If the ATI drivers for Linux have the Testing Only watermark; you may remove it by performing this small edit. echo “9777c589791007f4aeef06c922ad54a2:ae59f5b9572136d99fdd36f0109d358fa643f2bd4a2644d9efbb4fe91a9f6590a145:f612f0b01f2565cd9bd834f8119b309bae11a1ed4a2661c49fdf3fad11986cc4f641f1ba1f2265909a8e34ff1699309bf211a7eb4d7662cd9f8e3faf14986d92f646f1bc” > /etc/ati/signature Just run this command to add this long line to the /etc/ati/signature file; removing the UNSIGNED text. This works perfectly if you want to get rid of that annoying watermark. Then …

The CentOS Linux distribution is a free version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution that is intended for datacenter deployments. This free operating system allows someone to setup a Linux server easily with a free and reliable operating system. CentOS comes with an older kernel version; 2.6.32. [[email protected] ~]$ uname -a Linux neo.matrix 2.6.32-358.el6.i686 …

To install Virtualbox 4.3 on Fedora 19; firstly navigate to the directory that contains the *.repo files. cd /etc/yum.repos.d/ Then retrieve the file for the Virtualbox repository. wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo And update the repository files. yum update Now you should be able to install Virtualbox. yum install VirtualBox-4.3 This is what I got during installation; the …

To install the old xmms mp3 player on Fedora 19 just use this command. [email protected] homer# yum install xmms.x86_64 xmms-mp3.x86_64 xmms-pulse.x86_64 xmms-flac.x86_64 This will install xmms as well as support for the Pulseaudio sound system and the FLAC sound codec. I thought that this old music player was deprecated and not supported any more; but …

This Linux command will copy the text file given, “myfile.txt” and send it to the sprunge.us website. This allows you to share a text file with others without too much fuss. curl -F ‘sprunge=<myfile.txt’ http://sprunge.uscurl -F ‘sprunge=<myfile.txt’ http://sprunge.us You may also install the PastebinCL utility on Fedora 19, this allows you to upload text to …

To install some awesome GTK themes for Fedora 19 MATE; type this command. yum install gtk-equinox-engine.x86_64 gtk-nimbus-engine.x86_64 gtk-nodoka-engine.x86_64yum install gtk-equinox-engine.x86_64 gtk-nimbus-engine.x86_64 gtk-nodoka-engine.x86_64 To install some extra wallpapers and a couple of extra themes for Fedora, use this command. yum install gnome-themes-legacy.noarch gnome-theme-curvylooks.noarch desktop-backgrounds-waves.noarchyum install gnome-themes-legacy.noarch gnome-theme-curvylooks.noarch desktop-backgrounds-waves.noarch There is a list of some more awesome …

To re-install the bootloader for Fedora Core 19; type this command. [email protected] homer# grub2-install /dev/sda Installation finished. No error reported. This will properly re-install the GRUB2 bootloader and then you will be able to boot Fedora properly. And then if you wish to generate a new GRUB 2 configuration; use this command. [email protected] homer# grub2-mkconfig …

I ran yum-update on my Fedora 19 installation today and I got this error. [email protected] homer# yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * rpmfusion-free: rpmfusion.mirror.uber.com.au * rpmfusion-free-debuginfo: rpmfusion.mirror.uber.com.au * rpmfusion-free-source: rpmfusion.mirror.uber.com.au * rpmfusion-free-updates: rpmfusion.mirror.uber.com.au * rpmfusion-free-updates-debuginfo: rpmfusion.mirror.uber.com.au * rpmfusion-free-updates-source: rpmfusion.mirror.uber.com.au * rpmfusion-nonfree: rpmfusion.mirror.uber.com.au * rpmfusion-nonfree-debuginfo: rpmfusion.mirror.uber.com.au * rpmfusion-nonfree-source: …

This is how you query the package database to see if a package is installed or not. [email protected] homer# yum list installed | grep xterm xterm.x86_64 293-1.fc19 @[email protected] homer# yum list installed | grep xterm xterm.x86_64 293-1.fc19 @anaconda This is a more verbose way of doing this. [email protected] homer# yum list installed xterm Loaded plugins: …

http://www.apple.com/opensource/. There is a good selection of open-source code here that Apple is using on their machines. I downloaded the tarball of the zsh shell here: http://www.opensource.apple.com/source/zsh/zsh-55/zsh-4.3.11.tar.bz2. This was compiled very easily after I installed the ncurses-devel RPM from this location for Fedora 19: ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/linux/releases/19/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/n/ncurses-devel-5.9-11.20130511.fc19.x86_64.rpm. Then I was able to complete the checks run by …

http://www.securitronlinux.com/bejiitaswrath/lovely-gtk-themes-for-the-linux-mint-mate-desktop/. Some very useful and attractive themes and wallpapers for Linux Mint MATE and other desktops. http://www.securitronlinux.com/linux-mint-2/how-to-install-a-lovely-windows-7-gtk-theme-on-linux-mint-14/. How to install a Windows 7 Basic styled theme for the MATE desktop. http://www.securitronlinux.com/bejiitaswrath/windows-8-metro-ui-theme-for-metacity-available-make-your-linux-mint-mate-desktop-look-like-windows-8/. how to install a Windows 8 Metacity theme for the Gnome and MATE desktops. This one is really good. http://www.securitronlinux.com/linux-mint-2/disable-desktop-icons-on-the-linux-mint-13-mate-desktop-very-easy-with-the-configuration-editor/. how to disable the …

The latest Fedora release; Fedora 19 ‘Schrödinger’s Cat’. This brings many improvements to the venerable Linux distribution. The main updates include OpenShift Origin, which allows easy building of Platform-as-a-Service infrastructure; node.js; Ruby 2.0.0; MariaDB; Checkpoint & Restore, which allows users to checkpoint and restore processes; and OpenLMI, which makes remote management of machines simpler. The …

The new Fedora 18 Linux distribution has the Power Off option available in the user menu by default; negating the need to install an add-on from extensions.gnome.org to add this functionality. This is a very good addition to the new Fedora distribution. According to this blog linked here: http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gnome-3-6.html. There are other problems with the …