Archive for the 'Red Hat' Category

Chrome 28 and newer for CentOS 6

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Officially Google no longer support Chrome for CentOS 6 (ref). The recommendation (for now) is to either switch to Firefox or Chromium. I decided to go with the second option.
Obtain the YUM repository settings here: chromium-el6 repo.
First uninstall Google Chrome
# sudo yum remove google-chrome
To install:
# sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium-el6.repo
# sudo yum install chromium
Do not […]

Yum Groups

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

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 […]

Improve Fonts in Chrome in CentOS 6

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

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:
$ […]

Downside to Enterprise Linux

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

(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 […]

CentOS 5.5 Released

Friday, May 14th, 2010

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).
yum update
should update your system. Keep in mind the recent post-release updates should be syncing with the CentOS mirror soon.
As always, relatively smooth […]

CentOS 5.4 Released

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

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 […]

All-In-One Configuration Tools

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

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, […]

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 […]