Linux

Setting up time synchronising on Centos 6
Setting up time synchronising on Centos 6

This guide is intended for UK servers but is pretty simple to adapt for any other timezone. Firstly, I installed the ntp daemon. Next, setting […]

How to install Ruby on Rails on Centos 6
How to install Ruby on Rails on Centos 6

I’ve had trouble finding a decent guide on installing Ruby in Centos 6. There are a few good guides out there but none quite did […]

Linux Mint Nvidia Drivers
Linux Mint Nvidia Drivers

I’ve had a bit of a mare trying to get brightness working on a Samsung laptop in Linux Mint. As yet.. still no working brightness […]

Apt – ignore updates for a particular package
Apt – ignore updates for a particular package

I’ve had some difficulty after converting from Percona (mysql) Server over to MariaDB, finding that apt wanted to upgrade libmysqlclient18 to a version unsupported by […]

Reading package list 0%
Reading package list 0%

I recently had an issue on Linux Mint (Ubuntu based) where apt-get upgrade was just getting stuck each time on Reading Package list 0%. This […]

How To: Set Linux resolution for a virtual display
How To: Set Linux resolution for a virtual display

Here’s a fix I found to a problem I encountered running a Linux server with no screen attached. Without a screen, Linux didn’t want to […]

Fedora upgrade from 16 to 17 fail
Fedora upgrade from 16 to 17 fail

I’ve recently tried to upgrade Fedora from 16 to 17 on my Asus Eee Box and was given a lovely error telling me an unhandled […]

How To: Index Usenet easily using Newznab
How To: Index Usenet easily using Newznab

Edit: See how to install your own windows version of newznab here: http://www.tiag.me/installing-newznab-with-xampp-on-windows/ I’ve been a bigĀ UsenetĀ fan for years, absolutely love it. But I’ve always […]

Centos 5: Setting up RPMForge and updated repos
Centos 5: Setting up RPMForge and updated repos

When setting up a new sever I like to have updated packages such as PHP 5.3 => etc which don’t ship with Centos 5’s default […]

Apache’s mod_rewrite not working
Apache’s mod_rewrite not working

To resolve mod_rewrite being seemingly ineffectual: Ensure your http config contains: For the vhost you’re using (ie inside the <Directory> section), ensure the following is […]