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Fedora 17 and the nvidia geforce display driver

Posted 07-13-2012 at 05:27 PM by subvertigo

This is how I installed the nvidia driver in Fedora 17 for 64 bit x86 without using a 3rd party repository. My experience will not work with all configurations.

1. Download a compatible 64 bit x86 display driver from (32 bit x86 display drivers are at

2. Install the kernel-devel and gcc packages.

3. Create the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf...
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Authentication to OpenLDAP

Posted 07-13-2012 at 12:44 PM by kbscores

We finally got authentication on Solaris 10 client to work with Linux OpenLDAP Client. It is a little strange because for authentication to work the Solaris machine requires a user account to exist on that box. I believe the reason it is required is because we remove the native ldap, which in turn removes cache manager. The service nscd utilizes cache manager when ldap is in place. Since we no longer have cache manager nscd becomes worthless to authentication process. As one guide so eloquently...
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How to mount VirtualBox drive image (vdi) in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04

Posted 07-13-2012 at 09:05 AM by sridhar11

If you want to mount VirtualBox drive image (vdi) in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 use vdfuse.This Fuse module uses the VirtualBox access library to open a VirtualBox supported VD image file and mount it as a Fuse file system. The mount point contains a flat directory containing the files EntireDisk, Partition1 .. PartitionN. These can then be loop mounted to access the underlying file systems.

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My Firefox Tips

Posted 07-13-2012 at 03:38 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

I created a page listing a few of my favorite Firefox customization tips:

My Firefox Tips

Includes screen shots!
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Third time is a charm –

Posted 07-12-2012 at 05:11 PM by kbscores

Honestly it has been a fun and frustrating process. I have learned a lot about openldap as well as compiling programs. There are moments where I genuinely believed that it was not possible, but alas we have made it. Let me first mention that depending on the state of your Solaris server these instructions might change dramatically. Note this process was completed successfully on a fresh install of Solaris 10.
Here we go:

How to setup a Solaris 10 client for a Linux...
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