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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: CentOS

Archive for the 'CentOS' Category

Default Xorg Resolution

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Recent versions of Linux and the Xorg X-Windows system have been engineered to require very little configuration settings to properly detect graphics options and display resolutions. In most cases graphics should “just work”.
The Xorg system stores all its configuration options in the file: xorg.conf. Many distributions including Fedora and CentOS keep this file […]

Command Line DVD Burning

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

When I built my server, I only used a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combination drive. Whenever I remotely downloaded a ISO using wget or bittorrent, I would have to copy the 2-4GB file(s) from my server to either my desktop or laptop. I finally caved, and bought a DVD-RW drive for my server (even though it […]

CentOS 5.3 Released

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

For those who might not be familiar with enterprise linux distributions, CentOS is a rebranded free version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). For enterprise usage Red Hat supports each release for 7 years, while carefully updating packages for backwards compatibility. Each .1 “point release” is an Service Pack update. RHEL 5.3 […]

Wikipedia Migrates from Fedora to Ubuntu

Friday, October 10th, 2008

The admins running Wikipedia are almost complete in migrating their servers from a mix of RedHat and Fedora to Ubuntu. The primary reasons behind the switch, according to Brion Vibber (Wikimedia CTO), were personal preference, Ubuntu availability on the desktop and better support/stability compared to Fedora. As a server, one might think that an enterprise […]

Local Server Hardware

Friday, March 14th, 2008

After identifying exactly what my local linux server requirements were, I decided to take a good look at my hardware options. From the start, I wanted to (1) save money, (2) save electricity/power and (3) minimize noise.
To address these issues, there were many decisions I made. First of all I did not need […]

Fedora Makes a Terrible Server

Monday, February 11th, 2008

… for me.
I am finally giving up on Fedora as a server. I find it just too unreliable. I have been using Fedora since FC1 (and been on Redhat since RH6.0), but for the most part I only used it as a desktop operating system.
When I was using FC3, I found it […]