This article will describe how to install the open source communication software Asterisk on RHEL 8 beta; due to the fact that Asterisk and other important dependences are not yet available as RPM packages from the repositories, it is needed to compile them from sources.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • Which are the pre-requisites to install Asterisk
  • How to compile Asterisk from sources
  • How to start Asterisk
  • How to reconfigure or remove Asterisk
  • How to access Asterisk command line interface

Minecraft is still a popular game these days. The simplicity of its graphics had an appeal on gamers of all ages and there are many hundreds of thousands of players worldwide, most of them playing on online servers. But did you know you can create your own Minecraft server using RedHat Enterprise Linux 8? Here is a how to teaching you exactly how to do it.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Java
  • How to download and run a Minecraft server
  • How to create a user for the Minecraft server
  • How to open the Minecraft port

Most IPs these days are automatically assigned through DHCP by either your ISP or your home router. But there may come a time when you wish to opt for a static IP address and you will want to change it. It may be that you are configuring a home LAN and you don't want to use DHCP or simply want a static IP address that you can access from outside your home. In this tutorial we will learn how we can change the IP address in RedHat Enterprise Linux 8.0.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to change the IP address in RHEL 8 using GNOME
  • How to change the IP address by editing configuration files
  • How to manually change your DNS server
  • How to restart networking in RHEL 8

There may come a time when that package you want to install in RedHat Linux 8.0 is simply not available as a RPM file. The alternative is to download the source and compile it yourself, or - alternatively - generate a RPM file from that source code later on.

But there is another way. Given the fact that Debian-based distributions have way more users than RPM-based ones, the number of available packages in their repositories is greater. Chances are you will be able to find a DEB file for that package you want. Here is how to install that DEB file in RedHat Linux with the help of a small utility called alien.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install alien in RedHat Linux 8.0
  • How to convert a DEB package to a RPM one

Most laptops and mobile devices these days have a wireless card. Mobile connectivity is important more than ever. If twenty years ago Linux barely had enough drivers for a handful of on-board ethernet cards, now the wireless drivers embedded in the kernel grows with every kernel release. Further than that, hardware companies release their products together with Linux drivers, be they closed or open-source. In this article we will take a look at how to install wireless drivers in RedHat Linux 8.0.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install wireless drivers using dnf
  • How to install manually downloaded wireless drivers

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