Debian Configuration :: Jessie Will Not Reboot On Remote Server
Jun 27, 2015
Upgraded webserver to Jessie as an upgrade to Wheezy produced errors, and before reboot everything was up and running, but as all upgrade docs and info I read, I rebooted the server. However it never came back. I have the original backup files before I did the Wheezy upgrade. I also have access by Rescue to the server.Made a back up of critical files and have a 24GB tar file and I can connect by SFTP.
how to check the Debian files... Grub etc.. I would prefer to find the issue than start again.I am not able to sudo from Putty. I cannot run apt-get update. I did go to chroot, but then I get unable to resolve host errors and Could not open lock file because Permission denied errors and asking if I am root.There is information by googling for start up issues, but as I am working remotely with a Rescue set up, a lot of the commands I see and have tied do not work.
I've upgraded a server on our LAN from fully functioning Wheezy to Jessie. All seems fine except remote administering using Putty from my windows workstation when issuing reboot from command line, it goes down and reboots but stops at login prompt asking for username and password and does not come back on the LAN network. This server does not normally have a monitor or keyboard so my ability to remote admin this server in effect is disabled.
If I log on, it will come back on the LAN network. I've checked the logs but can't see any errors. Is it in the configuration of Jessie somewhere or perhaps a Grub issue. I have 5 other production Wheezy servers that I intend to update to Jessie once I understand how to deal with this problem.
I've been using various distros of Linux for over 20 years - but I'm stumped.
Was running Mint. But after taking an update a few weeks ago the network stopped working. After a lot of time and effort decided to give up on Mint and switch distros to Debian 8 Jessie.
But after changing the Network settings from default DHCP to my usual IPV4 static 10.net configuration and rebooting the network will not work.
I have several systems on a 10.100.0.0/16 LAN behind another Linux system acting as firewall/gateway.
Now, after about 7 hours of mining the Internet, I still can't get basic networking to work:
- Have tried a few combinations, with and without Network Manager and eth0 in interfaces - /etc/network/interfaces is configured with a static IP and relevant parameters - ifconfig shows eth0 and the correct information - netstat -rn shows the basic default route to the gateway - have tried with IPV6 enabled and disabled; it is not used on my LAN
The box is a desktop system, ASUS Maximum VI Formula mobo with onboard Ethernet, dual GTX 780 cards. Nothing very weird.
It all LOOKS right, but ping can't get off the box "destination unreachable", and no other system on the LAN can ping it.
I'm amazed a basic static IPV4 network setup completely breaks it. This is my main workstation - a dual-boot system where Windows runs fine - so it's not hardware.
EDIT: This has been solved. See the solution post: [URL]
I have upgraded my debian server on april when Jessie came up, but I *forgot* to reboot at this time. As a new kernel* was released this week as a security update, and since my server installed it (via unattended-upgrade on security packages), I rebooted it last night. It never came back online.
I have access to a rescue boot (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), and tried to analyse the failure (by mounting /sys /dev /proc and /boot and chrooting), but without luck so far.
As it's a dedicated server, I don't have access to the console. What I know :
No log in var/log since the failed reboot. I don't know how to have/find others logs.Previous kernel was 3.2.0-4-amd64, new is 3.16.0-4-amd64, What I tried without luck) :
Change the booting kernel, via update-grub. Tried 3.2, 3.2 with sysvinit and 3.16 rescue mode I think. I should have done it right, but without console it's hard to tell.apt-get update/apt-get upgrade/apt-get dist-upgradeadding nomodeset to kernel load in grubWhat I haven't tried :
update-initramfs, I don't really know why it would block the boot
I am *finally* getting around to rebuilding my file-sharing computer. I'll be sharing files with both Linux and Windoze machines. It's a home network, so there's nothing fancy needed. I know I have to tweak my smb.conf file until I'm satisfied with the features and security. I'm using SWAT and I'm starting with a bare-bones conf file. It's not secure but I can see the server and selected files/directories from my other Linux box.
My really dumb question is, do I have to reboot both the server and the client machines every time I change the SAMBA configuration? I thought I just had to stop and restart the SAMBA service in the SWAT software - but then the server disappears from my client. It looks like I need to reboot both machines for the client to see the server.
I've installed Nginx-full on a debian jessie server and want to install Wordpress, but for some reason Nginx-full isn't being seen as providing the httpd virtual package, so wordpress insists on installing apache.
According to everything I can find, nginx-full provides the httpd virtual package and this shouldn't happen. Is this a bug?
I've gotten VNC setup and working well on our LAN. The next step we want to do is making it acessible from the web, so we can remotely do things with the office files.Unfortunately, I have no idea how to go about this.Our current setup is a router which connects to the phone line, and into which other devices are connected. We're in one room of a big office building which may complicate matters somewhat.Can anyone provide a bit of general info on this topic. Give me somewhere to start ?Ultimately we want to be able to connect to the vnc port from anywhere in the world.
