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  1. anyweb

    Time for a new beginning ?

    i'm also interested in bash scripting as i've started working with Mac's, yes I know they are not linux but there are similarities i'm sure
  2. anyweb

    Time for a new beginning ?

    Well, it's true, I've neglected this site for years, for various reasons including work, my Microsoft MVP commitments, and of course the sister site windows-noob.com. You could say I've practically ignored linux-noob.com and done as little as possible to help it survive other than the bare minimum which is to keep the domain name alive and make sure the data in the site itself was protected, but the time has come to re-resurrect the site, breath new life and start afresh. So, today I've updated the site license, and will with the help of the web server admin plan to upgrade the site to the latest and greatest version of Invision Power Board and once that is complete, start to re-energize this site and get people coming back. Please help ! But before doing that, I need you to help me understand what exactly you want to read about on linux-noob, what should this site be about going forward ? Do you want a complete re-birth or just move forward and start-over ? I'd love to read your comments and look forward to the next stages ! cheers niall
  3. I bought this printer and need to also use it in Linux, so this is how you can download this driver dpc525a_linux_.0.0.tar.zip unzip using unzip unzip dpc525a_linux_.0.0.tar.zip as root install the rpm rpm -Uvh Fuji_Xerox-DocuPrint_C525_A_AP-1.0-1.i386.rpm click on System, Administration, Printing (or System-Config-Printer) then when the app appears, click on Server, New, Printer choose AppSocket/HP JetDirect for Host, type in the IP address of the Dell 1320c, and give the Queue a name eg: Dell Printer and click Forward, When the Choose Driver page appears, select FX as the Manufacturer (Makes), then choose DocuPrint C525 A-AP as the model and driver, click forward again, leave the options as default. Change the printer name to Dell Color Laser 1320c, and then click apply, enter your root password and you are done. reference > http://forums.opensuse.org/archives/sf-arc...dell-1320c.html
  4. Introduction The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run Linux environments, including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a virtual machine. You can... Choose your favorite Linux distributions from the Windows Store. Run common command-line utilities such as grep, sed, awk, etc. Run Bash shell scripts and Linux command-line applications including: Tools: vim, emacs, tmux Languages: Javascript/node.js, Ruby, Python, C/C++, C# & F#, Rust, Go, etc. Services: sshd, MySQL, Apache, lighttpd Install additional Linux tools using the distribution's built in package manager (apt-get, for example). Invoke Windows applications from the Linux console. Invoke Linux applications on Windows. So let's see how this works, for this guide I tested this on a Windows 10 Insider Preview build version 10.0.17661.1001, however all you need to test this is any version of Windows 10 from Fall Creators Update (or later), and that means any version after Windows 10 1703. Step 1. Add the WSL feature In Windows Control Panel, select Programs and Features, select Turn Windows features on or off. Scroll down to Windows Subsystem for Linux, and enable it. Reboot when prompted. Step 2. Open the Microsoft Store and search for Linux Step 3. Select a Linux Distro in the Apps list Select a Linux Distro in the apps list or click on Show All to see all available Step 4. After selecting a Linux Distro, click on Get Step 5. Pin to start or Launch After it is installed, you'll get a toast notification stating it's installed and ask you to Launch or Pin to Start. If you choose Pin to Start the Distro will be listed in your start menu. Step 6. Launch the Distro On first launch you'll see the Distro is installing If you get "Installation Failed! Error: 0x8007019e", then make sure you've completed Step 1. After installing the Distro, you'll be prompted to enter a username and password and it's done ! it even has vi ! Further reading https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10
  5. Microsoft have just made PowerShell (a programming language developed by Jeffrey Snover and available in Windows 7, 8, 10 and other Windows operating systems) open source, and available to Linux and MacOS. Wow ! I use PowerShell at work to do many things, fixing problems and checking for particular settings, it's a really great programming language and anyone with a Windows computer (or now Linux or MacOS) can try it out. It will be made available on GiThub (production version shipped in nano-server), one codebase that runs on Windows and Linux with all the benefits of open source. From the very beginning PowerShell was very community focused which has driven it to this day. To learn more about this incredible news, watch this video on Channel 9.
  6. anyweb

