CentOS 7 Repository for Owncloud Desktop Client

CentOS 7 Repository for OwnCloud desktop sync client is online. This application works well with Nextcloud.  Use (k)statusnotifieritem/appindicator extension and Topicons plus extensions in Gnome to ensure the icon works as it should. The Url is https://robertknight.io/el7/robertknightio.repo To add the repo, type the following command: yum-config-manager –add-repo https://robertknight.io/el7/robertknightio.repo

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Office 2007 and Wine with dual prefix

When configuring Wine in the form in the previous article, the first prefix created may be 64-bit.  In this situation, e-sword installed correctly.  An issue presented itself when attempting to run Microsoft Office 2007 related to MSXML5 installation.  This issue prevents adding custom buttons to the quick access bar, adding the data analysis add-ons to…

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32 Bit Wine on CentOS 7

This process is confirmed with Wine 2.0 and CentOS 7 (updated through December 31, 2017). As root: yum install samba-winbind-clients yum groupinstall ‘Development Tools’ yum install libjpeg-turbo-devel libtiff-devel freetype-devel yum install glibc-devel.{i686,x86_64} libgcc.{i686,x86_64} libX11-devel.{i686,x86_64} freetype-devel.{i686,x86_64} gnutls-devel.{i686,x86_64} libxml2-devel.{i686,x86_64} libjpeg-turbo-devel.{i686,x86_64} libpng-devel.{i686,x86_64} libXrender-devel.{i686,x86_64} alsa-lib-devel.{i686,x86_64} glib2-devel.{i686,x86_64} libSM-devel.{i686,x86_64} yum install glibc-devel libstdc++-devel icoutils openal-soft-devel prelink gstreamer-plugins-base-devel gstreamer-devel ImageMagick-devel fontpackages-devel libv4l-devel…

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Grub2 change with latest CentOS update

The previous article regarding configuring Grub 2 for Windows 10 no longer works with the latest CentOS updates.  Here is the newer one. File to edit: /etc/grub.d/40_custom Content to add: menuentry “Windows 10 (system) (on /dev/sda1)” –class windows –class os { insmod part_msdos insmod ntfs insmod ntldr set root='(hd0,msdos1)’ ntldr ($root)/bootmgr } Command to rebuild…

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Data science work station

As of October 2017, these installations on Cent OS 7 create a functional data science workstation. yum install epel-release yum install ImageMagick yum install python-pip yum install python-devel yum install tkinter yum groupinstall “Development Tools” yum install R pip install –user parsedatetime pip install –user matplotlib pip install –user cython pip install –user scipy pip install –user…

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AMD black screen on Linux

The AMD Radeon HD 5770 PCIe card causes difficulty when installation Linux. The screen turns black very quickly and the monitor displays the no signal message on the DVI input. There are several sources that say to set a the boot parameter acpi_osi in Grub .1, 2 Even though ACPI 3 was available in 2005,…

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