Change color to bash comments in VIM

Usually when using VIM from a console terminal the commented lines are dark blue. A very pain in the eye. You can change this colour, creating a file .vimrc in your home folder with this content: highlight Comment       ctermfg=DarkGreen

NTFS 3G slow with VMware

If you have your vm hosted on a NTFS partition and the mount.ntfs-3g is eating all your CPU power, try to update the NTFS 3G to the last version and add to your .vmx file this config line: mainMem.useNamedFile=FALSE

How to install OpenLaszlo 4.1.1 on Linux

I’m playing with OpenLaszlo from a while (an open source platform for the development and delivery of rich Internet applications), but I have found some problems installing it on my developing system (currently I’m using Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex).
I have found the solution and due to lack of documentation about it I have decided to write a little step-by-step guide here on this blog…


VMware Server 2.0 + Sound/ALSA + Ubuntu/Linux

The new version of my preferred virtual machine environment is out, I’m using it, but the problem with audio device/ALSA is still present.

The new web interface (new??? I remember the “same” interface with the old GSX…) adds some cool features, but the way to fix the ALSA problem is the same of the previous version…


VMware MUI and remote console not working … fixed!

Sometimes, on Linux boxes, after installing VMware Server and the MUI (Management User Interface aka VMware Management Interface – the web based administration interface) you cannot login. You have to use the root account and the password of your linux server, you have made no typo errors, but no way to go ahead.

Usually, if you have this problem, you cannot use also the VMware console from a remote IP (eg. you cannot login to your server from your workstation, even from the same LAN).

Recently I have found this problem in many Linux distributions and I have figured out how to fix this serious problem…


Ubuntu, VMware Server, Core 2 Duo, clock problem: fixed!

Well, I’m actually using Kubuntu (I prefer KDE over GNOME); anyway the distribution is the same.

I have installed VMware Server into my brand new Core 2 Duo laptop and I have found the well know clock/time problem affecting the guest OS: the time into the virtual machine is running much slower or faster than the host time (the real world). With my Core 2 Duo, this time, was faster…



Well, VMWare tools sometimes fails to install into a Linux guest with recent kernel.

The error is something like this: The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match your running kernel (version Even if the module were to compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.