The .AppleDouble folders

March 9th, 2012

The creates .AppleDouble folders on network shares which is pretty annoying. To disabled this behavior execute the following on the terminal.

defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

If a network drive has already been polluted by the .AppleDouble folders use the following command to get rid of them.

find . -name '.AppleDouble' -printf '"%p"\n' | xargs rm -Rf

AppleTV 2

February 28th, 2012

Apple is said to release a new AppleTV 3 very soon. This reminded me to update my existing AppleTVs to the latest iOS version.

After jailbreaking with Seas0nPass (when prompted, hold both MENU + Play keys on the remote for 7 secs, then release MENU) one can SSH to the device after finding out its IP address in the Settings.

The original password for root is alpine.

First the password should be changed with passwd. Then one can update the packages with apt-get and install NitoTV. After a restart of the UI the new NitoTV entry becomes available.

apt-get update
apt-get install com.nito.nitoTV
killall AppleTV
killall Lowtide

Everything else can be installed using the Apple Remote. Its best to install RowMote on an iPad or iPhone and install the RowMote helper on the AppleTV. Then one can use a normal keyboard to enter text on the AppleTV.

Installing VMware Tools on Ubuntu 9.04 the Easy Way

October 21st, 2009

Here is a simple way to install VMware Tools on a Ubuntu 9.04 image. Execute this in a shell and always hit enter when asked questions to accept the default values.

sudo bash ./

I had to run the configuration wizard twice to finally get everything working ok. This can be done by execution the following line.

sudo /usr/bin/

The VMware Toolbox can be launched that way:

sudo /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox

Get more info here.