Installing akmod NVIDIA Driver on Fedora

Installing akmod NVIDIA driver from rpmfusion on Fedora 12. First make sure your nvidia card is in “Supported NVIDIA GPU Products List”: Click here for the list 1. Add rpmfusion repository: Enable RPM Fusion repositories 2. Install akmod nvidia driver akmod builds the required kmod on bootup # yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 3. Add nouveau […]

How to Install MPlayer and MEncoder on Fedora

Fedora does not include MPlayer or MEncoder for some reasons in its official repositories. But RPMfusion does it for us. Let’s install mplayer and mencoder and learn some tricks to play rmvb files. 1. Add RPMfusion repository: Enable RPM Fusion repositories 2. Install MPlayer and MEncoder # dnf install mplayer mencoder 3. Get codecs Most […]

How to Send Email from mailx Command in Linux Using Gmail’s SMTP

The heirloom mailx command in Linux is still providing service for guys like me, especially when we need to send email automatically by script. gmail is great. Now, how to use gmail’s smtp in mailx/mail? gmail is a little special since gmail’s smtp server requires tls authorization. The good news is that mailx supports it. […]

How to Control or Disable SELinux in Fedora and CentOS Linux

For most of cases, you should not disable SELinux. However, for some users, SELinux may cause problems or is not needed. We may just make it not block operations or totally disable it. Making SELinux log warnings instead of blocking ∞ For many cases, people find SELinux blocks operations. For tests or some other situations, […]

lftp Disable SSL

lftp some times stalls with message “Making data connection” when “ls” the directory after logged in the ftp site. The message may appear like this: < — 227 Entering Passive Mode (xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx) —- Connecting data socket to (yy,yy,yy,yy) port zz `ls’ at 0 [Making data connection…] But some client such as filezilla may works on […]

MPlayer使用中文字幕

mplayer 使用中文字幕文件时经常会出现乱码问题. 以下是解决办法: 1. 外挂字体方法 比如当前目录下有文件为Gone with the Wind.avi, 字幕文件为: Gone.With.the.Wind.1939.Bluray.720p.DTS.2Audio.x264-CHD.chs.srt 可以使用如下命令来播放, 将不会出现中文字幕乱码的问题了: mplayer -ass -subcp cp936 Gone with the Wind.avi -sub Gone.With.the.Wind.1939.Bluray.720p.DTS.2Audio.x264-CHD.chs.srt 对于以上参数的解释: -ass: Turn on SSA/ASS subtitle rendering. With this option, libass will be used for SSA/ASS external subtitles and Matroska tracks. You may also want to use -embeddedfonts. NOTE: Unlike normal OSD, […]

Vim Removing “^M” Returns from Files

When editing some files fro Windows in vim, there are some ugly “^M” returns. Here is a method to remove and replace these “^M”s (please note that you should not copy/past to use the follows): :1,$s/{Ctrl+V}{Ctrl+M}//{Enter} {Ctrl+V} means keyboard operation that is push ‘ctrl’ and ‘v’ together. {Enter} is push ‘enter’. : means that it […]

My Vim Emacs and Other Configuration Files

My .vimrc .emacc files can be downloaded from here: http://github.com/zma/config_files My text editors are especially configured for source code such as C/C++/shell editing. I prefer to use spaces instead of tab. And my favourite tab size is 4. Some vimrc parameters and the comments are listed here. Details and the updated configuration files please refer […]