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note to self: Fedora minimal Installation and virt-manager

If you need to install virt-manager on a Fedora/Red Hat minimal installation, add the following packages: yum install xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 xorg-x11-xauth libvirt-daemon-kvm libvirt virt-manager qemu-kvm qemu-kvm-tools

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Very simple time sync sollution for Satellite

Hi, because I don’t want to create a Google Account, here my comment to the blogpost Time on Computers, NTP, Certificates, etc from Ivan Makfinsky. The simplest method is to put the following line into the pre script: rdate SATELLITESERVER hwlock … Continue reading

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uptime madness, or why do you need to reboot just because you replace the harddiscs?

I just got an new HP Microserver for a customer. I only had two 500GB disc available and installed Centos onto it. But now the 4* 3TB discs have arrived and I need to move everything from the 2 small … Continue reading

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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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python virtualenv

After joining my local LUG at the python workshop and because I start using more python now. Here some hints and tools that I’m using a lot lately. virtualenvwrapper Install it with pip install virualenvwrapper or yum install python-virtualenvwrapper.noarch. Create … Continue reading

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