At my current client site, I use AIX on IBM PowerPC kit. There is a neat little systems monitoring tool called “nmon” on AIX, which I quite like. I noticed recently that it’s available on Linux now, so I installed it on my machine, which runs Fedora 12. There are a number of binaries prebuilt, but not for Fedora 12 on x86_64, so I downloaded the code, followed the instructions and compiled a binary which works fine.
It shows a number of useful metrics for CPU, memory, disk, network etc…if you use nmon, but didn’t know it was available for linux, well, now you do.
Just a note, to myself more than anything, about what extra packages are required by a 64 bit installation of Fedora Core 10, when trying to install Oracle 11gR1.
The installation I undertook was on a FC10 64 bit VM running under VMWare Server 2.0 running on top of FC10 64 bit OS.
Tim, as usual, has a lovely guide which told me almost everything I needed to know, however the guide says “If you are performing the 64-bit installation, make sure both the 32-bit and 64-bit libraries are installed.” rather than explicitly stating the packages for a 64 bit install. Until I tried to install Oracle 11gR1, I didn’t know what these were. The Oracle installer for 11g soon told me in the pre install checks it does, so I went about installing the following packages, in order:
That got me past the pre install checks of the Oracle installer and on to a successful install.
I’ve added the list to the comments on the guide Tim produced as well.
Posted as a reminder to myself about how to fix this issue…
I couldn’t get some of the cursor keys to work properly on my virtual machines running under VMWare Virtual Server 2 on Fedora 10 x86_64. Kept giving funny behaviour like bringing up the screen capture applet!
A bit of searching the net came up with this one, which although not referring to Virtual Server 2 specifically, seems to work all the same…
Essentially, adding the line below to the following file fixes the problem
File (create it, if not already present):
xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true
My thanks to “The Monkey Jungle”!