VMWare Ubuntu IP address change


I always have this problem when moving VMWare images of Ubuntu, the most recent of a 10.04 LTS Server. Whenever you move or copy a VMWare image it assigns a new Mac address and Ubuntu starts without properly bringing up the interface. Really annoying when you are using VMWare server without a console. To make it grab the IP Address again, simply remove the rule: [cc lang=“bash”] sudo rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

Ubuntu 9.04 server at home

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Over the past week or so (slowed down by the damn flu) I have been building a new server for home. Its going to have the following duties: Backup server (with Apple Time Machine) File server NNTP server iTunes server Database server (mainly PostgreSQL) VMWare server The hardware is mounted in rackmount chassis with space for 12 drives, 6 of which will be populated straight away, has a 64bit processor and will have 3Gb of RAM (The maximum on this old hardware).

mplayer – disable LIRC


Been trying to use mplayer from the shell on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and LIRC was giving my problems, but I couldn’t find any help with the following mplayer error: <br /> mplayer: could not connect to socket<br /> mplayer: No such file or directory<br /> Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.<br /> Well all you need to do to is to disable LIRC support by doing the following: