Fedora Server on Meerkat

Running Fedora Server on System76 Meerkat

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Star Wars album covers

artwork music

From time to time, I’ve been known to create my own album covers for things. I’ve done a MST3K variant, and this time I wanted to streamline my collection of Star Wars soundtracks. Inspired by The Force Awakens. Download (includes covers for all 7 movies) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Running hugo on Openshift

go openshift

Running Hugo on Openshift I moved my blog/site from Ghost to hugo. Since Ghost is a Nodejs app, it was easy to deploy in Openshift. But hugo, a static site generator was not. I looked at hacking up the Jekyll cartridge, but in the end decided to build my own. Maybe I’ll convert this into a cartridge at some point. This isn’t really mean to be a script. Mostly a recipe for you to follow along.

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Better Font Rendering in Fedora

I’m not going to go into the philosophical argument about free software. If you want better font rendering, this is what I do. Enable rpmfusion and install freetype-freeworld Copy /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf to /etc/fonts/conf.d/ Edit /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-autohint.conf and replace “append” with “assign” In GNOME Tweak Tool -> Fonts, set Hinting to ‘Slight’ and Antialiasing to ‘Rgba’

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Fedora 23 on System76 Oryx Pro

I recently bought a System76 Oryx Pro, and have been getting myself familiar with it. Not satisfied with Ubuntu and Unity, I set out to install Fedora 23. Pre-installation In order to boot using the NVIDIA proprietary driver and still have access to a VGA console (rather than a blank screen), I found I needed to disable UEFI in the BIOS setup and install Fedora in BIOS mode. I don’t really see what I gain from booting with UEFI here, so I found this to be a pretty easy thing to leave off.

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Doxie Scanner on Linux

I forget where I found this, but I’m documenting here for posterity. In order to get a Doxie scanner running under Linux, install the sane-backends-drivers-scanners package is installed. Then put the following into a local udev rule: $ cat /etc/udev/rules.d/10-doxie-scanner.rules # udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/bus/usb/001/009) SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{manufacturer}=="Document Capture Technologies Inc.", ATTRS{idProduct}=="4812", GROUP="scanner" Create a scanner group and add your user to it. sudo groupadd -r scanner sudo usermod -G scanner -a link Reboot for the group change to take effect.

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Fedora 22 on MacBook Pro

My main laptop happens to be a MacBookPro8,2. I found that Fedora 22 does not install seamlessly on this machine, given the nature of two key pieces of hardware: wireless and hybrid graphics. Broadcom BCM4331 I decided to use the proprietary broadcom-wl driver for my wireless; I tried the b43 driver, but found that it has some connectivity issues when using a 2.4GHz router (dropping and reconnecting every minute or so).

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Mox Bant

I designed this a while ago, trying to be true to what makes a Mox special, while also maintaining a sane power level.

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