Category Archives: Fedora

Computer IR Hack – How to Add IR Controls to Your PC!

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For those of you with a PC or even a Mac that runs on Windows or Linux, you are in luck as you will be able to add a simple IR circuit that will allow you to remotely control your computer via a remote control!

Now, the greatest part about this project is that the IR program is provided free of charge via WinLIRC (for Windows) or LIRC (for Linux).

This could be a great simple hack for your new media PC TV if you don’t have any kind of IR remote contr

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Ubuntu Hack – How to Make a Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive!

Last night I had the pleasure of making my very first bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive.  The reason I made this new Ubuntu USB flash drive was because I wanted to have a real “portable” linux system that I can run everywhere.

Where, I got it up and running in just about 5 minutes (minus the fact that I had to download the ISO file).   Ubuntu 9.10 ran flawlessly on my ASUS UL30Jt laptop, everything worked out of the box, the wireless, graphics, sound, and even my volume keys!

Anyways, let me show you how to make your own bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive.  I will sh

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Chrome DIY – How to Fix Linux Chrome Error – “The server’s security certificate is revoked!”

I recently installed Google Chrome browser on my Ubuntu Linux.  Well, everytime I tried to access GMail, I’d get the following error:

“The server security certificate is revoked!”

This error happens to be a time error because my Ubuntu Live USB flash disk defaults to UTC.

To fix, just do:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

and fix your time zone (and time).

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Linux Hack – How to Make Persistent Bootable USB Flash Live Disks for Ubuntu/Linux Operating Systems!

Remember I told you about a cool free software called UNetbootin that lets you make bootable USB flash drives for your linux operating systems?

Well, I ran into one problem, I could only make live CD versions of linux, but not able to use it as a hard drive in “persistent mode”.

You can use Ubuntu’s USB-imagewriter to make a persistent bootable USB flash drive except you will need Ubuntu installed to use the program to begin with.

For those of you who are running Windows, you can get this awesome free program called

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Linux Hack – How to Make USB Flash Live Disks for Ubuntu/Linux Operating Systems!

Recently, I’ve been having a blast playing with a bunch of USB flash drives including a Windows 7 USB Flash drive that helped me install Windows 7 on bunch of my friend’s computers.  Of course, I started playing with Linux now, different versions (distros) of Ubuntu.

Of course, along the way, I found this great free software that will quickly let you make a live USB flash drive of any linux distro you like called UNetBootin.

Basically, you download your favorite linux distro, use this softwa

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Linux Hack – SSH/SCP HOWTOs for More Secure/Faster Linux!

As a person who manages about 10 web servers on a daily basis (yes, that’s the overworked poor me), SSH/SCP has been invaluable in having me get things done faster while keeping things secure.

For those of you who don’t know, SSH is basically a secure shell for linux systems (my web servers run linux) so you can connect to it remotely and get things done.  Of course, you will need a dedicated server of some sort because most shared web hosting companies don’t allow for SSH connections.  (or V

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Linux Hack – How to Sync your iPhone/iPod Touch on Linux!

For those of you who need to sync  iPhone to your linux (and only God knows why Apple doesn’t support Linux out of the box), you might want to read up on this guide on which packages to install and how to do it. (well, coming soon really…)

As an avid linux user, I think this is something Apple must definitely look at as there are more linux users, Linux is still the most widely used operating system for websites including this one, that should give them some clue.

We

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WordPress Hack – How to Run a WordPress Blog on Lighttpd!

For the last couple months, I have been playing around with a lot of different web servers.  Because my web servers kept going down, I had to find a new solution to help minimize my on-growing web server hosting costs.

About 2 years ago, one of the tech support guys at the dedicated server hosting company told me there’s a lighter web server called “Lighttpd”.

Well, I digged all the information I could on Lighttpd and found pieces of information that could let me run Zedomax.com on Lighttpd.  (I also did find many other good web server alternatives like Ngi

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FREE Linux GNOME Wallpapers!

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GNOME is a popular GUI choice for linux users, here’s a bunch of free linux GNOME wallpapers you can download.

Of course, you don’t need to use to download these, you can also simply use FTP to download to your Mac/Windows computer too.

First you need to create a directory in your home directory, lets call it Wallpapers mkdir ~/Wallpapers

Now you need to connect to gnome.org ftp servers ftp ftp.gnome.org Next you will be asked

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Linux Hack – How to Resume SCP Transfers after Interruption!

For those of you who need to “resume” SCP file transfers that have been interrupted, there’s an easy way to resume them using rsync command.

Use this:

alias scpresume="rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh"

For Ubuntu or Debian add sudo:

alias scpresume="sudo rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh"

This is great since you won’t have to restart your file transfers if you happened to be transferring files around 100GB.

Perks include understanding the same user@host:path syntax as scp as well as being able to resume a broken scp download (Note:

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