Category Archives: Linux / Unix

Configuring the timezone on Red Hat Linux

March 13th, 2009

I recently set up a server remotely and with much success, however I overlooked the configuration of the operating system’s timezone settings. This is typically set up during the installation of the operating system, but since the dedicated server provider performs the installation for customers, it is a step that can be easily overlooked when […]

Developing GUI Applications on Linux

December 4th, 2008
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I’ve been looking for an API for cross-platform application development in my spare time. I would like to target GNU/Linux environments for an application that I am looking to develop as a hobby, but I would also like to make the application available to the larger pool of Microsoft Windows users. I am seriously considering […]

Creating a VNC Connection to Existing X Session

January 3rd, 2008

Either it has been a really slow news week, or I’ve gotten faster at processing news from multiple news aggregators. I’ve been getting to the office early in the morning, and the content of /. and other popular news sites just did not give me my fill of reading for the morning. I began wondering […]

The NEC ND-3620A and cdrecord

October 24th, 2007

When most hope was lost, a firmware upgrade brought results. After resolving a character set problem with cdrecord through a downgrade, I received a “0x30 Qual 0x05 (cannot write medium – incompatible format) Fru 0x0” error and thought the problem was with the DVDs that I had just purchased. The DVD burner identified itself as […]

iostat: Report CPU and IO Statistics

October 14th, 2007

The Linux User’s Manual page states, “The iostat command is used for monitoring system input/output device loading by observing the time the devices are active in relation to their average transfer rates.” The page continues, “The iostat command generates reports that can be used to change system configuration to better blaance the input/output load between […]