pkgwat -search packages for Fedora.

pkgwat is a nice utility to search the fedora packages websearch.

Description : Pronounced "package WAT", pkgwat is a fast CLI tool for querying
: the fedora packages webapp.
: You can make its search even better by helping us tag packages.

And to search for  a package, you can use ::

pkgwat search 
pkgwat -h # get help on package.


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power save mode for battery in Fedora 19.

I was getting really bad battery life on my Fedora 19 system, and did not find much on how to tune it. Finally I found something that just does not need much configuration but works pretty well. So, here is what you need to do:

sudo yum install tuned tuned-adm

The second package, tuned-adm installs additional themes for power saving. It is optional and not mandatory. Once you have installed these, you can do the following:

tuned-adm list #List all the profiles
tuned-adm  # Set the profile.


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Fedora – Ramdisk creation

In Fedora, ramdisks are not created by default as is the case with RHEL. So, if you need to get Ramdisks on Fedora, then you can do this:

sudo yum install MAKEDEV

This will create some default Ramdisk’s in the “/dev” directory. Now, if you need to change anything then feel free to go to “/etc/makedev.d” and feel free to change these files.

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