I bought this particular webcam Canyon CNR-WCAM413 through Amazon as it was reported to just work on Linux – and it does on Ubuntu 8.04. Thanks to that french guy who laboured away at making drivers for all these devices! Plugged it in, booted up and an lsusb showed: jonny@nova:~$ lsusbBus 005 Device 003: ID… Read more »
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Great article here.Check current hostname: hostname Change the hostname in the following files: vi /etc/sysconfig/networkvi /etc/hosts Now run: hostname mynewhostname restart networking /etc/init.d/network restart
Forwarding the email sent to root on a system to another email address.vi /etc/aliases # Person who should get root’s mailroot: email@example.com The run:/usr/bin/newaliases Test it.
The follwing file can be set to 0 or 1. 0 does not allow pings on any interface and 1 switches it back on. /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_all
I had previously installed lftp – can’t remember from where but it was now stopping up2date due to a missing key. The package lftp-3.7.3-1.el4.rf is signed, but with an unknown GPG key. Aborting…Package lftp-3.7.3-1.el4.rf has a unknown GPG signature. Aborting… I need to sort out the key but temporarily sorted with: up2date –nox –configure and… Read more »
Connecting to remote servers using SSH is very common in systemadministration and involves entering the command : sshuser@remotehostname and the corresponding password. It is possible to use public keys with SSH to allow the remote host to accept SSH connections from you without password authentication. This can beuseful for automatically scheduled tasks (CRON jobs) for… Read more »
In the official yum repositories for Red Hat/CentOS for RHEL5 / CentOS 5.1 the current version of PHP is (at time of writing) 5.1.6 however when trying to install the Magento e-commerce application required PHP version 5.2.0 or higher. To upgrade PHP to 5.2.5 I followed some instructions here on using the Remi repository i.e…. Read more »