Category Archives: Linux Distro Review

Python 3.5 on Centos/RHEL

Python 3.5 is currently not supported within the Redhat fmaily except on Fedora. If you want to install 3.5 you will need to follow one of the below steps.

1. Install from source

# cd /usr/src
# wget
Now extract the downloaded package.

# tar xzf Python-3.5.2.tgz
Compile Python Source

Use below set of commands to compile python source code on your system using altinstall.

# cd Python-3.5.2
# ./configure
# make altinstall
make altinstall is used to prevent replacing the default python binary file /usr/bin/python.

Now remove downloaded source archive file from your system

# rm Python-3.5.2.tgz

2. Install from IUS repo
sudo yum -y install
sudo yum -y install python35u


VSIDO successfully installed. it was a little rough around the edges to get going. if you make a mistake during the setup. The installer will crash and start over. My issue was with the partitions using gparted. Next the resolution became a issue with fluxbox. once you get pass these issues, everything else is golden.  Nice Distro, not a lot of people are using it at the moment. Hopefully it will gain some traction on distrowatch. This may be replacing Mint in my virtual environment.vsido_screen-










Screen fix. use xrandr to set the resolution

via the terminal check for available screen res


update the fluxbox startup script to force the desired res

xrandr -s 1360×768


)) using Ceni to configure the ethernet card yielded

“/sbin/ifup: couldn’t read interfaces file “/etc/network/interfaces”
W: up enp4s0 failed due to error at /usr/bin/ceni line 1519.”

Fix: i used “ifconfig -a” to overcome the error with ceni. Then “dhclient <ethername>” to force a dhcp pull

)) Iceweasel submenu is all white

Fix: Go to setting , and lxappearance .  Under Widgets select any them and click apply. Then select the default again and hit apply.

Show clock xclock -digital &

more to come as I use the Distro

Fedora 21 – Unable to log in after upgrade

We decided to upgrade one our test machines to fedora 21 . It has been out for some time now so were excited to try it out. Below are a few issues we encountered that may help someone out there.

Running the upgrade using the fedup client

Error logging in. “Oh no! Something has gone wrong..”

Fix: change the runlevel at boot to 3. log in as the root user and resync the users password token. You can do this by running the passwd command

Switching to runlevel 3, restart the system . At the grub screen hit the letter e. Scroll down and look for “rhgb quiet” After the word quiet insert the number 3
example: rhgb quiet 3
Hit f10 to continue to boot. Additional info can be found in the Fedora Documentation

Fixing GNOME required a removal and install
yum remove gnome-desktop3
yum clean
yum update
yum install gnome-desktop3
yum install gdm <<< used to log into gnome 18 Things to Do After Installing Fedora 21 Workstation