How to make CentOS Linux to load a module automatically at boot time?

How to make CentOS Linux to load a module, say ixgbe, automatically at boot time? I am using CentOS 7. You can create a text file <some name>.conf in the /etc/modules-load.d/ and list the modules to be loaded there, one per line. The systemd-modules-load.service daemon will read these files and load the modules. Check more […]

How to install aclocal on Fedora Linux?

I tried to build a project while it reports: # ./autogen.sh Can’t exec “aclocal”: No such file or directory at /usr/share/autoconf/Autom4te/FileUtils.pm line 326. autoreconf: failed to run aclocal: No such file or directory How should I handle this? How to install aclocal? yum install aclocal shows: No package aclocal available. Error: Unable to find a […]

Linux boots failed with “sulogin: can not open password database” while the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files look fine

Linux boots failed with “sulogin: can not open password database” while the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files look fine. How to fix this? The OS is Fedora 22. You may try this trick Step 1: boot Linux with rw init=/bin/bash following this tutorial. Step 2: after Linux booted, disable SELinux following this tutorial. Reboot. If it […]

How to configure ifcfg-eth0 network scripts on Fedora/RHEL Linux?

How to configure the ifcfg-* network script files under /etc/sysconfig/network-script/ on Fedora/RHEL Linux? Following is a very typical ifcfg-eth0 file setting static IP/gateway/network mask: DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=none ONBOOT=yes NETMASK=255.255.0.0 IPADDR=192.168.1.151 GATEWAY=192.168.1.10 USERCTL=no More options are supported, here you can find a reference: Interface Configuration Files (a easier to read PDF from F15 doc). Answered by Eric […]

How to install driver for TP-LINK T2U wifi adapter on Linux?

How to install driver for TP-LINK T2U wifi adapter on Linux? I am using Fedora Linux 22. The kernel module for the driver for TP-LINK T2U is “mt7650u_sta”. TP-LINK and mediatek provide drivers (mediatek one is for 7610u). But neither work for Fedora 22 AFAIK. This piece of modified driver work for me on Fedora […]

How to install Chrome on Fedora Linux?

How to install the Chrome browser on Fedora Linux from Google? Google provides a repository for yum/dnf on Fedora. First, following http://www.systutorials.com/3471/additional-repositories-for-fedora-linux/#google-chrome-repository to add Google Chrome repository. Then, you can install Google Chrome by yum/dnf: # dnf install google-chrome-stable Answered by Eric Z Ma.

How to Add “nomodeset” to Grub2 in Fedora and Ubuntu

I need to add nomodeset to make my GPU card work on Linux. Latest Fedora and Ubuntu and their derives use grub2. How to add nomodeset permanently to grub2 on Fedora and Ubuntu? The parameters grub2 will use are stored in its grub.cfg file. The grub.cfg file is generated from grub’s default settings file /etc/default/grub. […]

How to configure systemd to boot Linux to console mode (runlevel 3)?

How to configure Linux (am using Fedora 21) managed by systemd to boot to console (init 3) mode? systemd has the concept of targets as a more flexible replacement for runlevels in sysvinit. Runlevel 3 is emulated by multi-user.target. runlevel3.target is a symbolic link to multi-user.target. You can switch to ‘runlevel 3’ by running # […]

Required packages for building YouCompleteMe for Vim on Fedora 21

YouCompleteMe for Vim on Fedora 21 reports this error: [zma@laptop:~/.vim/bundle/YouCompleteMe]$ ./install.sh — The C compiler identification is GNU 4.9.2 — The CXX compiler identification is GNU 4.9.2 — Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc — Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc — works — Detecting C compiler ABI info — Detecting C compiler ABI info […]

VirtualBox report “Kernel driver not installed” on Fedora 21

VitualBox is installed on Fedora 21 by # yum install VirtualBox The following packages are installed kmod-VirtualBox-3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64-4.3.20-4.fc21.4.x86_64 VirtualBox-4.3.20-3.fc21.x86_64 There is the kernel modules package installed. However, when running virtualbox (after reboot), it reports: [zma@laptop:~]$ virtualbox WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module available for the current kernel (3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64) or […]

Good Cinnamon theme for Fedora 21 Linux?

Any suggestion on good theme configuration for Fedora 21 Linux? My favorite combination of Window borders, Icons, Controls, Mouse Pointer and Desktop is as follows. All packages and themes are from Fedora repository or the Cinnamon repository. Remember to set the cursor theme for QT application like Google Chrome following: https://www.systutorials.com/4068/configuring-mouse-cursor-style-for-qt-applications-in-gnome-mate-desktop/ For this configuration, the […]

How to install vbetool on CentOS 6.6?

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 […]

How to install latest version of Calibre?

How to install latest version of Calibre? The version from my distro (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora) seem at 1.xx while the latest Calibre is already at 2.x. You may check Caibre website’s instruction: http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c “import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write(‘Download failedn’); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()” Answered by Eric Z […]

Fix the Grub issue with Windows 8 UEFI after installing Fedora 20

Grub fails to boot with Windows 8 UEFI after installing Fedora 20. The Grub entry for Windows 8 is: menuentry ‘Windows Boot Manager’ { chainloader /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi boot } How to fix it? The set root= is missing. You probably can fix this by specifying the root manually: menuentry ‘Windows Boot Manager’ { insmod part_gpt set […]

How to install multiple versions of sbt on my Linux host?

How to install multiple versions of sbt on my Linux host For example, some projects use 0.12.x while some use 0.13.x. Installing neither in the system only is not sufficient enough. You may use the excellent sbt-extras: https://github.com/paulp/sbt-extras Most of the time, it detects the version of sbt needed in the project direoctory automatically: [zma@office […]