The other day I was doing some training for my Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator Exam and I needed to practice configuring KVM VM’s and networking so I decided I would give it a shot. In the past I’ve worked with VMWare ESXI and a few other Level-1 Hyper-visors there were able to run other hyper-visors within them, this is a term referred to as nesting, so I just assumed that Microsoft Hyper-V would let me do this by default… I was wrong. So after messing with it a bit I eventually did get it working so I figured I would do a quick write-up because I couldn’t see the information posted anywhere else, so here we go.
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I’ve been using Geary as one of my mail clients and I noticed that when I first set it up on a new system I’m not able to use the application. I type in my account settings properly for my G-Mail account however it just fails over and over. I checked my G-Mail account and noticed that I was getting a security notification for my G-Mail account, this is due to the fact that Geary is considered a less secure application by Google. To fix this issue simply go to this URL and then switch the setting for allowing access to less secure applications to on.
I’ve recently made the switch back to Arch Linux and decided that I really wanted to find a media player that fit the bill for me. In the past on Windows I was using Foobar2000 as my primary music player I loved the light resource usage but also the fact that I could customize the interface and make it beautiful. Linux users generally suffer from a lack of beautiful applications that look polished and whenever I find an application that’s got a good UI and functionality I I feel inclined to share it. I recently was informed about the existence of a newish media player for Linux called Lollypop, here’s a screenshot so you can see the UI
If you’re reading this article you’re probably already familiar with what Plex is and that’s why you’re here, but for those of you that aren’t aware of what Plex is it’s a piece of cross platform media server software that in my opinion is unrivaled currently. If you’re interested in what the UI looks like here’s a screenshot!
The Razer Blackwidow Chroma is undoubtedly a really cool piece of computer kit. However after picking one up I noticed one major fault, a lack of Linux support and a lack of any instructions on how to get it working with Linux. From what I know about keyboards I made some assumptions 1. there would be some sort of on-board storage that stores the firmware for the LED’s because they were already working in a pulsing pattern on my Linux desktop, 2. If you modified that that on-board storage on another operating system changes would persist if you moved it back to Linux. Both of these things turned out to be true so below is a quick how to on configuring your Razer Chroma on a Linux workstation.