Linux

How to create bootable USB’s in Fedora and boot them

November 15, 2016

how to create and use bootable USB flash chips. I have read to use the "disks" utility but I would always get an error when trying to boot the chip after creating it that way. "The best tool to create a Fedora USB stick is the Fedora Media Writer utility, which was formerly known as LiveUSB Creator." dnf install mediawriter make sure your USB...

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Space bar not working in Fedora, keyboard hesitating

November 15, 2016

I just installed Fedora 24 on a new pc (Alienware) and with installing additional software and enhancing settings, I unexpectedly discovered that the space bar was no longer working. With checking, I discovered that the shift-spacebar did work, but that was all. I put the keyboard on another computer where it worked just fine. Then I knew that the problem was in the computer....

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GeForce vs. Radeon Graphics cards on Fedora 17-22

June 13, 2015

Updated 2015-09-23 NVIDIA GeForce GTX vs. AMD Radeon graphics cards. Fedora 17 to 22 I was running Fedora 17 until this year. In 2012 (F17 released May 2012) I custom-built a new pc and included a graphics card GeForce GTX 660 – which did speed up my pc significantly. It worked fine until I got 2 monitors – running 2 monitors on the Noveau...

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How to easily Set Up your Fedora-Linux Home Network

May 19, 2013
How to easily Set Up your Fedora-Linux Home Network

updated 2015-09-20 How To copy and share files between Fedora computers and share a printer How to set up a home network on Fedora 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 (or Ubuntu 9.10 to 11+) with a router. (At the begining of this article, I was still using Fedora 11, 13, and 14 on different pc’s and had live copies of Ubuntu...

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Dual desktop computer monitors in Fedora 17+…F22+…

February 5, 2013
Dual desktop computer monitors in Fedora 17+…F22+…

updated 07-20-2016 How to set up dual or triple desktop computer monitors in Fedora 17+ Go to "System Settings" >> Display . . . to see-arrange your monitors. My laptop handled 2 monitors with only a hassle of being only able to put the external monitor on the right side and still keep the internal, laptop, monitor established as the "primary" monitor. On a...

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How To automate Linux backups to a remote pc

November 25, 2012

updated 2014-10-09 passwordless ssh: automated Linux shell backups to another computer ssh remote login without a password Accessing a remote site through ssh without a password How to do unattended backups to a remote linux computer Quite often, you want a shell script to ssh into a remote server (your web site?) unattended and do a (regularly scheduled, cron job?) backup, for instance. SSH...

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linux shell command line prompt, history, and editing

September 25, 2012

updated 2016-09-20 How to Retrieve and Edit Commands in Linux All this information assumes the default "bash" shell. If hitting the up arrow does not retrieve the previous command, or the command "history" does not get a list of your previous commands, then you do not have the Bash shell. And, if ctrl-p is the only way to get your previous command, then you...

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Faster Booting: from SysVInit to systemd

July 16, 2012

* Systemd * Systemd is a new, faster, system and service manager for Linux, compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts. systemd provides aggressive parallelization capabilities, uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, offers on-demand starting of daemons, keeps track of processes using Linux cgroups, supports snapshotting and restoring of the system state, maintains mount and automount points and implements an elaborate transactional...

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How to switch to Gnome 3, Cinnamon

June 1, 2012

updated 2016-09-20 How to make Gnome 3 look and work almost like Gnome 2: Cinnamon dnf install cinnamon note: MATE was built on gnome-2 CINNAMON was built on gnome-3 Once installed, on the next login, notice and click on the little gear icon next to the Sign In button. A drop-down list will show up providing the potion to use Cinnamon [ or Cinnamon...

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How to install and remove FONTS in Linux; UTF-8

January 14, 2012

Just like Windoze, Fedora (and Ubuntu) throws in a 100 fonts you don’t want and will never use. How to remove many extra Linux fonts the fonts that are used by fedora 24 are . . . abattis-cantarell, (default?), and dejavu I am not sure about fonts/default/* Fonts can be uninstalled like software: go to System -> Administration -> Add/Remove Software -> Fonts (click...

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sequential hard disk access speed vs. solid state drives

September 5, 2011

Important SSD notes: In Linux, the operating system keeps both HDD’s and SSD’s from becoming fragmented. Unix/Linux "uses a journal instead of writing directly to the disk in sequence. … It will then write the journaled file onto memory and then onto the true disk blocks, but in linear mode." In Windows, also, "Solid State Drives DO NOT require defragmentation. It may even decrease...

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bash sub-stringing to put creation dates on .jpg and other files

July 10, 2011

to rename all my camera photos I need some string functions, to put the creation date on all the jpg files I need … jhead. Linux does not keep the creation date; it keeps the modified date. The date on the file changes as soon as you copy or edit it, like with a photo editor. if you have not modified the image so...

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ILLEGAL CHARACTERS in Filenames

June 21, 2011

There are a lot of existing Unix/Linux shell scripts that presume there are no space characters in filenames, including the default setting of the Bourne shell "IFS" variable. Each pathname component is separated by "/" therefore, filenames cannot contain "/". Neither filenames nor pathnames can contain the ASCII NUL character (\0), because that is the...

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I got a "grub>" prompt and NO operating system

January 8, 2011

I had windows and an old copy of fedora on my first of 2 hard disks and wanted to install the latest Fedora on the second one. The first time I installed Fedora 14 on my 2nd disk including the grub boot-loader, I did not give it permission to touch my 1st hard disk containing windoze and fedora 13, which I did not want...

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CRON JOBS; crontab, cron tables

November 24, 2010

Your crontab editor The default editor for the ‘crontab -e’ command and many others is vi. On Ubuntu, it is the nano editor. To change it to something else, like emacs, or gedit, for instence, use the commmand $ export VISUAL='gedit' (or whatever editor you like) $ export VISUAL='emacs' To see your crontab editor What is your crontab editor? to see what your crontab...

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