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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: 2005 :: October

Archive for October, 2005

Pitfalls to Installing Everything

Monday, October 31st, 2005

The purpose of this article is to explain the potential problems in installing every package that comes included in any given Linux distribution. For the most part, this is a bad practice and is not conducive to becoming proficient in Linux for either a seasoned professional or a newcomer (ie. “newbie”). It is my hope […]

PHP4 RPMs for Fedora Core 4

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

EDIT (Dec 19, 2005):
I have written a formal guide on PHP4 on FC4.
As a followup to my previous post about PHP4 on FC4, I decided to abandon PHP5 altogether. I spent some time to try and get the PHP4 src.rpm from FC3 to compile correctly in FC4. As it turned out neither the GCC4 nor […]

Quake 4 for Linux

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Linux gaming for the most part is non existent. There are a handful of games, but for all the bells and whistles that the gaming industry puts forth, not much of it makes it to Linux. Activision is a good exception to this, I’ve followed their gaming engines since Quake II in the late 90’s. […]

Canon S500 in Fedora Core

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I had written a really simple camera mini-guide for how I use my Canon S500 digital camera in Fedora Core 3. The other night I decided to update and make sure everything still works in Fedora Core 4 - and it did.
Guides like these, to me, are almost not necessary. I would tell someone, just […]

MPlayer from CVS in FC4

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

I’ve been following along with the improvements made by the MPlayer development team through their mailing list. When Fedora Core 4 came out there were some (I think many) issues with the choice to use GCC4 (the GNU Compiler). Many applications, such as MPlayer, were not yet supported. There were patches from other groups, but […]

Network Storage Device

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

As many have emphasized, Linux is exceptional in the server market. For consumers however, many do not realize servers can be very small scale and reduced to embedded devices. I’ve been working on a Linksys Network Storage Device for my home lan. Basically the device is a Linux server running on 133Mhz ARM Processor with […]

Fedora Help Forums

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Quite possibly the most useful Linux and Fedora forums on the internet are LinuxQuestions.org and FedoraForum. I prefer the first one since it has been around much longer and has a great deal more content for Linux in general (not just Fedora). However the second one has been dubbed the “official support forum” for Fedora, […]

Virtual Private Servers

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

One of Linux’s many strength’s is its highly suitable web hosting options. Primarily Apache web server on Linux with various open source applications can provide cheap solutions for hosting needs.
The most commonly used hosting option is Virtual Hosting through Apache. With a simple setup, hundreds of unique websites can be run with 1 single […]