Adjust menu width in Kali

Every once in a while, you have a new and fresh install of Kali. The one thing what’s bothering me, is the small Gnome menu. Because it’s so small, you can’t always tell what you’re starting up. To make it all a little bit more clear, edit the following file: /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ Search for: = […]

How to Reset a HP 1810-24G to Factory Defaults

The steps to reset an HP 1810-24G smart managed gigabit switch are as follows: 1. Using a paperclip, simultaneously press the Reset and Clear buttons. 2. Release the reset button, while continuing to press the Clear button. 3. When all three mode LEDs (Act, FDx, and Spd) begin to blink, release the Clear button. Once […]

Change active java version in Kali

Running applications on Kali can sometimes be rather difficult in combination with Java.  To control the active version of Java, try the following: First, check the current version of Java: # java -version openjdk version “1.8.0_162” OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_162-8u162-b12-1-b12) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.162-b12, mixed mode) With the next command, you can […]

Upgrading the firmware on a HP ProCurve 2824

First of all, check what firmware and boot ROM your switch is using using the show flash command on the CLI: sw3# show flash Image Size(Bytes) Date Version —– ———- ——– ——- Primary Image : 3003952 12/21/05 I.08.87 Secondary Image : 3003952 12/21/05 I.08.87 Boot Rom Version: I.08.07 Current Boot : Primary All firmware versions I.08.07 onwards […]