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How can I measure and prevent clock drift?

On several production platforms we have observed symptoms which appear to suggest that the time of day clock is periodically jumping forward or backward. The jumps are typically around 1 second, ...
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How to detect SLES version?

What patchlevel does this SLES machine has? 10.2 or 10.4? SERVER:~ # cat /etc/issue SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10.2 Kernel \r (\m), \l SERVER:~ # SERVER:~ # cat /etc/SuSE-release SUSE Linux ...
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Suse 11 vs. Suse 10 difference impacting terminal colors?

I have my dotfiles versioned on github (shameless fork of other people's fine work). At work, I have them on a central linux server (SuSE Enterprise Linux 10). I rsync them from a central management ...
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rc_status always returns “failed”

One of our developers has a service that needs to be started on boot. This script needs to be fired: /app/bt/preview/apache-tomcat-5.5.27/bin/startup.sh Here is the startup script I'm working ...
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Persistent blockdev setra read ahead setting

I've got some SSDs mounted up on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1 on a SLES 11 SP2 server, and I was able to tweak the read ahead setting with blockdev --setra: sudo blockdev --setra 4096 /dev/sda sudo ...
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What is the recommended way of checking running services?

I'm often exposed to various GNU/Linux systems including CentOS, SLES and Debian. I want to know: what is the recommended method of checking all running services across these systems? I am aware of ...
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How to remove disk from RAID1 without knowing the /dev/XXX name?

BEFORE: SERVER:~ # mdadm --detail /dev/md5 /dev/md5: Version : 00.90.00 Creation Time : Fri Mar 18 14:53:33 2011 Raid Level : raid1 Array Size : 67103360 (63.99 GiB 68.71 GB) ...
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How to make ldapsearch working on SLES over tls using certificate?

We need to connect our php script to LDAP over tls using a certificate. LDAP connection works nicely without tls. More details here ...
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Linux disk I/O performance issue — what config options to look at?

We discovered an I/O related performance problem when using the default SLES11 SP2 kernel. Our same application on the same hardware had no issue with (the admittedly ancient SLES9 SP3). We had a ...
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How to install/upgrade svn on SLE?

My SUSE (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)) got installed old svn. I want to upgrade it but if I download package for Packages for SLE 11 and try to install it via zypper install ...
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I can't start nfs in SLES 11

I'm trying to start nfs service in my SLES. I have my /etc/exports like this: /var/share/testbed *(ro) When I run service nfs start, it says: Not starting NFS client services - no NFS found in ...
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compile software with older version of gcc and linux kernel

Distributor ID: SUSE LINUX Description: openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Release: 11.4 Codename: Celadon gcc (SUSE Linux) 4.5.1 Linux linux-14ay 2.6.37.6-0.20-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-12-19 ...
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What is resume= used for in my grub boot settings?

I've always noticed the resume=/dev/foo entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst, and that it corresponds to the swap partition, but I've never questioned its use. title SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 - ...
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Bond slave link up is too slow

On one of my servers I set up a bond-device consisting of an onboard network-card and an PCIe network card. (eth1 and eth5) I set up the configugration according to man ifcfg-bonding - i.e. eth1 and ...
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Equivalent of nfsstat -m on older kernel

On my SLES 10, SLES 11, and CentOS 6 servers, I'm able to list information about each NFS mount via nfsstat -m, e.g.: /usr/local from nfssrv1:/vol/foo Flags: ...
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Why are new cronjobs ignored unless crond is restarted in SLES?

I added a new cronjob with a user (SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9.4): # su - XXX $ crontab -e and this is what I added: * * * * * echo `date` >> /home/XXX/a.txt but the a.txt isn't ...
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odd output from df command on a SLES

I know I'm not very good at math...but check out this output: SERVER:~ # df -h /ORACLE/LOGS/b Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/LOGSdatavg-LOGSb_lv 96G ...
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How to give permissions to user (regarding an NFS share)

There are two machines: "A" and "B". OS is SLES 9.4. "A" is the NFS server, "B" is the NFS client. "A" has exported an FS to "B". "B" mounted the NFS share. On both machines I have root permission. ...
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How do I disable DVD drive auto-probing in SLES 11 SP2?

I'm preparing a SLES 11 SP2 VM for use in Azure. One of the steps they require is disabling auto-probing for DVD drives. How do I determine if auto-probing is on? In the SLES documentation ...
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How to modify ulimit for open files on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.4 permanently?

SERVER:/etc # ulimit -a core file size (blocks, -c) 0 data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited file size (blocks, -f) unlimited pending signals (-i) 96069 ...
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Can't use yast to install software online — tries to mount a CD

I cannot use yast -i or zypper install in SLES 10; it wants me to insert a SLES 10 SP3 CD, but I don't have one. What should I do? localhost:~ # zypper install curl-devel Restoring system sources... ...
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Installing PCRE 8+ on SLES SP3

I need to install PCRE 8+ on a Suse Enterprise Linux SP3 box. The trouble is that the latest package available in the repo is 7.8. How would I go about attaining 8+? FYI, I need this to install ...
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SLES 10 - repositories?

Can somebody help with adding a repo for SuSE Linux Enteprise Edition 10 SP3? First - can't find any "official" repos. Found a few repos for openSUSE and few other - but every time I try them I get ...
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Adding RPM's to SLES installation DVD

For a custom installation, I need to add a few rpms from the SDK dvd that comes with the main SLES dvd, onto the main SLES installation dvd. This is because my superiors want 1 single dvd to install ...
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How do I know that a /dev/dm-XX device isn't used by anything on SLES 10.4 (64bit)?

I have a device that I can see in the output of fdisk -l: /dev/dm-XX (XX is a number.) How do I know that I can use this /dev/dm-XX to add it to a RAID1 array? How can I be 100% sure that nothing ...
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Load module from the boot menu

Is there a way to insert/load a module at the boot menu in Suse? I'm referring to the menu in the screenshot below (this isn't from my machine, just a similar screenshot I took from the web). I ...
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How to limit a UNIX user to only a given script?

How can I limit a UNIX user (BESIDES sudo!) to only allow it to run a script as root?
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Alternative to /etc/init.d/boot.localnet in opensuse

Script /etc/init.d/boot.localnet used to read the hostname value from /etc/hostname file during the boot time and set the hostname variable. Now I see in SUSE linux 12 beta and recent version of ...
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SUSE Linux 12 - configuring IP alias

I want to setup an IP address alias on a network card. I created a file /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-ens160 and its contents are: BOOTPROTO='static' STARTMODE='onboot' IPADDR='192.168.0.113' ...
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Why doesn't SLES 10.3 has /dev/shm?

It's strange that on all of our Linux systems there is a separated filesystem: /dev/shm. But there isn't any on SLES 10.3 machines, because it's just a directory on them. My question: Can someone ...
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Which software supports DoD 5220-22-M 7 pass standard for SLES 10.4?

"DoD 5220-22-M 7 pass standard" is a secure deletion method. But what software supports it for a SLES 10.4 64bit?
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When will the support end for SLES 9.4? [closed]

I just can't find any description when will the support end for SLES 9.4? QUESTION: can someone point me to an URL/anything that says that SLES 9.4 support will end on XXXX.XX.XX?