I set the file as executable. sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/myshutdown.sh
I inserted a symlink in the rc0.d directory with the process order K04. sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/myshutdown.sh /etc/rc0.d/K04myshutdown.sh
I also inserted a symlink in the rc6.d directory with the process order K04. sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/myshutdown.sh /etc/rc6.d/K04myshutdown.sh
Apparently rc0.d is for shutdown and rc6.d if for reboot
After reboot it appears that rtorrent does not run (I cannot connect to rtorrent via rutorrent) but really what is going on. I am trying to do this because rtorrent does a hash check on all files if it is not shutdown properly. I just want it to shutdown automatically and safely, before the system shuts down.
It seems like ifconfig used to show which DNS servers were being addressed, but something has changed, I need to know whether I am referencing what I think I am... I have search this forum, googled, and come up empty... did the metrics go away with 8.2? Was I dreaming at 7.5?
I have a relative fresh install of jessie in which I face a high cpu usage of java (top shows about 165% CPU and 12% MEM). The problem occurs right after booting the computer. These values stay constantly high for days if I leave the box running. This happens even if the computer is just sitting there without doing anything.
I have to kill java to go back to normal. So, when I do a Code: Select allkillall -KILL java the problem goes away. After that it doesn't reappear and I can use all apps installed without a problem.
Currently I am based on openjdk Code: Select allupdate-alternatives --display java java - auto mode link currently points to /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/java /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/java - priority 1071 slave java.1.gz: /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/man/man1/java.1.gz Current 'best' version is '/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/java'.
But I have also tried the SUN version with the same result.
Where to look to find more information on what exactly java app is using so much resources and how I can solve it? I guess I could just put somewhere in rc.d a kill java command and forget about it but I would really like to find out whats going on...
When i'm tried google there is lots of bootlogd related document there. [URL] .... Yes there is documentation. But I'm only need "enable boot logging","reading boot log". Bootlogd not worked on jessie/stretch.
I am having trouble using touch pad in jessie. My touch pad was ok when it's in wheezy but after i updated to jessie, i can't really get used to it.
I don't know whether i setting it up wrongly, sometimes, my touchpad will keep dragging, without releasing. And if I click the bottom right of the touch pad, it's not right click; instead i have to use two fingers.
etc. So how can i change to back to a more traditional usage? Also, do jessie have a setting like ubuntu saying disable touch pad while typing?
After installing Jessie, apt-get gives me a huge list of packages with the suggestion to autoremove them. Now, I've tried auto-remove once and was left with a naked Gnome, so I was wondering if there's another way to find out which packages I should keep and which I can safely remove. Is it safe to delete packages that cannot be found using the search function for the stable release? I checked them one by one here URL....How about linux images that won't appear in the above search?
A few days ago I upgraded from debian 7 to 8. First I update, upgrade and dist upgrade - change source list and again update, upgrade and dist upgrade.When inserting a USB disk on key, it works okay. When plugging my WD "My passport" backup USB disk it does not work. The automatic mount works, but the disk can be accessed.I tried to do it manually in a format that worked on debian 7..Manual mount fails too.
umount My passport fdisk -l (to see device name) mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/sdb1 /media/kuku/usb_mp4 dmesg | tail [ 2381.080822] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found [ 2381.080828] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
After changing my video cards from gigabyte HD5450 and saphire X550 to two saphire r7 240s one of my debian installs no longer supports rotating the monitors either with 'Monitor Settings' or xrandr. The only difference between these 2 Jessie installs is that one was upgraded and the other one was fresh. The problem is with the upgraded one. On the fresh installed debian I just put the ati proprietary driver so I won't do further testing on it but xrandr was working fine on it before that.
I tried going over the ATIHowTo [URL] .... and everything looks good. Tried purging the non free firmware and reinstalling. I verified the version numbers of libxrandr2 and kernel of both installs. It is either some scrap left over from wheezy or a configuration file I am not aware of.
So what actually happens is xrandr does not say anything, blanks out all windows on the screen with only their background color and title bar showing, changes the lxpanel to its background pattern except for 2 blanked out boxes almost to the right of the screen( I have 10 tray icons there before it blanks), activates the screen I wanted to rotate with the proper rotation. On my main screen I can't click on anything. On the rotated screen I can right click and I get my openbox right click menu like I do on my main monitor before the command but when I try to run something nothing happens. The only way I can get out of this situation is to go to ctrl-alt-f1, log in as root and type 'service lightdm restart'.
Both of these monitors are connected to the primary video card, an ati r7 240 saphire. The main one is on vga and the other one is on DVI. I also have another monitor connected to HDMI but it's not being used. I have yet another monitor connected to the VGA of the secondary GPU I don't think it's a problem is it? I tried not using 'xrandr --setprovideroutputsource 1 0' and it still did the same thing.
I tried just launching openbox with no LXDE and it did the same thing.
