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Updated:        2016-10-08 Wine Version: 1.9.20-staging Using my SEO to get the message out. I admit, I play World of Tanks and I play it on Linux with Wine (PlayonLinux). It has its install script there, and it works flawless. Issue #1 WOT Launcher crashes when downloading an update A change in the launcher by Wargaming recently, now forces to use the torrent protocol to download and share updates. That’s not working well on Linux and while in the old client it has to be disabled in the client settings under options while installing its now more hidden. Taken from here http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/533831-serious-problem-with-new-launcher/page__pid__11606193#entry11606193 and full credit to Ch4t_0ff. The new solution is to go to the WOTlauncher.cfg file which is located under: ~userhome/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/WorldOfTanks/drive_c/Games/World_of_Tanks/ and change <launcher_transport>3</launcher_transport> to 2. 3 is torrent transport 2 is direct download. That will make the updates downloadable on the Wine client. Issue #2 WOT graphic issues and artifacts when starting […]

Primarily under my Linux Desktops but also under windows I like to have the Google Chrome App Launcher button to quickly find and open bookmarks or “Apps” installed into Google Chrome. I either must have completely missed that or Google’s communication was fairly poor on that. Taking into count that the old URL https://chrome.google.com/webstore/launcher leads onto the generic appstore and no explanation or hint at all, I believe it’s one of those typical Google things that get worse at a constant rate. However, some digging brought actually some articles from mid 2014 that the launcher is now build into chrome itself and needs to be enabled through the chrome flags. Please note, “flags”, not a tick box button in settings. So here is how to enable: Try first to enable it here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/launcher If that doesn’t work. Start Chrome and in the browser bar put into: chrome://flags/#enable-app-list  Now you should find in your launcher […]

Particularly under VMware you may just add a new disk to linux without the need to reboot the whole thingy. So after adding the new disk as root on the OS: echo “- – -” > /sys/class/scsi_host/host#/scan where host# is the bus address usually 0 example echo “- – -” > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan fdisk -l will show you the new disk as unpartioned while you would expect to see a message in the messages log tail -f /var/log/message and thats it, you now have a new disk which you can partition and add to LVM or whatever you want with it. Related posts: Linux / VMware: Howto Increase a / (Root) LVM partition on a single vmdk without adding another partition Linux: Howto show the Servers IP address at the login console Centos / Debian / LVM: Add a new disk as a LVM volume Linux / RedHat /CentOS / Ubuntu […]

I do it on a regular base but everytime need to go back to my cheat sheet to jumpstart my memory. Whenever I need to reach one system from another without asking me for a password: First login on Server Alpha as the user desired to have the password free ssh and generate a pair of authentication keys. I would advise not to enter a passphrase but I leave that to you: user@Alpha:~> ssh-keygen -t rsa Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/home/user/.ssh/id_rsa): Created directory ‘/home/user/.ssh’. Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): Enter same passphrase again: Your identification has been saved in /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa. Your public key has been saved in /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. The key fingerprint is: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:… user@Alpha The key’s randomart image is: …..xxxxxx.x.x.x..x.xx.whatever We need to create on the Server Bravo a user’s home subdirectory .ssh. (The directory may already exist, which is […]

Howto Increase a / (Root) LVM partition on a single vmdk without adding another partition (For example under VMware Workstation)   Increase Vmware partition and LVM Resize your vmdk under VMWare as you would do it usually. Once you’ve resized the vmdk I advise to take a snapshot while everything is still fine. That way if you completely screw your VM’s partition table you have a back-out Run # df -h Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_sat01-lv_root                        16G  3.9G   11G  27% / tmpfs                 935M     0  935M   0% /dev/shm /dev/sda1             485M   37M  423M   8% /boot It will all look a bit like this run # /sbin/fdisk -u -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 96.6 GB, 96636764160 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 11748 cylinders, total 188743680 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 […]

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