Storm SSH – command line tool to manage your ssh connections
Cheat – create and view interactive cheatsheets on the command-line
So I am now the happy owner of a new Dell XPS 15 running Windows 8.1, along with a D3100 docking station.
Now, the problem is, the drivers provided by Dell with the D3100 docking station (DisplayLink) refuse to install. I get the license agreement windows and click on OK, nothing happens and the folder for the DisplayLink software isn’t even created as it should under C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\.
I tried every single version of the Dell drivers supporting Windows 8.1 and a lot of the drivers provided by DisplayLink themselves, trying to boot into Safe Mode to install, running the DisplayLink uninstaller and trying again… All without any luck until I came across this post entry on the DisplayLink forums – http://www.displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?p=77416
And I finally got the DisplayLink software and drivers to install by running the 7.4M2 driver from the DisplayLink website in Windows 7 compatibility mode (otherwise it still doesn’t work) and I have at least an image on my stand alone monitor when I plug in the docking station! I haven’t gone through any further set-up of the extended display of of yet but will update this post when I do.
Quick notes on setting up Virtualbox on a Ubuntu 14.04 install to manage remotely (like an hypervisor) using phpvirtualbox.
Very easy to install and use, I use it to figure out the IPs of machines on my network that have static IPs (and don’t register a DHCP lease on the router status page) or quickly figure out what services run on which machine – http://angryip.org/
Just because it gets me every time!
I was fighting for a while to mount a network drive on my Tiny Core Linux box running v5.4 with the following error
mount error(13): Permission denied
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
The command I was trying was:
sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.1.103/share /mnt/popcorn -o username=$USER,password=$PASSWORD
After a lot of googling, it turns out that as per http://office-supply-liberation.blogspot.ie/2014/01/asus-ac66r-wireless-router-mounting.html, I need to add another option! Weird, since Tiny Core Linux 4.X mounts the exact same drive without requiring the option.
So the command that works is:
sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.1.103/share /mnt/popcorn -o username=$USER,password=$PASSWORD,sec=ntlmv2