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Slow SSH Logins

On a new server install on CentOS 5.1 I was getting very slow logins. Trying ssh with the -v (verbose) option showed that: debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-with-mic,passworddebug1: Next authentication method: gssapi-with-micdebug1: Unspecified GSS failure.  Minor code may provide more informationNo credentials cache found To skip this and continue with password authentication I amended… Read more »


I had a problem installing a new virtual machine using Xen and virt-manager on CentOS 5.1.I could not choose a network device as the drop-down list/menu was empty. From the bug at the following page: I downloaded the file and copied it to the server at: /usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/ then ran: cd /usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/ patch -p0 <… Read more »

Nagios and Checking Squid

After installing Nagios I created three files to define all the services I wanted to monitor: hosts.cfg hostgroups.cfg services.cfg SquidI used the check_squid code from the relevant details to each of my 3 config files for Nagios.I encountered a problem though as the check_squid perl script makes use of a Perl module LWP::UserAgent which… Read more »

Infra Recorder – Free Nero Alternative for Windows

InfraRecorder is a CD burning software application for Windows. It is a free alternative to using the expensive trial-limited Nero software. This software is best used for burning a Ubuntu ISO image to remove Windows from your life and replace it with free software.

Picasa Web Albums on Linux

PICASA 2.5 web-album Im using Ubuntu Edgy on i386 and this is what I did to get it working: 1. I installed Picasa as usual (v2.2 for linux)2. I started it up and scanned some folder containing photos3. Shut down picasa AND the media detector4. Instlled wine (apt-get install wine)5. Downloaded picasa 2.5 for windows… Read more »

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Install with ATI Radeon x1600

I had difficulty trying to install Ubuntu 7.04 Fiesty Fawn on a new Novatech Laptop. The laptop uses an ATI Radeon x1600 graphics processor. When starting the LiveCD Ubuntu stops as it is unable to start x. This problem seems to have been introduced in an Alpha version of Feisty and is not yet resolved…. Read more »

Mount ISO image under Linux

“ISO Master” program is a GUI which may be useful available from the Get Deb website. You can mount ISO images via the loop device. It is possible to specify transfer functions (for encryption/decryption or other purposes) using loop device. But how to mount ISO image under Linux? You need to use mount command as… Read more »

/etc/fstab – Automounting NTFS and ext3

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.## proc /proc proc defaults 0 0# /dev/hda3UUID=d1794253-261e-427c-b952-6e469ff74970 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1# /dev/hda5UUID=eb900d14-a3d3-4649-a44e-e204667d1619 none swap sw 0 0/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0/dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0/dev/ /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0/dev/hda2 /media/shared vfat iocharset=utf8,umask=000 0 0/dev/hdb1 /home ext3 nodev,nosuid 0 2/dev/hdb1 /media/home ext3 nodev,nosuid 0 2/dev/hda1 /media/windows… Read more »

Mounting another partition for home

I set up an ext3 partition on another hard drive, then amended /etc/fstab and added the following line: /dev/hdb1 /home ext3 nodev,nosuid 0 2 This allows me to keep my home folder and update my operating system independently.I had to have a folder named jonny at the root of ext3 partition so that /home/jonny would… Read more »