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Fedora Core Dumps

Core dump files are basically a snapshot of the memory being used by an application at the time the crash occurred. On Fedora, core dumps are not enabled by default. To enable core dumps: $ ulimit -c unlimited To check if core dumps are enabled, examine output of the command ulimit -c. It should be unlimited. $ ulimit -c unlimited To make the change permanent for everybody, as root edit the file /etc/security/limits.conf and add the following line: * soft core unlimited The asterisk (*) indicates that this applies for all users. This is generally a bad idea as you

Installing Google Chrome on Fedora

This post shows you how to install the Google Chrome browser on Fedora 15.

SUSE Linux

Am I the only person that thinks that SuSE Linux is the most polished of the major Linux distributions? Recently, I had to install SuSE Linux 11.2 to test some system configuration software that I had written. After spending the last couple of years working mainly with Fedora, RHEL or CentOS, it was a pleasant surprise to install SuSE Linux 11.2. Nice crisp graphics and layout! The questions were few and precise. Help was excellent. The install process flowed smoothly and logically. SuSE Linux simply just looks more professional and polished compared with Red Hat. Here are some screenshots of

Boot Fedora 15 Using UEFI and GRUB2

With the release of Fedora 15, I decided to have another look at the state of UEFI booting Fedora using GRUB2. In this post I show you how to build and install an UEFI version of GRUB2 which can be used to boot Fedora 15 instead of using the UEFI-enabled version of Legacy GRUB that comes with Fedora 15.

Hack to Fix GNOME Shell Stylesheet Problems

This post provides a replacement file for the GNOME Shell which fixes the missing GNOME Shell extension stylesheet problem.