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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 http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/chromium/6/chromium-el6.repo -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 […]

Firefox 4 for Fedora 14

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Wow! That’s a lot of F’s!
Courtesy of Tom ’spot’ Calloway, install Firefox 4 on Fedora 14 (or Fedora 13):
# su -c ‘wget -P /etc/yum.repos.d/ http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/firefox4/fedora-firefox4.repo’
# su -c ‘yum install firefox4′
To run:
# firefox4 &
In Gnome: System > Preferences > Preferred Applications
Change ‘Web Browser’ to Custom, and for Command: firefox4 %s
To remove Firefox 3.6:
# su -c […]

Boot Failure When Fedora 12 Grub Installs to non-MBR Partition

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I prefer to keep Windows on the MBR. So I install grub to a separate partition. I then allow the Windows Loader to chainload grub (example).
I noticed a problem with the Fedora 12 Anaconda Installer. If I chose to install grub to the First sector of boot partition instead of the MBR, […]

NT Bootloader Update

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

This post really has no purpose other than just a snapshot for me.
My current c:\boot.ini:
[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=c:\linux3.bin
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
c:\linux1.bin="[ sda7] Fedora 11 (32) [06/2009]"
c:\linux2.bin="[ sda8] Fedora 9 (32) [05/2008]"
c:\linux3.bin="[ sda9] Fedora 11 (64) [06/2009]"
c:\linux4.bin="[sda10] […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]