Author: David Both

I am a computer geek by hobby as well as profession. I have worked for IBM, MCI, Red Hat, the State of North Carolina, Cisco, and BB&T among others. I am now semi-retired and have my own company, Millennium Technology Consulting LLC through which I do speaking, training and consulting for Linux and Open Source Software.

Fedora 33 name resolution fails

I just installed Fedora 33 today, the first day it became available. One of the major changes, a switch from the ancient nss resolver to systemd-resolved has already caused me a significant amount of trouble and borked my entire network.…

How I borked my computer

Even seasoned Sysadmins can have epic fails And this was mine. It was a bit frustrating – well, a lot frustrating. I managed to totally bork my primary workstation while trying to perform some hardware upgrades along with a restructuring…

Migrating to SSD.

A few weeks ago I installed an M.2 SSD drive in my primary workstation, and just today I installed a second one. The complete story is a bit long for a post and it really belongs on my technical website,…

Installing Fedora 32 on System76 Oryx Pro

In November 2018 I ordered an Oryx Pro laptop with a 17″ display from System76. This laptop came with the System76 version of Ubuntu, POP_os!. This is an amazing laptop with 6 cores (12 CPUs) and 32GB of RAM, more…

Fedora 32 rocks – with a couple issues

Fedora 32 became available yesterday and – LinuxGeek46 that I am – I managed to upgrade 7 out of 8 of my Fedora hosts yesterday as well. It is really cool and works well as I have come to expect…

Copy and Paste fails

After a recent upgrade to my primary workstation, and a new installation on a couple virtual machines, I discovered that copy and paste was not working. I use both Xfce and LXDE for my desktops on various hosts, both physical…

Migrate Thunderbird Config from one Linux Computer to Another

While getting ready to do a presentation at Open Source 101 in a few days, I decided that it would be good to reinstall POP_os! on my System 76 laptop. After that I needed to install Thunderbird and migrate my…

Security by obscurity — NOT!

As you can see in the posts below I switched internet service providers on Monday of this week. As a result I received a different block of IP addresses than I had before. I have always heard that it only…

Network migration complete

The migration to AT&T fiber is now complete and everything went very well. Of course that is not to say it was problem-free. I have never been a fan of AT&T but my previous provider has been unable to resolve…