Upgrading RHN Satellite 5.4.1 to 5.5

Red Hat has released RHN Satellite version 5.5. It is a release that is mainly a bug-fix release, but has some interesting new features as well. Here comes a brief guide how to update your RHN Satellite to the latest version. It is not a official guide, so if you trash your Satellite, it is not my fault… Preparation As always, before you upgrade the RHN Satellite, you need to order a new certificate. Open a Support case at Red ….Read More

How to get a RTL2832U based DVB-T stick working on Fedora 17

This week I bought a no-name DVB-T stick with the risk to not getting it working with Linux. The device contains a RTL2832u chip which seems to be quite common according to this list. The price tag was just €14, so I was taking the risk. First experiments shown that there is no chance to get it running on Fedora 17. After digging deeper I figured out that someone wrote a driver and published it on github. Later on, I ….Read More

How to transfer files to the Google Nexus 7

It looks like a silly question, but it is not. The device does not support USB Mass storage, but some stuff called MTP. Unfortunately it does not work as expected with Linux. The first try was to yum -y install libmtp.x86_64 libmtp-examples.x86_64 and mount the device with fuse: mtpfs /mnt. However, it seems it is not mature enough yet to use it. If you just want to put some sound files on to your device, Amarok works pretty fine. But ….Read More