I needed to give all students read access to a demo database and did so with: mysql> GRANT SELECT ON gameofthrones.* TO ''@localhost; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec) mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01... » More
To create a kerberos keytab file on Ubuntu and with the kerberos packages installed (e.g. sudo apt-get install krb5-user ) After completing those steps there should be a keyfile created in the current directory. That keytab file can be used instead of... » More
In the annals of "Everyday is a learning day". I have an Apache server hosting student websites, and the number of websites grew to over 700 within a day and Apache was complaining with error: It took a little while to narrow down the problem as I... » More
I am rolling out some Linux desktops, specifically Ubuntu, and I wanted to customize the icons available in the Unity Launcher. I wanted to remove the LibreOffce Calc and Impress icons and the darned 'Amazon' one, so: Create a new gschema override... » More
I wanted to generate a password hash for use in the /etc/shadow file. My local Linux Mint (Ubuntu) Desktop already has mkpasswd available, your distribution may vary.
This prompts for the password and will generate the hash.
The command to list the directories using the most inodes is: However, I first needed to narrow down the directory under root that might be causing the problem: showed that the root directory (/) was the problem. But I did not need to scan all... » More
This Powershell script will use nslookup to query a DNS Server to get the hostname and use that result to set the computer name. If you use this you will need to amend as necessary including the address of the DNS Server (I have added the Google one... » More
The scenario is a small private network connected via a switch and using 192.168.0.* addresses. One of the machines (let's call it RTR001) on the network has two network interface cards. One with an address on the 192.168.0.* network and another... » More
I was testing a HP EliteBook 2730p with Linux Mint 17.2. The laptop/netbook/tablet comes with a touchscreen and stylus. USB booting did not work for me but I was able to network/pxeboot an installation. When it came to drawing on the touchscreen I was... » More
I needed to convert a number of small subversion repositories to git so that they could be hosted publicly on GitHub and some hosted on our private GitLab service. I am adding a few notes here of what I did to help my future self. If it helps anyone else... » More