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Home Made Javascript MVC Explained Part 2

23 September 2020

In part two of this series we will look into retrieving JSON data. In part one, we hard coded our JSON data into our Javascript. Normally we would retrieve our JSON data from a web service. Pulling the data from a service has security concerns. Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF), JSON Hijacking and Javascript Hijacking are three of the security concerns. A static JSON file has been published to this site which will mimic providing data from a web service.

Fedora 32 Tiger VNC Stopped Working After Update

21 September 2020

Fedora has been our operating system of choice. We have been maintaining an reusing systems over many years. This recently led to an issue with Tiger VNC. Tiger VNC would no longer start on workstation boot. This occurred after a DNF update. After investigation two issues were found. The first is that there wasn’t a user defined in a Tiger VNC configuration file. Note that Tiger VNC was working fine without this prior to the update. The second issue was caused by a conflict with SELinux and the systemd start script.

Fedora 32 XFCE Installed But Gnome Menu Being Displayed.

21 September 2020

Fedora has been our operating system of choice. We have been maintaining an reusing systems over many years. This recently led to an issue with XFCE. Instead of displaying the standar XFCE application menu the workstations were displaying the default Gnome menu. This quite surprised us because we had been using XFCE without issue. It turns out the affected workstations were using Gnome Display Manager (GDM). The expected window manager for XFCE is LightDM. My guess is that those workstations originally ran Gnome and were changed to use XFCE. Leaving GDM as the display manager.

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Fedora 32 Firefox Prompts for a Login and Password on Start

21 September 2020

Our team has been annoyed by Firefox requesting a login and password when it is started. Turned out the issue was with a smart card service. To resolve we simply need to uninstall the service.

XFCE Terminal Liferay Development Setup Command

27 May 2020

I use something like the below to easily setup XFCE Terminals to a standard usage for Liferay Development.

Helpful Git Commands

02 April 2020

Useful Git commands for various situations.xx


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