Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category

My Early Linux History

Monday, April 27th, 2009

There was another useless post on Slashdot asking what did you first do with Linux?. I thought it would be interesting to recollect that experience. Sorry for the detail, my memory produces lots of random tidbits.
I was fortunate enough to attend an engineering school with the latest technologies that were available […]

Various Linux and Fedora News

Friday, February 13th, 2009

A great deal of the following is all old news.
Adobe has has Flash Plugin for x86_64 Linux architecture in Beta since Oct 2008. The only thing, is that since it is provided in a tarball (.tar.gz), you are better off builing an RPM (spec file). Note that the 32bit i386 version still works […]

Hardware Changes and Failures

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

I am currently in the process of installing a new hard drive on my laptop. The 100GB was not enough. I have not had time to install Fedora on it.
I found out I have some hardware failure on my desktop. This is where I did majority of my testing.
I have not had […]

Xine Crashing in Fedora 10

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

If you are using Xine from RPMFusion and experiencing crashing immediately after loading in Fedora 10, it is probably due to this bug.
Quick work-around is to use Alsa instead of PulseAudio. Open a shell and launch Xine as follows:
[mirandam@phoebe ~]$ xine -A alsa
To make this setting stick, do the following:
Right-Click in the Xine window […]

Fedora 10 Released

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Cambridge has been launched.
After another round of hacking and coding the Fedora project just announced the release of Fedora 10. The Fedora team has been working overtime to make sure this release arrived in spite of the security issues they had earlier this year.
The highlights from the Release Summary:

GNOME 2.24 - Instant messaging, video, […]

Update to RPMFusion

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The availability of RPMFusion for Fedora was previously announced a few days ago. However I never got a chance to actually perform the update.
For those who are not familiar with Fedora’s third-party software repositories (repo’s), the two most popular repo’s: Freshrpm and Livna were typically the place to find software not permitted in Fedora. […]

Network Connections and Applications

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

A fairly common question is: How do I determine which applications are making network connections?
While there are different ways to do this, a quick solution is with netstat. To see which applications are connecting to which network addresses, run the following as root (if you are not root certain output is limited):
# netstat -tuap
This will […]

Copy with a Progress Bar

Friday, September 26th, 2008

This is something I’ve always thought about looking up myself. Great tip for using pv command for seeing copy progress.
$ cat source/file.img | pv -s 100g -p -e -r > destination/file.img
[ 25MB/s] [==========> ] 13% ETA 0:54:35
Only problem: what package in CentOS includes pv?