Archive for July 21st, 2013

Installing VMware Workstation serial on Workstation 9.0.2 in Linux

There appears to be a bug in the Linux version of VMware Workstation 9.0.2 in which it will not accept a serial number from the GUI. The solution is to open a terminal and install the serial manually.

Assuming your serial number is ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE (which it’s probably not, but you get the idea), do the following:


sudo /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx --new-sn ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE

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Sendmail error “…unable to qualify my own domain name () — using short name”

If you see an error like the following:

Apr 23 22:41:01 hostname sm-msp-queue[10210]: unable to qualify my own domain name (hostname) — using short name

edit your /etc/hosts file and make sure the displayed hostname is set to 127.0.0.1.

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Problems printing in landscape with LibreOffice 3.6 on openSUSE 12.3

I noticed this problem while trying to print something today. Even though the page was formatted to landscape, the printer would still print it in portrait mode.

My printer is a Brother HL-2170W using the Foomatic/hpijs-pcl5w (recommended) driver.

The fix:

In LibreOffice, go to File > Printer Settings > (select printer) > Properties > Device.

Change ‘Printer Language Type‘ from ‘PDF’ to ‘PostScript (Level from driver)’

The page now prints in the correct orientation.

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