Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Default Xorg Resolution

Recent versions of Linux and the Xorg X-Windows system have been engineered to require very little configuration settings to properly detect graphics options and display resolutions. In most cases graphics should “just work”. The Xorg system stores all its configuration options in the file: xorg.conf. Many distributions including Fedora and CentOS keep this file in the /etc/X11/ directory. In the past this file would contain a great deal of information that was not easy to setup.

SELinux - the good

There is brief intro presentation on SELinux for “everyday” users. The 12th slides is titled “SELinux - the good”. It has quoted someone by the name Larry Loeb: Let me assure you that this action by the NSA was the crypto-equivalent of the Pope coming down off the balcony in Rome, working the crowd with a few loaves of bread and some fish, and then inviting everyone to come over to his place to watch the soccer game and have a few beers.

Google Chrome on Fedora

Try out Chromium. Courtesy of T ‘spot’ Callaway: Using your favorite text editor (as root), create chromium.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/, with the following contents: [chromium] name=Chromium Test Packages baseurl=$releasever/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=0 Then run (as root): # yum install chromium From spot’s blog: The packages are i386/i586 only (and the i586 chromium is a bit of a lie, it isn’t compiled with the correct optflags yet) because chromium depends on v8, which doesn’t work on 64bit anything (yet).

64-bit Linux

There was some discussion on the fedora-devel list about changing the default architecture for 32-bit Fedora. Which would mean that users running 32-bit Fedora with modern CPU’s will see some improvement, while older hardware will need to be supported by some secondary means or not at all. There are some good points in the thread, but the question I found myself asking was: “Why do I still run 32-bit Linux at all?

Fedora 11 Released

“This is Fedora!". Leonidas is in command! After a minor 2 week delay, the diligent Fedora project just announced the release of Fedora 11. The Fedora 11 Feature List seems rather spectacular with many big (and small) inclusions. There really are too many updates to list, some of the the highlights: Desktop GNOME 2.26 - Disk burning, Simpler file sharing, Better volume control, Media player enhancements KDE 4.2.2 - more updates to KDE4 XFCE 4.