Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Momentus XT & Linux – No more stuttering!

A while back I got a new HD for my laptop – a Momentus XT. While I haven’t been entirely happy with it – overall it was much improved on the standard laptop hd I had. Load times where quick and a restart no longer meant making a cup of tea. Recently I’ve been doing […]

November 6, 2011 · robert · Comments Closed
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Ubuntu 10.04 and cupsaddsmb

It seems on my setup cupsaddsmb doesn’t work out of the box (even once drivers are added) the missing finial steps (for my setup is) Setup Administrators group sudo net sam createbuiltingroup Administrators sudo net sam addmem Administrators “domain\Domain Admins” sudo net sam addmem Administrators “localhost\administrator” Setup driver push sudo chgrp admin /var/lib/samba/printers cupsaddsmb -U […]

October 8, 2010 · robert · Comments Closed
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Zenoss, VMWare and Critical “is up” alerts

I’m currently working on setting up Zenoss to either replace or supplement our current network/server monitoring systems. As its in test, it got stuck on our currently relatively unused “old” vmware environment (ESX 3). After initially going well it start to go wrong. We kept getting critical alerts that a server was up. Switching zenping […]

September 6, 2009 · robert · Comments Closed
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Exim: Deliver some email address on local domain remotely

Most of my email is handled by a server I run, except for a few legacy address I can’t really move for now.  Before I had been lazy and send simply relayed all mail that didn’t have a local mailbox onto the second server.  However I was forwarding shed loads of emails to duff address. […]

July 24, 2009 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Howtos, Linux


Just found a package for a bit of software in ubuntu called inputlirc. Ubuntu lists it as: Zeroconf LIRC daemon using input event devices This is a small LIRC-compatible daemon that reads from /dev/input/eventX devices and sends the received keycodes to connecting LIRC clients. Inputlircd needs no configuration, it uses the standardised names for the […]

July 11, 2007 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Debian, Linux, Software, Thumbs Up, Ubuntu

Yet Another Cacti Update

Well I’ve now got cacti pretty much sorted. Its finally running on a server with enough disk i/o to cope (it still > 3 years old, but at least it works). Its also now become important enough to be moved onto a server with support as some point. Once we’ve vitalised our File Servers, and […]

May 21, 2007 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Linux, Software, Thumbs Up, Ubuntu

HOWTO: NUT & CPU Throttling/Frequency Scaling

After a couple of power cuts lasting long enough for my UPS to shutdown my PC, I’ve been meaning to get NUTs to set my CPU to lowest speed possible when running on battery power, this week I finally got round to it. Please note these instructions are based on Debian 4.0 (Etch) and may […]

May 21, 2007 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Debian, Hardware, Howtos, Linux

WUFTP Rule for fail2ban

I’ve put to gather a rule for wuftp for fail2ban v0.6 (ie the version in backports for sarge – The regexp is straight from the version available in debian unstable. Seems to do the trick.   [WUFTPD] # Option: enabled # Notes.: enable monitoring for this section. # Values: [true | false] Default: true […]

December 2, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Debian, Linux

GVIM/Ubuntu/Debian Syntax Highlighting

It appears in the Edgy Eft and Debian Etch that Syntax highlighting in gvim has been switched off by default. To add it back add the following line to /etc/vim/gvimrc ” Also switch on highlighting the last used search pattern. if has(“syntax”) && (&t_Co > 2 || has(“gui_running”)) syntax on set hlsearch endif

November 20, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Debian, Howtos, Ubuntu

Ubuntu + Printing (lp etc)

It appears when when I created the first printer in ubuntu it didn’t set it as default and hence nothing that used the likes of lp would print. Easy to fix – log on. Goto system > administration and set a default printer. Still you’d have though that when I only have one printer, and […]

October 1, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Software, Ubuntu