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I solve problems with Linux and Windows servers, wired and wireless networks, storage of all types, and insert_buzzword(); I currently work as a support engineer for Compose solving problems using MongoDB, ElasticSearch, and other data stores.

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Jun
8
comment How do I correlate /dev/sd devices to the hardware they represent?
Awesome, I have /sys/ (as well as /proc/) Lots of great info there. Still consuming it.
Jun
8
comment How do I correlate /dev/sd devices to the hardware they represent?
I had considered how to get the lights to go blinky-blinky, so this is an answer to that curiosity of mine. =)
Jun
8
comment How do I correlate /dev/sd devices to the hardware they represent?
This would work for most situations, I believe. However, for some reason the controller in this server is sketchy. Performing that command earns me this: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed: Invalid argument
Jun
8
asked How do I correlate /dev/sd devices to the hardware they represent?
Jun
5
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
3
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
3
accepted sysrq won't reboot with a keystroke, but will with echo “b” > /proc/sysrq-trigger
Jun
2
revised sysrq won't reboot with a keystroke, but will with echo “b” > /proc/sysrq-trigger
Added info about external keyboard
Jun
2
comment sysrq won't reboot with a keystroke, but will with echo “b” > /proc/sysrq-trigger
Okay, it appears that I shamefully left out some information that is pertinent. The keyboard I'm using is an external keyboard. When using the built-in keyboard, alt-sysrq-b works perfectly. I'll add this to the post shortly...
Jun
2
awarded  Announcer
Jun
2
comment sysrq won't reboot with a keystroke, but will with echo “b” > /proc/sysrq-trigger
@Gilles Laptop - but interesting that there could be a difference. I'd be fascinated to know what the distinction would imply in the scenario!
Jun
2
revised sysrq won't reboot with a keystroke, but will with echo “b” > /proc/sysrq-trigger
added 7 characters in body
Jun
2
accepted In bash, what are potential negative consequences of pausing a process with control-z?
Jun
2
asked sysrq won't reboot with a keystroke, but will with echo “b” > /proc/sysrq-trigger
May
26
comment su does not change user but does not respond with an error either
That was it. I swear I looked first! =)
May
26
accepted su does not change user but does not respond with an error either
May
25
awarded  Announcer
May
25
comment su does not change user but does not respond with an error either
@mgorven Oooh, interesting. Never seen that before. I'll look into it.
May
25
comment su does not change user but does not respond with an error either
@camh facepalm That was it. I swear I checked /etc/passwd last night and it wasn't like that! =) Can you put that as an answer? I'll accept it.
May
25
comment su does not change user but does not respond with an error either
Not sure why that would be considered patronizing, for I certainly wouldn't have taken it that way. I mean I can if you want, but that wouldn't be my first inclination. =) Anyway, yes, I forgot to state that I did that just to make sure I was who I thought I was, and I was still root and not the user I was trying to switch to.