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How to fix Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Online

Since my /r/crashteamracing post has been removed almost immediately without any reason given, and when I asked about it, I received absolutely no response, I’m going to post my rambling here. I’m a player of the original PSOne CTR (yeah, I’m that old), and I actually managed to reach 100% completion with it on the […]

Local Ubuntu APT repo mirror on CentOS 7 v2

I’ve done this using apt-mirror already, but it turns out, apt-mirror has a few caveats: it’s unmaintained it requires debootstrap + chroot On top of that, I’ve been having issues enabling multi-arch for my repo. So I tried out apt-cacher-ng too, but it turned out to not play too well with reverse proxies. Then I […]

Ubuntu 18.04 UEFI Network Installer

For whatever reason, Canonical thinks this decade-old standard is still optional. Well guess what, it’s not. Many modern systems don’t even have CSM. At all. The workaround is extremely elegant, as always with Ubuntu: grab the mini.iso files, then add the EFI folder from the server ISO to the mix, and that’s it. Lovely, right? […]

Local Ubuntu APT repo mirror on CentOS 7

Note: make sure to check out the revised APT repo mirror guide! So you might want to have a local mirror for your Ubuntu workstations, but you don’t want to run Ubuntu on the mirror server itself, because Ubuntu Server sucks ass. In this case, it’s really not that hard to find a way. Set […]

killinuxfloor 1.1 released

killinuxfloor 1.1 has been released! I’ve already explained both the issues that we’ve been having recently with Killing Floor 2 Server on Linux, and the manual solution to them. Now I’m happy to say the fix has been incorporated into killinuxfloor, so you don’t have to worry about it anymore. For the curious, here’s the […]

Fixing Killing Floor 2 Linux Server Workshop downloads

Update: killinuxfloor 1.1 released with the fix included. I’ve been doing killinuxfloor, an installer for Killing Floor 2 Server on Linux for some time, and Workshop downloads have been troublesome for quite a while. I even raised a ticket with Tripwire about a week ago, but other than the automatic confirmation e-mail, I received zero […]

Fixing eSIM activation on the iPhone

TLDR: if you accidentally delete your eSIM plan from your iPhone, and you can’t activate via the provided QR codes anymore, don’t mess around with settings, don’t reset your phone, just ask for an eSIM replacement from the phone company. Oh and make sure you have Wi-Fi while you activate it! eSIM, or embedded-SIM is […]

Killing Floor 2 on Ubuntu Linux 18.04

Yes, it does work. The new Steam Play was announced quite some time ago, so now you don’t need to participate in any beta. Here’s how it works. If you have an NVIDIA card, install the graphics-drivers PPA to get the latest and greatest NVIDIA drivers: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt update Now find the […]

Fixing WordPress image cropping on CentOS

You know the drill. You upload the image, you want a nice crop, but then There has been an error cropping your image. Ouch. Fortunately it’s a simple issue with a very easy fix: yum install php-gd systemctl restart php-fpm systemctl restart nginx Aaand that’s it.

Updating WordPress on CentOS with enabled SELinux

In my earlier post I explained how to install WordPress on CentOS. It’s all good until you get the first update notification for WordPress itself: But if you click on that Update Now button, guess what happens: Of course, you want FTP credentials, what else? To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your […]