Getting Rational ready on CentOS 6
Been working more and more with CentOS instead of Ubuntu since it seems to be better supported by more IBM software but can still be used freely and easily without having to register with RHN or a local RHN satellite. First hurdle since I don’t use x86 machines anymore is…
Red Hat Linux on my Lenovo W520 brightness control not working
So now that I have been using Red Hat for a few weeks as my primary desktop, there have been lots of little things that are annoying. Working through a few of them now, one is that putting my laptop to sleep (which works fine out of the box) and…
Enabling synaptics multi-touch support in Red Hat 6
This is really a function of the touch pad driver, in the case of my Lenovo W520 this is a Synaptics touch pad, see the man page for more gory details. In my case I am running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 and the driver support was added in RHEL…
Lenovo W520 on RHEL6 with external vga
I need to be able to connect and project or share with customers, and when I recently switched my Lenovo W520 to RHEL6 for my desktop I didn’t have the faintest idea that I was giving this up.
Eclipse and MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME issues on Linux
Have run into this in the past and fought through it, ran into it again this week and did some searching to resolve my issues thought I should actually make a note of what I did this time.
Installing git from source on RHEL 5.8
No big thing just trying to install git since it is not in the default corporate yum repositories. First problem it fails missing zlib.h so go grab your zlib-devel package.
local LAN mirror for CentOS
I find myself needing to setup RedHat like environments more and more these days and after install 4, 5, and 6 using CentOS it seems like I could get more economy if I had a simple OS level mirror on my gateway box.
AT&T VPN and Ubuntu play nice
Since moving a role of a non-traditional office worker, I have joined the group of folks that live or die by VPN access. I have had success with tips and tricks from the internet and intranet to get the clients installed and working but haven’t found any really good ways…
Getting rid of some old crappy data...
So I was thinking I have entirely too much garbage laying around my house, so I started with what’s near and dear to my heart, my tech. First things first, what is worth selling and what is easier to just toss and be done with. First things first, what data…
Securely cleanup your pen drives
While solid state storage is not subject to the same risks as a magnetic platter, it is useful to take some precautions to avoid file recovery if you transfer customer and company confidential data on a regular basis on these little guys.