How to install vbetool on CentOS 6.6?

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I found CentOS 6.6 does not ship vbetool in its default repositories, EPEL or RPMfusion. How to install vbetool on CentOS 6.6? First, download the source package from http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/vbetool/ and unpack the package. Second, install needed packages: # yum pciutils-devel pciutils-devel-static libx86-devel During the building, it will try to find the libpci.a in a different
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How to enable iptables on CentOS 7 / Fedora 20?

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iptables is plain old good. How to enable it after I disable firewalld? First, install the iptables-services package as root: # yum install iptables-services Then, start iptables service as root: # touch /etc/sysconfig/iptables # touch /etc/sysconfig/ip6tables # systemctl start iptables # systemctl start ip6tables # systemctl enable iptables # systemctl enable ip6tables

How to install WordPress on Fedora 19

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How to install the latest WordPress on a newly installed Fedora 19? Thanks! First, install the LAMP (you already have ‘L’) stack: # yum install httpd php php-mysql mysql-server php-gd and start these services: # systemctl start mysqld.service httpd.service Then, install WordPress on the LAMP stack following the tutorials on the Web. Two good ones
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Where are the Linux routing table entries stored on disk?

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I know the routing tables on Linux is in memory after being set. However, where are the routing table entries stored on disk? I mean where are the routing table is persistently stored so that the routing table can be reloaded like the iptables (under /etc/sysconfig/iptables on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS Linuxes). If the system uses the /etc/rc.d/init.d/network
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How to Install Paravirtualized CentOS 7 DomU on Xen

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This post introduces how to install a paravirtualized CentOS 7 DomU on Xen. The very common way of installing DomU does not work for CentOS 7. A little trick to set the repository and the network used by the VM should be used by adding a setting strings to the “extra=” field for this VM.
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Building and Installing Linux Kernel from the Source Code in an Existing Linux OS

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Building Linux kernel may sound a complex and geek-only thing. However, as Linux kernel itself has much less depended tools/packages compared to other software packages, it is quite easy to compile, build and install a Linux kernel from the source code in an existing Linux OS. Building Linux kernel is needed if you need to
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How to Install Wine 32-bit on CentOS 7

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Since version 7, RHEL has only x86-64 versions. The same thing happens to CentOS 7. In CentOS 7/EPEL, there is only package for Wine x86-64. However, many Windows .exe files are 32-bit. Even there are 64-bit versions for some software, their installation file is 32-bit. And for some certain software such as Office 2007, 32-bit
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Additional Repositories for CentOS Linux

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CentOS is a super solid Linux distro. However, its default repository’s packages are limited compared to Fedora. Even Fedora needs some additional repositories to have software packages for daily usage, such as MPlayer, ffmpeg. Fortunately, some community maintained repositories provides these software. In this post, we introduce theses additional common repositories and how to install
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Changing Systemd Boot Target in Linux

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Many Linux distros, such as RHEL/CentOS 7, Fedora, Ubuntu 16, are now using systemd instead of init as the init system. It is common for Linux users to set Linux to boot to “GUI” or “Text” mode. The old way of changing ‘/etc/inittab’ for choosing Linux runlevels is not working for sytemd. This post will
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How to Set the Static IP Address Using CLI in Fedora/CentOS Linux

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How to set the static IP address for CentOS 7/Fedora 22+ is introduced in this post. Here, we assume the Linux is using NetworkManager to manage the network. All steps are done as root. Find the interface you want to set the address Command ifconfig -a lists all interfaces. Find the interface name to set,
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Notes for Beginners of Software Development on Linux

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Linux is a great platform for software development targeting servers or backends. In general, working on Linux is very productive. The problem that beginners on Linux face is the the learning curve is steep at the beginning. But believe me, after you get through the initial green steep learning step as in the figure below
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How to Run a Command Upon Files or Directories Changes on Linux

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Doing actions upon changes of files and directories is very useful. Examples like compiling a project after the source code files are changed, sending emails after important configuration files are modified, building the PDF after a TeX file is modified. On Linux, the inotify-tools provide good support for trigger actions after changes. In this post,
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How to Regenerate Grub2 Config Files on Linux

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Grub2 config file may need to be re-generated after changing Grub2 configurations such as configuration changes and setting default boot entries. The Grub2’s config file may be at different locations depending on your Linux distro and whether your Linux is booted in BIOS or UEFI mode. This makes regenerating Grub2 config file not easy for
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How to Make Chrome Accept Self-Signed Certificates on Linux

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If your website uses a self-signed certificates, Chrome will show a warning every time and you need clicks to continue. In this post, I will introduce how to make Chrome accept self-signed certificates for sites on Linux. This post is made short on purpose and you need to search the Web and learn if you
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How to Connect to Remote Servers by VNC on Windows

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Software you will need 1, Putty 2, Real VNC viewer 3, twm (lightweight desktop). On fedora (centos, redhat): sudo yum install twm (on other distros, you may need other commands, or download source code and install it). Specific steps 1, Enter your Host name and port in putty. 2, Set port forwarding in putty Tunnels.
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How to Statically Link C and C++ Programs on Linux with gcc

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Before statically linking you C and C++ programs, you should be aware of the drawbacks of the static linking especially with glibc. There are some good discussions already: with glibc you’re linking static programs which are not really static and some others here and here. That said, you can choose to statically link C and
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Unified Linux Login and Home Directory Using OpenLDAP and NFS/automount

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In this post, how to unified Linux login and home directory using OpenLDAP and NFS/automount will be introduced. 0. System environment This solution is tested on Fedora 12 systems and CentOS 5. LDAP and NFS server: IP: 10.0.0.2 OS: Fedora 12 x86_64 ldap base dn: “dc=lgcpu1″ Clients: IP: 10.0.0.1/24 OS: Fedora 12 x86_64 1. LDAP
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How To Enable GNOME Classic Mode in Fedora / CentOS / RHEL Linux

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GNOME 3.8 introduces the classic mode: Classic mode is a new feature for those people who prefer a more traditional desktop experience. Built entirely from GNOME 3 technologies, it adds a number of features such as an application menu, a places menu and a window switcher along the bottom of the screen. Each of these
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Yum Using DVD as Package Repository

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We introduce the method to use DVD as the package repository for yum. In this post, we use CentOS 5 as the example. 1) Modify /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo Delete baseurls in [Base] baseurl by add ‘#’ at the beginning of the lines Then add a line at the end: baseurl=file:///media/CentOS_5.0_Final ‘file://’ means this is a local directory.
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