Tag: CentOS

How to add desktop icons on CentOS 7

For the most part, I prefer to work using the terminal on a minimal install of Linux; however, there are those occasional times where the GUI is necessary.  Recently faced with having to add a few desktop shortcuts to the Desktop posed a bit of a problem for me. Basically, wanted to achieve two things, a Desktop icon to launch...Read More »

Linux: How to logout a user

A user was logged in via XRDP and the screen locked.  Each attempt to logon also resulted in a locked screen.  Rebooting is not an option.  There needed to be a way to identify the user and forcibly log them off, and there is. Logged on as root and typing the who command lists users and logons.  A great working...Read More »

Install Python 2.7 on CentOS 6.x

CentOS 6.x uses python 2.6 for various things.  It is the default install and Python 2.7 is not available as a typical install but I  had a need for it and found a solution that worked for me. The test. If you type exit, and type python -V, this will revert to the existing python version.  The scl enable is…

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Install VMware tools on CentOS

There is a great deal of material on this subject.  However, this guide is a simplistic one for my reference.  If anyone should find it useful, that would be great too. Here are the steps to install VMware tools on Linux CentOS 6 and Linux CentOS 7. CentOS 6: Install VMware tools From within the VMware  vSPhere Client: navigate Home...Read More »

RDP into CentOS 7 with XRDP

From the man page, xrdp is a remote desktop protocol (RDP) server. Unlike Windows, xrdp will not display a Windows desktop but an X window desktop to the user. To install on a CentOS 7 Linux box with a GUI installed, turns out to be quite simple. A prerequisite will be the EPEL repository. Now that EPEL is ready, install...Read More »

Another way to install Java JDK 8

I have written on and improved upon the installation process for Oracle's Java JDK over the years.  Creating a script with a hard-coded filename has a considerable drawback, particularly as it pertains to Java JDK. Oracle updates their product often and with a naming convention that doesn't permit for any reasonable guess as to what the next version should be. ...Read More »

Install DOSBox on CentOS 7

There are so many websites and YouTube videos that indicate and demonstrate that it is possible to install and use DOSBox on CentOS 7.  I tried many different things which all seemed to roadblock at the prerequisite for libSDL_sound-1.0.so.1. Ranging from building from source that one specific prerequisite, where the build was apparently successful, the prerequisite still remained.  A build...Read More »

Group Permissions Look Good But Permission Denied

A situation existed where a user needed access to a CentOS 6 server to provide support for a specific application. This application is associated with a unique username to that application. For the sake of argument, an application xyz has a user xyz which automatically puts that user in a group of the same name, xyz. The additional user whom...

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