Installing Heroes of the Storm via Lutris (Wine wrapper)

Gaming on Linux has come a long way. Not only are more and more games going native, but the tools that exist to enable playing non-native games are better than ever! Valve Software’s Steam Proton, a feature of the Steam software delivery platform wraps Wine to help provide an effortless…

Pre-compiled a3_dms.pbo (ARMA 3 Defent’s Mission System)

To install and use DMS you must download their project and pack a directory with a PBO file manager. Here’s a copy if you don’t want to do that, only modifications are that APEX weapons, gear, and vehicles are allowed for AI and missions. —- Just download the zipped PBO,…

Easily changing hostname on a Linux machine w/ systemd

Changing the hostname on a system is a surprisingly tedious process on a Linux host. Different distributions manage it with different files or tools, and sometimes if you forgot one you could hose some integral components. If you aren’t using a configuration management tool like Ansible to abstract this, you’ll…

Ryzen BIOS options and KVM virtualization

I had some troubles when trying to use KVM virtualization on the somewhat new Ryzen platform. You must enable IOMMU and SVM both. This exact configuration varies depending on your motherboard manufacturer and BIOS, but you should be able to find these settings somewhere in there. Otherwise you’ll end up…

Quickly add one (to many) IPs to an Ubuntu/Debian host

I had a bout of temporary confusion because I hadn’t manually added an IP to a Linux network adapter in a long time. In addition to that, some conventions have changed for the simpler. No longer do you have to append aliases to IPs like :0, :1, and so on….

Windows Subsystem for Linux: Error 0x80070005 (Access Denied)

So you’re trying to automate Windows Subsystem for Linux. (i’m sorry) – it goes without saying that this is super beta software. expect pain and rough edges. if you have alternatives, explore them until this is a more well-cooked shippable thingy. Maybe things are going well though. You’ve got a…

ESXI 5.5/6.0/6.5 Download Links

Finding these download links is a difficult and annoying task. VMWare really takes a tip from Oracle on this one!!! Hide everything behind massive pay walls. Who cares with anyone that wants to learn or retrieve old software? ESXI 5.5 ESXI 6.0 ESXI 6.5     Want a license for…

Opening a graphical application on Mac OS via SSH

This won’t let you interact with it, but you can at least know it’s been opened on the remote machine. This helped me when I needed Teamviewer to be open after it had crashed. Log into your Mac OS machine via SSH. This has to be preconfigured, it’s not available…

UNRAID: Disabling autostart when passthrough disables the host

I found a weird ‘gotcha’ with UNRAID recently, where if you pass through a PCI-E device into a virtual machine you may lose interactivity with the host if it’s currently relying on that resource when said VM is staretd. Furthermore, if you’re using auto-start, you’re extra screwed! As soon as…