Tag Archives: Linux

Force expiry of a Linux Account

Just locking the linux account isn’t enough, since the user can use other methods to login, such as PKI. The best solution would be to force expire the account: sudo chage -M 0 username

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MyTechnicalThoughts on Slack!

Hello there! I’ve got some good news! I’ve created a Slack Help Channel that complements this blog, you can get help here.

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Improve Intel Graphics Performance on Ubuntu 16.04 (and variants)

This solved a very annoying problem for me, as the screen was heavily tearing and I didn’t like the video playback performance. All you need to do is the following: If you are using Ubuntu 16.04, then you don’t need … Continue reading

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How to enable 3D Acceleration for guests in VMWare Workstation Pro 12.5

Just edit the file ~/.vmware/preferences and add the following line mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = “TRUE” That’s it, enjoy! Source: http://askubuntu.com/questions/537787/enable-3d-hw-acceleration-on-vmware-workstation-10-on-ubuntu-14-04

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Fixing DNS Issues with Linux Mint 18

A problem that has been bugging me for a while on my Linux Mint 18, that the DNS is not working properly and on a random basis. What I could fix it with is that I just did the following: … Continue reading

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The Fastest Way to Download a Website Offline

One Word & One Command: HTTrack, that’s the word To install it on Ubuntu: sudo apt install httrack Then, to run it: httrack http://www.xyz.com –max-rate=1000000000 –sockets=50 –disable-security-limits –display –max-rate is the download rate where 1000 = 1 KB/sec, so I am … Continue reading

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How to force usage of DNS name instead of IP in ownCloud

Sometimes when sharing a link in owncloud, especially on the mobile and desktop clients, the links are using the IP address instead of the DNS name. This behavior can be changed by using the overwritehost parameter in the config.php file … Continue reading

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