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SLES12SP1: How to add memcached to the new Services Manager

I installed a new SLES 12 SP1 VM from the scratch with memcached from https://memcached.org/. My question: On SLES 12 the /etc/init.d/<service> notation has gone. It is now provided by the ...
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where is ifconfig on suse studio [duplicate]

Does anyone know where ifconfig is for SLES made in SUSE studio? It does not exist in any of the main repositorys, or in the included repos for ZYPPER. As well it cannot be found in /sbin/zypper ...
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How do I repair an ext3 filesystem (superblock)?

Disk setup (2) 300GB HDDs in RAID 1 /dev/sda1 - ext3 /boot (1GB) /dev/sda2 - swap swap (20GB) /dev/sda3 - LVM (179GB) (2) 500GB HDDS in RAID 1 /dev/sdb1 - LVM (500GB) LVM - System (...
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How do I get zypper to recognise the second SLES12-SP1 DVD?

I'm installing a temporary SLES VM from the downloaded DVDs. It's up and running, but I need to execute a series of commands from a Dockerfile, to get it set up like the container I'm trying to debug. ...
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What the difference between -pool & -updates on SLES11-SPx

I recently downloaded the updates for SLES11-SP3. The directory lists the following: SLE11-SDK-SP3-Pool .repodata repodata rpm SLE11-SDK-SP3-Updates .old.repodata repodata rpm .mirror SLES11-...
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Creating new SLES 12 VM on XenServer 6.5 fails

When I try to create a new SLES 12 VM on a XenServer 6.5 host it fails with this error message: "Failed","Starting VM 'AAEB-PUBLIC218LY' Internal error: xenopsd internal error: VM = 4d956449-...
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Time changes suddenly even though NTP is configured

If have SLES 11 SP2 and this is the problem: I have configured the NTP service and when I restart it then it is synchronizing correctly the time. Then, suddenly after around 7-8 minutes the time ...
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NFS share inside a NFS or Samba share cannot be accessed

I have this MCVE under SLES 11 SP2: 1) Server 10.10.50.199 has the directory /foo/. Inside /foo there is a directory bar/ which is used in /etc/fstab : 10.10.50.200:/nfs_folder /foo/bar 2) Server 10....
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SLES12 - How to install zlib package?

In our research center we recently switched from Debian/Ubuntu to SLES 12. As I am new in SUSE, can someone please help me how to install "zlib" and "zlib-devel" in SLES?
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Install IOTOP/IOSTAT via ZYPPER (or anything else) on a SUSE (SLES) 12 Virual Machine (HyperV)

I have a virtual machine hosted on HyperV. It is a SUSE Enterprise 12 OS residing in a rack somewhere in the dark side of our office. This machine is under-performing during a certain load that takes ...
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How do I install older programs located on older ISO distros?

Linux distro: SLES 11 SP4 I have on hand SLES 11 ISO's: SP1, SP2, & SP3 I need to locate and install older programs located on older ISO's. For example: I have gcc 4.7 on SP4, but I need to ...
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Why are the names different in “/etc/HOSTNAME” file and hostname command in SLES11SP3?

My OS is SuSE(SLES11, SP3), executing the hostname command: # hostname lxc-dl580-g8-1 But the name in /etc/HOSTNAME file is different? # cat /etc/HOSTNAME linux-2pny.site Why are the names ...
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xen + libvirt share disks betwee VM on diferent hosts

I have another problem. what I've done is: We deploy 2 physical hosts with SLES 12 SP1 and install XEN hypervizor on both. On each host we provide few block devices via FC. On each host we ...
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SLES YUM repo not listing RPMs

I created a SLES yum repository following this link Used the createrepo command, and got this folder structure: /srv/www/htdocs/repo/RPMS/ - - /OL ...
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can't send mail to domain prefixed username

How can I send mail to a local user with a domain prefixed username? Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.3 joined to an active directory domain with Heirloom mailx version 12.5 7/5/10 Scenario: ...
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Installing/building ncal on SLES/openSUSE

I would like to somehow get a version of ncal on my SLES system. It is not installed by default. The cal command is, which unfortunately does not support the -w switch to display week numbers. ...
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installing R - cannot find repo for SLE 11 SP3

I am trying to install R for SLE 11 SP3. On R's readme pages it suggests adding a repo located at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/R:/patched/ but there is no directory ...
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How to start persistent VNC remote connections in SUSE?

