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Mar. 6th, 2011 @ 11:38 am Is there a way the change the mirror
I am using a rather slugish mirror. I tried the yum fastest mirror addon and the situation got worse.

I plan to move this week and will likely need a new set of mirrors from the east coast anyway. Is there a way to do this manually in /etc?
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Mar. 2nd, 2011 @ 11:01 pm I have a question about Linux Servers
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Here's the scenario: A small lab of Linux machines contains two servers. The admin wants to permit user settings and project files to be available when users log in on any machine.

What are the server processes needed?

Thanks for your help!
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network admin cat
Feb. 3rd, 2011 @ 10:46 am Подведены итоги конкурса Linux в массы

На загрузочном портале http://download.chip.eu/ru были подведены итоги конкурса "Линукс в массы" и представлены подготовленные посетителями портала обзоры лучших программ и дистрибутивов Linux.

С работами конкурсантов вы можете ознакомиться ниже:

Обзор дистрибутива ALT Linux Школьный 5.0.1
Обзор дистрибутива Mandriva Linux Free 2010.1
Обзор дистрибутива SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
Обзор приложения Oracle VirtualBox (Sun xVM)
Обзор приложения GIMP 2.6
Руководство по IM (аське) Pidgin 2.7.9
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Jan. 24th, 2011 @ 11:20 pm tehnikum.eu Узнай все о "курьезах техники"
На страницах вэбсайта курьезы техники ты найдешь много информации о разнообразных курьезах техники, самые нелепые изобретения, самые смешные и необычные.О таких изобретениях ты наверное никогда не слышал..Приходи на tehnikum.eu и читай!

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Nov. 23rd, 2010 @ 04:01 pm Конкурс: Линукс в Массы! Главный приз - обучение в Москве
Current Music: Disturbed - Shout
Конкурс обзоров свободных программ от портала Chip Download

Портал download.chip.eu/ru объявляет конкурс обзоров свободных программ и дистрибутивов GNU/Linux "Linux - в массы!". Участником конкурса может стать любой пользователь каких-либо свободных программных продуктов. Для участия в конкурсе нужно написать обзор свободного приложения для Windows, OS X или GNU/Linux или обзор дистрибутива GNU/Linux, который будет полезен тем, кто эти программы еще не пробовал.

Номинации конкурса:
Лучший обзор дистрибутива ОС
Лучший обзор свободной программы
Лучшее руководство к действию

Победители получат призы от download.chip.eu/ru, учебного центра R-Style, ГНУ/Линуксцентра. Суперприз - сертификат на обучение на любом курсе по GNU/Linux или свободному ПО в учебном центре R-Style, также среди призов: полугодовая подписка на электронную версию журнала Linux Format, дистрибутив Mandriva Powerpack, книги из серии "Библиотека Линуксцентра"

Подробности, сроки, руководство по написанию обзоров - на download.chip.eu/ru.

Источник: http://www.linuxcenter.ru/news/#11696
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Aug. 30th, 2010 @ 07:29 pm multiple issues with F13
$ uname -a
Linux goldfish.ancientpond.com #1 SMP Tue Aug 17 22:53:15 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

brand new install, numerous warnings/errors/criticals, such as:

  • [nm-manager.c:[1328] user_proxy_init(): could not init user settings proxy: (3) Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings': no such name

  • gnome-keyring-daemon[8460]: couldn't set environment variable in session: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files

  • The above two seem related, this other one here, I'll bet, is the reason flashplayer (32bit) doesn't play any sound (64 bit system), although the visuals are fine.

  • abrt[8816]: saved core dump of pid 8806 (/usr/lib64/nspluginwrapper/npviewer.bin) to /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1283209612-8806.new/coredump (1200128 bytes)

  • The real question I have for this crew is "Why, when I google the error messages, all that seems to come up are Ubuntu forum entries?"

    Of course pointers to my particular solutions are good, too. :)
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    Jun. 29th, 2010 @ 01:18 pm DNS Settings in Fedora
    Hi Folks. I'm attempting to do something that should be wonderfully simple in Fedora 12. I'm trying to specify DNS servers. I'm trying to do this via the Network Manager and that is not working. I'm trying to hand edit /etc/resolv.conf and that is not working.

