Linux Archives

Over 80% is running on some form of Linux – so does your Mac and you iPhone. Sometimes we have to get our hands dirty on the command line – it makes you feel like a proper hacker.

Here are some pointers I picked up on my journey.

How to install the NVIDIA Drivers in Fedora 36

I’ve installed Fedora 36 with all non-free repositories enabled and was looking forward to adding the NVIDIA GPU drivers with a single/simple command. It does work well, but I had a few headaches getting to this point. Here’s what worked for me. update all packages (naturally) switch into command line mode install the akmod-nvidia package … Read more

Building a LAMP Stack in Fedora Workstation

I needed to wipe my Fedora laptop yesterday because an in-place upgrade/downgrade went awry. No data was lost, but when it comes to doing it all again from scratch, there’s always something that I forget to do from memory. Hence this little list of step-by-step instructions on a vanilla installation of Fedora Workstation (35 in … Read more

How to upgrade Fedora in place from the Command Line

For this example I’m using Fedora 33, and will describe how to upgrade to 34. In-place upgrades work as far as two versions back, anything further will require intermediate steps. Update all packages for the current version before you start, then restart the system to make sure you’re on the latest kernel. Prerequisite: we need … Read more

How to clear your Cache and Cookies in Firefox

Cookies can be the downfall of every healthy web browser. Just like humans eat too many cookies, browsers can develop serious unreasonable issues when ingesting too much. I always forget how to clear them out, so I thought I’d make a note here. Doing this from time to time has greatly helped me cure anything … Read more

Removing a software RAID in Fedora

I’ve been playing with various configurations of my software RAID and thought I’d start again from scratch. The obvious question then was, how would I remove my previous efforts? This seems to be different depending on the distribution, so here’s what worked for me in Fedora 33. I’m assuming here that my RAID is /dev/md1. … Read more