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Yum is a package installer/remover for RPM-based systems, and does all the work to calculate dependencies for packages that users want to install or remove. Yum is the default package manager for RedHat Enterprise, Fedora and CentOS Linux distributions. The OSL hosts the website, ticket tracker, code repositories and mailing lists for Yum. In addition to Yum, the OSL is also hosting development sites for yum-utils, a collection of utilities and scripts built around Yum, and createrepo, the program that creates metadata used in package repositories (supported by Yum, APT-RTM, Red Carpet, Smart, up2date and Yast). Communities | Open Source Lab
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Vector Linux: Lightning fast throwback to old-school Linux Takeaway: Jack Wallen recommends Vector Linux, a fast, flexible, and lightweight distribution that will fit the bill in any situation where system power is an issue. The title can be somewhat deceiving. When you think of “Old School” you think of out of date, whimsical technology that most people only look at on occasion. Well, scrap that train of thought when applied to Vector Linux, because Vector is just as useful as nearly any modern platform. That doesn’t mean it’s for everyone — but if you long for the days when your Linux distribution didn’t eat up your resources and an installed OS contained everything you needed to get through the day, then look no further than Vector Linux 7.0 Standard Edition .
Update: A new, up-to-date collection is available . Please take a look! It's been approximately two years since I've written the first article, A (cool) list of Linux tools .
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all TGS Readers. To wrap this year, I’ve collected 50 UNIX / Linux sysadmin related tutorials that we’ve posted so far. This is lot of reading. Bookmark this article for your future reference and read it whenever you get free time. Disk to disk backup using dd command : dd is a powerful UNIX utility, which is used by the Linux kernel makefiles to make boot images. It can also be used to copy data.
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This article provides practical examples for 50 most frequently used commands in Linux / UNIX. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but this should give you a jumpstart on some of the common Linux commands. Bookmark this article for your future reference.
Linux: Find out what kernel drivers (modules) are loaded Q . How do I find out what Linux kernel drivers and loaded by my Linux distribution? How do I list device drivers (modules) loaded in memory? A . Under Linux use the file /proc/modules shows what kernel modules (drivers) are currently loaded. lsmod command
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The Fedora Basics FAQ A: First, look around in the "Red Hat" menu in the toolbar. Most new programs installed will add themselves to the menu automatically. If you can't find it in the menu, you can use the Terminal, in the menu under "System Tools." Most programs are executed by their name. For example, to launch the web browser, Firefox, you can simply open a terminal and type:
Remote Login with GDM and VNC on Fedora 11 « Code Ghar Do you want the ability to VNC into your remote Linux computer and login to the GUI as if you were right next to the machine? Then you need to setup VNC with GDM. These steps were tested on Fedora 11. Install VNC
Info by bobjensen — last modified Oct 27, 2009 07:24 AM Many people get confused when trying to boot in to a runlevel other than runlevel 5, for example runlevel 3, disabiling the GUI front end with which most users are familiar. Hopefully this howto will help answer the questions "How do I disable X" or "How do I boot without X" or even "How do I get to single user mode." Requirements How to Change Runlevels — Fedora Unity Project
Q . I don’t need GUI as I’m developing CLI based applications. By default Ubuntu Loads Gnome GUI. How do I disable X.org / Gnome under Linux so that I get text only login? Ubuntu Linux stop / disable GNOME GUI ~ X.org
H ow do I uninstall a GUI Gnome login system ( GDM ) from my CentOS Linux v5.5 based server? GDM is the GNOME Display Manager, a graphical login program for Redhat, RHEL, Fedora and CentOS Linux based systems. The X Window System by default uses the XDM display manager which needs editing files. CentOS / RHEL Linux: Remove GDM
Linux Disable and Remove X Windows (X.org) I revived my new Dell server pre installed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux server v5.2. However, my box boot with a GUI login system ( Gnome ). There is no reason to run X Windows on my dedicated mail and Apache web server. I only need ssh.
Learning how Linux boots up is critical. When you have this information you can use it to alter the type of login screen you get as well as which programs start up. Read on for the details. You might remember when you installed Linux that the installation process prompted you for a list of partitions and the sizes of each in which your filesystems would be placed. Ch07 : The Linux Boot Process
September 25th, 2007 mysurface Posted in Admin , chmod , shutdown , sudo | Hits: 143051 | 13 Comments » If you are gnome user, you probably enjoy shutdown with just a click on the dialog. In order to shutdown from command line, you are requested to be either root or using sudo, such as How to shutdown and reboot without sudo password?
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