Debian Configuration :: Configuring Ureadahead - No Pack Files In Folder
Jul 26, 2010
First off I am aware ureadahead isn't in the repos, but thought this forum would fit the best regardless. I installed upstart, then the deb package on packages.ubuntu.com and rebooted. The /var/lib/ureadahead folder exists but there are no .pack files in that folder. I tried running "service ureadahead start" but it said "Service failed to start". Anyone used ureadahead on Debian?
I'd like configuring NTP service on my Lenny Debian client to retrieve time from my local NTP server, so I thought to configure /etc/ntp.conf and to insert into crontab this command 'ntpd -qg', which is indicated in man. Can I run ntpd service to synchronize time for my client, avoiding to listen on port 123, beacuse my scope is to alignment time on client and to not give service to others, for this scope there is ntp server !
I just posted this issue in the server section. I see now that it probably should go here but didn't see a "move" option.
Unless this issue is immediately familiar to someone, my question really is how can I troubleshoot a failed installation attempt?
I built a simple file server. It was running 10.04 with Samba fine for about 6 months. It was a RAID 1 system using LVM and no encryption.
I recently discovered that one of the drives was already failing with a bunch of bad sectors. So, I decided to replace the drives and re-install everything. However, for some reason, it's not finishing the install. It gets to 94% and "Configuring language-pack-en-base" and just hangs. No drive light activity. I've waited hours and it never progresses.
Some details of the server:
Two WD 1.5 TB drives. RAID 1 Adding encryption this time. LVM Partitions: boot, root, swap
I have tried several variations. Putting the boot partition in or out of the LVM. Went back to 10.04. Even tried to re-install on the same old hard drives that I'm replacing. All of these variations result in the exact same issue.
The two differences that I can think of are adding encryption and that the motherboard firmware has been updated since the last install.
Today I decided to include again Debian Volatile and discovered that it doesn't exist anymore and that I can get the same packages using this line: deb [url] squeeze-updates main
And the first question is: is this the same than debian-security?
Then, I decided to use [url] to make things less confused, and this was the output:
The first line is Ok. The second line, I guest it's the same than my second line. But, the third, is something different. So, the main question is: what is the difference between squeeze-proposed-updates and squeeze-updates? Are those repos completely separated from squeeze/updates (in security.debian.org)? And, what else should I add to have an always up-to-date and secure system?
I'm having trouble with my keyboard functions on my netbook (eeePC 1005HA running squeeze/sid - specific build being the one available on December 23rd 2009 - hasn't been updated since installation) - specifically, some of the function keys seem to be off - i.e. when pressing Fn+key, only some actually work. The specific ones I'm having trouble with are: Fn+F10 (mute)Fn+F11 (vol. down)Fn+F12 (vol. up)
As far as I can remember, they've never worked; at first I thought it wouldn't be an issue for me, having the volume panel, but the more time goes on, the more annoying it's becoming. Also, as it was a M$ machine at purchase, it has a Windoze key on it, which I'd like to configure to actually do something useful - preferably to open the main menu, if possible - but have so far failed to find any guides on how to do it. (Have Googled on multiple occasions, to no avail.)
Alright, every time I boot or shutdown my routing box, it hangs at configuring and deconfiguring network interfaces. Below is my interfaces file. I see no errors or warnings in my log and I am running a pure kernel, not tainted with proprietary drivers. All of my hardware is 100% supported.
I've been following this guide for squeeze: [URL] After getting the wireless-tools and firmware-ralink packages installed with no internet, I managed to installthe driver using modprobe rt2870sta (the 4th step). With the module loaded and the device plugged in (a RangePlusWireless Network USB Adapter with the WUSB100v2 chipset), iwconfig returned something like
and then ifconfig wlan0 up returned ERROR while getting interface flags: no available device
How to remove a specific folder from your backup?$ rdiff-backup --remove-older-than now /backup/backup_laptop/home/derick/DownloadsFatal Error: Increments for directory /backup/backup_laptop/home/derick/Downloads cannot be removed separately.Instead run on entire directory /backup/backup_laptop.
I use Debian Squeeze on my laptop, and in my office we have a WinXP box where we store all our documents and stuff. When I'm in the office, I can directly mount my directory to edit documents, and at home/wherever I can use VPN to connect to the box so it's no problem again.
However: I'd like to know if there is a way to set up a directory on my laptop, that I can use even when offline, and then when I'm connected to the office computer, it automatically syncs with it.
I have a RAID5 array created with mdadm from four 1.5 TB WD15EADS formatted XFS and shared with samba. I recently upgraded it (fresh install to a SSD) from an old -stable 2.6.18-6 to a fresh -lenny 2.6.26-2, and since the upgrade, I've noticed I can't stream high bandwidth video off of the array over samba anymore. The video stutters like it's out of bandwidthI've tried using mpc-hc64 in Windows 7 and my newly arrived Boxee Box.
