The Fedora 18 installer does not allow single package installations, instead it prefers to install by package groups. You can also install groups after completing installation. This is especially useful since you can only select one Desktop Environment at installation. Alternatively, to have faster installations, select as few groups as possible and then only install […]
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I am currently running the latest version of Firefox (8.0) and Google Chrome (15.0.874.121) in CentOS 6 64-bit using the Gnome 2.28 desktop.
Both work fine, however Firefox renders fonts significantly better than Chrome.
The Fix: The following steps fix the problem.
1. Open the file .fonts.conf in your home directory, if it does not exist create it:
(Note: For the purpose of this post CentOS is equivalent to RHEL)
It has been about 2 and 1/2 years since I built a dedicated server and chose CentOS instead of Fedora. Since I installed CentOS 5.1 I have used the upgrade process 4 times with no problems bringing me to version 5.5 with practically […]
The CentOS team just announced the release of CentOS 5.5.
The wiki has the Release Notes. Most major changes can be found in the RHEL 5.5 release information (which CentOS is based).
should update your system. Keep in mind the recent post-release updates should be syncing with the CentOS mirror soon.
As always, relatively smooth […]
Well CentOS is officially released. Now the mailing list whining can be stopped … until at least 5.5!
For new installs grab an ISO. For upgrades (which is generally safe), just run:
# yum update
Or if you want to be very careful:
# yum clean all
# yum update glibc\*
# yum update yum\* rpm\* python\*
# yum clean […]
As I mentioned previously, I run many sites on my web server. Yesterday I decided to clean up some sites that their owners had neglected or not used. One such site was running Apache Tomcat Java Server, which I did not care to leave running.
Now I, like many users of commercial hosting plans, […]
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 […]
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 […]