When using Internet explorer from our RHEL5 system, the font for the menu's is very small. To increase the size we put the following in our win.ini (for each affected bottle). [Desktop] MenuFontSize=14 (or MenuFontSize=18) Using 14 makes the menus far more readable, but 18 makes them a good deal more readable. One problem we still have is that the address bar in IE is still quite small. This is mentioned here

Our mailserver is a RHEL5 machine with the stock sendmail install. The stock install uses smrsh, theexamples for rt-mailgate will not work with smrsh because smrsh strips quotes ('). The fix is to use double quotes (") rt: '|rt-mailgate --queue default action correspond --url https://rt.example.com' becomes: rt: "|rt-mailgate --queue default action correspond --url https://rt.example.com"

I'm sending this using MaemoWordPy, seems very nice. The settings could have been clearer, but it's python, read the source. URL needs to be the location of your xmlrpc.php script in your wordpress directory.

The web browser kept crashing after installing microb, so I removed the .browser file, every time I restarted the browser the file would be recreated with engine=microb under the [Settings] section of the file. The only fix was to kill all the browser apps (kill [pid] in xterm) and then edit the file myself. To use the Opera based engine, you change it to engine=opera. You can also change hidden=false, this is supposed to display a menu option below the close button that allows you to select the engine, I have yet to see this option though...

A couple of friends and I decided to try out rifftrax. We decided on the Matrix as our first film. Rifftrax.com is a great idea, finally the MST3k style can be applied to movies too popular or expensive to otherwise make fun of. We eventually enjoyed the riff, but syncing wasn't as simple as we had hoped. We initally just opened up two vlc windows and manually synced that way. One great line was in the dojo, Morpheus: "You think that's air you're breathing?" Riff: "Little baby thinks he's breathing air little baby air breather" I enclose my crow file, I hope it works for someone.

Creating a yum repository is fairly easy, the only command you need is createrepo and some rpms. This is a quick guide to making a repo, I have a more complete example in my howto make an install server.

Make a directory to contain your rpms, it's nice to name the directory the same as the repo name. Even better, segregate the rpms by architecture, i386, i686, noarch, SRPMS, etc. Copy the rpms into the appropriate directories and run create repo on that directory. Ensure you sign your rpms with your gpg key.


I have a DVD from which I wish to extract an audio clip. I used the raw VOB files and mplayer. The clip I wanted is 37 seconds long and starts 18 minutes and 53 seconds into the first VOB file.

Madwifi 0.9.4.5 seems to work with this machine, but only after setting mode 2 with iwpriv. Module loads cleanly otherwise, but fails to associate with the network. We see several networks with NetworkManager, but cannot obtain an ip address from any of them. To fix, modify modules.conf to set mode 2 after loading the module.
install ath_pci /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ath_pci; /sbin/iwpriv ath0 mode 2
After this, we can associate.

The Adobe PDF plugin accepts arguments in a url, anything after a # is passed to the plugin. There was a vulnerability because of this. To jump to a specific page, put #page= after your link. http://www.math.ias.edu/~avi/PUBLICATIONS/MYPAPERS/DSW06/dsw06.pdf#page=6 To zoom in to a specific zoom, you can also put #zoom= after your link.

My current favourite drawing package is tikz/pgf. This is an excellent package for drawing in LaTeX, you can include any equations you like in figures and exactly control where to put things. Examples: