Update 2015-08-18: Boy do I feel silly! It turns out there’s a much simpler and much more robust way of doing what I’ve done with the scripts below. It turns out that, using any revision control system (eg. cvs, git, svn) that stores revisions as deltas (and most if not all do), all you need…
How to Install MS TrueType Fonts on CentOS 5
I found the original post on how to do this over here at MS TrueType Fonts on CentOS 5 but just in case you’re intimidated by the rpm building commands I’ve decided to post the final RPM which is an easy install on CentOS 5 and you’re ready to go. Here’s the original excerpt from…
How to Install mod_pagespeed on CentOS
I was introduced to Google’s mod_pagespeed at my current place of employment. I dismissed it at first until I was tasked with adding it to one of our existing web apps that didn’t have it yet. Wow. KeepAlive + mod_pagespeed is fantastic. I know KeepAlive is old but it’s still off by default in Apache’s…
How to Install NVIDIA Drivers on CentOS 5 64bit
Okay, this is going to be really easy once you have the Elrepo repository. See my other post about installing third party repositories. Go ahead and get that setup then come back here for this: yum install kmod-nvidia-304xx.x86_64 nvidia-x11-drv-304xx.x86_64 –enablerepo=elrepo Hopefully it’ll modify your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file properly and then you can run nvidia-settings which should…
How to Install Third Party Repositories on CentOS
You’ll have almost every CentOS package you could ever need with a few additional community run package repositories. Here’s instructions for installing three of the more popular ones: RPMForge, EPEL, and Elrepo.
htpasswd limits passwords to 8 characters (or: read the manual dummy)
Turns out htpasswd limits passwords to 8 characters in length by default prior to Apache HTTPd v2.2.18. I run CentOS 5 with HTTPd v2.2.3. I don’t rely on .htaccess password access for anything serious but I do use it as an https ‘front door’ for one of my addresses which does have its own properly…
How to Install Amarok 1.4 on CentOS 5
Update 2014-11-11: I have fixed the instructions as I discovered the old instructions no longer work smoothly. This worked for me earlier today when I needed a fresh Amarok install. How to Install Amarok 1.4 on CentOS 5 I love CentOS 5 particularly because of KDE 3.5, which I just can’t seem to get on…
How to fix CentOS 4 Yum Breakage after End-of-Life
If you still need CentOS 4 and your yum is currently broken due to end-of-life, here’s the fix: Edit /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo, comment out the mirrorlist parameters and add a baseurl=http://vault.centos.org/4.9/os/$basearch parameter for each enabled section. Here’s the official instructions: Using Vault Repositories
CentOS 5 soft-raid1 mbr got wiped? You’re in luck!
I don’t know what happened but my CentOS 5 machine wouldn’t boot off the drive when I started it up today. I booted into the install CD’s rescue mode and followed these instructions. Remember to do it for both physical drives making up your raid1. That’s what made the fix work for me.
CentOS 5 + KDE 3.5 = A nice, productive desktop
In my travails to find a nice KDE 3.5 (as opposed to KDE 4) desktop, I’ve finally landed on CentOS 5 and, with a little tweaking, I think I can finally live with this distribution.