Saturday, February 28, 2009

top 25 linux games

http://rangit.com/software/top-8-linux-games-of-2007

out of them drive Mania drive and American army seems interesting :) , have a look

Monday, February 23, 2009

Preupgrade - fedora distro

How to use PreUpgrade

  1. Back up all important data before upgrading.
  2. Run the yum update command as root to make sure all packages are updated to their latest versions.
  3. Run the yum install preupgrade command as root to install PreUpgrade.
  4. Run the preupgrade command as root to start the PreUpgrade application.
  5. Select the Fedora release you want to upgrade to on the Choose desired release screen, and click the Apply button.
  6. When all of the packages have downloaded, reboot your system to start the Fedora installer.
i was upgrading from fedora 8 to fedora 10 , but i earlier installed the packages from livna and freshrpm repo . so it was causing dependency problem in step no 2 . yum update .

so i had to exclude them

yum update --exclude=xine-lib

and then there were few warning regarding the dependecies in the preupgrade , but all ended well.

the most annoying thing was the slow download of the packages.

one more thing , i am not having the linux grub , instead of that i have solaris grub , so when it reboots , u wont find an option for the upgrade in the boot menu , all u have to do that , boot into soalris and read the grub entries from the linux grub.conf and update menu.lst , and now reboot and boot into the fedora upgrade. after the upgrade it will again reboot and now again u have to make new entries in the soalris grub.conf/ menu.lst .

u all at home :) . enjoy mighty fedora 10.

another way to upgrade using yum is here.

azureus / vuze on fedora 10


installed azureus using yum .
yum -y install azureus
it was running fine other than flash plugin miissing prompt , i installed the flash plugin , but no fortune . after that it notified that a new version Vuze 4.1.0.0 is available and i downloaded that . now there was no way to upgrade the previous installation ,

i had to remove previously installed azureus using

yum remove azureus
now i extracted the newer version in the /usr/share . u can place it whereever u like .


still there was the missing flash plugin . then i created a sym link to the /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so in new vuze/azureus plugin directory

but even this could not fix the missing plugin problem .

i created a symlink like this ..

ln -s /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9/plugins/
and now it is working fine :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

missing dependencies error in yum

u need to do
rpm –rebuilddb

and it will get fixed , i have yet not tried that , got it somewhere on the net.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

grep packages installed from a specific repo

rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}.%{ARCH}-%{VENDOR}\n"|grep Freshrpms.net

change freshrpm with any other repo to see the installed packages of that repo.

enable hidden administrator account in vista

run the command prompt as administrator and type the below mentioned command and u will get the administrator account on the login screen


net user administrator /active:yes

b
y default there is no password for the admin .

if u wannu disable that

type

net user administrator /active:no

increase Half open ports in windows

i found a fix here http://half-open.com/download_en.htm . run it and change the # of ports to some value near 100 or something other . there is a higher limit and that is more that 65535 , i duuno why .. i think u might get better speed with torrents than u were getting earlier . works fine on vista :)