I have installed "open-SUSE 11.4" on a "500GB Free Agent External Hard Drive". I didn't have any problem in booting since last week that I booted it from my laptop. Also I did it before several times from then when I try to boot it e.g. from an "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz" PC the time between loading INITRD and starting boot sequence messages lasts nearly 30 minutes!(i didn't actually measure it but it take a long time in the same order). after starting boot sequence which is showed on monitor everything looks normal. e.g copy of files would be done by speeds between 2MB/s to 30 MB/s depending on the targets.I used to use the external hard derive to boot from different laptops and PC's from start but I didn't have such a problem anytime.
I'm planning to migrate from ubuntu server to open suse serverI'm testing the migration in a virtual machine and I'm having problems with mdadmEvery time Open suse boots I need to run mdadm --assemble /dev/md0 and activate the volume group vgchange -ay VGNAMEDuring the boot time boot.md and mdadmd are running but (startup scripts only scan) I believe mdmad is not running because needs to be assemble every time.
Are there any easy special tricks to speed up the boot time?Coming from Linux Mint (GNOME), I could get to the Desktop from cold in less than 25 secs.Now in openSuse 11.3 (KDE4.5) it takes more than twice that.Is this a function of KDE or have Ubuntu done something that openSuse hasn't to speed up the boot?
we have a server that runs a backup (cron job) at 9:15 every night. When I log on in the morning I have mail message that gives me a long list of all the files that were backed up the night before. For a couple of weeks now, the mail message gives me an empty list. Yet, when I run the same job manually from a #prompt, it runs. I am not able to run this job with cron in the daytime because too many users are in it. I wanted to browse the tape to see if the backup is really failing to copy the files or if they are on the tape and the mail message is bogus.
Since the backkup was done with cpio instead of tar, I'm not sure if I can browse the tape with restore -i anyway.What would be the best way to browse the tape on /dev/rmt/1 without actually restoring anything ?This is an ancient DGUX system, not Linux, and I'm not a unix expert I just inherited this server recently, but a lot of things are very similar to Linux and it looked like this might be a good place to ask.
i have 2 partitions on dmraid. I am not able to configure them to mount with yast; yast partitioner gives an error stating that it can't mount a file system of unknown type. I am able to start the dmraid devices manually and mount them manually.
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=619796 for more detailed info.
For some reason, every time I shut down and reboot my machine, the system time advances four hours. The local time here is EDT (-4hrs UTC). I have it set correctly in Yast and have the 'hardware clock is set to UTC' checked. However, for some reason, the next time I boot, the system time will be ahead four hours.
i have just installed opensuse 11.3 on a pc which was once a Windows XP,the configuration for opensuse installation well everything is good.The problem is when i switch off or reboot the pc,.at the 1er black screen where u see the 'boot' its says
Verifying DMI Pool Data........Update Success (take 2mins almost then) GRUB Loading stage 2...... (takes up to 10mins or more)
then i got this:
root (hd0,1) Filesystem type is ext2fs,partition type 0x85 kernel /boot/vmlinuz -126.96.36.199-0.4-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS728080PL
Though my upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 went pretty well (X and apparmor/samba config to renew), I have a bunch of warnings at boot time. Sample: "* wil be removed in a future UDEV version..." On another box, I get some "/etc/*/ipv6" should have a .conf file. Should I worry / fix up something before next upgrade?
pm-hibernate and pm-suspend only work the first time after booting into runlevel 5. This behavior is reproducable. pm-hibernate starts out correctly but then hangs the system bevore it gets to save the image from memory to disk. The computer locks up and does not power down.
pm-suspend: on wake up there is no signal on the screen (pm-suspend called from X environment or text terminal shows same result). I spent some time reading information on s2ram s2disk and added the follwing options:
S2RAM_OPTS="-f" in /etc/pm/config.d/00meine.config (display adapter is GForce4 nvidia with the closed source nvidia driver for accel) splash = n in /etc/suspend.conf - to get some more information during the suspend / hibernate.
