Login fun after Fedora 20 upgrade

The new Fedora upgrade process by and large worked very well for me. The one exception was logins to Gnome. Read on.

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Posted in Development, System Administration, Systems Analysis

notes on gpg4win

Just today a colleague and I exchanged public gpg keys and I realized that although things were up-to-date on my Linux machines, my Windows laptop was in dire need of a Gpg4win reinstall.

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Posted in Security, System Administration

CentOS 7 Minimal Install

Just installed a couple of CentOS 7 virtual machines for testing. Used the Minimal install image, and probably saved myself lots of aggravation in the process.

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Posted in System Administration, Systems Analysis

Changing runlevels with systemctl

This is an RHCE question for sure. With the wholesale replacement of the old System V init system with systemd many things have changed, including what were previously known as “run levels”. More below.

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Posted in System Administration

Creating thumbnail images where others failed

At work I had a vexing problem: a whole bunch of users had profile images but no matching thumbnail. The cause of this condition isn’t relevant here, but read on to see the code I used to patch things up.

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Posted in System Administration