Linux / VMWare – Failed to get gcc information

This Kali rolling release is killing me… Besides a lot of shit that I’m solving one by one, now a new update killed my VMWare Workstation Pro again. What is this? Can’t you update your system anymore without killing the application you have to use on a daily basis? As uncumbersome I was in the…

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Huge UI in Chrome / Chromium in Linux

After one of these fantastic updates I ran on my Kali installation, the UI of my Chrome or better Chromium application is HUGE. On my laptop screen it is not doable. Simply making the fonts smaller won’t cut it because my other UI elements, like my bookmarks bar, are still way to big. A silly…

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Linux VMWare kernel module update

Big VMWare issues… Since I’m using it every day, this has top priority for me. The latest Kali Linux updates completely destroyed my installation. Startup problems, crashes, slow downs, problems with the terminal, fan issues, instability with different applications, etc. One of the problems that took me some time to figure out was with my…

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Linux on a HP Envy – Boot Device Not Found 3F0

I have a 2016 model HP Envy with some great specs that I am very fond of. It blazing fast and can run my OS and virtual machines without a problem. It’s the second time though that after some Kali system updates, the machine won’t start with a seemingly nasty error: Boot Device Not Found…

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SSH keys vs passwords

So I might be managing many Linux machines in the near future and one thing that is on my mind already: use passwords or SSH keys to login? As you might have boticed I’m getting more and more into the security aspect of Linux. This and this should be the start of such a ‘project’…

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CentOS firewall-cmd examples

Also part of the TO DO list is to check my firewall configuration. The firewall in my CentOS box is firewalld which can be controlled with the command firewall-cmd. I’ve needed it often in the past to simply add or remove ports after configuring services and/or restart the firewall. Somehow the syntax won’t stick in…

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Zimbra – Enable SELinux

First of all, from my TO DO list, is the thing that bugged me the most: SELinux and Zimbra. I’m sticking with Zimbra for now, so it better be secure. In the past I’ve complained a couple of times that to be able to run Zimbra on a CentOS box, you have to disable SELinux….

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