    Fedora 28 release

    thanks for posting this Oroshi !
  7. anyweb

    DNS issues

    apologies for the recent lack of service here due to changing DNS provider (forced, not by choice) thanks to Peter for helping me resolve the issues, hopefully all ok now cheers niall
  8. have a read of this, comments welcome http://www.windows-noob.com yeah, i set that site up too cheers anyweb
  9. Gabe Aul announced that there's a new insider preview available on the fast ring, and here’s what’s new in Build 14316 Run native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows: In this build, you can natively run Bash in Windows as announced last week at Build 2016. To do this, you first need to turn on Developer Mode via Settings > Update & security > For developers. Then search for “Windows Features” and choose “Turn Windows features on or off” and enable Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta). To get Bash installed, open Command Prompt and type “bash”. For more details, see this blog post. to see a guide explaining what to do see here > https://msdn.microso.../install_guide# and for more info about this release see the original blog post here > https://blogs.window...ew-build-14316/
  10. Microsoft has just released System Center 2016 Technical Preview 2 and amongst the features it includes are native SSH support, yup that's right you can SSH in to your SCCM 2016 box ! I'll test it shortly and report back, but this really is cool, cool to see Microsoft embracing other operating systems 'methods' of accessing systems and management, it would be like Linux starting to offer PowerShell in the kernel ! via > http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2015/05/06/now-available-system-center-2016-technical-preview-2.aspx
  11. The version of Mozilla shipped in Red Hat 9 is Mozilla 1.2.1. Since then, some newer versions have arrived, and if you'd like to install the latest version (at the time of writing this it's 1.5 which is alpha, but we'll use the 'stable' version). To start with, get on over to http://www.mozilla.org and download the latest rpm's, or actually, the latest fully packaged installer, for Version 1.4 you need this:- mozilla 1.4.tar.gz Once you have downloaded it, you'll need to decompress the file. Open a console and type this:- tar zxvf moz*.tar.gz -z processes the gunzip portion of the file, -x extracts, -v is for verbose (so we see messages) and -f is for local file (or something like that ;-)) heres my output:- [anyweb@c-72aa70d5 mozilla]$ tar -zxvf mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.4-sea.tar.gz mozilla-installer/ mozilla-installer/xpi/ mozilla-installer/xpi/xpcom.xpi mozilla-installer/xpi/browser.xpi mozilla-installer/xpi/psm.xpi mozilla-installer/xpi/mail.xpi mozilla-installer/xpi/chatzilla.xpi mozilla-installer/xpi/talkback.xpi mozilla-installer/xpi/deflenus.xpi mozilla-installer/xpi/langenus.xpi mozilla-installer/xpi/regus.xpi mozilla-installer/xpi/venkman.xpi mozilla-installer/xpi/inspector.xpi mozilla-installer/mozilla-installer mozilla-installer/mozilla-installer-bin mozilla-installer/installer.ini mozilla-installer/README mozilla-installer/MPL-1.1.txt mozilla-installer/config.ini [anyweb@c-72aa70d5 mozilla]$ Now that we have it all unpackaged and decompressed, lets install it. Login as root by typing su - Now change directory (cd) to the path you decompressed the tar file to, in my case it was /home/anyweb/rpms/mozilla [root@c-72aa70d5 root]# cd /home/anyweb/rpms/mozilla/ The installer is in the /mozilla-installer folder so lets cd to that and get going [root@c-72aa70d5 mozilla]# cd mozilla-installer/ To 'run' the installer we use a ./ command to tell linux to 'run' a file. [root@c-72aa70d5 mozilla-installer]# ./mozilla-installer click next and choose your type of install, i chose complete (2nd option). Thats it!. Once done lets test it (it should auto-start, if not lets start it) type cd /usr/local/mozilla (thats where it wants to install by default) then type ./mozilla that should bring it up, click on help/about and it should say Mozilla version 1.4
  12. to use unrar in Fedora (core 4) simply do as follows yum install unrar once it is installed you can unrar your files.rar easily unrar e files.rar e Extract files to current directory or for all subdirs in files in a rar try unrar x files.rar x Extract files with full path cheers anyweb
  13. I downloaded Fedora 20 from here, created the USB media using the liveusb creator and then started the install, it wouldn't verify my installation source (usb) and i couldn't install. I thought my HASH/md5sum was bad so i checked it. The sha 256 matched. Next I tried to input an alternative location, I chose the following as I was installing on older hardware (32bit only), http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/20/i386/os/ this allowed the installation to continue, so I'm posting this here incase it helps others cheers anyweb
  14. anyweb

    Problem installing Fedora 20 from USB media

    i got irritated with this computer (it hard locked when lid closed) so i just installed windows 7 on it, i'll install fedora on another laptop instead.
  15. anyweb

    Problem installing Fedora 20 from USB media

    tried it again and again it crashes, although the time and other widgits in gnome work just fine, it's just when i click on activities maybe i'll install it on another laptop and see how it goes as i do want to see the new gnome
  16. anyweb

    Problem installing Fedora 20 from USB media

    well when gnome crashes it doesnt crash to a prompt, it bombs me backinto the desktop... i'll take another look at it tonite
  17. anyweb

    Problem installing Fedora 20 from USB media

    sorry not following you, what do you mean a virtual console ?
  18. anyweb

    Problem installing Fedora 20 from USB media

    ok I just checked and i dont have that file or directory structure as this is the i386 release of Fedora 20 (not x64)
  19. anyweb

    Problem installing Fedora 20 from USB media

    thanks Feedmebits i'll try it tonite and come back to you
  20. anyweb

    Problem installing Fedora 20 from USB media

    this is what it says. any ideas ?
  21. anyweb

    Problem installing Fedora 20 from USB media

    well i got it installed but gnome crashes as soon as I click on activities, I did a quick search and didn't find any solution, any ideas ? in the meantime i've installed KDE via yum install @kde-desktop and that does work when i switch to it, however i prefer Gnome
  22. anyweb

    has gnome finally relinquished ?

    I did an update today on my fedora 16 laptop and after a reboot i noticed that Gnome is not looking like it has since well.. since they changed to the new format. It's actually refreshing to see that it's usable again, i can minimize windows and so forth... so does this mean that Gnome is listening to people or is it just a quirk in the update i got ? see screenshot..
  23. anyweb

    Hello there

    welcome to the forums !
  24. anyweb

    Kinda late but happy new year

    same to you
  25. anyweb

    Which Linux distro is best for a web server

    this webserver is running on Centos so I can highly recommend Centos, very very stable and easy to manage especially if you are familiar with RedHat