Category Archives: Hardware

Installing Ubiquiti Unifi Controller on a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Stretch)

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Running on Raspbian ‘Stretch’ ? To get the apt-key command successfully downloading the Ubiquity GPG-key on Raspbian Stretch, you need to install the dirmngr manually. Don’t forget to update the repository first! sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install dirmngr Please note that  the APT-KEY is deprecated and this isn’t a… Read more »

Quest ActiveRoles Management Shell Download

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Quest ActiveRoles Management Shell Download Quest ActiveRoles is a collection of very useful PowerShell cmdlets for Active Directory. They used to be offered for free by Quest Software (now owned by Dell), but have since after version 1.5.1 (as far as I know) started charging money for the cmdlets in… Read more »

Installing VICE on RaspberryPi

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Prior to installing VICE on your Jessie distribution of Raspbian you need to alter the sources list. sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list Add the following lines on the end of the file #Source for VICE deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib Execute the following commands to completely install VICE including the ROM files…. Read more »

Installing OMSA in VMware ESXi

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Download the OMSA 8.3 package Dell OpenManageServer Administrator vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) for ESXi 6.0, v8.3 SCP to /tmp esxcli software vib install -d=/tmp/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-8.3.0-1908.VIB-ESX60i_A00.zip Installation Result Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective. Reboot Required: true VIBs Installed: Dell_bootbank_OpenManage_8.3.0.ESXi600-0000… Read more »

PiMusicBox not showing Spotify playlist [FIXED]

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As some point my PiMusicBox stopped showing the Spotify playlists in the PiMusicBox web interface. As far as i noticed this happened since a specific time, as one PiMusicbox is still showing the playlists and a newly installed PiMusicBox v0.60, which contains Mopidy 0.19.5, didn’t show the Spotify playlists anymore…. Read more »

Pi-Hole, the easy way to ad-blocking

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Pi-Hole, the easy way to ad-blocking, without configuring an ad-blocker per device. Even the smartphone, tablet and other devices can benefit from this easily. Just plug-in a Raspberry Pi Zero, wired, into the network. Install and configure the Pi-Hole and change your router to point the primary DNS to the… Read more »

Autostart a application on Raspbian

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If you want to autostart an application in Raspbian, just edit the following file; ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart contents of this file @lxpanel –profile LXDE-pi @pcmanfm –desktop –profile LXDE-pi @xscreensaver -no-splash @hexchat I added ‘@hexchat’ on the bottom to have HexChat IRC client autostarted on logon.

Getting TightVNCserver started on boot

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Getting TightVNCserver started on boot using a RaspberryPi can get some trouble some. So i aggregated the information from various forum posts to in order to make it work correctly. Refresh the installation of TightVNCserver sudo apt-get purge –auto-remove tightvncserver Create a TightVNCserver boot script sudo nano /etc/init.d/vncboot Content of… Read more »

Dell Perc H700 firmware upgrade under Citrix Xenserver

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Updating the Dell Perc H700 raid controller firmware can be a hideous job. Let me explain how i got this done. First download the “SAS-RAID_Firmware_C3X7D_LN_12.10.6-0001_A12.BIN” file from the Dell Support website   Make sure that the file is available in your ~ directory. Either use wget of (win)scp to get… Read more »

Installing XenServer 6.5 on Dell PowerEdge R210

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Firstly we set the XenServer root partition to 16GB (opposed to the default 4GB, which is kinda tight), see Major IO blog; F2 on install shell vi /opt/xensource/installer/constants.py Change the following lines; line #89 GPT_SUPPORT = False Line #92 root_size = 16384 exit — NTP Servers from NTP Pool Project… Read more »

Screen flickers on IGEL Thin Client while using XenApp 6.x (EnableOSS)

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When you experience flickering of certain (in our case on blueish) parts of an internet website which being connected to a XenApp 6.x farm using a IGEL Thin Client you might need to read these Citrix articles : CTX133935 – Flickering or Other Display Issues Might be Seen when Adaptive… Read more »