Fedora 18 Multimedia How-To

Submitted by sklav on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 14:58

Just remember the following steps all need to be done as the “root” user.

Step 1: Add the livna Repo for DVD Playback

rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm

Step 2: Add the Adobe Flash Repo

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Step 3: Install RpmFusion Repos

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-18.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-18.noarch.rpm'

Nagios check_ldaps plugin working with SSL or TLS

Submitted by sklav on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 15:42

After wasting many days trying to get the following to work. I figured it out simply by watching a lot of ldap debug scrolling by.
Now in my case this is all running on Debian Squeeze but im sure it is similar with other Distro's possibly location and path's changing.
All this assumes you already have ldap running with SSL or TLS.

Debian Squeeze Nvidia Howto

Submitted by sklav on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 21:29

Make sure you have back-ports repository configured if you want a more recent version of the nvidia drivers which i highly recommend. Also the steps below need to be followed exactly so proper dependencies are met.
This will install kernel headers from stable

Step 1: apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

This will pull in a more recent version of the Nvidia Driver from backports

Step 2: apt-get install -t squeeze-backports nvidia-glx nvidia-xconfig nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-settings

Step 3: nvidia-xconfig

Fedora 16 Multimedia Howto

Submitted by sklav on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 00:24

Step 1: Add the livna Repo for DVD Playback

rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm

Step 2: Add the Adobe Flash Repo

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Step 3: Install RpmFusion Repos

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

Step 4: Install Multimedia Applications

How to perform a version upgrade with scientific linux

Submitted by sklav on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 23:36

Scientific Linux was designed so that an administrator can easily upgrade their computer between minor releases.
It is not required that administrators upgrade their release, because the security errata will be updated for all releases. But there are often features and/or packages included in later releases that were not available with the earlier releases.
Below is the steps, using yum, to change to the latest 6.x release.
These instructions are for updating between minor releases, such as from 6.0 to 6.1.

yum clean all

Fedora 15 Multimedia Howto

Submitted by sklav on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 00:21

Step 1: Add the livna Repo for DVD Playback

rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm

Step 2: Add the Adobe Flash Repo

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Step 3: Install RpmFusion Repos

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

Step 4: Install Multimedia Applications

Selinux howto for the impatient

Submitted by sklav on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 00:27

But i find that in general when I setup a box I leave Selinux in permissive mode and then go threw the paces of connecting to every service i want running and all associated options so for example if you setup a website that makes use of scripts i would recommend you run them all and after completed and hopefully before you ever connect the box to the internet you run the steps below to create a policy module. I find that this has prevented me from having major issues and i get the benefits of Selinux.

To create a rule that pretty much allows all AVC denials: