Category Archives: Linux

D-Link DNS-323 NAS

Now, if that name doesn’t make a product just sell itself, I don’t know what would. Anyway, I bought a D-Link DNS-323 NAS from a friend who I trust to do all the necessary research. He bought it, but because he is really picky and it didn’t do exactly what he wanted, he built up… Read More »

Adding Newlines with sed

Not realizing there was a surfeit of newline characters in a largish mysqldump file I was analyzing, I tried to open it in TextMate. After a few minutes of listening to the hard drive in my Mac thrash away, I had to kill TextMate. One obvious solution was to split it into multiple lines, but… Read More »

Win XP Virtual Machine with Fedora 7 and KVM

I’ve been completely Microsoft Windows free at home once again for quite a while since the death of yet another hard drive in a Dell computer with a pre-installed copy of Windows XP Home. This time it was a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop. There have been a couple of times over the last few months… Read More »

Democracy Player on Fedora Core 6

I had been reading about Democracy Player as a cool new platform for Internet TV, so I thought I should check it out. I eventually got it working, but installing software shouldn’t be this hard. The problem is that as software packages get more and more complicated, developers need to rely on a lot of… Read More »

Acrobat and Fedora Core 6 Conflict

If your web browser (this happened for very recent versions of Firefox and Opera for me) hangs within seconds after launching on Fedora Core 6, check in the System Monitor to see if a process called acroread is consuming virtually all the CPU cycles. Killing the process isn’t sufficient. A new acroread process will be… Read More »

Davicom Ethernet Card and Tulip Network Driver Clash

I haven’t posted anything about Linux in quite a while (half-finished posts on upgrading to FC3 and then to FC4 never made it out the door), but I’ve recently upgraded my laptop and desktop to Fedora Core 5. For the most part, things have gone quite well. The one major exception would be networking. I… Read More »

CVS Server on Fedora

After much gnashing of teeth, I got CVS running as a service on my laptop and am able to access it using the CVS client Eclipse plug-in. The key was finding this page posted, at least in part, by Glenn Robitaille. Without it, I suspect I would still be poring over the CVS and xinetd… Read More »

Treo 600 Sync to Evolution

I haven’t posted about my Treo 600 in a long time, but I finally got around to doing something I’ve meant to do for a long time – syncing my Treo to Evolution. Just over a year ago, I got my Sony Clie to sync to Evolution on Red Hat 9. Though I had already… Read More »

Backing up DVDs

I didn’t realize backing up my DVDs using Linux could be so easy. Time consuming as hell, but fairly easy. Dvd::rip is a front end to a big pile of libraries that do the good deeds. One of the key libraries is transcode, but there’s a lot of other great software underneath the covers that… Read More »

NVIDIA, UT 2004, and FC2

I previously posted on getting the Unreal Tournament 2004 demo working on Fedora Core 1. The biggest problem was getting the right NVIDIA video card drivers installed. Now that I’ve upgraded to Fedora Core 2 on my desktop, I have given up on the Livna NVIDIA drivers and am now using NVIDIA’s proprietary drivers. The… Read More »