18 Things to do after installing Fedora 20, the Xfce spin

Fedora with Xfce Dis-preference for Gnome 3 and un-necessity of KDE is the reason why I mostly choose the Xfce desktop when working on or trying out newer or unknown distros. And when working at length, I often tune the desktop to my whims. Xfce is perfect when productivity is high on priority but not at the cost of functionality ...

Collectl is a powerful tool to monitor system resources on Linux

Monitoring system resources Linux system admins often need to monitor system resources like cpu, memory, disk, network etc to make sure that the system is in a good condition. And there are plenty of commands like iotop, top, free, htop, sar etc to do the task. Today we shall take a look at a tool called collectl that can be used ...

Nmon – A nifty little tool to monitor system resources on Linux

Nmon Nmon (Nigel's performance Monitor for Linux) is another very useful command line utility that can display information about various system resources like cpu, memory, disk, network etc. It was developed at IBM and later released open source. It is available for most common architectures like x86, ARM and platforms like linux, unix etc. It is interactive and the output is well ...

Inxi is an amazing tool to check hardware information on Linux

Inxi A very common thing linux users struggle with is to find what hardware has the OS detected and how well. Because unless the OS is aware of the hardware, it might not be using it at all. And there an entire ocean of commands to check hardware information. There are quite a few gui tools like hardinfo, sysinfo etc on the ...

How to configure vsftpd to use SSL/TLS (FTPS) on CentOS/Ubuntu

Securing FTP Vsftpd is a widely used ftp server, and if you are setting it up on your server for transferring files, then be aware of the security issues that come along. The ftp protocol has weak security inherent to its design. It transfers all data in plain text (unencrypted), and on public/unsecure network this is something too risky. To fix the ...

CentOS 6.5 desktop installation guide with screenshots

CentOS 6.5 released Following with the release of RHEL 6.5, CentOS 6.5 has arrived on 1st Dec and its time to play with it. For those who want to update their existing 6.4 systems to 6.5 simply use the "yum update" command and all the magic would be done. CentOS 6.5 has received some package updates as well as new features. Check ...

10 basic examples of Linux ps command

Linux ps command The ps command on linux is one of the most basic commands for viewing the processes running on the system. It provides a snapshot of the current processes along with detailed information like user id, cpu usage, memory usage, command name etc. It does not display data in real time like top or htop commands. But even though ...

Setup Apache 2.4 and Php FPM with mod proxy fcgi on Ubuntu 13.10

mod_proxy_fcgi The module mod_proxy_fcgi is a new one and it allows apache to connect to/forward requests to an external fastcgi process manager like php fpm. This allows for a complete separation between the running of php scripts and Apache. Earlier we had to use modules like mod_fcgid and mod_fastcgi which all had some limitations. Mod_fcgid for example did not properly utilise ...

How to setup Remi repository on CentOS 5/6 and Fedora 18/19/20

Remi repository The Remi (Les RPM de Remi) repository provides the latest version of various software packages related to php and mysql for redhat based linux distros like centos, fedora and RHEL. It provides php, mysql, pecl packages, pear packages any many other open source/free php applications and libraries and many other php related packages. So its designed to assist in ...

How to setup EPEL repository on CentOS 5/6

What is EPEL repository EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is a project from the Fedora group that maintains a repository of software packages that are not already present on RHEL/CentOS. The repository is compatible with RHEL and all close derivates like CentOS and Scientific Linux. By using epel we can easily install many packages (around 10,000) with yum command, that ...



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