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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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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 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 https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15260252/how-to-use-multiple-tls-...
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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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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 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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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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“Found duplicate PV”

SERVER:~ # pvs Found duplicate PV Wb0b2UTCKtpUtSki0k2NnIB24qNj4CEP: using /dev/mapper/36005076304ffc2500000000000004903 not /dev/mapper/36005076304ffc2990000000000004903 PV ...
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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 - 3....
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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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cannot find -lm

I am trying to build gcc G4.8.5 for architecture s390x(cross compiled) on x86 32(sles10 patchlevel 4) 2.6.16.60-0.85.1-vmipae for sles12sp2 and i am getting an error /s390x-suse-linux/bin/ld: ...
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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 with, ...
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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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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 subversion-1.7....
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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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Cannot create NFS on a tmpfs drive

OS: SLES 12.3 Running these commands: mkdir /foo/ramdisk mount -t tmpfs -o size=100m tmpfs /foo/ramdisk Creating a NFS on /foo/ramdisk produces this result when I run showmount -e <IP>: ...
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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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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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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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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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Debug kernel panic - Watchdog detected hard LOCKUP on cpu 9?

on a freshly reinstalled SLES 11.4 we see this dmesg from /var/crash: <7>[ 48.600847] storage: no IPv6 routers present <6>[ 63.725477] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices ...
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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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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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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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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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How to have synchronized samba passwords with local linux accounts where linux account are the leading system/authority?

How to have synchronized samba passwords with local Linux accounts where Linux accounts are the leading system/authority? This seems to be a surprisingly complex request/requirement. Since I already ...
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systemctl cannot restart sshd

Strange thing happens: via systemctl I cannot start SSHD: SERVER:~ # systemctl status sshd ● sshd.service - OpenSSH Daemon Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/sshd.service; enabled; vendor ...
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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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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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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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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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zypper, how to install a package in local ~/bin directory

How do I install a package in my ~/bin directory using zypper? I first downloaded the package as root, and then tried to install it as non root, but that way it runs into dependency issues. # zypper ...
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SLES 12.2 can't enable org.gnome.Vino - No such key 'enabled'

Since Sles 12 SP2 I'm not able to activate VNC remote access: dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.Vino prompt-enabled false dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.Vino authentication-methods "['vnc']" ...
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acpi_idle vs. intel_idle

There are two SLES 11 servers: SERVER311:~ # cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuidle/current_driver acpi_idle SERVER311:~ # and: SERVER705:~ # cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuidle/current_driver ...
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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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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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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 23:39:...
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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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SLES 12.4| systemd-coredump[<PID>]: Failed to parse resource limit: <daemon_name>

I am using SLES 12.4 VM where I have a custom daemon dumping core frequently as I see from /var/log/messages and coredumpctl. But I never see a core file in /var/lib/systemd/coredump/ or in any other ...
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Limit of ACL on x86 sles12 file system type xfs

Since the specific limits at which the file system fails depends on the OS, we have a test that validates just that we can get up to 500 entries on an ACL, and that 4000 entries fails (should fail on ...
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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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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: rw,relatime,vers=3,rsize=65536,wsize=...
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How to replace faulty disk in software raid using lvm

one of the SuSE 12 LinuxServers has reported disk failure. Fortunately the Database Server has Software Raid hence the system is still up and running. But as recommended, we would like to replace the ...
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Difference between localtime and clock

/etc/localtime is a symlink. /etc/sysconfig/clock is a config file. Q: What is the difference between them? Each could store timezone setting. Using SLES.
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sudo su error messege through LDAP

I managed to get an authentication through ldap on my SLES 12 machine, but I can't set a certain group as sudoers. My suders entry looks as follows: %LNX-ADMIN-vibe3 ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL But all I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...