Category Archives: Operating Systems

iOS Confirmed for WWDC, Starting Monday

CNet confirmed that a banner has gone up at the Moscone West conventions center.  This confirms that Apple will unveil iOS 6 at Monday’s keynote address.  Although iOS 6 has been the assumed major topic of discussion at the event, … Continue reading

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How to Add a User from the OS X command line, works with Lion

Yes, you can add a user easily with the built in GUI tool that ships with OS X, but that will setup the account to be able to share music, login, and even modify the dock.  If you want to … Continue reading

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How to Turn off the Annoying BEEP in OSX Terminal

If there is one thing about the Mac that I hate, it is the annoying chime (audible bell) that kicks in the terminal.  This has bothered me for ages.  Backspace on an empty command line, beep.  Tab completion doesn’t know … Continue reading

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configure generates .infig.status: error: cannot find input file:

I ran into this today.  When running configure, “.infig.status: error: cannot find input file:” error was generated: bash-3.2$ ./configurechecking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -cchecking whether build environment is sane… yeschecking for a thread-safe mkdir -p… /bin/mkdir -pchecking for gawk… … Continue reading

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How to Configure wget to play nice with ISA Server Proxy

Here is the brief how-to. Download NTLMaps Go to: and Scroll down to “Download.” Download the ntlmaps package and unpack it. Configure NTLMaps server.cfg Edit the server.cfg file, and add the following settings: PARENT_PROXY: PARENT_PROXY_PORT: NT_DOMAIN: USER: #PASSWORD:your_nt_password Start … Continue reading

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[FC6] Installing Kernel Sources via yum

To obtain the kernel headers only: # yum install kernel-devel To get the kernel source, this will get a little complicated: Download source rpm with yum First we need to install the utility that will download the latest kernel source. … Continue reading

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How to disable IPV6 in Fedora 6

FC6 has IPv6 turned on. Turn it off to get a slight improvement. Here is how you do it: edit /etc/sysconfig/network and change: NETWORKING_IPV6=no edit /etc/modprobe.conf and add the following lines: alias net-pf-10 off alias ipv6 off Next, disable the … Continue reading

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