Category Archives: Linux

Add a minimize button to elementary (beta 1)

Note: this script is only for elementary beta 1 users: users of subsequent daily builds only need to run the gsettings command below to get the minimize icon to appear, since it is now included. The default theme in elementary … Continue reading

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Power monitoring with linux…the low-energy way

Some time ago I acquired a Current Cost CC128 monitor, which, on its own is quite an interesting but limited way to check the current power usage, by glancing at the display, especially to check that devices are turned off … Continue reading

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msttcorefonts on RHEL6 / Centos 6 / SL6

msttcorefonts is a way of obtaining the Microsoft TrueType fonts on Linux. However, version 6 release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux no longer includes a pre-requisite of msttcorefonts package, namely chkfontpath, which in turn, relies on the font server package … Continue reading

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Disable disk caching in Chromium

Google’s Chromium browser doesn’t offer a menu option to disable disk caching. Users concerned with reducing wear on SSD drives and those with super-fast internet connections may wish to use this facility. By running chromium with the command line option: … Continue reading

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RHEL/Centos/Scientific Linux 6.0: PXE install fails due to missing network driver

I experienced an issue trying to run a networked install of SL6.0 on a Dell Optiplex 380 with a Broadcom 57780 network card. The install fails to download the kickstart file due to a missing driver in the pxe kernel. … Continue reading

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