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Install open-vm-tools on Debian 4.0 (Etch)

Posted 09-29-2008 at 12:55 AM by sridhar11
Updated 06-16-2016 at 08:40 AM by sridhar11

VMware Inc. released an OpenSource version of their VMware-Tools, called open-vm-tools. While theyíre quite easy to install on Gentoo (emerge open-vm-tools), itís not that easy having them installed on a Debian Etch (4.0) if you want to go the proper way.

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Linux Kernel Magic SysRq keys in openSUSE for crash recovery

Posted 09-28-2008 at 12:17 PM by rbkumaran

The Linux Kernel offers you something that allows you to recover your system from a crash or at the least lets you to perform a proper shutdown using the Magic SysRq Keys. The magic SysRq key is a select key combination in the Linux kernel which allows the user to perform various low level commands regardless of the systemís state using the SysRq key.
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KDE in Gnome---Mandriva 2007

Posted 09-28-2008 at 11:52 AM by mahesh mallan


once i ran kde in gnome it worked nicely

but next time i entered KDE the gnome panel was under my KDE panel how can i getred of the gnome panel i cant just remove the panel
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package does not update

Posted 09-27-2008 at 06:01 AM by walter81

Hi there,

I have a working Mandriva Free 2008.1 distribution and want to update glibc.
My current version is 2.7-12.

The Software Manager did not find glibc as an independent package.

I have downloaded version 2.18.0. ./configure, make, make install work without any errors but rmp -q glibc returns the older version.

I have tried searching for an RMP package of glibc but till now I did not find it.

Any ideas?
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How to access Linux drive in windows using samba.

Posted 09-26-2008 at 10:51 AM by ajay.parashar


i installed VMware player on WinXP , now i am running fedora 8 image using vmware player.
I want to access linux drives in windows so that i can map these linux derive in windows using map network drive.
How to enable samba , what are the steps for this please let me know.
I do not know how to use samba?

After installing vmware i can see two network connection named "vmware Network adapter".

Timely help would be appreciated....
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