Also another strange thing is when I stop the lightdm service and try to 'startx' or 'xinit' my screens go blank; numlock, control-alt-delete and control-alt-f1 do nothing and the only thing I can do is an emergency REISUB. I didn't configure this install to use startx or xinit yet but should it really lock up my system?
On the affected system my script looks like this (I already did this step by step and the 'rotate left' line is causing the problem):
I am using Jessie with XFCE and I tried to write a service which executes a script to change my wallpaper. When I try to start the service with systemctl start wallpaper.service it fails and I get the outout below from systemctl status wallpaper.service
I don't think it to be a permissions issue, they are -rw- r-- r--
This service is called by a timer that goes off daily. Below is wallpaper.service
I've recently noted that the boot process in my Jessie installation is occasionally taking longer than usual, not dramatically as in "really hanging", but still noticeably slower, during which some messages are printed along the lines of
Code: Select alla starting job is running (2 of 5) and also after that, once lightdm (I'm using the MATE desktop) comes up the screen gets painted slower as well.
Unfortunately, once the system is up and running there's no longer trace in the logs (either traditional syslogs or journalctl) of such messages, however what comes to mind is that I've just recently enabled persistent logging in systemd: could this be the reason of such (occasional) slower boot process?
Other than that, what else could cause such behaviour? What should I eventually check to ensure things are OK?
I built a kernel-module for a new usb wifi-card. This worked well and resulted in a 8821au.ko-file. But now I'm trying to load this kernel module since half an hour and it doesn't work. I copied the ko-file into /lib/modules/3.16.0-4-amd64/kernel/drivers/edimax. If I just type
Code: Select allsudo modprobe 8821au
I get a
Code: Select allmodprobe: FATAL: Module 8821au not found..
But if I enter the full path inside the /lib/modules/3.16.0-4-amd64-folder:
to /etc/modules but this also doesn't seem to work. When booting I get an error-message, but it's too fast to read it and I can't find the right log-file, where the booting-part with the "[ OK ]"-messages is reported.
So my driver is ready, the onliest thing which I can't get working is loading it as a kernel-module.
updated my jessie by apt-get dist-upgrade and there was an error said there was something wrong with some database, and I needed to run some command, but after the upgrade I forgot to run the command. After I rebooted my system I found there was not any password needed for a normal user or the root. But if I change to the emergency mode, a root password is needed.
Recently tried to make RAID1 on MBR partitions scheme on Debian Jessie - debian-8.1.0-amd64-DVD-1. The issue - I have unable to boot from second drive after grub-install /dev/sdb by any ways. RAID1 itself for / swap and home is fully functional. Decided to try the same thing on GPT, same story. How to boot from second drive on most recent Debian Branches?
I've always used Debian with a single monitor and no need of proprietary drivers, because I usually don't do graphics or multimedia. Now I'm asked to set-up a machine with 3 nvidia video cards (770) and 4 monitors and everything went south. I started with just 2 monitors connected to 2 different video cards, not wanting to push my luck.
I installed a fresh Jessie and followed the instruction to install the nvidia drivers and tools from the Wiki. Everything went smooth. After reboot I executed (as root) nvidia-settings and I configured the two monitors to be one to the right to the other, with BaseMosaic option (at this point just one monitor was active) I saved the configuration to /etc/X11/xorg.conf , I even executed nvidia-xconfig as suggested, I rebooted and nothing happened, only one monitor was working, while the other -- looking again in the nvidia settings -- was still disabled.
I then tried with xinerama option and things are even worse, since now both monitors are black. I can login in one textual shell, but then I don't know what to do, since in my 10+ years of linux ... I never had to mess with X server. Is there a way to at least recover a working X without reinstalling everything?
I had a Linux server with Wheezy, I have 2 internal drive, one for linux OS, the other our Video On Demand drive that must be accessible to Windows and online. (That's why I chose NTFS, with our large video files, FAT will not work, and EXT isn't compatible with windows sharing, and I haven't gotten FTP to work right .
So I upgraded to Jessie today, and everything went smoothly until I tried to access my NTFS drive. (Named WowzaStorage)
I used FSTAB to auto-mount the drive (/dev/sdb1) to /media/ntfs/ on boot. All of this worked swimmingly on Wheezy, but since the update, something got mucked up and I cannot figure it out.
When accessing the mounted NTFS folder in /media/ (if it even shows up) gives me a 'Cannot be found' 'Input/Output error'
When in gParted to examine the drive, I can select it and view all the correct info, but I keep getting "error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sdb1/ --invalid argument"
Now first I thought maybe the NTFS driver was faulty and I removed 'ntfs-3g' and reinstalled it.
Now when I am in Terminal, after i umount and mount sdb1, I can CD to the drive but not the folders on it... Also using the File Browser, I get errors, and missing folders.
I get "Unhandled error message: Error when getting information for file '/media/ntfs': Input/output error"