Thursday, 13 August 2015

Virtualbox 5.0 and Yosemite 10.10.1

sAt last after long time this happen running OS X on VirtualBox, not without off a lot of f....k.
But this post is not about how to install OS X on VirtualBox but how you can access host share folder without guest addictions.
Well if you need help on that this is a good place for start...
My system that I try this is Ubuntu 15.04 as host and VirtualBox 5.0, the guest OS X Yosemite 10.10.1, running AMD Apu.

 kernel 3.19.0-23

my system is up to date and VirtualBox 5.0 was a .deb file from Oracle.

The Yosemite inside VirtualBox,

So how to share a folder from host?

We will use smb to get this files on virtual machine, from VirtualBox forum...
Until there is Guest Additions for Mac OS X, you can still share folders on the host with the guest via the network. It is pretty simple:

1) Share a folder from the actual host machine (from the OS itself, not through the vbox shared folders settings)
2) Use NAT for your guest's network settings
3) From Mac OS X, Open "Finder" (looks like a square face, usually on the bottom-left)
4) From the top menu, navigate to Go->Connect to Server
5) For "Server Address" enter smb://
6) Click "Connect"
7) Enter your username and password (for the host machine)
8) Select the shared folder from the list

This is the method I am using in my Mac OS X guests until the new Guest Additions is implemented.
by paulscode

How to Access Host's Shared Folder from MacOSX Guest

From, open terminal and input one at time

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install samba
if samba is installed terminal will tell you that is installed and the newest,

create a samba password, I have used my root password but is up to you,

sudo smbpasswd -a your-user-name

and it look like,

""sudo smbpasswd -a sony""

Make a folder for share

mkdir /home/your-user-name/folder-name

user name the same as your login and folder name "Yosemite"? maybe.

Backup your smb.conf,

sudo cp /etc/samba/smb.conf ~

and now edit smb.conf

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

to save the edited file ( ctrl+x ) you will be asked if you want to save your changes, press ( y ) for yes, or trick part ""sudo  nautilus"" navigate to /etc/samba/smb.conf and edit and save the file from there as root.

What to edit in this file, is more add... to the end of the file

path = /home/your-user-name/Yosemite
available = yes
valid users = your-user-name>
read only = no
browseable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
restart samba

sudo service smbd restart

and back to VirtualBox to access the samba share folder

in finder  go to go and connect to server

and input smb://, this is the address of your host

and input your-user-name and password.

Thanks to the original bloggers for all the info, and please visit there’s  sites.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Cpufreq not show on panel Mint 17 a fix

Indicator-cpufreq on my Mint 17 is install and working but for some reason not show on Mint panel, see latest bugs reported.

            Until this bugs are fixed my fix..
 you can star it with
ALT+F2 and type  "indicator-cpufreq"


add a launcher in or desktop..

                                       ALT+F2 and type [indicator-cpufreq]

                           right click on your desktop and add a launcher

                             type the info for the launcher and add a icon

I hope this help.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Stream Your Files Over The House

Hi this is a kind of tutorial, some hardware, software is need for this "kind of tutorial".

      To begin let me tell about my set up, two box running Linux Mint 17 64bit, one on my living room and the other on my small room they are connected directly to my Thomson  wi-fi router with RJ45 cables with help of TP-LINK AV200+, on the living room side, together this two machines have 7 TB of HDD.

Things that you need for this "kind of tutorial"

            Linux Mint 17 or any other based in Ubuntu/Debian
            OpenSSH Client (install by default in Mint)
            OpenSSH Server
            XBMC 13.2            (Kodi from 14.0)
Ok I have this new board that was 8 Sata ports so I only need 1 box running and something like Raspberry  Py with Raspbian on the living room to stream to my TV.

Stream Your Files Over The House

 So I have this idea that I could stream any file over the house with a tablet or tablets, and this idea is kind of multi room stream with mix off hardware.
 what I test and is working..
     two box running Linux Mint 17 with XBMC on each, but this is not necessary if you have one in on location and stream all your files to like the Py, only need to configure the XBMC to get the files from that machine and the same this for the tablet/tablets.


My tablet that I test and is working ONDA V989 and the XBMC for android.

Mint 17 up and running open terminal and type
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
will ask for password

if this is the machine that you will have your files stored then go to network settings and write the IP Address something like

if you have other machine like me, then on that machine open Nemo..

when you make a connection to server form the client side, you only need
ex: /media/you name/
in my case the folder xbmc-hd is a 3 TB drive only for hd content, I have this set to
ex: /media/ricardo/xbmc-hd on XBMC client 
 this client is the box on my living room and tablet.


 xbmc grate software open source and do everything as media center , setting up for remote stream..

you can see this error "could not connect to network server", your pc IP Address is wrong..

after all settings correctly applied it should look like this, however none of the files you see are there, this is Linux and you can make a text file ending in .mkv and add the cover!

PS: Please don't use this kind of tutorial for illegal things.  

All links that you see on this kind of tutorial go to original web pages and I don't my self scam people, thanks for read and stop by.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

How to install AMD driver 14.201.1008 in Mint 17!

Hi, this is very easy to do from Mint 17 but first let me tell a bit about my PC.

     Board - Gigabyte F2A88X-D3H
     CPU/APU - A4-6300
     Memory - Kingston HyperX 4 GB
     HDD - old from my Sony that the graphics broken will update to SSD.

My system info..

you can see Linux Mint 17
kernel -
AMD A4-6300
graphics HD8370D

Test and working with this hardware and kernel, if you have the same kernel and APU then go to the AMD website and download the driver 14.201.1008



after the download finish go to where you save it and extract,

you will have this folder fglrx-14.201.1008, inside you have """" if click in that file you can run from terminal..

this now will run from terminal will ask for password and install..

reboot and then run in terminal the command
and you will have the same output of my snapshot.

    Mesa "error", underscan, Troubleshooting, Enabling Video Hardware Acceleration and more
refer to

PS: if you have other fglrx driver on your system please remove with
sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx-amdcccle fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle-updates
Thanks for take the time to read this post R Monteiro.