February 2016

VirtualBox Debian 8 guest installation

Installing VirtualBox will fail to install the correct dependencies when running VboxLinuxAdditions.run… here is a quick fix. See the debian wiki for additional details. These specific instructions are tailored for Debian 8. apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) Then you can run sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run Reboot / Restart services and you’re good to go! Checking installation If you need to check that the guest additions are available, systemctl status virtualbox-guest-utils.service && […]

Automated transmission web (Raspberry Pi)

This is a simple script I made when automating pi installs. When run, it will Install transmission Create transmission settings.json to allow for web access Set default username, password, address/port Reload transmission for changes to take effect You might need to adjust rpc-whitelist for your network. Also, it isn’t tied to the Pi in any way so you should be able to run it without changes under any Debian machine […]

Automated logwatch setup (with logwatch vnstat)

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted here! Over a year and three months! I have been working on my workspace code a lot recently, and covering automation and other areas. Logwatch is a small, simple mail-based system logging solution that I enable on all my servers, big or small. I typically then archive/delete any messages older than x days old. Logwatch can be useful as a fallback solution […]