Archive for May, 2007

Some useful links 

RedHat Backporting Dell’s Linux Site Software Mirroring Repairing RPM Databases Securing MySQL Migrating from RH9 to CentOS3 Power Whois Google Educational Papers Google Educational Videos

Ubuntu Dual Monitor Setup 

Since it took me several hours to get the Dell D620 Laptop working with both the laptop screen and a 17 inch flat panel working through the docking station at the same time, I am posting the relevant sections of my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file in case somebody else might need it. This was used on Ubuntu […]

Linux on a Dell D620 Laptop 

So with my new job, I got a new Dell D620 laptop. I thought about what OS would be best to install on the laptop and decided I’d start with Fedora Core 6 (FC6) thinking that is should be pretty up to date and should be able to handle this newer hardware. Boy, was I […]


I have recently switched to a new job where I am working on Sun Solaris servers. Having worked on Linux servers for the last few years, it’s taken me a few days to remember some of the old commands that you need to use to work on a SVR4 server. For example, I had forgotten […]