Category Archives: Fedora

Thank you Seth Vidal, my first ansible playbook

I was shocked when I heard about Seth Vidal’s death. Of course I use yum daily, but it brought tears to my eyes, when I was reading my  “my TODO List after a install” and realized that Seth was one … Continue reading

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my TODO List after a install

I had to reinstall a couple of machines recently and I had to do the same thing more then once. So I wrote a script,and for my own future self I post it here, as reference. sed -e ‘s:ONBOOT=no:ONBOOT=yes:’ -i … Continue reading

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Be carefull when updating from RHEL6.1 to RHEL6.4

If you have a RHEL6.1 and try to update to RHEL6.4, you will get some strange errors, about missing libraries. The reason is that ldconfig will not run anymore, because /etc/ld.so.conf.d/kernel-2.6.32-* sepcifies hwcap 0 till RHEL6.1 and RHEL 6.2 and … Continue reading

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Memorymangement is harder than it is known.

After I thought I understood memory manager after all, this comes along. I have a behavior I can’t understand or explain. Let’s see if anyone can solve the puzzle. You have a machine, lets say with 8GB Ram. You only … Continue reading

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RHEL6.4 and NX

Be careful if you update to RHEL6.4 and you are using NX. RHEL6.4 removes the  keymap.dir and this breaks NX at the moment. To fix this, simply do a touch /usr/share/X11/xkb/keymap.dir. It looks like that RedHat will not fix this, … Continue reading

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Todo after a Fedora upgrade

Even with the new fedup tool to upgrade. There are a couple of commands I use always after an upgrade. I suggest you use them too: yum distro-sync package-cleanup –problems package-cleanup –orphans rpmconf -a -fvimdiff rpmorphan Helps to keep your … Continue reading

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ArgoEclipse is dead and broken

If you are using ArgoUML and thought “Hey, its written with Eclipse, lets try using it inside Eclipse”. I’m pretty sure you search found ArogEclipse. Please be aware this project looks very dead. I tried to open an perfectly good … Continue reading

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new packages for my default install

In the last couple of week I added 3 new packages to my default install: 1.) atop is a very good extension of top, it includes disk and network utilization among other things. 2.) mosh is a ssh replacement / … Continue reading

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yum behind proxy gets “No more mirrors to try”

Have you ever had the problem with “No more mirrors to try” when behind a caching proxy? Especially with rpmfusion? You tried yum clean all, and still you are not able to download the xml or sqlite db? To fix … Continue reading

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Enable serial console with systemd

If you need to enable a serial console on a systemd machine like Fedora 16, you have two possibilities. Start it immediately with: systemctl start getty@ttyS0.service or start it at every boot with: ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service   /etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/getty@ttyS0.service

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