Install VMware Server on OpenSuse 11

1. Get vmware rpm server from

2. Install vmware rpm

ns2 ~ # rpm -ivh VMware-server-1.0.7-108231.i386.rpm

3. Configure vmware with

ns2 ~ # /usr/bin/ 

agree license and where it says

 “None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your 
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for 
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] yes
Using compiler “/usr/bin/gcc”. Use environment variable CC to override.

Your kernel was built with “gcc” version “4.3.1”, while you are trying to use 
“/usr/bin/gcc” version “4.3”. This configuration is not recommended and VMware 
Server may crash if you’ll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as
one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler 
“/usr/bin/gcc” version “4.3” anyway? [no] yes

4. after you install vmware is ready to use.
if you like to install VMware-mui-1.0.7-108231.tar.gz
download from decompress install with ./

file IO tuning, iotop

To check File IO, this iotop is one of best solution.

“Linux has always been able to show how much I/O was going on (the bi and bo columns of the vmstat 1 command).

Iotop is a Python program with a top like UI used to show of behalf of which process is the I/O going on. It requires Python ≥ 2.5 and a Linux kernel ≥ 2.6.20.”

For Suse 11
Simply type “yum install iotop”.

Iotop’s homepage

Download BitTorrents on linux/unix pure console

Downloading BitTorrent on Linux without GUI.

1. Install BitTorrent

$ yum -y install bittorrent

2. get torrent that you want to download

3. let start download bittorrent

$ bittorrent-curses ‘[222].torrent’


$ bittorrent-curses ‘some_file[222].torrent’ 


Requirements :

You must have Python 2.3 above.

to check version of Python simply type python -V from command line


Software :

Virtualmin domain(s) configuration files

When you setup domain with virtualmin, sometime you want to change after while.

eg., administrative username

modify domain(s) without re-setup entire domain(s), edit following file.

1. [root@ns99 ~]# cd /etc/webmin/virtual-server/

2. [root@ns99 virtual-server]# cat sample.local.act

change sample.local as your domain name

3. see where it says domains=117160406314152

remember number of domains.

4. [root@ns99 virtual-server]# cd domains/

5. [root@ns99 domains]# vim 117160406314152 number you find before.

6. edit and save. done!

Install php 5 on CentOS 4

How to install php 5 on CentOS 4.

1. Modify vi /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo 

#additional packages that extend functionality of existing packages
name=CentOS-$releasever – Plus
enabled=1 ←Change it to 1
#contrib – packages by Centos Users
name=CentOS-$releasever – Contrib
enabled=1 ←Change it to 1


2. yum -y update php or yum -y update

3. if no error, it done.