Author Archives: Richard

Updated History Flow Subversion plugin

I’ve updated the Subversion plugin for History Flow, and put the code on GitHub. Continue reading

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Chainloading from one grub to another

If you install two (or more) Linux distributions on one machine, then by default they both install grub to the master boot record (MBR). The second distribution’s grub menu therefore overwrites the first. For example, on my laptop, I have … Continue reading

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Booting the Fedora installer with PXE

Launching the Fedora installer over the network, as well as having a local mirror of the Fedora repository, means you don’t need to burn a CD or DVD. It’s a convenient way of trying out a new distro. I’ve done … Continue reading

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Building pssh using Cygwin

This is how I build pssh on Windows XP, using Cygwin and prc-tools.

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Pre-queue content-filter connection overload

Ever since updating my gateway to Fedora 7, I’ve been getting messages like this in my daily Logwatch: 84   *Warning: Pre-queue content-filter connection overload Worrying that I might be losing mail, I looked at the logwatch script for postfix in /usr/share/logwatch/scripts/services/postfix, … Continue reading

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Making the brightness keys work on a VAIO VGN-FE31H

After installing Windows XP on the VGN-FE31H, the screen brightness keys (Fn-F5 and Fn-F6) no longer work. To make them work again you need to install some of the utilities that ship with the laptop, which are also available in … Continue reading

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Passing reference data to the success view

When using Spring’s SimpleFormController, the default behaviour is to pass reference data to the form view, but not to the success view. However it’s very easy to override this behaviour, and access the reference data from the success view as … Continue reading

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