Setup VNC Server on Oracle Linux (OEL) 7.2

Source for all of this here. Configuring a VNC Server To configure a VNC server: Install the tigervnc-server package: # yum install tigervnc-server Create the VNC environment for the VNC users. Each VNC desktop on the system runs a VNC server as a particular user. This user must be able to log in to the […]

How do I boot into the console and then launch the Ubuntu desktop from it?

At the Ubuntu login page I have to hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 to be able to login as an user using the command line. But how do I get to the command line first and then start the Ubuntu desktop from it? Source: How do I boot into the console and then launch the Ubuntu desktop from […]

cMRO – Finding source for AHL type LOV (called through AhlfLOV.jsp)

The first requirement is to find the name of the title passed into the callLOV() javascript function. For example: I needed to find out what was being called after navigating to:  CMRO Home –> Engineering –> Document Index –> Search –> Source –> LOV Selection popup. Upon clicking the LOV Spyglass next to Source, if […]

Ubuntu – how to mount encrypted, LVM based hdd from trial DVD

sudo mkdir /yod #creates a mount point sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda5 yod #this will ask for decryption password, and create the mapper object sudo fdisk -l #shows that there is a device named: /dev/mapper/yod sudo pvs #shows that VG=ubuntu-vg sudo lvdisplay /dev/ubuntu-vg #shows that LV Name: /dev/ubuntu-vg/root sudo mount /dev/ubuntu-vg/root /yod verify: cd /yod ls […]

Fix VGA resolution on second monitor in Ubuntu

Attributed Source here.     The native resolution for the LCD is 1920×1080 here is the output from xrandr: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 720, maximum 4096 x 4096 LVDS1 connected 1280×720+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm 1280×720 60.0*+ 800×600 60.3 56.2 640×480 […]