Setting MATE as Default Desktop Environment for startx on Fedora

I ever discussed Starting KDE from Command Line by startx for KDE and GNOME. Recently, I installed MATE desktop on Fedora 17 and am very happy with it—dear, Gnome 2 is back. However, I checked the /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients script which is called by ‘startx’ and it only includes ‘startkde’ and ‘gnome-session’ without support to MATE. But […]

Additional Repositories for Fedora Linux

Fedora’s repositories provide most of the software packages needed when using Linux. However, for various consideration, they do not provide some packages, such as MPlayer, ffmpeg. Fortunately, some community maintained repository provides these software. And they may also package propriety software, such as ATI fglrx dive, NVIDIA driver, into rpm packages. In this post, we […]

Vim as Thunderbird’s External Editor in Linux

Vim is an excellent editor which I use every day. Thunderbird is a nice email application. However, Thunderbird’s integrated editor is not efficient enough to a Vim user. Why not use Vim as Thunderbird’s editor? In this tutorial, we will introduce how to integrate Vim with Thunderbird together in Linux. Install the “External Editor” Thunderbird […]

Installing the Flash Plugin for 64-bit Firefox in Linux x86-64

This post introduces how to install flash plugin to 64-bit firefox on a x86-64 Linux (Fedora as the example). Both 64-bit and 32-bit plugin are available. 64-bit flash plugin for Firefox on Linux First, download Flash Player Release for 64-bit Linux from Adobe Labs. Then, unpack the package: $ tar xf flashplayer.tar.gz Check whether all […]

Installing and Configuring 32-bit Firefox on 64-bit Linux (Fedora)

On a x86-64 64 bit Linux system, sometimes we may want to use the 32 bit Firefox, although the support to 64 bit Firefox is getting much better. Just for needed ones, this post introduces how to install 32 bit Firefox on 64 bit Linux (Fedora as the example). Install 32-bit firefox First, install firfox.i686 […]

pkill and pgrep: Process Management Commands

This is a introduction to *nix’s process management tools: pkill and pgrep. As this site’s domain name was pkill.info, a introduction to pkill should exist here. NAME pgrep, pkill – look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes SYNOPSIS pgrep [-flvx] [-d delimiter] [-n|-o] [-P ppid,…] [-g pgrp,…] [-s sid,…] [-u euid,…] […]

Xen with LVM

LVM volumes as backing for DomU’s file system is an appealing solution to Xen VBD. LVM volumes can dynamically grow/shrink and snapshot. These features make it simple and fast to duplicate DomU and adding storage to DomU. This post is a summary of tutorials related Xen DomU and LVM. Setting Up LVM Backed Xen DomU […]

Git Solutions

Solutions to git server construction and management are summarised in this post. The post is keeping updating while new solutions is added to this site. Set up git server How to Set Up A Gitolite Git Server – A Ten-Minute Tutorial Setting Up a Git Server Using Gitosis Howto: Git Server over SSH Git repositories […]

Setting up Stable Xen Dom0 with Fedora: Xen 3.4.3 with Xenified Linux Kernel 2.6.32.13 in Fedora 12

This is the latest stable and recommended stable Xen Dom0 solution on Fedora 12. No serious bug found till now and we will fix the bugs by ourselves if some appears. It also works on Fedora 14 as well. It should not be hard to use this solution on other versions of Fedora or other […]