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Fedora 20: Use PPTP VPN

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I have had this one in the queue for a while (I don’t even run of Fedora 20 anymore).  This one will be short and sweet because there really isn’t a bunch of discussion that needs to go into it. By default Fedora 20 will block outbound PPTP VPN connections. # firewall-cmd –direct –add-rule ipv4 […]

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Fedora 20: Firefox Reports Flash as Vulnerable

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This problem starts with Firefox reporting that your flash-plugin is out of date.  This report looks like this and disables all-flash. After this, we will take a look Mozilla’s Plugin Check to see what it thinks is going on. Now here we can see that version 11.2.202.440 is vulnerable.  We will then check about:plugins to […]

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SQL Developer Crash on Fedora 20

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I ran into a painful issue on Fedora 20 with SQL Developer.  Basically every time it was launched via the shortcut it would go through loading, and then disappear. Manual Invocation of SQL Developer When launching it via the script itself it gives us a little more information. $ /opt/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper.sh</p> <p>Oracle SQL Developer<br /> Copyright […]