Category Archives: Linux

Fedora 17 Shellshock fix (until official F17 bugfix RPM is released)

Updated Sep 29 to include most recent patches. Why cannot I release my (fixed) ready to use rpm package? Because how would you know I am not taking advantage of the panic and post compromised one? Use only official resources! … Continue reading

Posted in Linux | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wake On Lan to wake from sleep (pm-suspend)

Some Linux machines wakes up correctly on WOL packet when they are normally powered off, but ignores the signal when they are in sleep. Found out that for configurations with Realtek network cards this can be fixed by (easy) substituting … Continue reading

Posted in Linux | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Skype, Firefox 4 (or other 32-bit app) on 64-bit Fedora Linux

After setting up new Fedora 14 x86_64 system I have installed Skype for Fedora offered on the Skype web page. It turned out that it is i586 compilation and my system wasn’t configured to run 32-bit applications out of the … Continue reading

Posted in Linux | 1 Comment

KDE 4 grumbling

Recently I have upgraded my system to Fedora 9, and was generously forced to upgrade KDE 3 to KDE 4. I found it very annoying, and still cannot configure it in a way I’m used to work on my desktop. … Continue reading

Posted in Linux | Leave a comment

WindowMaker DockApp fix

What to do when WindowMaker DockApp does not show, or show in regular window Continue reading

Posted in Linux | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Playing DVD movie stored in an image on a disk

mplayer dvd:// -dvd-device /tmp/movie-image.iso

Posted in Linux | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Forward email as an attachment in pine

By default pine attaches forwarded messages inline. Here is trick to forward email as an attachment. It is sometimes important that you preserve original headers when forwarding email. Eg., if you want to report spam. Forwarding as attachment do preserve … Continue reading

Posted in Linux | Tagged , | Leave a comment

NFS: Permission denied

Not sure since what kernel, but you need to mount nfsd virtual file system on server. Otherwise you will get: mount: 10.1.0.1:/var/cache/yum failed, reason given by server: Permission denied To resolve it type: on server root console mount -t nfsd … Continue reading

Posted in Linux | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Quick NFS setup

Sometimes you need to setup “on demand” connection to access resources on other machine. I found it useful sharing yum cache (1GB+ of already downloaded updates) with the laptop that needs to be updated as well. Normally laptop update would … Continue reading

Posted in Linux | Tagged , | Leave a comment