Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Server monitoring with SYSSTAT and kSAR

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

It’s hard to beat the SYSSTAT / kSAR combo for easy and quick setup of monitoring servers and in this tutorial you will see how it’s done.... Read More

Automating Gnome Terminal with xdotool + some Terminator short cuts

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

I’m currently debugging stuff which requires me to begin every session with opening up 3 gnome terminal tabs and executing a different command in each just to get started.... Read More

Mail server setup on Ubuntu Lucid

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Update: I keep having to redo this setup and get tripped up on what to install all the time so here is the complete install line: apt-get install postfix dovecot opendkim postfix-mysql dovecot-pop3d dovecot-imapd which already assumes you’ve got mysql server installed.... Read More

How to format and mount a second harddrive in the Ubuntu shell

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

I just had to format and mount a second HD in a Ubuntu system.... Read More

Crontab Example

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Above is probably one of the most complicated crontabs I’ve ended up with.... Read More

Opening up a port with IPTables

Friday, February 18th, 2011

After a lot of hair pulling and swearing I just managed to open up a new port (8090) on a Ubuntu server for the first time. The IPTables HowTo is a good document but below I have condensed the pertinent information you need if you just want to open up a port.... Read More

Vertical dual screen setup with XRandR and Compiz

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

I recently bought a Samsung Syncmaster. As opposed to the last time I tried to setup my second screen in a vertical position it worked this time. The Samsung screen has the same viewing angle and picture quality when positioned vertically as it has when positioned default horizontally.... Read More

Emacs Color Themes, CTags, CEDET, ECB and other Customizations

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I’ve now found a color theme I like by way of the color theme browser. ... Read More

Linux network troubleshooting with the weirdest case scenario

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

So my server crashed for the third time in a short time period the other day. Hopefully it won’t happen again.... Read More

Process Watcher

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

My VizReader server has crashed 3 times in roughly as many weeks now and I have no idea why, nothing unusual shows up in the logs.... Read More