Fedora 11 configuration notes

To setup sudo, as root run:

echo 'username ALL=(ALL) ALL' >> /etc/sudoers

Screen resolution:

xrandr -s 1920x1080

Various codecs:
Dangermouse Autoten software for codecs etc

rpm -Uvh http://dnmouse.org/autoten-4.4-2.fc12.noarch.rpm

Detect sensors:

sensors-detect
sensors

System stats:

cat /proc/meminfo
cat /proc/cpuinfo
lspci -v

VPN connections:

yum install vpnc

configure connections by editing /etc/vpnc/default.conf


Terminal window size:
Edit the following line in the file /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm:

:co#76:it#8:li#52:\

Samba share:

mount -t cifs //192.168.1.20/gibranhemani /mnt/mac -o user=gibranhemani

Keychain:

yum install keychain
keychain 

Launching without X window running (command line only):

From root, edit the file /etc/inittab, replacing the line:

d:5:initdefault

to

d:3:initdefault

To start X from the command line, use startx

To revert to X from inside runlevel 3:

/sbin/init 5

Typing and design by Gib Hemani

2009-09-08 17:47:03

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