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Fedora Core 3 Upgrade

After a bit more playing with my upgraded laptop, I found that not all my FC2 packages were upgraded. I tried opening OpenOffice Writer and found that it wouldn’t start. After getting various library errors and checking the RPMs, I saw that the RPMs were old FC2 RPMs. I made sure yum was setup correctly [...]

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Fedora Core 3

Fedora Core 3 was released on Monday. By early Wednesday morning I had the DVD ISO downloaded and burnt onto a shiny new DVD+R. I popped the freshly burnt DVD into my laptop ( an IBM Thinkpad T40 ) and upgraded an existing Fedora Core 2 installation. The installation ran longer than I hoped it [...]

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Apache 2, Tomcat 4, and mod_jk2 on Fedora Core 2

Apache 2, Tomcat 4, and mod_jk2 on Fedora Core 2 I am amazed at how cryptic the documentation for Tomcat, mod_jk2 and Apache is. Getting these three components installed and running was pretty easy ( especially using prebuilt RPMs ). However, configuring all the components so they work together was incredibly difficult to figure out. [...]

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Centrino on FC2 Part 2

It’s been a while since I promised to post instructions on getting the Centrino working on my Thinkpad T40 with Fedora Core 2 and unfortunately, I forgot eveyr step I took in order to get it working. The most recent problem I faced was that one of the yum repositories posted an updated firmware driver [...]

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Centrino on Thinkpad T40

This turned out to be pretty easy. I installed the RPMs from ATRpms for the hostap and ipw2100 kernel modules.Initially, I couldn’t load the modules without rebooting the laptop. Upon reboot, the Centrino was recognized by Kudzu. I logged in and my Centrino chip was connected to the closest AP with DHCP.I love it!

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