VirtualBox report “Kernel driver not installed” on Fedora 21

VitualBox is installed on Fedora 21 by # yum install VirtualBox The following packages are installed kmod-VirtualBox-3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64-4.3.20-4.fc21.4.x86_64 VirtualBox-4.3.20-3.fc21.x86_64 There is the kernel modules package installed. However, when running virtualbox (after reboot), it reports: [zma@laptop:~]$ virtualbox WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module available for the current kernel (3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64) or […]

How to install vbetool on CentOS 6.6?

I found CentOS 6.6 does not ship vbetool in its default repositories, EPEL or RPMfusion. How to install vbetool on CentOS 6.6? First, download the source package from http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/vbetool/ and unpack the package. Second, install needed packages: # yum pciutils-devel pciutils-devel-static libx86-devel During the building, it will try to find the libpci.a in a different […]

How to find the available packages’ versions with aptitude on Linux?

How to find the available packages’ versions with aptitude on Linux? With aptitude, you can use this command to show the available versions of a package: aptitude versions <package name> In the console GUI, aptitude also show the versions. You may also simulate installation of a package and see which version will be installed: aptitude […]

How to find all available versions of a package in dpkg, apt-get or aptitude?

How to find all available versions of a package in dpkg, apt-get or aptitude? To list available versions of a package: apt-cache showpkg <package-name> For example, to check all versions of thunderbird: $ sudo apt-cache showpkg thunderbird Package: thunderbird Versions: 1:31.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages) Description Language: File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-amd64_Packages MD5: 68ed1001b79d708ad48956a0c129114d Description Language: en File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en MD5: […]

How to package a Scala project to a .jar with sbt?

How to package a Scala project to a .jar file with sbt? Manually packaging the .class files are fine but too tedious. A jar of just the project classes The command: sbt package will produces the main artifact as a jar into target/scala-2.x.y/project_name_2.x.y-zz.jar. Continuously building the package: sbt ~package Standalone jar with all dependencies If […]

How to install multiple versions of sbt on my Linux host?

How to install multiple versions of sbt on my Linux host For example, some projects use 0.12.x while some use 0.13.x. Installing neither in the system only is not sufficient enough. You may use the excellent sbt-extras: https://github.com/paulp/sbt-extras Most of the time, it detects the version of sbt needed in the project direoctory automatically: [zma@office […]

How to install .deb packages on Fedora?

I come across some closed source software that only provides .deb packages. Fedora manages packages with rpm/yum. How to install the .deb packages on Fedora? Alien is a tool to convert .deb package to .rpm package: http://joeyh.name/code/alien/ To download and install alien: $ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/alien/alien_8.88.tar.gz $ tar xf alien_8.888.tar.gz $ cd alien $ perl Makefile.PL; […]