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CycloDS Evolution for Nintendo DS

The CycloDS Evo is one of many flash carts for the Nintendo DS / lite. This modification card is used in conjunction with a Micro SD card on which you can store games, music, videos and even a linux distribution. For this I used: a Nintendo DS Lite The CycloDS Evolution purchased from approx… Read more »

Google Docs

I tried a few options for downloading documents from GoogleDocs, some methods are geared more for synchronising one document at a time but I needed something to take a full backup of all my GoogleDocs for offline sharing. I found the Google Doc Download Greasemonkey script was best. Google Doc Download (Greasemonkey Script)I visited the… Read more »

autofs mounting WIndows Shares on CentOS 5

Create a directory for the mountpoint: mkdir /mnt/mywinserver Temporarily mount: mount -t cifs // /mnt/mywinserver -o username=jonny,password=letmein For a more permanent mount  edit /etc/auto.master file add a line like:

Edit /etc/auto.mywinservermount and add the following: LogFiles -fstype=cifs,user=jonny,password=letmein :// Protect the /etc/auto.mywinservermount file: chmod 600 /etc/auto.mywinservermount Access the mount to check it is working: ls… Read more »

Ubuntu ATI Graphics Driver

I had a few difficulties with playing video on Ubuntu with false/inverted colours so the reds were blue, and also so jitters in the video play.I followed the instructions here: and for the time being the videos are playing correctly.

cPanel and mod_security

cPanel allows for adding some apache and PHP modules using the web interface (and a script they call easyapache). This can be found under Software > Apache UpdateAfter installing mod_security the main configuration file is found at: /etc/httpd/conf/modsec2.conf which includes a blank file /etc/httpd/conf/modsec2.user.conf I downloaded the mod_security ruleset from wget and copied these… Read more »

Using Several Servers with phpMyAdmin

To use the same phpMyAdmin installation to service several MySQL servers edit the file and add the following lines – don't forget the $i++ line: $i++;$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'cookie'; $cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = '';$cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] = 'tcp';$cfg['Servers'][$i]['compress'] = false; $cfg['Servers'][$i]['extension'] = 'mysql';

Test SMTP with Telnet

Useful for finding problems with new installations. telnet 25. Key in “EHLO” and press enter. Key in “MAIL FROM:” and press enter. Key in “RCPT TO:” and press enter. Key in “DATA” and press enter. Optionally add envelope headers (and leave a blank line between these header values and the message… Read more »

Slow SSH Logins

On a new CentOS 5.1 install there was a dleay while logging in via SSH. Using the -v option i.e. # ssh -v jonny@servername gave more verbose output with the following messages: 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 founddebug1: Unspecified… Read more »

MySQL Logging Notes

Enabling some extra logging options on MySQL is useful for temporary close analysis of what is actually going on with your server and applications. Logging Slow Queries To switch on the logging of queries which take a long time (default 10 seconds) enter the following line into my.cnf: [mysqld] log-slow-queries This will give details on… Read more »