Linux Notes, Misc.¶
Install “openconnect” and “network-manager-openconnect-gnome”
Set up the VPN through network manager
Here’s a partial solution to stop Linux routing ALL traffic through the VPN. Unfortunately, it also turns off whatever DNS the VPN was providing, so I need to figure out how to fix that or no names resolve for anything in the VPN…
open the VPN’s connection settings
go to the IPv4 tab
click the “Routes” button near the bottom
check the checkbox “Use this connection only for resources on its network”
go to the IPv6 tab and repeat
save all the changes
take the VPN down and bring it up again.
from ‘make install’: See [http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/index.php checkinstall]
from CPAN packages: See [http://perl.arix.com/cpan2rpm/ cpan2rpm]
Increase open file limit¶
Edit /etc/security/limits.conf and add or edit:
hard nofile 2048 soft nofile 2048
to change the default limits set at login. Also double-check /etc/profile etc for ulimit commands that might set it lower again.
Trace file operations¶
strace -F -e trace=file,process -o strace.out ‘’command’’
Changing fonts for GAIM, Sanity, etc.¶
You also need to start gnome-settings-daemon at login time if you’re not running the Gnome desktop.
Q: How do you use anti-aliased fonts in gnome2?
A: You need to set the GDK_USE_XFT environment variable, if you are using bash type ‘export GDK_USE_XFT=1’. You should not need to do this - your Linux distribution should do this automatically. Also AntiAliasingTroubleshooting may help you find the problem with your set-up.
__How do you make the entire session use anti-aliased fonts?__
Create a file, ‘.gnomerc’, in your home directory and put in it
#!/bin/sh export GDK_USE_XFT=1 exec gnome-session
If you use a display manager such as gdm, you don’t need the “exec gnome-session” line and it may in fact be counterproductive.
You may also have to edit the file /etc/X11/!XftConfig. Look for lines with:
# # Don't antialias small fonts # match any size < 14 any size > 8 edit antialias=false;
and comment them out.
NOTE /etc/X11/!XftConfig is deprecated. Use /etc/fonts/fonts.conf now. (11-26-2002)
__Is the Bitstream Vera font anywhere available for download?__
Yes, you can get them from http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ttf-bitstream-vera/
In debian just type:
apt-get install ttf-bitstream-vera
In gentoo just type:
__Where do I put new (downloaded) truetype fonts?__
You can just put them into $HOME/.fonts directory
See http://gnome-hacks.jodrell.net/hacks.html?id=42 for how to make GNOME settings apply elsewhere.