and another repo has surfaced! this time though its for an application called zenoss. zenoss is an open source network monitoring and alerting soluting

the repo is installed via a very convenient rpm file from here


what do you know? it turns out that my article on google.repo is not the last of the series. i discovered another wonderful repo. this time its for VirtualBox the open source virtualisation solution that sun open sourced some time before the buy out by oracle. at the time of this writing, 3.1 was just released.

so where is the repo? right here!

how to disable kwallet permanently

what is kwallet's purpose in life? well honesltly, its supposed to make YOUR life easier by remembering all your passwords. all you have to remember is one password to kwallet. and kwallet will remember all your other passwords AND autofill them in for all your kde programs and sites you visit in konqueror. but what if you don't want to use kwallet?

getting windows mobile 6 working with fedora 11

in previous articles i wrote about how to get your winCE phone to work with fedora 10 and fedora 8. this time round i will write about fedora 11

my favourite firefox add-ons

everybody is writing about the  "top 10 firefox add-on" but when you look at the list, you get a feeling of disatisfaction. you begin to question on what basis was this "top 10" list made from. and in the end you realise, either the writer was talking about his own favourite "top 10" or he went and browsed the available add-ons on the mozilla add-ons page and selected what he liked for his "list"

so without further ado, here is MY list of favourite firefox extensions


in an earlier article i mentioned i would write 4 articles on repositories (repo). 1 each on skype, rpmfusion, adobe and the last, this one, on google. the previous 3 had mixed reactions. the most successful being adobe.repo while the least was rpmfusion, probably because that repo is the most famous. so for completeness only, i am adding google.repo.

getting vodafone mobile connect (vmc) card working with fedora 11

finally! i got the vmc card up and running on fedora 11. if you are reading this it probably means you tried my previous article and it failed on python(abi) version 2.5 being missed. so how did i do it? well, just read on.

first of all, download the following 2 packages:

banning package installations

i recently decided to take a stand against mono and all the programs that use mono and c sharp as a dependency.

the reasons i took the decision were basically that i felt mono was invading the gnome desktop. and i am not too sure what is going on over at novell for me to be absolutely confortable with mono, moonlight et al

so how did i take the stand? as per 'man yum.conf', i configure yum not to download anything with mono or sharp in its name. the end result was a new line in /etc/yum.conf

  exclude=mono* *sharp*

adobe.repo for fedora's yum

adobe is of course known as the makers of flash. that little plugin to the browser so you can view flash is also from adobe. by adding adobe's repo to your machine, you will automatically update the flash plugin whenever you update your system and updates are available.there are 2 ways to add the repo. the first is by manually visiting adobe.com and on the "get adobe plugin" page you select "yum for linux" instead of rpm. or you enter the following command:

permanently, and i do mean permanently, remove PackageKit

in a previous article, i wrote about how to disable PackageKit permanently. unfortunately, that turned out to be a per user preference and not a system-wide setting.

so, this time round, i decided to stop it once and for all. i was advised in #fedora on irc.freenode.net to remove PackageKit.
the command is:
    yum erase PackageKit

this will tell you the following dependencies will also be removed:


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