Noobie Linux & BSD Tips | LAS | s15e09

Noobie Linux & BSD Tips | LAS | s15e09

We focus our ray gun of love on new Linux and BSD users with our noobie tips and tricks episode!

PLUS – 35k Linux systems have been bench marked, and we cover the interesting bits!

Then – Red Hat punches Oracle in the face, but did they have it coming?

Stay tuned for this week Linux Action Show!

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Episode Show Notes:

Runs Linux:
Jhurley’s XOOM, Runs Linux

Android Pick:
GoodNews – Google Reader App
Skyfire – From Vass in the in the IRC Chat room! Watch the live video on your Android!
Android Picks so far, thanks to Madjo in the IRC Chat room!

35,000 Linux Benchmarks In a Week
SCO Found No Source Code In 2004
Red Hat Stops Shipping Kernel Changes as Patches (rebuttal from CentOS)
Red Hat Defends their Move
GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons
Shuttleworth on Overlay Scrollbars in Ubuntu
Reminder: openSUSE 11.4 (with KDE 4.6) is out this week

Noobie Tips:
*CLI Companion is an Terminal with an attached ‘command dictionary’.
Getting Started with Linux: Installing Apps and Going Further
How Linux Works – Book

BSD Tips:

Enabling Linux Binary Compatibility

Before we can install the Linux Flash plugin, we’ll need to enable the Linuxulator and install a basic set of Linux Libraries.

  1. Edit the file /etc/rc.conf (this file is the central configuration file for all of FreeBSD) linux_enable=”YES”
  2. You will also need to mount the /proc file system. Edit the file /etc/fstab (This file contains the list of file systems that can be mounted automatically) linproc /usr/compat/linux/proc linprocfs rw 0 0
  3. Finally, we need to load the kernel module and mount linprocfs: kldload linux
  4. mount /usr/compat/linux/proc
Installing Firefox and Flash
  1. Install a Linux Base (Fedora 10) pkg_add -r linux_base-f10
  2. Install Firefox pkg_add -r firefox or cd /usr/ports/www/firefox
  3. make all install clean
  4. Add the netscape plugin wrapper pkg_add -r nspluginwrapper
  5. Install the Adobe Flash Plugin 10.2 cd /usr/ports/www/linux-f10-flashplugin10
  6. make all install clean
  7. wrap the plugin: (make sure you do this as the regular user, doing it as root does not seem to work properly) nspluginwrapper -i /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-f10-flashplugin/
  8. Start firefox, visit about:plugins and make sure the flash plugin shows up.
  9. Visit and watch your favourite Jupiter Broadcasting shows live!


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