Category Archives: Linux

This category contains a wide range of posts, for example tutorials, reviews, news, bug information, related to systems running GNU/Linux.

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Review

It’s been almost two days since Fedora Core 5 Test 2 was released and Madpenguin has come up with a very interesting review. Adam Doxtater writes in his article: So, what do we have to look forward to in Fedora Core 5? Well, I will say this right up front: what I’ve seen so far…

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How to configure and use LIRC

LIRC is basically a small server which can decode or transmit infra-red signals. This is a tutorial about how to set up the LIRC server and how to use it in order to control your system or specific LIRC-enabled applications with a remote control. Examples of simple or more complicated setups are also provided.

Awesome tutorials

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I had made a post in the past about an awesome sed tutorial by Bruce Barnett. This is not his only tutorial though. His web site contains high quality information about awk, bash, regex, csh etc. I highly recommend it.

Get my kernel headers script


This BASH script automates the procedure of getting the Fedora kernel headers, that was discussed in my previous post about preparing the complete kernel headers. It’s at a very early stage, does not include many checks, but does the job well, if configured properly. The configuration options are inside the script and they are mainly…

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The Complete Fedora Kernel Headers


The official fedora kernel-devel package does not include the complete kernel headers. This should not be a problem in most cases when compiling third party modules, but there are times that one or more of these missing headers are absolutely needed. This document outlines a method to obtain the complete kernel headers for your currently…

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Be your own Certificate Authority (CA)


This article describes how to become your own Certificate Authority (CA) and issue your own server certificates. Be advised that noone else, apart from you, your internal network’s people or your friends, will or should trust this kind of certificates (self-signed). These are intended only for providing secure communication with your own services or for testing purposes.

Set up the VNC Server in Fedora


This article describes in brief how to configure VNC server instances for one or multiple users on a remote machine, how to use VNC to start graphical applications on boot and finally how to enhance security by connecting to the server through encrypted SSH tunnels.