I need to start persistent VNC remote session in SLES 11 SP4 because my installations take long hours. If my connection interrupts, installation will be crashed. Also, I want to disconnect sometimes. ...
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mod_mono on SLES 12.1 fails to encrypt ASP.Net web.config

I am trying to migrate an ASP.Net (2.0) VB web app from a SLES 11 server to a new SLES 12 server. Unfortunately, mono is no longer supported by Novell / SUSE / NetIQ folk. This is my first time ...
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Configure linux Kiwi to pick latest rpm from the repo

I am building SLES11.3 images using kiwi. I have configured the repo in config.xml: <repository type="rpm-md" priority="15"> <source path="http://10.10.140.22/repos/SLES11SP3/" /...
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Why does my Linux server hang with “ps aux”

I have a server running scientific computation applications. It is SLES 11sp3. Here are some of my observations: I could login to the server with ssh. But for some reason I don't understand, when I ...
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SLES 11SP4 LDAP - error trying to bind as user - (Invalid credentials)

I have LDAP server configured (with YaST) on SLES 11SP4 and I've created 3 users. I can su (from root) to any of the user but I cannot login as any of them or change their passwords. When I tried to ...
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unixODBC 2.3.0 “_S_create_c_locale name not valid” error

I am attempting to setup HANA Smart Data Access on an SLES 11 sp3 environment. For HANA to communicate with external data sources unixODBC 2.3.0 is used along with Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL ...
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What puts TCPMSS in iptables?

I used to have (well, I still sort of do) have a script that expects: -A FORWARD -p tcp -m tcp --tcp-flags SYN,RST SYN -j TCPMSS --clamp-mss-to-pmtu to have been entered in to iptables ahead of my ...
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changes to domain group membership not showing for user in SLES 11 SP3

Joined server linux02 runing SUSE enterprise linux server service pack 3 to a Windows active directory domain example.com no problem. Users, like fred from the domain can login no problem via ssh ...
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Broken dependencies when upgrading SLES 11.3 to 11.4

I'm trying to upgrade SLES 11.3 to 11.4 with zypper using the following instructions: https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/book_sle_deployment/data/sec_update_sle11sp3.html After launching the ...
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Installing GCC on SLES 12

I'm having trouble installing gcc on a new SLES 12 box. The goal here is actually to get R Shiny running, but when I try to install any packages I get the below error: sudo su - -c "R -e \"install....
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sntp replacement for -P (prompt) argument

I'm maintaining some cronjobs on machines that are set to be patched to the service pack of SLES11sp4, it appears that the service pack is upgrading sntp from version 4.2.4p8 to 4.2.8p2 and somewhere ...
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How to install “cifs-utils” on SLES 11 SP1?

I am supposed to mount a windows share on SLES using cifs option, and use getcifsacl as well as setcifsacl to get (or set) ACL info from the mentioned windows share. The problem is, that the system (...
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command in /etc/inittab is not working on SLES 11

My task is to start a process on startup if it was running before shutdown. To achieve this, I have added a command in /etc/init.d/halt.local to save the state of process in a file. In /etc/inittab, ...
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How to change hostname of a SLES11 Server

How do I change and check the hostname of a SLES11 based system?
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Why is chkconfig on SLES 11 sp3 ignoring my # chkconfig: 35 98 01 remark in the start / stop script?

yesterday i was fighting with a pre-made start/stop script of jetty on our sles 11 sp3 linux server. it had that "chkconfig" tags in the upper part of the script is supposed to be used with " ...
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Root password not working when trying to update

Running SLES12 on a VirtualBox VM I get the notification that there are software updates. Trying to invoke the update, a popup appears and forces input of administrator password. When I enter the ...
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Can I make sure history logs all execution?

