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Linux Tips and Tricks

The info here is mostly from Mails from various Linux groups / mailing lists. Other stuff I have learnt myself and am publishing here for others to use :)

Apache on Linux

Hardware

Misc

Concepts

Development

KDE

Miscellanous

ISO / CD / DVD

Network / Net Services / Proxy / Firewalls

Administration

Package Management

    urpmi.removemedia "Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1)"
    urpmi.removemedia "Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2)"
    urpmi.removemedia "International CD (x86) (cdrom3)"
and replace them with an FTP source:
    urpmi.addmedia base-ftp ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/mandrake/Mandrake/9.0/i586/Mandrake/RPMS with ../base/hdlist.cz
and add the contrib source:
    urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/mandrake/Mandrake/9.0/contrib/RPMS with synthesis.hdlist2.cz
so it never ever prompts you for CDs (assuming you've got broadband) Add the plf software source:
    urpmi.addmedia plf ftp://plf.chem.yorku.ca/pub/plf/9.0 with hdlist.cz