Upgrading my Katello-Foreman-Managed RPM build VM to Fedora 32

Because I have this VM registered to Katello (Foreman plugin) to receive updates (basically as a way of both keeping track of the computers and VMs on my network and also to have a GUI to pulp for caching RPMs), I had to deal with Katello-Agent. The latest RPM in the official Foreman/Katello repos is […]

Ubuntu 2020.04’s Server Install

As I mentioned in my k3s on Ubuntu 2020.04 post, I really thought that Ubuntu 2020.04’s server install was prety slick. I’m used to text-only server installs looking like this: Here’s a step-by-step collection of screenshots and my thoughts on each step of Ubuntu 2020.04’s server install: Just starting off, with the language selection, you […]

Checking out k3s and Ubuntu Server 2020.04 Part 2

Clearly there’s a lot I don’t get about Kubernetes and I didn’t install a GUI in that VM so I can’t use the dashboard (which can only be viewed at localhost – or so the instructions seem to indicate) So I decided to go back to basics and look at the Hello Minikube tutorial, but […]

Checking out k3s and Ubuntu Server 2020.04 Part 1

As I’ve been working on learning server tech, I’ve gone from virtualization to Docker containers and now Podman containers and Podman pods. The pod in Podman comes from a view towards Kubernetes. I moved to Podman because of the cgroupsv2 issue in Fedora 31 and so I figured why not think about going all the […]

Fedora Silverblue as an HTPC Part 3

Yesterday I mentioned some issues with my Ortek MCE VRC-1100 remote and certain buttons not working. Figured out that in addition to removing the XF…. entries in dconf, also have to remove them in gsettings. Specifically, I had to use the commands: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys stop-static [”] gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys play-static [”] gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys […]

Fedora Silverblue as an HTPC Part 2

One thing to know about Silverblue is that it’s a Gnome environment. I was already running Gnome for the HTPC, but I prefer KDE for my computers usually. When I was installing Silverblue there was no option to go for KDE or anything else. On Silverblue you install via Flatpaks. Any regular installs (ostree instead […]

Fedora Silverblue as an HTPC Part 1

Originally I was going to mess around with Silverblue in a VM before considering using it on my HTPC. In theory it sounded like it would work very well – an immutable, rollback-able OS seems like the perfect thing for the one computer that ALWAYS needs to work for less tech-savvy folks in the house. […]

Installing KDE Plasma 5 on CentOS 8

You can watch the following video. There are also text instructions below the video. (including getting sddm working) I started off with just a boot install of CentOS 8, so I wouldn’t have Gnome or any other unnecessary cruft installed. After installation, I enabled the EPEL repository – latest directions for that are here. After […]