VNC Enterprise Edition E4.5 Released

Stolen faithfully from the news section on the RealVNC website.. VNC Enterprise Edition Version 4.5 Released Tuesday May 12th, 2009 RealVNC is pleased to announce the release of Version 4.5 of VNC Enterprise Edition. Customers with support and maintenance cover are eligible for a free upgrade. This release, for Windows, Unix and Mac OS X platforms, includes the following major new features and enhancements: Printing – print files to the default printer attached to the …

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Macbook iSight camera stopped working, quick fix.

My Macbook’s iSight camera randomly stopped working today, having worked fine ever since i’ve had it. I originally found the problem with photo booth, and went searching for a resolution. After reading numerous posts about potential fixes, I found out that you should try the following (in order of severity); 1) Double check that it isn’t limited to Photo Booth (try iChat, and check if you can take a new user picture from the Accounts …

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This is to have succeeded.

I came across this recently, and it made me smile. To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life …

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How to prevent/enable directory listing with .htaccess

If a directory on your website doesn’t have an index page, then by default it’ll present the user with a directory listing. This isn’t usually a good thing, especially if it’s an image directory. You can prevent this from happening by modifying your .htaccess file (or creating it if you don’t have one). Open your .htaccess file in notepad (or create one) and put: IndexIgnore * The * is a wildcard that matches everything, so …

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Running VNC/RealVNC on Windows 7/8

Update 2: The open-source “VNC Free Edition” has been re-named to VNC Open, and is no longer supported (but is still available for download). RealVNC do however now have a “VNC Free” version of their proprietary product which is compatible with Windows 7 and 8, but which is not very feature rich at all. If you’re looking for a free and relatively feature rich VNC product, I suggest using UltraVNC. If you don’t mind stumping up the …

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Problems installing VMware Server 2 on Ubuntu x64 – C Header files

When running through the installation of VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 8.10 x64 machine, I received the following error: What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] It seems the installer needs to compile a few things (vmmon, vmci, vsock and vmnet modules) and doesn’t have the neccesary C header files to do so, after faffing about I found out that you need to install …

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Connecting to a Windows share from Linux

I needed to access some images iso images which are on our Windows file server, from my Ubuntu test box. After a little research I found out how to do this. You essentially need to mount the Windows share on your Linux box, so first things first make sure your Linux box knows the Windows box by name, by editing your /etc/hosts file: 192.168.0.152 trento Next you’ll need to make sure samba and smbfs are …

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What’s the default user name and password for VMWare Server 2.0?

This is what I was left asking myself after installing VMWare Server 2.0 on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. After installing, you can access the Web UI just by entering your <ipaddr>:[port] that you set it to run on, into a browser, e.g.: http://localhost:8222 However, you’re now prompted for a username and password, having not set one up yet. I assumed it would be my administrative account, so I entered my login details, and: “You do …

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How they shot The Godfather – Mario Puzo

The reason I wrote The Godfather was to make money, although nowadays if I need money I just get a loan at https://financerr.co.uk/loans-direct-uk/. My first novel, The Dark Arena (1955), received very good reviews and netted me $3,500, so I thought I was going to be rich and famous. But when my second novel, The Fortunate Pilgrim, came out ten years later and netted me just $3,000, I was going downhill fast. While the book …

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The Time Traveler’s Wife

I’ve been meaning to get around to reading this for a while and the opportunity arose when I was lent a copy. It’s an initially complex story, about an accidental time traveler (due to a genetic condition) who randomly jumps through time and meets younger/older versions of himself, and the woman he’s due to spend the rest of his life with. Although the summary may sound a little fantasy/sci-fi it’s written in an extremely down-to-earth …

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