Friday, April 20, 2012

Ok, just set up Ubuntu 11.10, so far so good. VIM kept spitting out A, C, B characters when operating the arrow keys in insert mode. Strangely enough that was cured by copying /etc/vim/vimrc to $HOME/username/.vimrc. Other than that Unity kind of sucks but mostly because it is buggy. I don't know what all the hullabaloo regarding Unity is about, I rather liked it as a desktop environment once I had tweaked it into shape, but as I said it still needs a bit of work.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

RHEL 6.0 network configuration.

When one selects the default minimal desktop installation RHEL 6.0 does not configure the ethernet interface. To get it working edit the file: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and set NM_CONTROLLED="no". This ensures the device is no longer slaved to the network manager. Then restart networking:

sudo service network restart

and finally get DNS working by editing: /etc/resolv.conf

search **yourdomain**
nameserver **address**
nameserver **address**

It's a workaround but it got my box connected.