Blog posts from November 2013

Local file sharing with Samba and VirtualBox guests

26 Nov 2013 | Linux, Network, Samba, VirtualBox, code

VirtualBox is an excellent tool to run one or many virtual Windows machines on a Linux host. Its shared folders offer convenient access to the host file system from the virtual machines. However, shared folders may not be suitable for specialized tasks such as storing .NET application-level Office addins. In this article I describe an alternative way to share folders between the host and guest operating systems using the Samba file server.

Fixing LaserJet network connectivity

20 Nov 2013 | Tips & Tricks, hardware, printing

The LaserJet P2015dn printer may lose network connectivity and no longer respond to printing requests. A commonly used, albeit weird solution for this problem is to bake the 'formatter board' on the oven. In this post I describe how I accessed the formatter board in order to bake it in the oven.