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Spotify installation on Fedora 17 64-bit

What follows are exact commands for Fedora 17 (Might work with 16 still, not sure), I decided I would post the hoops I jump through to get Spotify running again.  In case you don’t know what Spotify is, it’s a … Continue reading

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Installing Broadcom Wireless drivers for late 2011 Macbook Pro

The following commands will install and get running the Broadcom wireless drivers on a late 2011 Macbook Pro.  As usual, run all the command below as root: yum -y install b43-fwcutter cd /tmp wget http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2 tar -xvjf broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2 cd broadcom-wl-5.100.138 … Continue reading

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Adding execute permissions recursively only to folders

Something neat I found that I never knew about.  I suppose I could have just read the man pages…  The below line will add user permissions of rwx and group/other permissions of read and execute recursively, only adding execute permissions … Continue reading

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Setting a cron job to run on the last day of the month

Awhile back, I had a user that wanted me to send out an email to all people in a distribution list on the last day of the month for them to put in some time reporting.  After I spent some … Continue reading

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Spotify Beta Preview on Fedora 16 64-bit

This guide is now out of date, please check the original Spotify on Fedora 16 64-bit post This guide is similar to the post I put up awhile back on installing the Spotify Linux Preview on Fedora 16 64-bit, except … Continue reading

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Nagios and NagiosQL on RHEL6 Part 1: The Installation

This guide is for setting up the Nagios monitoring software along with NagiosQL for easy web configuration on a RHEL6 platform.  I use Nagios for server monitoring because it’s free, open source, and very reliable.  NagiosQL really helps take the … Continue reading

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Toggl Desktop client for Fedora 16 64-bit

Here are instructions for converting the Toggl Desktop deb to an rpm and installing.  As always, this guide assumes that your Fedora has all the updates installed, if not, run the following as root: yum -y update First, we need … Continue reading

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Running Minecraft on Fedora 16

The following is a guide to getting the popular game Minecraft running on your Fedora 16 system.  This guide should work for most versions of Fedora, but I only tested with the latest version. First, you need to install the … Continue reading

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Skype on Fedora 16 64-bit

I got a webcam to play with at work and found that installing Skype on 64-bit Fedora wasn’t as easy as it should be.  I did the usual yum install, and oddly it installed the package without a single dependency … Continue reading

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Setup a Windows/Mac file server with Samba and Netatalk on RHEL6 in Active Directory

Okay, for this post, I am going to presume that you attached your RHEL6 server to the domain using the settings from my previous RHEL6 AD authentication guide.  If not, please click on that link and go there to set … Continue reading

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