Please forgive the ambiguous nature of this question but I was wondering if there's a way to make sure that all commands executed by some host are logged into history. In my case, if I send a command ...
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Can resource over-utilization actually cause users to be unable to SSH to Linux?

The night support guys where I work have a tendency to reboot machines citing the fact that they can't ssh in and figure out what's going on in the first place. It's pretty much against company ...
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Installing jre-8u51-linux-x64.rpm on SLES 11 SP3: Failed dependencies

I tried to update my Java installation on a SLES 11 SP3 system using rpm -i jre-8u51-linux-x64.rpm (for some reasons I want to run the original Java and not the IBM Java provided by SUSE) and I got ...
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SLES official repository connection (activation code available for SLES 12, not SLES 11 SP3) solution: use SLES SP4

How could I connected to official repository from my SLES 11 SP3? I need to update my kernel etc. Here my previos active-search post =) How to get 60 day SLES activation code
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How to get 60 day SLES activation code. SOLUTION: you can get it just from SLES 12 to 11sp4

How to get activate code by Novell Customer Center? Trying to get a subscription to update from the official SLES repository. I can't understand: how could I get the activation code by email? ...
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Creating service in SLES / SUSE 11 SP3

I have a python script that works very well executed from a (remote) console like this : sudo /srv/web-asset-server-master/python server.py The problem is, that it only lives as long as the console ...
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Why google-chrome-stable requires libX11.so.6()(64bit) but this requirement cannot be provided?

I'm used to google chrome, so I downloaded it onto my sles 11 sp3. when I want to install it, I get the following issue. Problem: google-chrome-stable-43.0.2357.125-1.x86_64 requires libX11.so.6()(...
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Where to find third party repositories containing the software I want to install?

I'm using sles for my company pc. Now I want to install a new desktop environment. I run zypper lr, below is the output: # | Alias | Name |Enabled | ...
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What components are missing comparing server version of linux distro to desktop version? Is it only the DE missing?

I'm new to Linux. I see in the Linux world, often a distro will have two versions, server and desktop: Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Desktop. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop. A lot of online ...
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Where can I find the repository that contains a required package?

I'm new to Linux. Now I just get started with SLES 11 installed on my company computer. I want to install google chrome, so I downloaded: 64 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE), but there's an error ...
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SLES 11.3 hangs when running system commands

I have an HP Server running SLES 11 SP3 and it sometimes has a bit of a weird issue. The issue whenever you run a command, doesn't matter the command, .e.g. ps -ef, rcapache2 restart etc it starts ...
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Mounted Filesystems showing wrong details

I am using SLES 11 SP3. When I run df -lh in order to see mounted filesystems I get following results, which are correct: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb3 9.9G 2.9G ...
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Possible? Build on OpenSuse 13.x deploy on SLES 11

I need to build nginx for SLES 11.3 Do I have to build it on the SLES 11.3 Host or could I build it on my local OpenSuse 13.2 Host? The Problem is that, there are a lot of dependencies missing on the ...
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Suse: How to update a single package in SLES10 SP4

I am in the middle of an activity and have never worked with SLES10 SP4 In SLES11 zypper update glibc* update all glibc packages .. but this is not working in SLES10 SP4 .. can someone tell me how to ...
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SUSE 12 setting up virtual network interface

I'm struggling to setup virtual eth interface on Suse 12 When I run: ipconfig eth0:1 10.0.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 Output from ifconfig is as expected: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:...
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Install NSIS on SLES zLinux

I need to install NSIS (http://nsis.sourceforge.net) on corporate zLinux server (SLES 11 SP 3 on z/OS machine). Here are the inputs: I have root I don't have compilers there (gcc or g++) and I ...