how to setup windows PuTTY to load x-windows via xming

Once you have XMing installed on windows do as follows:

  1. Set xming shorcut target as:
    [text]”C:\Program Files (x86)\Xming\Xming.exe” :0 -clipboard -multiwindow
    [/text]:0 sets the x,y stating point of the displayed window
  2. Start xming (you should see a xming icon next to clock on desktop.
  3. Start PuTTY and configure as:
    • Select the session
    • On the left go to -> Connection -> SSH -> x11
    • Under x11 Forwarding:
      • Check “Enable X11 Forwarding”
      • X display location: localhost:0 //or whatever was set in step 1
    • Open the session
    • Enter username/password
  4. Execute a relevant x-window application i.e. gedit, firefox, etc.

credit: Novell Cool Solutions: Tip

how to check if a solaris has ftp enabled

To check if  a Solaris machine has ftp enabled:

[bash]inetadm | grep ftp #check the status
inetadm -e ftp #enable
inetadm -d ftp #disable[/bash]

…may also try:
[bash]/usr/sbin/svcadm enable ftp
/usr/sbin/svcadm disable ftp[/bash]

how to install Midnight-Commander in Linux

To install Midnight-Commander (MC) in Linux:

tar -zxvf mc-
cd mc-
make install[/bash]

[bash]#to run Midnight commander use:
mc [/bash]

– if link don’t work look for an updated link
– may need to install pcre* (perl) and glib* (gnome) libraries

Oracle AS 10g R3 (10.1.3) install on linux CentOS 5.5

Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 (10.1.3) installation on CentOS 5.5 (2.6.18-194.el5):

Using: rpm > install packages, vi > editing, cpio, unzip > unpack archives

  • Download and extract the OAS Suite cpio to i.e. /tmp/orainstall
  • Check that the following packages are installed on the system:
  • gcc-3.4.3-22.1
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