Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Using Citrix For Fedora 14

This took ages to work out.
As root you can't just go to your Downloads folder and
yum install --nogpgcheck ./ICAClient-11.100-1.i386.rpm
as it will need the libXm.so.4 dependency and fail
Something that has that is openmotif
So install openmotif first from
I used the http://www.openmotif.org/files/public_downloads/openmotif/2.3/2.3.3/openmotif-2.3.3-1.fc12.i686.rpm
This went easily via the gui download install ...
Then su -
[root@... Downloads]# yum install --nogpgcheck ./ICAClient-11.100-1.i386.rpm
and things run smoothly

Monday, June 19, 2006


Well my job at The Worklab finishes on the 30th June 2000 and I am in the market for some work.
So if you are looking for a dedicated, hardworking person for your organisation or company, checkout my resume.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Its quite a while since I've posted. Thats because over the last few months I've been administering a Mambo Joomla Site and assisting users to do their thing. Also over that time I have learned a fair bit about it and developed documentation to make improvements. I guess why I am posting again is because what I am doing now has come round to what this blog was started for in the first place. Geeky Stuff. And it seems as though this is geeky enough!

Friday, October 07, 2005


Well after a bit of nutting out of partitioning and have to use fdisk I finally am mkfs2 /dev/sd whatever numbering.
That tldp info was great. It was in a dialect of geekese I actually did manage to grasp. Perhaps I'm finally learning the language!

Monday, October 03, 2005


Gee it's taken a while to get what I wanted for setting up an external hard disc, but I have finally found a page that has everything on it that I need. I would like to set - up space for 5days of back-up so that the folders that we write to often on the server are backed up each day as well as space for weekly and monthly backups:

External Hard Drive Partition sizes

2 weekly 25gb partitions - 3040 cylinders each - 6080 total
5 daily 15gb partitions - 1835 cylinders each - 9175 total
1 monthly archive 35gb partition - 4202 cylinders

4 primary partitions:

/dev/sda1 - 1st partition - 3040 - week 1 partition
/dev/sda2 - 2nd partition - 3040 - week 2 partition
/dev/sda3 - 3rd partition - 4202 - monthly archive partition
/dev/sda4 - 4th partition - 9175 - daily partitions - extended partition

Extended partitions sizes in the

/dev/sda5 - 1st daily partition 10282 + 1835 = 12117
/dev/sda6 - 2nd daily partition 112117 + 1835 = 13952
/dev/sda7 - 3rd daily partition 113952 + 1835 = 15787
/dev/sda8 - 4th daily partition 115787 + 1835 = 17622
/dev/sda9 - 5th daily partition 117622 + 1835 = 19457

Thursday, September 29, 2005


I'll have to check out Mambo for tutorials on its change management engine. Its so long since I used it - and I used it only for a short while that I need to review it again. Such is the way with things you don't use often!

Monday, September 05, 2005


Ventured into the world of mail from the command line. Worked out that sendmail was not on, so couldn't send or receive any mail. Worked out how to start up an mbox and check messages. So I had got all those messages that I was sending from learning crond! Yay!


Well I've got to work out how cron works to get my backup system finally sorted. So I'm learning how to create a crontab and get the ball rolling. Well I've done everything correctly but don't seem to be getting any response. I tried the entry

11 * * * * echo "You should get it by now"

Maybe it will only work as root until you specify who to allow and who not to?...
Nope not the case...
Maybe its something to do with mail?...
Will have to learn mail first (sigh)...