Monthly Archives: November 2011

Syncing Google Calendar with Gnome 3 Calendar

I have been using Gnome 3 for a bit now and while I like the look of the calendar, it seemed to be missing an important feature, import my Google calendar. After doing some looking I found an easy way to do this. I have listed the steps I took below.

Note: My current distro is OpenSuse 12.1

Step 1. Open Evolution(No, it doesn’t need to stay open)

Step 2. Open the Calendar Section

Step 3. Click File –> New –> Calendar

Step 4. At New Calendar menu set Google as the type.

Step 5. Fill out the rest of New Calendar accordingly(example below)

Step 6. Click Retrieve List and pick the calendar you want(you will be asked for Google password)

Step 7. Change Refresh time to something reasonable and click Apply.

Step 8. Close evolution, you will no longer need it.



Linux Turn Off System Bell

I spent some time working at the console of my linux machine and not to long in I about went crazy with the beeping.  I tab the wrong command, or backspace one too many times and BEEP!  Anyways, below is a way I found that does not require a reboot.  The below command sets the length of the beep or system bell to 0.  So no beep.

setterm -blength 0

OpenSuse 12.1 Remove Google Chrome Repository

I have to say I am a fan of Google Chrome as a web browser, but I am not a fan of it adding an invalid repository on my OpenSuse machine.  I get tired of seeing this error: “Repository ‘google-chrome’ is invalid.“.  So I went ahead and removed the repository.  Below I listed a quick how-to on the process.  It is pretty simple.

Remove Google Chrome Repository

1. Open Terminal and become root(be careful)
     su -
2. List your repositories (looking for google-chrome)
     zypper repos
3. Remove the Google Chrome repository
     zypper removerepo google-chrome
4. Insure repository is gone
     zypper repos

VMWare Workstation 8 on OpenSuse 12.1 64bit

First Download VMware Workstation 8.0.1 from VMWware.

Once downloaded open a terminal and switch to root (be careful)
su –

Change directory to the directory containing the installer

Now change permissions on the installer file so that it is executable
chmod 755 VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle

Now execute the installer

Once the installer finishes install gcc, make, and Kernel-Source
zypper install gcc
zypper install make
zypper install kernel-source

Now open VMWare Workstation 8.0.1
(reboot may be needed)

PowerShell and DNS

Here is a quick one liner to show how you can pull DNS information and filter it using powershell.  Replace zonename with the name of the zone you want to pull information from and replace computername with the name of the computer you are searching for.

dnscmd.exe /zoneprint zonename | where{$_ -like "*computername*"}