Boot using a iSCSI root from an usb-stick with bridged ethernet device on Fedora/CentOS

Posted on Sat 23 August 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with Fedora, Grub, initrd, iscsi, network boot

Today I had a nice discussion with someone on the Fedora IRC channel about a problem booting from an USB stick with an iSCSI root filesystem and a bridged interface. He was facing the problem that the brctl tool was not available at boot time. CentOS and Fedora are using …


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Turn splash screen off and remove it from initrd on Fedora 20

Posted on Sat 23 August 2014 in Linux • Tagged with boot, boot splash, Fedora, initrd, plymouth, splash

To remove the splash screen on Fedora and boot up with details run:

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme details

For me on Fedora 20 it did not work out of the box:

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme details --rebuild-initrd

The new created initrd go the name initrd-3.15.6-200.img and not initramfs-3.15.6-200.fc20 …


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Custom Kernel on Fedora 20

Posted on Sat 23 August 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with custom kernel, Fedora, Grub, initrd, kernel, Linux

The last time I built a Linux kernel for my machine was quite a time ago. In my Linux hacking times when I did my private researches on how Linux works and how the software can be built for it, I used Gentoo and there it was normal to build …


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Quake style terminal for KDE

Posted on Sun 17 August 2014 in Linux • Tagged with KDE, Fedora

A quite useful extension for my KDE application is **yakuake**. In my default configuration this shows a terminal window by pressing F12 button and hides the windows by pressing it again. This is widely known as the Quake terminal style from the game which had this behaviour included for its …


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Dual boot system with UEFI and Fedora 20 and Windows 8.1

Posted on Mon 26 May 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with dualboot, Fedora, Grub, Linux, UEFI

In short sentences:

Yes it is possible! Even with secure boot enabled!

The long version:

On my workstation I use a dual boot configuration for some games and my Linux based development and testing. Since I am using a UEFI only configuration it was quite easy to use a dualboot …


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Rip CD to FLAC file using K3b on Fedora

Posted on Sun 06 April 2014 in Linux • Tagged with Fedora, FLAC

If you want to rip your cd without loosing quality you can use the flac format to do so. K3b comes with a FLAC plugin but the flac encoder itself was missing on my Fedora 20 machine. Just install it and you will be able to rip your cd to …


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Make the Fedora/CentOS/RHEL update service the fastest

Posted on Sun 06 April 2014 in CentOS • Tagged with Fedora, MQTT, yum

Since I played with some publish and subscribe protocols in the last months, I came to an idea to speed up the notification and delivery of software updates over the existing mechanism while reducing, or better optimizing, the needed resources.

Here a graphic to show what I try to implement …


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Qt Creator problem on Fedora 20: couldn't find IGL

Posted on Thu 16 January 2014 in Fedora, Programming, Qt • Tagged with Fedora, mesa, qt

To fix the "couldn't find IGL" error you probably get after installing Qt 5.2 package on Fedora 20 and you try to compile the first project, you should install the missing mesa package by running the following install command as root or using sudo:

sudo yum install mesa-libGL-devel -y …

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Problems with missing locale files on Fedora 20 made libvirtd service not starting

Posted on Wed 15 January 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with Fedora, KVM, libvirtd, locale

Since I am using Fedora 20 now for a while on two machines I came over some smaller bugs with my configuration.

I installed my systems using the KDE spin and installed with en_US language but a german keyboard layout. It looks like something after installation on my workstation did …


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Upgrade/Reinstall from Fedora 19 to Fedora 20

Posted on Sat 04 January 2014 in Linux • Tagged with Fedora, Linux, upgrade

Fedora LogoSince the Fedora 20 release called Heisenbug is now some weeks old and the first updates are available I decided to update my Thinkpad. As described in older posts I prefer to reinstall the system partition and only keep my /home partition which contains all my stuff.

This time I …


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