Prevent Fedora Core yum hang up

I think that everybody who works with Fedora Core noticed that software installation utility YUM hangs up sometimes. I happens for me after killing yum process during it downloads package or etc. Next time I start yum, it hangs up. Here are two commands to avoid this: killall -9 yum #to kill stopped yum rm /var/lib/rpm/__db.* #to prevent hanging up After it’s done, yum will start normally.

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Ubuntu Feisty Fawn at Dell Inspiron 1501

Ubuntu now works perfectly at my just bought Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that has the following characteristics: AMD Turion 64 X2 1600 Mhz, 512 Mb RAM, 80 Gb HDD, Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter, 15.4” wide screen display… 32-bit Fiesty has been installed without any problems and provides all needed hardware support for the laptop. I really recommend this operating system to be installed onto Desktops and Laptops. ubuntu1501.blogspot.com contains all necessary […]

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FAQ: How to find out CPU load in Linux?

It’s rather trivial task to get information about how much of CPU time is consumed by Linux operating system, its components or various software it runs, but thankfully there are numerous utilities making it possible to get it. Some of them are included into certain Linux distribution, other aren’t but most of tools listed below can be used to find out CPU utilization statistics: 1. top top is very old […]

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FAQ: How to open files .daa in Ubuntu

Q: How can I open .daa in Ubuntu or other Linux distribution? A: DAA file is PowerISO Direct-Access-Archive and should be opened with PowerISO for Linux or AcetoneISO. In order to install PowerISO do the following: cd /usr/src wget http://poweriso.com/poweriso-1.3.tar.gz tar -xvzf poweriso-1.3.tar.gz It comes as poweriso binary so you can execute it without compilation. Now you can convert .daa into .iso: ./poweriso convert your_file.daa -o your_file.iso -ot iso Coming […]

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Some words in Linux kernel source code