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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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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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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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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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“Found duplicate PV”

SERVER:~ # pvs Found duplicate PV Wb0b2UTCKtpUtSki0k2NnIB24qNj4CEP: using /dev/mapper/36005076304ffc2500000000000004903 not /dev/mapper/36005076304ffc2990000000000004903 PV ...
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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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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 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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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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Proper management of ld.so.conf and shared libraries

I'm curious as to how other Linux admins manage /etc/ld.so.conf and in general, shared libraries across multiple Linux servers. We have about 30-40 Linux servers running SLES 11. Since they are ...
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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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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 ruby-devel and python-devel in SuSE Enterprise?

I've been trying to install some software in SuSE Enterprise (SLES 11 SP 2 64 bits), and keep getting errors about missing dependencies. In the past, I could work around them (in an Ubuntu system) by ...
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initrd or ramfs for SLES as /

i would like to boot a SLES and run it out of a ramdisk. I would like to setup machines so that they start PXE boot and as part of the PXE boot process they pull across an image that is the root ...
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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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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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Restore /etc/hosts on SuSE

I have lost my /etc/hosts file on SuSE Enterprise 11.3 64 bit. Is there any way to get the original file back?
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Error trying to build pango (1.34.1) and harfbuzz (0.9.18) from source

So I'm trying to build pango from source (in my home directory, as a dependency to something else I need). This is on a computing cluster running SLES 11. When compiling, I get the following error: ...
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pdsh command failed with connection refused

I'm able to remote login the target host with ssh. But when I execute a command through pdsh, it fails with connection refused. Both systems are sles11. I found a description of the error on this ...
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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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Automounts: All mounting and will not umount on its own [closed]

I have a few SLES 11.2 servers. They do something really strange with automount. We have nearly 500 possible automounts our users and their codes may need, including automount entries for each ...
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Use eth0 and eth1 for different subnets and assigned host name to interface?

I have a machine running SELES 10 with dual NIC Both the NICs are on separate subnets. The server uses a DHCP. So when one interface, eth0, gets the IP from DHCP and registers with DNS and then the ...
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Why does a graphical install show my boot option, but a textual install not?

I have a system to install SLES 11 on, via a serial console. As this procedure is likely to be executed across multiple systems, I want to automate the whole process. As such, I first did a manual ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Write to ext4 filesystem hang while lazyinit in background

I am running SUSE 12 on a node that has 6TB disks attached with EXT4 filesystem initialized. Lazyinit in the background takes atleast 24 hrs to complete. Write performance to the disk is significantly ...
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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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Unable to mount a UFS filesystem from Sparc Solaris to x86_64 Linux

I have a requirement to copy a very large amount of data from a Solaris 9 (Sparc) system to a SLES11 (x84_64) system. The Solaris system is quite old, and transferring the data over the network will ...
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Updating OpenSSL on a SLES11 server

We are concerned with the OpenSSL vulnerabilities and are running a SLES11SP1 server. unfortunately, due to admin reasons, our support expired, and so we are looking at manually upgdating OpenSSL and ...
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Where can I get the “kernel-default-debuginfo” package for SLES 11?

I'm using SLES 11 SP2 x86_64 and I want to install kernel-default-debuginfo package. But, I couldn't find it anywhere on the Novel website. Where can I find the mentioned package?
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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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nc command not found on SuSE

I'm trying to use the nc command on SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11. I executed this line: nc ­-4ul 192.0.2.2 50000 But I got this.- bash: nc: command not found This is the first time that 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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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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Increase a partition without data loss

If there is a partition, ex.: /dev/sdb1 Then how can I increase the partition (with fdisk?), if it was 10 GByte before, and there are still place to increase the partition with another 10 GByte, ...
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Where can I download SLES 9 updated bash package?

We know it's a not supported OS, but as with RHEL4, there could be workarounds, how could someone get the bash package for SLES 9, that is fixed regarding the bash shell shock vulnerability?
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Is there a good way to poll in a real-time process which is kernel friendly?

I have an application which uses boost asio and I would like to use poll() to detect ready network events (packets) and process them as quickly as possible. Additionally, I would like to use ...
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SLES/openSUSE os installation log

Is it possible to keep installation log off all events, tasks, say running commands, etc.. while installing SLES/openSUSE (or maybe another linux)? It's not a problem lookup info in already running ...