Home Server Project Update 2: Goodbye Arch Linux

As I documented before, I’ve had problems with Pogoplug and Arch Linux running my servers. Recently I’ve been having problems logging in via SSH on my updated Fedora computers. From what I can tell from a little research, it seems the old way of connecting had a flaw so updated SSH doesn’t want talk to […]

In case you’re having issues creating a new VM in Virt-manager

Tried to use virt-manager again (more about that in a future post), but kept getting the error: qemu-system-x86_64: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: failed to map segment from shared object: Permission denied Well, turns out this blog post had the answer for me: sudo setsebool -P virt_use_execmem=on That blog appears to be a great […]

Trying out VMWare Player after nearly a decade

Nearly a year ago I did a comparison of Virtualbox and Red Hat’s virt-manager.  Although I was pretty happy with virt-manager, I’ve had to continue using Virtualbox because so far virt-manager isn’t able to do a bridged ethernet connection without having to ditch NetworkManager and/or do some weird stuff.  I’d given up on VMWare a […]

Oracle’s Virtualbox vs Red Hat’s Virtual Machine Manager

I’ve been using Virtualbox for a long time to run virtual machines when I want to check out other distros before I install them on one of my computers or to review them.  It’s MOSTLY open source, although some of the key parts like USB 2.0 are free to use, but not open source.  So […]