Category: System administration

  • Archos 101 internet tablet: Activate WLAN HTTP proxy settings in Android WebView

    Since firmware version 2.1.8 the Archos 101 internet tablet supports HTTP proxy settings. The proxy settings can be configured under “Settings > Wireless & network > wifi proxy settings”. To enable the HTTP proxy settings in a WebView one has to call WebView.enablePlatformNotifications() in the Activity’s onCreate() method: public class YourActivity extends Activity { @Override […]

  • WordPress 2.7+: Enable Automatic Plugins and Theme Update

    After moving a WordPress instance from one server to an other the automatic update functionality for plugins and themes was no longer working. Trying to update a plugin, WordPress always asked my to enter FTP credentials. After some research I found out that one has to set some permissions and ownerships for the user and […]

  • Windows batch file to delete old files and remove empty directories recursively

    Here is a Windows batch file that finds and deletes old files under a specific directory. In a second step the script removes folders that became empty after deleting the (old) files. Note that the scripts works recursively, i.e. it searches for old files and empty folders in any subdirectory under the specified path. One […]

  • fit-PC2 & Ubuntu 9.10: Configure Wi-Fi access for WPA2 protected WLAN

    Here is a step-by-step tutorial how to configure a fit-PC2 running Ubuntu 9.10 to connect to a WPA2 protected WLAN. First, follow the instructions on to install some fit-PC2 packages that ensure the hardware support. After rebooting, the system should use the fit-PC2 kernel: # sudo uname -r 2.6.31-34-fitpc2 Next, create the file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf […]

  • Windows 7: How to edit hosts file

    To edit the hosts file on a Windows 7 system just follow the instructions below: Press Windows-Key or click on Windows icon Search for “cmd.exe“ Press Strg+Shift+Return or right click on cmd.exe and select “Run as administrator” Confirm the Windows UAC dialog. Run notepad %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts Edit the hosts file and save the changes Close the […]

  • Ubuntu 10.04: Duplicate/Outdated “Message of the day” after updating from 10.04.1 LTS to 10.04.2 LTS

    After updating my Ubuntu system from 10.04.1 LTS to 10.04.2 LTS I got two Messages of the day after the login. Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS Welcome to the Ubuntu Server! * Documentation: […] Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS Welcome to the Ubuntu Server! * Documentation: […] 53 packages can be updated. 5 updates are security updates. […]