Articles in category “Computers”

How to efficiently publish 88 guides in 42 languages

Eighty-eight (88) guides in forty-two (42) languages comes out to be six hundred and thirty (630) guides that have been published, so far, to the Fedora Docs website.  That includes everything from Fedora Core 1 to today.  With the release of Fedora 14, earlier this month, we introduced twelve new …

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Setting up nVidia drivers

At work I always forget this so this is a technical note for myself. Maybe it will help you too?

  • Run lspci to determine what controller you have.
  • Visit the nVidia driver website and select your controller.
  • Stop X (telinit 3)
  • Download the file and chmod 500.
  • Verify you have …

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A better backup solution

When Fedora 13 hit the streets I was excited to see a new backup solution, Deja Dup, included in the distribution.  For the past several months I've been using my own version of a backup solution, namely rsync rdiff-backup, which always felt a little cobbled together.  But now I have …

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My first TWUUG meeting...

Not since my last TriLUG meeting, several years ago, had I attended any kind of LUG meeting.  Last night I decided to give my local UUG a go.

A friend of mind had told me about the Tidewater Unix User's Group (TWUUG) a couple of years ago but I put …

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FAD (Hackfest) @ SELF - Day 2

I was able to attend many talks during the second day of SELF and here are some of the information I gleamed from the discussions.

IPv6
The speaker on IPv6 was from ARIN.  He was quite upfront with the situation regarding IPv4 addresses.  In short, we should run out of …

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Thanks Seth!

image0While I was out of town last week something arrived at my house...

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Two Fedorians on a Northbound Train

So I'm sitting at the Staples Mill Rd, Richmond Amtrak Station waiting for the northbound 84 when none other than Seth Vidal walks up to me and says "do you work for Red Hat?" noticing the Shadowman hat I'm wearing. Maybe we should host a hackfest on the train!

Just …

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My new WiFi Card

Some of you know that I have been having problems getting my laptop on WiFi. The on-board card is proprietary and left me banging my head against the wall trying to make it work. A couple of weeks ago I decided enough was enough. I searched Newegg for a PCMCIA …

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Microsoft for Apple leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

The school newspaper where my wife is a student reported yesterday that William and Mary would start giving students an option for what computer (and thus operating system) they could run. Apple will be coming to the campus starting this summer. I'm all about giving people an option away from …

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DOC v. PDF v. ODF... size wise

At my job we create very large documents for customers explaining how we are going to test their systems. These documents are usually a couple thousand pages long which means the files can also get pretty large.

I got curious to see how big the file would be based on …

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