Yum Commands Always Result in “Killed”

Here’s some background; I have a VPS that was giving a “Killed” message before any Yum command could finish Some sample output is below Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.atlanticmetro.net * epel: mirrors.mit.edu * extras: mirror.atlanticmetro.net * updates: mirror.atlanticmetro.net debug                                                    | 2.5 kB     00:00 debug/primary_db                                         | 1.2 MB     00:00 […]

All Japanese Characters Become Periods in Linux When Using Putty

Excuse the misleading title. I am trying to reap that sweet sweet SEO. This actually applies to any UTF8 character entered into Putty, and it is a Putty setting, not a Linux setting. Pretty much everything that accepts input and built within the past several years will already use UTF8, so that isn’t the issue. […]

Intel(r) PineView PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOS Error When Installing Linux From a USB Thumbdrive

So, you have yourself a netbook or some equally underpowered laptop with an Intel Atom processor, and you are finding your computer getting stuck with a message reading like Intel(r) PineView PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOSBuild Number:1818 PC 14.34 06/19/2009 01:29:40DECOMPILATION OR DISASSEMBLY PROHIBITEDCopyright (C) 2000-2003 Intel Corp. All Rights Reserved.“ when trying to install Linux. […]

Show Databases, Tables and Columns in PostgreSQL

Man….why is it that every time I stop using PostgreSQL for more than a month I immediately forget how to list tables and columns? Here’s a listing for posterity. Show Databases MySQL: SHOW DATABASES; PostgreSQL \l Show Tables MySQL: SHOW TABLES; PostgreSQL \d Show Columns MySQL: SHOW COLUMNS; PostgreSQL \d+ tablename Show Yourself Out (exit) […]