Everything is wired gigabit ethernet (Boxee Box isn't, but the other two and the switch all three run through are), and I can copy the file at 30-35 MB/s to my desktop, which is significantly more bandwidth than streaming a video consumes. Looking at CPU usage on my desktop and the debian file server, there is plenty of headroom on both. Lower bandwidth files play perfectly fine, either SD or smaller HD.
Since I installed to a new boot drive, all the other hardware is the same, and the array of data is independent of the OS installation, I can boot off the old system, and I can verify that it indeed does not have the streaming problem. Everything plays perfectly smoothly like you'd expect. It even appears to copy slightly faster (35-40 MB/s versus 30-35 MB/s).Is there something in the configuration of the system or samba that I can change?
I have little problem with gpk servce pack (from gpk-package-extra package). When im trying to make list of my packages in system i have:
Can't write the file, no permissions. OK, but when i run gpk service package as root, program freeze, i click create packages list option but application never create this file, status is always on 0%, even after 1 hour. I saw video tutorial, where base are created by normal user i /home - why i can't Console says nothing about this.
Howto Configuring server to saving outgoing emails? my sys is debian with postfix+dovecot imap mbox for now yes, thats the job of the mailclient by default. Thunderbird does this fine. But sending through php too from different scripts using smtp. Would like save sent emails (all systemwide) in sent folder. How this possible? Only using one catchall adress So there is only one Sentfolder
Before I used to make a copy of configuration file and give the end of the file name as 'something.conf.bkp' . Later realized it was a mistake. The correct wording should end in .bak and not bkp .
As per (See apt.conf(5) manpage, section DIRECTORIES, last paragraph.)
The Ignore-Files-Silently list can be used to specify which files APT should silently ignore while parsing the files in the fragment directories. Per default a file which end with .disabled, ~, .bak or .dpkg-[a-z]+ is silently ignored. As seen in the last default value these patterns can use regular expression syntax.
I just moved from Ubuntu to Debian, managed to get the WiFi printer working, installed flash player etc. Just seemed to have trouble opening files over the LAN, is there a firewall setting I need to set. Files work fine if i copy them to the desktop and open them from there but not over the LAN. I have looked on the web with no luck.
I am trying to access logs Apache logs (I just installed Apache) and it is giving me permission denied errors. What permissions did you give to yourself in order to access these logs or should I just add this user(myself) to adm group?I can access other log files with no problems for example ssh logs.
I run a Squeeze system and have recently updated various packages. As far as I can tell one of the changes has deprecated HAL FDI files (used for, among other things, configuring various input devices). I am hence wondering how one should go about configuring such devices --- without having to resort to an xorg.conf file.The two devices in question, an TouchPad and TrackPoint can both be configured via XInput when I log-in, however, it is somewhat tedious. Writing a log-on script to do this also seems rather hacky.So my question is: what is the most elegant way of configuring XInput devices?
I am using Centos 5. I got one error unexpectedly after some configuration for rsync and folder settings. The error i am getting is "Serve Authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/gdm but does not exist. Please correct the configuration and restart GDM." after rebooting.
I tried to resolve the issue by setting permission for folder /var/gdm to 755. but the problem is still not resolved.
Occasionally, with no warning and no cause that I've been able to see, everything that I try to open will produce an error message saying that an associated configuration file For example, I try to open dolphin, and I get a message saying: 'Configuration file "/home/<user>/.kde/share/config/dolphinrc" not writable. Please contact your system administrator.' I get similar ones for konsole, open office, and everything else I try to open, except firefox, which I installed by hand. Konsole still works after this error, but dolphin and open office do not. This never happens directly after startup (it usually happens about an hour after), and always happens to everything - I never get this message for just one program, while everything else works fine. I've tried deleting /home/<user>/.kde/ to 'reset' kde, but that hasn't helped. In case it helps, I'm running Squeeze (amd64) with kde 4.4.5.
I have several mails which I want to scan by using spamc and thats the problem.
It works when I use just one mail message as a parameter of spamc. E.g. spamc -c < 17383. BUT when I want to pass several messages on spamc e.g. spamc -c < 17383. 18974.(spamc scan just the first message) OR when I use a whole directory e.g. spamc < ./test/* it doesnt work. (output: -bash: ./test/*: ambiguous redirect)
how to pass multiple files in command line on spamc? I know - I can create a script, but I would be glad if it worked for testing in CLI (command above).
I have a TV/radio tuner and I installed the gkrellm-radio plugin. The plugin works fine, but, it only works with /dev/radio. I'm not sure if its safe to rename files so I just create a symlink of /dev/radio0 as /dev/radio.
It gets pretty annoying to me to have to create a symlink every time I start up my computer so I can listen to the radio. Is there a way to get linux to permanently name "/dev/radio0" as "/dev/radio"?