Finally I setup-ed my linux server for my home! Woo Hoo!!
Now I can code, develop my stuff & sites, get my hands dirty inside linux, stream music & videos within home network, or even host an online presence with DDns…. And I can do all these without even touching the server. well things are enormous to explore with this!
And also figured out that you can switch on a machine remotely 🙂 magic packet – WOL
Its running CentOS 6 on Intel Atom processor (D425KT) with 2GB Memory, great to run for 24×7 with very less power consumption.
Want to create bootable usb sticks or pen drives? There is an easy way to do it, by using dd command.
dd stands for Data Description which is a low level copying command that does copying through raw data. By means of raw data, it has the power to clone the boot tables found in your iso cd/dvd images.
dd if=[source_iso] of=[device]
Just be careful while specifying input and output parameters! if is INPUT and of is OUTPUT. This command is nicknamed ‘Data Destroyer’, reversing the parameters will result in loss of some or all data in disk.
dd if=~/Download/boot.iso of=/dev/sdc
You can use findfs command to know your usb device name
I have already cautioned you. Please be careful while using this dd command. Be feared of ‘Data Destroyer’ 🙂
Want to connect to windows from linux? Its easy use rdesktop
rdesktop supports rdp and you can connect using ip address of windows client
rdesktop <client-ip> -u <username> -p <password>
rdesktop is available in all common repositories
so you can use
yum install rdesktop for Fedora
or apt-get in ubuntu
Quick boot to terminal comes handy, when you want to make full system update (yum update) or maintenance. You can boot into terminal without using a rescue disk or installation media by following these steps. Continue reading “Booting to terminal with Grub”
Started using Gwibber, few days ago. Its a microbloggin client. I quite liked it. Very simple. Easy to use.
It supports Twitter, Facebook, Statusnet, FriendFeed, etc.
If you have seen my twitter status, you might have noticed it.
Gwibber is in fedora repo. Just use
yum install gwibberto install.
Don’t forget to enable editor in menu or else you will be wondering how to tweet 🙂
Recently, Google has released its own chromium build for fedora. You can get it here This will add Google’s repository into your system to keep chrome up to date.
However, if you don’t want to add Google’s repo and want to stick to premium fedora builds, you can follow below method.
Tom ‘spot’, Fedora engineering manager has his own repo, in which he maintains Chrome packages for fedora and are always up to date. Its available for Fedora 10, 11 and 12.
To install chromium in this way, first you need to create a new repo.
Login as root and then
If you are a GUI guy, then
Add up the following lines into file:
That’s it! Now yum it
yum install chromium
If all done for success, your chrome browser is ready to browse. Find chrome in application menu -> internet.
Enjoy Google’s Chrome! Try not to give monoploy to Google 🙂