Posts By: jonny

Mkr Fox 1200 Beginner Tutorial

Download the latest version of the Arduino IDE as the version in the Ubuntu/Mint/Debian repositories is a little old: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software At the time of writing I am using version 1.8.5 Configure Arduino IDE First we need to import everything we need to operate the MKR Fox 1200 so first visit Tools > Board > Board… Read more »

Zookeeper install on CentOS 7

Good concise article here on devopscube for installing zookeeper cluster. I’ve added some of my own bits: Firewall Disable firewalld or allow ports 2181 3888 2888 Install Java yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk User Create a zookeeper user groupadd zookeeper useradd -g zookeeper -d /opt/zookeeper -s /sbin/nologin zookeeper Install Zookeeper Download ZooKeeper from the Apache: wget http://mirrors.ukfast.co.uk/sites/ftp.apache.org/zookeeper/zookeeper-3.4.10/zookeeper-3.4.10.tar.gz… Read more »

Yakuake not restoring window height & width

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I found that Yakuake was re-opening with an 80% width and about 30% height but I prefer 100% wide and 80% high. So it looks like my settings were saving into the file: ~/.config/yakuakerc But this was possibly not the file that was being read when Yakuake started. I added the [Window] Height=80 Width=100 entries… Read more »

Tab Separated File Returns Wrong Number of Fields

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So we had a CSV/TSV file with tabs separating each field but one of the fields was a description field that contained spaces. When parsing this TSV file some programs interpreted the spaces as field delimiters (TSV might be a bad idea!). Input file similar to: NULL NULL 7.0 Huayang Time Warner Cable 4430 The… Read more »

Install Python Linters in Atom

I installed the relevant Python packages first e.g. sudo apt-get install flake8 python3-flake8 python3-pep8 python-pep8-naming python3-setuptools pylint3 Then on the Atom menu use: Edit > Preferences then search for atom packages such as flake8, pep8, pep257 and pylint: Then click the install button. After restarting style advice is shown in the editor:    

Manic Miner on Linux

I was reminded about how much time I had spent as a kid playing Manic Miner on an Amstrad 464 and decided to give it a try on my current desktop (Linux Mint) so for future reference… I grabbed the code created by here: git clone https://github.com/lkundrak/manicminer.git Installed a few dependencies: apt-get install libx11-dev libxext-dev… Read more »

MySQL Percona Slave Replication Change Channel Name

I had inadvertently set up slave replication using the wrong channel name – which is a minor issue except that it caused some issues with an already configured Nagios check. To ‘change’ the channel name I stopped the slave process, removed all the slave definitions and used ‘CHANGE MASTER’ to re-create the slave from the… Read more »

Mount Files Virtually via Dell iDRAC

Use fallocate to create a new 300 MB file : fallocate -l 300M disk_image.img Create an ext4 file system within the image file: mkfs.ext4 disk_image.img Create a mount point: mkdir /mnt/disk_image mount it: mount -t auto -o loop disk_image.img /mnt/disk_image Then on the Dell iDRAC use the ‘Virtual Media’ menu to ‘Map Removable Disk…’  :… Read more »

Docker jasonrivers/nagios Permissions Problem

I was running this docker image proxied via traefik but I was receiving an error message in the Nagios web interface: docker nagios Error: Could not read object configuration data And in the logs from the container: container_name | Warning: File ‘/opt/nagios/var/perfdata.log’ could not be opened – service performance data will not be written to… Read more »