Google Chrome – First Impressions

After receiving numerous “downloading” errors (0×80040508), I was finally able to install Google’s new browser, Chrome. Suppressing the temptation to try out all of the new features, I jumped right in and started surfing the web. I’m actually using Chrome to type up this post and so far, everything seems to be working fine.

Running Ubuntu 7.10 in VMWare Player

I wanted to check out the latest Ubuntu release, so I downloaded the following VMWare image: After extracting the 2 files, I opened Ubuntu-7.10-server-i386.vmx in VMWare Player. A dialog appeared asking me if I had moved or copied the image opened, so I selected “I copied it”. After which, I received an “error” saying […]

Clearing VMWare Player Recent Virtual Machines list

The VMWare Player does not include an option to clear the list of “Recent Virtual Machines” (why not?!?!). Since the list of virtual machines that I had opened was growing quite long, I set out to find a way to clear it myself. After searching in a few places (Windows XP), I came across the […]

Shared object error during cPanel Apache build

I was trying to add PHP Zip support on my cPanel server today and when Apache went to restart, it failed with the folowing error: Cannot load /usr/local/apache/libexec/ into server: /usr/local/apache/libexec/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory After a Google search, I found that I needed to run: cd /usr/local/cpanel/apache /usr/local/apache/bin/apxs […]

Annoying system beep

Even with the volume turned off, if your PC has a system speaker, it can still emit a loud system beep. I was running some MySQL statements from the command line and every time there was an error…BEEP. To fix this, I could simply run the MySQL commands with the -b, –no-beep option, which turns […]

Eric Martin