Fedora 11 Leonidas — Fix HDD (Hard Disk) and CD/DVD automount issues for users other than root.

I have been thinking of putting this for quite some time now. By default no user (other than root) on Fedora 11 has the permission to mount CD/DVD and or ntfs/vfat partitions. So HAL automount does not work for these.

Here is something you can do to fix this:

Open System-> Preferences -> Authourizations


Now, go to org -> hal -> storage and make the changes to suit your needs. You can add or remove a particular user for the operation with the Grant or Block buttons or for all the users system-wide with the Edit button.

cdargs – bash cd command with bookmarks and browser.

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cdargs is a bash shell cd with bookmarks and browser. Quite useful if you are developer or someone who use\’s the bash shell very frequently

Name       : cdargs
Arch       : i686
Version    : 1.35
Release    : 5.fc12
Size       : 114 k
Repo       : installed
From repo  : fedora
Summary    : The shell cd with bookmarks and browser
URL        : http://www.skamphausen.de/software/cdargs/
License    : GPLv2+
Description: Enables the user to quickly change working directory by navigating cd arguments
           : and expanding the shell built-in cd with bookmarks and browser.

You can check the man page with man cdargs to get more details about the command. And if you don\’t have it installed and still you want to check out the man page then click cdargs man page.

Its quite easy to use and would save you a lot of typing and the man page describes it all 🙂


Oracle GUI client on Linux with mysql support

I was looking for some nice client for Oracle and mysql. I did find mysql-administrator and navicat to be useful but this is much better. Tora is the client that I am talking about. Installation did not take much time for me..

downloaded the instant client from oracle.com and then the tora rpm from sourceforge.net. Also downloaded the tora-mysql from http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/21/year/2002/month/01/day/28

Then tried to install all the rpms found the rpms that were missing and installed them using yum. Once this is done install the downloaded rpms with \”–nodeps\” option of rpm.Put the entries in bashrc

export ORACLE_HOME=/usr/lib/oracle/11.1/client/
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/oracle/11.1/client//lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

When I tried to run the same, it gave me some errors about missing \”.so\” files. So went to /usr/lib directory. The files would be there but the names would not match so link the existing file with the name expected for tora and you are done. Here is the screenshot of TOra 2.0


Leave a comment if you are facing some issues with the installation.