pkgwat -search packages for Fedora.

2013-08-23 1 min read Fedora
pkgwat is a nice utility to search the fedora packages websearch. Description : Pronounced "package WAT", pkgwat is a fast CLI tool for querying : the fedora packages webapp. : https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/ : : You can make its search even better by helping us tag packages. : https://apps.fedoraproject.org/tagger And to search for a package, you can use :: pkgwat search pkgwat -h # get help on package. Related articles pkgwat.cli 0.8 Enabling Cisco WebEx in Fedora 19 Fedora Release Party F19, Venezuela

Fedora – Ramdisk creation

2013-05-10 1 min read Fedora
In Fedora, ramdisks are not created by default as is the case with RHEL. So, if you need to get Ramdisks on Fedora, then you can do this: sudo yum install MAKEDEV This will create some default Ramdisk’s in the “/dev” directory. Now, if you need to change anything then feel free to go to “/etc/makedev.d” and feel free to change these files. The Fedora Project logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related articles User:Ktdreyer/Gitorious Development Builds of Inkscape for fedora Fedora 19 Graphics Test Week kicks off tomorrow! Continue reading

procinfo and procinfo-ng : Get system information from /proc.

2012-08-10 1 min read Fedora
The Fedora Project logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Install procinfo or procinfo-ng. The procinfo contains three programs : /usr/bin/lsdev /usr/bin/procinfo /usr/bin/socklist and procinfo-ng contains :: /usr/bin/procinfo-ng The description for both of them is similar :: Name : procinfo-ng Version : 2.0.304 Release : 5.fc17 Architecture: i686 Install Date: Tue 24 Jul 2012 05:45:10 PM IST Group : Applications/System Size : 140366 License : GPLv2 and LGPLv2 Signature : RSA/SHA256, Mon 12 Mar 2012 09:56:55 PM IST, Key ID 50e94c991aca3465 Continue reading

Consistent ethernet device names in Verne

2011-12-13 1 min read Fedora
[][1]Image via Wikipedia Fedora now supports consistent device names across the network with bios device names for the ethernet devices. If you upgraded your earlier version of Fedora then you may need to go to root access to get this working. Here is what you need to do: sudo yum install biosdevice After installing this you would need to remove the file : /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and reboot. Related articles Fedora 16: A GNOME lover’s paradise (go. Continue reading

Results of Fedora 16 Release Name Voting

2011-04-20 1 min read Fedora
Fedora 16 is codenamed Verne. Here are other details: The voting has concluded for the Fedora 16 release name, and the results are in! Thank you to the Fedora community members who made name suggestions and participated in the voting. The Fedora 16 release name is: Verne Voting period: Tuesday 2011-04-05 00:00:00 to Monday 2011-04-11 23:59:59 Number of valid ballots cast: 421 Using the range voting method, each candidate could attain a maximum Continue reading

importing outlook pst files in evolution in Fedora 13 ( Goddard)

2010-07-25 1 min read Fedora Linux
If you were using outlook and moved to some other <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/e-mail_client" title="Email client" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_client">mail client then you know the pain of moving the mails from outlook mail from outlook to any other client. If you are using evolution on <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/fedora" title="Fedora" rel="homepage" href="http://fedoraproject.org/">Fedora, then you are in luck. Just install the plug-in and select the file to import as simple as that. sudo yum install evolution-pst Continue reading