How to run Windows under VirtualBox on Fedora Core

Recently I needed to install Windows XP under VirtualBox on my Fedora Core 9 mashine.

After a successfull VirtualBox installation, I got an error when trying to install Windows from .iso image:

VirtualBox can’t operate in VMX root mode. Please disable the KVM kernel extension, recompile your kernel and reboot (VERR_VMX_IN_VMX_ROOT_MODE).

The error message means your kernel has loaded kvm module which conflicts with VirtualBox.

How to fix the problem?
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Last.fm scrobbler for Linux

Last.fm released scrobbler for Linux, before they offered to use Amarok, which wasn’t very convenient for me to use with their service of online listening to library/stations.

The scrobbler from their official site couldn’t be compiled (occasionally) but I found last.fm client in rpmfusion-free-updates yum repository (#yum install lastfm.i386).





just few words

1.5 months ago, 6 weeks or 42 days. I haven’t updated my simple blog since that time.

I haven’t a time to deal with my CakePHP projects, but got a pretty nice experience with other things.

Currently I work with Propel based custom framework with extensive usage of jQuery which I found very nice and going to use with CakePHP (when I have a time of course :) ).

Propel is very handy thing as well, it plays role of database communication layer, in other words Propel is ‘model’ component of a framework.

Well, I’m new to these things and sometimes spend a lot of time to figure simple things, but I’m sure when say “Propel rocks! jQuery rocks!” :)

Some useful stuff

A time ago I found a pretty useful tool to connect from my win workstation to linux machine: the tool is named NOMACHINE and allows to connect to KDE desktop with no functionality loss and full color support (sometimes that’s very important). It saves me a lot of time when I work in Photoshop and need the same time to manipulate with html/sliced images on my local development server. The only thing which confuses me is functional keys handling, for example in full scren mode Alt+Tab sometimes switches me to windows desktop instead of switching KDE desktop windows. Hope developers of the tool will add a special keys sequence to switch between Nomachine client and win desktop (like rdesktop has: Ctrl+Alt+Enter).