While my home setup is unlikely to change any time soon, I recently started pondering switching my main workstation at work from Windows 7 to XUbuntu, and making my secondary machine my Windows 7 system. But if Windows 7 is no longer the Synergy server, but a Synergy client, how do you keep the connection secure through SSH? Easy! Keep the Windows box as the SSH server, just change the tunnel direction. Read on for additional details.
Just a quickie post about something that was requested of me by the other engineers. You can rename your interfaces (which usually start as something like “eth0″, “em1″, or “p1p1″ depending on hardware and CentOS version) to something a little more useful. Here’s how.
More for myself than anything else, these are the notes I need when doing a fresh install of Xubuntu. I’ve moved my laptop to it at the time of writing this, and plan on moving all of my computers from stock Ubuntu to Xubuntu.
Yeah, I’ve drank the Koolaid. But as one of the smartest people I know said, “I drank the Koolaid and I feel fine.” I woke up at 3am on September 14th to preorder the iPhone 5, since my wife and I were both eligible for upgrades to our Samsung Epic 4G phones. We decided to make the jump. Here’s my experience so far.
Just a quickie post outlining something I ran into; I installed/upgraded VMWare Tools and ended up having no Ethernet device. This is what I think would be a streamlined procedure to get things where they should be.
When I started, I had no real knowledge of kickstart files. Now I know a little, and I figured I could share with other CentOS/Red Hat admins how one might customize a kickstart file to create a LiveDVD ISO.
Okay … so given the access to something like Nandroid, I decided to give the CyanogenMod 9 Beta 3 a try on the Samsung Epic 4G. Here’s a few notes and pointers. Thing is, I probably won’t need that Nandroid backup …
I bit the bullet and decided to switch my Samsung Epic 4G to CyanogenMod 7.2 (RC 2). Here’s my advice on the install process and initial impressions.
Subject to changes: Windows 7 is where I find myself spending most of my time: At home it’s my game machine, and at work … well, it makes a passable platform for my email and web browsers. So, that’s where my keyboard and mouse live. However, at both home and work I have an Ubuntu (Linux variant) system next to the Windows box, and occasionally I add my laptop (also running Ubuntu) to the mix. I use Synergy to control the Linux systems from the Windows system, and use SSH tunnels to secure the connection. Here’s how I do it.