This post is about a Creative PC-CAM 750, but it will do for all the Creative PC-CAM series web cameras. I had it somewhere in a closet for a long time and finally decided to try it in fedora. As it usually happens with webcams under linux, it did not work out-of-the-box as there was…
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Today I realized that my system’s ability to record sounds was gone… I had set it to record a TV show a couple of days ago, and when I sat back to watch it this morning, I was surprized by the fact that the clip had no sound! Actually, the sound stream was just silence!
I’m writing a VNC mini howto and I got stuck with something. I wanted to do the following with a single command: create the SSH tunnel (local port forwarding) execute vncviewer on the local machine have the SSH tunnel to be automatically closed at the time vncviewer was closed
The “If-Modified-Since” HTTP header is sent from an agent (browser/bot) to the web server in order to know if the requested page has been changed since its last visit. The server responds with a 200 code (Ok) if the page has been modified or with a 304 code (Not modified) if the page has not…
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It’s very useful, when testing things, to have syslog messages appear in real-time on the screen. This way there is no need to check /var/log/messages all the time.
There are some really useful commands that can give information about the system directly from the console. Some of them are:
Ever had the need to see what headers a remote web site sends back to you when you request a page with your browser?
This page contains information about how to install Alexandria in Fedora Core. The problem is that this application’s dependencies cannot be satisfied by the usual RPM repositories.
There are times you need to search for a particular string or pattern in multiple text files. This is when grep proves to be a really handy tool. Type:
You can create a multiline text file without using any text editor. This is done like this: