Share had to get up and running, so I prepared to compile ImageMagic myself. See my post about Installing SWFTools @ Suse 10 as well. Continue reading ‘Installing ImageMagic @ Suse 10’

Installing SWFTools @ Suse 10

I like the Debian apt-get package mechanism, it simply works (Posting the statement
#sudo apt-get install swftools

would finalize this post.  In Suse however…). Recently I had to install on a Suse 10 (SLES) linux system. Although I had root access, I lack the knowledge/experience how to get the repositories of the configurations to get YAST install whatever I need.

Still, my installation of Alfresco Share had to get up and running, including the flashy previews in Alfresco Share, so I prepared to compile SWFTools myself. See my post about Installing ImageMagic @ Suse 10 as well. Continue reading ‘Installing SWFTools @ Suse 10’

Synchronize system time with a time server on the Internet

I usually run Ubuntu servers as development servers in VMware Player. And I frequently suspend/hibernate my host OS, my laptop. To my surprise Ubuntu as a guest OS is very tolerant for these interruptions. It hardly ever fails to work. Only downside is that the system time gets confused. This makes log entries less usable, because it is hard to guess the actual time. Therefore I install an ntp service, to syncronize the system time with some time servers on the Internet.
Continue reading ‘Synchronize system time with a time server on the Internet’

Cloning Ubuntu VMWare images

Often I use Ubuntu running in VMWare as development systems. Actually, I have created a pre-installed Alfresco image that I unzip and rename for another project. VMware Player nicely asks if I copied or moved the image, in order to create a new MAC address, or leave it as it is. Since I want to be able to run multiple VM’s at a time, I select the ‘move’ option. So far, so good.

Ubuntu however is not that fond of being moved around this way. It breaks networking. The solution? Remove these two files, and reboot Ubuntu:
sudo rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
sudo rm /etc/udev/rules.d/75-persistent-net-generator.rules

(Thanks to http://chrysaor.info/?page=faq#16)