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Fedora Menu Bug

Filed under: Linux Video Tutorials — TheLinuxBlog.com at 10:24 am on Friday, November 5, 2010

Here is a video of a little bug in Gnome that I stumbled across. I’m fairly sure it is something to do with my vertical resolution since it is kind of low. I’m wondering if it will still be an issue after the next update.

Connect to Wireless using NetworkManager

Filed under: Linux Video Tutorials,Quick Linux Tutorials — TheLinuxBlog.com at 12:01 am on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Here’s an old video I made that demonstrates how to connect to a wireless network using NetworkManager.
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Linux Users are Lazy

Filed under: Linux Video Tutorials,The Linux Blog News — TheLinuxBlog.com at 7:57 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2009

Some one told me once that all of the good system administrators are lazy, I believe this but I also think that Linux users are lazy. While I’m not a full time systems administrator, I am a full time Linux user. I sometimes think that I’m so lethargic that I don’t have the energy to turn on a light switch. Hence why I did this (youtube video)

If you couldn’t make it out from the crappy iphone video, it’s my house, I show the circuit, turn the light off, walk in the closet and walk back out again. It’s a rather simple circuit consisting of a switch wired to a halogen light I brought from Ikea. In true open source fashion, if any one is interested in this, let me know and I’ll share how I did it if you can’t figure it out.

Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Comparison

Filed under: Linux Video Tutorials — TheLinuxBlog.com at 8:13 am on Thursday, September 18, 2008

In my RSS feeds I found something interesting in my Linux related folder from Red Hat Magazine. They published a video titled The History of Fedora. This video is well produced and Greg DeKoenigsberg explains the differences and goals of both Red Hat Enterprise and Fedora. This may be obvious to some people but for those that do not know the differences this is a good alternate form of information other than reading. So, here it is:

http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2008/09/16/video-the-history-of-fedora/

Upgrading Slackware to Current

Filed under: Linux Video Tutorials — TheLinuxBlog.com at 12:09 am on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hey there everyone!

I actually made this Linux video tutorial on how to upgrade Slackware to Current quite some time ago but forgot to post it. The sound quality of this video is not the best, so I’d adjust the volume if I were you.

Anyhow, here is the video:


on a side not there are more Linux Video Tutorials to come!

The Linux Blog | New Category Added

Filed under: Linux Video Tutorials,The Linux Blog News — TheLinuxBlog.com at 3:00 am on Friday, February 1, 2008

I posted a Linux Video Tutorial on How to Partition Slackware earlier this morning. This is a follow up post, basically the point is I think that I’m going to test the waters in creating Linux Video Tutorials. A certain amount of effort goes into creating these videos and since I’m no video editing whiz it will probably be a slow building category. I’d like as much support as possible with this, those around me seem to think that it could do well and are impressed with the results but unfortunately when I upload them to YouTube its a different story. The quality of the How to partition Slackware video very poor. So in retaliation I am working on getting the necessary bandwidth to support high resolution videos. Stay Tuned for more information on these Linux Video Tutorials!

In other news January 2008 has been the best month for me so far. I would like to take a moment to thank everybody that visits on a regular basis for reading and ask for more comments. I havn’t made any money from this site yet (and nor do I plan to make masses) but feedback is always appreciated.

I’m looking for people to help with the daily blogging on Linux technologies so, if your interested shoot me an e-mail at owen -at- thelinuxblog.com

How to Partition Slackware

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Video Tutorials,Quick Linux Tutorials — TheLinuxBlog.com at 12:14 am on Friday, February 1, 2008

I made this quick video on how to partition Slackware 12


How to partition Slackware 12

You might need to turn up the volume. Let me know what you think of this video and if I should continue to make them.

steps are here for reference:

  1. Boot up the Slackware installation disk
  2. Select a keyboard map (if needed)
  3. Log in as root
  4. Use “cfdisk” to get into the disk manager
  5. Create a swap partition in MB double the size of memory. If you have 256 MB of ram, use 512, 128 use 256 etc.
  6. Change the partition type to swap
  7. Create a root partition on the available space with the full disk
  8. Make this partition bootable with the Linux file system type
  9. write the changes to the disk.

This is a very basic setup. I want to make more videos on various subjects if this one picks up. In the line up is a whole Slackware setup tutorial and possibly various other distributions too. I would like to demonstrate other software and technologies.

Drop a comment and let me know what you think!