Category Archives: Linux

Enable root Logins

By default the root password is locked to prevent you from being able to login as root on Debian/Raspbian, and for good reason. Advertisements

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Uses for ‘sed’

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to check how to remove extra spaces from the end of the lines, or convert between DOS and Unix style line feeds so I thought I’d better write down some … Continue reading

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Configuring Network Interfaces in RedHat

A minimal install of RedHat 7.x does not enable the network by default (network interfaces are enabled when you login to the GUI bu the network manager – which doesn’t work if there is no GUI).

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Changes to Skype (and issues with sound quality)

I’ve been using Skype 4.3 for Linux quite happily with relatively few issues until now but since the older versions will no longer work I have had to upgrade.

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Changing network device names

The latest versions of the kernel now rely on the BIOS enumeration of device names which means that the name of the network interface can change depending on your bus configuration (specifically where your network interface is connected).

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