    I have a running DNS server on another machine and this is the machine that the computer is pointing to. I'm trying to change the DNS servers the computers are using.

    The computer I'm trying to change is a server and, to the best of my knowledge the networking is set up statically - I'm not using the DHCP server to get addressing information for this machine.

    Within Network Manager the DNS is set up to a specific value. When I change that value, I save the information, and then restart networking. When I go back in to Network Manager, the old value is there.

    So I tried hand editing /etc/resolv.conf. Did that, saved it, restarted networking. When I go back to look at the resolv.conf file its back to its old setting.

    I can't figure out how or why! :-(
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    Jun. 26th, 2010 @ 10:06 am This is annoying
    I run Fedora, latest release, on a Dell Latitude C840. When the fan activates, the machine suddenly throttles to a crawl - so badly that the three finger salute takes two minutes! I've checked top and nothing is eating cycles. I suspect there's something in the kernel I need to tweak, because a warm reboot usually fixes the problem. Any thoughts on what I should set/do?

    I'm tired of having a Linux lappy behave like I'm running that other OS.


    Fixed (partly): The problem was in the cpuspeed daemon, which has a default throttling temperature lower than my Dell's average operating temperature. I editted /etc/sysconfig/cpuspeed to set the throttle temperature to 70(c) and did a service restart. The PC returned to normal. The edited file should carry over the change at cold boot, but does not.

    No help from here, but thanks anyhow guys. Qvacks!
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    Jun. 2nd, 2010 @ 10:40 am PHP 5.2.9 on Fedora 12...
    Hi Folks. I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this.

    Over the weekend I upgrade our server from Fedora 9 32-bit to Fedora 12 64-bit. As part and parcel to this upgrade the PHP went from 5.2.9 to 5.3.2. My webmaster has had some difficulty in making modules and code compatible with the new version so that she's asked me how possible is it to downgrade the PHP back to 5.2.9.

    Insofar as I can tell 5.2.9 doesn't exist in the Fedora 12 repositories. We've decided that if we can install it via Yum we'd give this a try, but in order to do that, to my understanding, it has to be in a repository somewhere. I'm not sure of the intelligence of combining different repositories, and so far I've not been able to find 5.2.9 in a repository such that I could figure out how to modify the /etc/yum.repos.d/ to add it.

    Has anyone around here gone through such a downgrade? If so, how'd you do it? What were (or what might be) the ramifications?
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    Apr. 13th, 2010 @ 12:53 pm Inability for Very Select IP addresses to get to a Specific Site...

    I'd like to see if anyone has heard of circumstances like this before.

    I have a server on the Amazon EC2 cloud running a website service. This is largely working well.

    However I have one customer that cannot get to it from a specific address. The IP address of my server is When you do a "whois" on this it comes up as:

    OrgName: Amazon.com, Inc.
    OrgID: AMAZO-4
    Address: Amazon Web Services, Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2
    Address: 1200 12th Avenue South
    City: Seattle
    StateProv: WA
    PostalCode: 98144
    Country: US

    which makes perfect sense.

    We originally thought that Amazon might be blocking access to the service to specific IP or IP ranges, but based on traceroutes that didn't seem to make sense.

    When my customer tries to do a traceroute from his place to my server he doesn't even get out of his router:

    Tracing route to [] over a maximum of 30 hops:
      1     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  www.routerlogin.com []
      2     *        *        *     Request timed out.

    I've never seen anything like that before. I can understand things timing out when you get to the Amazon area, but timing out before you even get into the Net proper? That doesn't make sense to me.
    There is a part of me that thinks there may be something wrong somehow with my customer's address. When I do a "whois" on the customer's address it comes back as being owned by IANA, which doesn't seem right at all. Also when I try a traceroute to his address *I* don't get past my router in two totally separate locations (work, that has one ISP, and home, which has a very different ISP).
    I've never quite seen anything act like this before and I'm not quite sure how to puzzle it out.
    Does anyone have any thoughts?
    Doc Kinne
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