Recently i had to reinstall my old (but still working) server. I have bought Smart Array P400 instead of my old Smart Array E200, added new harddrives (WD Caviar Black 1TB x 2). And there was an issue regarding that on CentOS 7.x (RHEL 7.x) there is no more drivers for that controller. This was bad for me.
I have started to google the internet and have found a solution for this:
Solution was simple:
- Download drivers from here http://elrepo.org/people/akemi/testing/el7/isos/
- Add above driver for CentOS 7 during boot process
- Install CentOS 7
After couple of weeks i told my boss that my old hardware must be replaced. My plan was to buy hardware which would be able to serve me for testing stuff. My choice was:
CPU: AMD X6 FX-6100
RAM: Kingston 8GB HyperX Blue
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-780T-D3L
Case: Modecom A14
Graphic card: ATi Radeon HD5450 1GB RAM DDR3
All my company runs programs which require Microsoft Windows, but i like ubuntu! So, because i don’t need any special desktop effects i have installed on that configuration Xubuntu 12.04.02 LTS. To run Windows software i have installed Oracle VirtualBox and then Windows 8 Enterprise Edition.
This is a second week when i am using that and everything works fine!
A few days ago a have got from a “second hand” HP Compaq 6710b laptop. Of course I wanted and I did installed on it CentOS 6 🙂
The first failure was the black screen when I was trying to install the CentOS 6 in the “Install of upgrade and existing system“. So I decided to install from the second option “Install system with basic video driver”. I was possible to install the system, but the resolution was only 1024×768 not 1280×800. The video driver in that laptop is (according to lspci):
00:02.1 Display controler: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GM960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev0c)
I started to “google” the internet and I have found a solution at CentOS Forum page https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=33201. The problem was that the kernel cannot load a proper module, and in /etc/X11 was a xorg.conf file containing configuration like this:
According to CentOS Forum the solution was simple:
- delete file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
- remove in /boot/grub/grub.conf entry “nomodeset”
It’s all 🙂 After rebooting CentOS found and loaded the prober module for my video card.
I just have bought via some auction site a WiFi router TP-Link TL -WR340G. Now I am waiting when it will come to me and then I would describe the configuration. I know that this is maybe not the best wifi router on the market, but for my home purpose it will be suitable.
Today I have bough an radio mouse Media-Tech MT1089K
I have few concerns like “Would it work under Linux(CentOS 5.5)?”, because on the producer home page – the only operating system that this mouse will work where Windowx XP/Vista/7.
After pluging it into my laptop (old Benq Joybook A33E), mouse works without any action on my side 🙂
CentOS see this mouse properly.
After few hours of using I must say, that this is a good product, moreover all mouse button works properly 🙂