Month: April 2016

  • vmware tools install (or hangs after X config

    I was updating vmware-tools on some old Linux installations of ours, using a tarball I downloaded from VMware. Once I unzipped the tarball, I ran the installer and told it to take the defaults: ./ -d Got to one machine in particular and it hung right after this text: “X is running fine with the […]

  • Changing WordPress permalinks from default to postname

    Had an issue on a WordPress site after I changed the permalinks to “%postname%” from the default.  Immediately after the change, all my wonderful posts gave 404 when I clicked on them. So I researched it a bit and found some good recommendations (make sure mod_rewrite is present, check permissions on .htaccess).  Initially it looked […]