NFS Fedora 17

# vi /etc/exports

# systemctl enable nfs-server.service

# systemctl start nfs-server.service

# mount -t nfs server.local:/tools /var/nfs/tools/


DB2 V9.5 Fedora 16 x86_64

Fedora 16
# yum install libaio* libaio*.i686 compat* compat*.i686 nfs-utils

Ubuntu 12.04
# sudo apt-get install ia32-libs libaio-dev libaio1 nfs-common

# groupadd -g 2000 db2iadm1
# groupadd -g 2001 db2fadm1
# groupadd -g 2002 dasadm1

# useradd -u 2001 -g db2iadm1 -m -d /db2home/db2inst1 db2inst1
# useradd -u 2002 -g db2fadm1 -m -d /db2home/db2fenc1 db2fenc1
# useradd -u 2003 -g dasadm1 -m -d /home/dasusr1 dasusr1

# passwd db2inst1
# passwd db2fenc1
# passwd dasusr1

IBM WebSphere Application Server v7 on Fedora 16

First uncomment ip6 out of /etc/hosts and add your hostname/domainname

# cat /etc/hosts   arbitrary localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4

#::1         localhost localhost.localdomain localhost6 localhost6.localdomain6


Install the following rpms

# yum install compat-* ksh gtk2 gtk2-engines libXp libXmu libXtst pam rpm-build elfutils elfutils-libs libXft

Link ksh, this is for IHS

 # ln -s /bin/ksh /usr/bin/ksh

Python 3.2 on Scientific Linux 6

Install the following:

yum install \
readline-devel openssl-devel gmp-devel \
ncurses-devel gdbm-devel zlib-devel expat-devel \
libGL-devel gcc-c++ libX11-devel glibc-devel \
bzip2 tar pkgconfig tcl-devel tk-devel \
tix-devel bzip2-devel sqlite-devel db4-devel autoconf \
rpm-build gcc redhat-rpm-config

Get Python 3.2:

$ wget
$ tar xvf Python-3.2.tar.xz
$ cd Python-3.2
$ ./configure
$ make -j3
$ make test
$ sudo make install

SL-6 x86_64 Adobe Air 2.6

$ sudo yum install
$ sudo yum install gtk2-devel.i?86
$ sudo yum install
$ sudo yum install
$ sudo yum install rpm-devel.i?86
$ sudo yum install
$ sudo yum install gnome-keyring-devel.i?86
$ sudo yum install
$ sudo yum install libxml2-devel.i?86
$ sudo yum install nss-devel.i?86
$ sudo yum install libxslt.i?86

Grab the rpm for Adobe Air:

$ sudo rpm -ivh adobeair.i386.rpm

Transmission on SL 6

Building transmission on Scientific Linux 6.

I install all the dev tools and libraries during the install so I can’t tell you what might be needed on that end…


$ wget
$ tar xvf libevent-2.0.10-stable.tar.gz
$ cd libevent-2.0.10-stable
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make verify # (optional)
$ sudo make install

Transmission from SVN:

$ export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig

To make sure libevent is found:
$ pkg-config –modversion libevent

$ svn co svn:// Transmission
$ cd Transmission
$ ./
$ make
$ sudo make install

Launch it:

$ transmission-gtk

Fedora 15 Macbook Pro 5,3

I’ve install Fedora 15 Alpha KDE edition so this is what follows:

Install RPM Fusion repository:

# rpm -ivh
# rpm -ivh

Add ATRPMS repository but leave it disabled:

cat < /etc/yum.repos.d/atrpms.repo
name=Fedora Core \$releasever – \$basearch – ATrpms
enabled = 0

Install NVIDIA

# yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i?86

Create the config file:

# nvidia-xconfig

Edite the file and add some bits under the Driver for nvidia:

# vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Option “Coolbits” “1”
Option “RegistryDwords” “PowerMizerEnable=0x1; PerfLevelSrc=0x2222; PowerMizerLevel=0x3; PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x3”


1) # chmod a+w /sys/devices/platform/applesmc.768/leds/smc\:\:kbd_backlight/brightness

2) create a shell file in /usr/bin. Call it keylight. Inside the file write

# vi /usr/bin/keylight

current=$(cat /sys/devices/platform/applesmc.768/leds/smc\:\:kbd_backlight/brightness)
if [ $new -ge 255 ]; then
if [ $new -lt 0 ]; then
echo $new > /sys/devices/platform/applesmc.768/leds/smc\:\:kbd_backlight/brightness

3) make the new file executable
# chmod a+x keylight

4) If everything is fine exit super user. You should be able to change the light issuing commands of the kind ‘keylight +25′ or dimming it with ‘keylight -50′

5) Implement this in your gnome dektop (KDE must have something similar). Uing graphic interface

system>preferences>keyboard shortcut
click on add
create a “keyboard backlight up” and set its command “keylight +25″
create a “keyboard backlight dw” and set its command “keylight -25″

6) assign the shortcuts to fn + f6 and fn + f5

For KDE 4.6.x

Kmenu > System Settings > Shortcuts and gestures

Custom Shortcuts > Edit > New > Global Shortcut > Command/URL

Controls Brightness of keylights or whatever you want here….(not important)

Name = Keyboard Brightness Up
Trigger = “F6” (Keyboard Brightness Up)

Command/URL: /usr/bin/keylight +25


Do the following as YOU:

$ /usr/bin/alsamixer

Press fn + F6
Select HDA NVidia
Unmute Front Sp and Surrond and turn up the volume, test in kmix or play something.


run # /usr/sbin/alsactl store

DVD Playback and Codecs:

# yum –enablerepo=atrpms install libdvdcss

# yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-ffmpeg amarok \
xine-lib-extras-freeworld mplayer mplayer-gui gecko-mediaplayer mencoder kmplayer smplayer \
xine xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld vlc vlc-extras \
kdemultimedia-extras-freeworld k3b-extras-freeworld k9copy clementine

# yum –enablerepo=atrpms install acidrip

Flashplayer for x64:

Grab the latest x64 package from the labs:

# tar xvf flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz -C /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins

Compiz Fuision 3D effects:

# yum install compiz-fusion-extras libcompizconfig ccsm compiz-manager libcompizconfig fusion-icon-qt



# yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugins

Oracle/Sun Java

I grab the current JDK and JRE(web)


# sh jdk-6u24-linux-x64-rpm.bin
# alternatives –install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/default/bin/java 20000
# alternatives –install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/default/bin/javac 20000
# alternatives –install /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ /usr/java/jre1.6.0_24/lib/amd64/ 2000

To change between OpenJDK and Oracle(Sun) Java

# alternatives –config java
# alternatives –config javac
# alternatives –config


# yum install python3*