Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 30 2014

Link: [QUICK TIP] How To Change The GRUB 2 Default Timeout

Question: How can I change the default timeout for choosing distro to boot with? I always find myself been caught by the default time. Full article here: [QUICK TIP] How To Change The GRUB 2 Default Timeout (Unixmen)

Sep 29 2014

Link: Short introduction into grub internals

There are lot of grub questions lately and I was just about to answer one but somehow my answer turned out a bit long so I decided the change it into a more general post about grub and bootloaders. ….. I am going into a lot of details here about how a grub installation works. Please …

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Sep 28 2014

Link: Edit your crontab file with crontab -e

Linux crontab FAQ: How do I edit my Unix/Linux crontab file? I was working with an experienced Linux sysadmin a few days ago, and when we needed to make a change to the root user crontab file, I was really surprised to watch him cd to the root user’s cron folder, make changes to the …

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Sep 27 2014

Link: Mac Gems: Recovery Partition Creator adds OS X Recovery to any drive

To use OS X’s handy OS X Recovery feature, or to enable FileVault on an external drive, you need a special recovery partition on your drive. This utility can add it if the OS X installer didn’t. Full article here: Mac Gems: Recovery Partition Creator adds OS X Recovery to any drive (Macworld)

Sep 26 2014

Link: Beginner’s Guide to Mastering the Netstat Command on Linux

The netstat command is an essential tool for network administration. It displays information about the Linux networking subsystem including data on open network connections, routing tables and statistics about the installed network interfaces. Full article here: Beginner’s Guide to Mastering the Netstat Command on Linux (Make Tech Easier)

Sep 25 2014

Link: How To Reset Root Password On CentOS 7

The way to reset the root password on centos7 is totally different to Centos 6. Let me show you how to reset root password in CentOS 7. Full article here: How To Reset Root Password On CentOS 7 (Unixmen)

Sep 24 2014

Link: Sysstat – All-in-One System Performance and Usage Activity Monitoring Tool For Linux

Sysstat is really a handy tool which comes with number of utilities to monitor system resources, their performance and usage activities. Number of utilities that we all use in our daily bases comes with sysstat package. It also provide the tool which can be scheduled using cron to collect all performance and activity data. Full …

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Sep 23 2014

Link: How To Install Wine to Run Windows Software on Ubuntu

Wine is a free and open source application that aims to allow applications designed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. Wine also provides a software library, known as Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems. Wine is a compatibility layer. It duplicates functions of …

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Sep 22 2014

Link: How to Encode H.265 Video Using ffmpeg on Linux

After H.264 came H.265. It also has a few other names, most commonly High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or MPEG-H. H.265 doubles the data compression ratio compared to H.264 and can support resolutions up to 8192×4320. This means that video at the same quality needs only half of the bandwidth (or file size). Alternately, it means …

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Sep 11 2014

Link: Review of the TBS MOI+ DVB S/S2 Satellite TV Linux Server – a bit like a HDHomeRun, but for Free-To-Air satellite signals

A couple of years ago, I acquired a HDHomeRun Dual device, and discovered how nice it was to be able to stream terrestrial TV signals to anywhere in my home via my local network. I set up a backend system so that I could record programs and enjoy watching them at my convenience. I wondered …

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