Chasing Your ‘Tail’ With Linux

‘GNU tail’ is a small utility which prints (by default) the last 10 lines of any file. This an amazing piece of software not only allows you to see the last part of a file but also enables you to monitor a file’s changes without opening the file. ‘tail’ can be used alone or can be combined with other commands like ‘grep’, ‘ls’ etc. To use ‘tail’, let’s first create a text file. You can create the file by issuing … Continue Reading →


Install the Latest Kernel in PCLinuxOS

Do you run PCLinuxOS 2007 or Minime 2008 and would you like to take advantage of the latest kernel for PCLinuxOS?  You can do this by enabling the ‘testing’ portion of the repository. Read about Repository Control in PCLinuxOS You’ll be looking for the ‘sections’ blank when viewing repository details and you’ll just need to add ‘testing’ to the end of the line (don’t replace the entires there already).  Once that is done, click the reload button in Synaptic and … Continue Reading →


Customizing PCLinuxOS 2008 Minime

So, HowtoForge has a perfect desktop for PCLinuxOS 2007…how about something similar for 2008 MiniMe? I won’t go into near as much detail as they do there but I’ll go over how I get my desktop up and rolling after a fresh install of PCLinuxOS Minime 2008. Continue Reading →


Firewalls and Routers Help

Do you cringe when a new vulnerability is announced in Windows? Do you sit idlely behind a standard all-in-one firewall/router that you picked up from a computer store? Did you know that you could be vulnerable to hacking? I wrote a how-to for a Linux firewall utilizing an old computer and posted it to my favorite ‘for free’ tech support site, http://daniweb.com.  Hopefully, this will help some of you that need it. LinuxBlog Forum Tip: http://linux-blog.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8#8 Daniweb Tutorial Direct: http://daniweb.com/tutorials/tutorial14094.html … Continue Reading →