Older blog entries for Thias (starting at number 33)

Puppet : All-way near realtime file syncronization

Here is an example on how to obtain all-way near realtime file syncronization on a cluster of server nodes managed by Puppet. It uses the old-ish but very useful csync2 to track all files, combined with the excellent lsyncd to trigger synchronization based on inotify events.

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Syndicated 2013-04-17 10:06:58 from Thias' Blog» Computers

Sound over HDMI for nVidia ION with Fedora

I just battled for a few hours with a Zotac Zbox ID41, which is a nice MiniPC based on the Intel D525 dual core Atom CPU and the nVidia ION2 chipset. This particular one is used in a meeting room and runs Fedora 16 x86_64. Everything works fine with no special configuration, except sound over [...]

» Sound over HDMI for nVidia ION with Fedora

Syndicated 2012-02-16 10:15:42 from Thias' Blog» Computers

OpenERP on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Here are some quick instructions to get OpenERP 6 up and running on RHEL6 (or any of its clones such as CentOS, Ascendos, etc.). It’s not meant to be a full howto, but might help in some cases.

OpenERP is still not included in Fedora nor EPEL as of writing this. Hopefully this will change soon, [...]

» OpenERP on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Syndicated 2011-09-28 11:07:20 from Thias' Blog» Computers

Nexus S Android update to 2.3.4

These are my quick notes after updating my Google Nexus S Android phone to the latest 2.3.4 release from this week. The main issue I had was that my phone was rooted, making the official update package fail with a “status 7″ error, because the existing system was modified.

Step one was to restore the original [...]

» Nexus S Android update to 2.3.4

Syndicated 2011-05-02 18:32:28 from Thias' Blog» Computers

Firefox Sync with your own server

I’m now sharing browsing history, stored passwords and bookmarks between my work desktop computer, my home desktop computer and my laptop, thanks to the Firefox Sync add-on. The best part is that all of the shared data is encrypted directly at the web browser level and stored on my own dedicated server using https. You [...]

» Firefox Sync with your own server

Syndicated 2010-10-06 20:51:47 from Thias' Blog» Computers

RHEL6 (Beta) minimal installation

I’ve just started testing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta, and I was really happy to see that the Minimal installation option is back at last. I know it’s always been possible to achieve something similar with RHEL5 and kickstart, or even something close enough by choosing to not install anything except the Base [...]

» RHEL6 (Beta) minimal installation

Syndicated 2010-04-23 09:10:58 from Thias » Computers

Apple iPod Nano 5th generation and Fedora GNU/Linux

I just got my first Apple iPod. Yes, me with an iPod. Don’t ask. It’s the latest Nano, the 5th generation, available since late 2009. It’s tiny, yet it packs 8GB of flash memory, a camera (for video only, not photo…), a microphone, an accelerometer, a relatively big screen, a radio… even a speaker.

I really [...]

» Apple iPod Nano 5th generation and Fedora GNU/Linux

Syndicated 2010-04-15 16:24:20 from Thias » Computers

Linksys WAG160N vs. D-Link DSL-2740R

I was having problems with my home DSL gateway device a few months ago. It was an old-ish Netgear device which had been running fine for years. Since it supported only wireless A/B/G, I decided it was a good time to replace it for a wireless (draft) N compatible device as my latest laptop supported [...]

» Linksys WAG160N vs. D-Link DSL-2740R

Syndicated 2010-01-09 09:08:10 from Thias » Computers

FreeNX headache

I’ve just wasted a couple of hours trying to get a FreeNX server working, but just kept getting this error : Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running Not very explicit, not very useful, and searching returns many results about people having the same problem. The solution is simple, though [...]

» FreeNX headache

Syndicated 2009-10-23 14:36:38 from Thias » Computers

GNOME menu entry for Xine DVD playback

Most GNU/Linux distributions include the proper mime types to be handled by Xine when it is installed, but not for DVD Video ISO images on disk. But it’s really easy to add.

If the DVD button in Xine work for real Video DVDs, then just create the /usr/share/applications/xine-open-iso.desktop file with the following content, and you’ll now [...]

» GNOME menu entry for Xine DVD playback

Syndicated 2009-10-03 19:24:09 from Thias » Computers

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