Any ideas to get pm-hibernate / pm-suspend to work more than one time after boot??? Hibernate would be a great start for daily work and for energy saving.
horstausdemwald PS: In runlevel 3 pm-hibernate works various times from a text terminal. Under the same condition pm-suspend leads to a scrambled text terminal after resuming (some help on this: using vga=normal in Grub). The computer continues to work - though without visual aid - when the text terminal is scarambled. For example Runlevel 5 can be called blindly from the text terminal.
make install then i got this error: postfix: fatal: chdir(/usr/libexec/postfix): No such file or directory make: *** [install] Error 1 I don't understand why it's checking the usr/libexec folder for the daemons although I've set the folder to /opt/product/postfix-2.6.5/libexec in the makefile. Here is also the cat of my makedefs.out:
I'm using OpenSUSE 11.2 with all the released updates are installed. I've got an Windows Xp SP3 on the same hard drive and it's works fine. S.M.A.R.T. says the hdd is 100%. A few days ago I realized that the boot time increased and the hard drive operations takes way too much time. So currently the boot sequence takes 11-14 minutes.
I've already tried to solve this problem but no effect: 1.) cleaned up the root directory to create more free space 2.) plugged the sata cable to another port 3.) changed from AHCI to IDE and reverse in BIOS settings 4.) added ahci, sata_nv into the /etc/sysconfig/kernel file and created a new initrd 5.) searched for problems in the syslog Just to imagine how slow is currently the system/hdd:
At boot time I get asked to input my password to open the keyring. I don't need this level of security and want to either pass the password in a script or disable the keyring without disallowing my wireless connection. How do I do that and where do I find out about this keyring thing?
telling me if this behavior of my openSuSE 11.2 installation is normal? I use a 64-Bit openSuSE 11.2 with kernel 2.6.31.x with root partition ext4. After adding and updating from repository kernel:/HEAD/etc to 2.6.34-rc4 I can not boot anymore due to a lack of module ext4. I thought today ext4 is stable and fix built-in in the actual kernel releases, isn't it? The error message at boot time: FATAL: Module ext4 not found. Which is right because in /lib/modules/<kernelversion>/kernel/ there is NO 'fs' subfolder. Isn't the kernel:/HEAD/ repository the official update path to get a newer major kernel? (besides openSuSE's Updates for security reasons) Do you know how I can fix it without self-compiling?
LIVECD of 11.3 Gnome works fine in my old PC. I installed several times and each time system freezes/crashes during boot. I am linux newbie, so, I am trying to figure out my problems. In Livecd I noticed Hardware info list's my SATA disk as IDE. Driver Modules: "ata_piix"Attached to: #24 (IDE interface). Is it right? I have posted Hardware information output in 01: None 00.0: 10105 BIOS [Created at bios.186] - Suse 11.3 install problem My machine specs are: Intel DG31PR motherboard, Intel core2duo, 3 GB DDR2 Ram, 250 GB SATA harddisk
I have installed opensuse 11.4 64 bit on a dell optiplex 755 with 4 gigs of RAM. Everything seems to be functioning but when I try to install new apps through YAST or zypper, it starts to download the package and it's dependencies, but you see it quickly slow down on the download speed until it gets to nothing, and I get the Abort,Retry prompt. The internet connection is fine. I can install apps from the DVD medium.
I've run into a strange problem on one of the servers I maintain. It's running CentOS 5, fully up to date. The server has Monit installed via RPMforge, and runs Postfix as its MTA. Every day at about 4:20am, when cron is running, Monit loses its connection to Postfix. As far as I can tell, nothing is actually going wrong with Postfix and it's always restarted just fine. I run a couple of Debian servers with very similar setups, and the problem does not occur on them.
Perhaps related, other daemons on the CentOS box often lose their pid files at the time when cron runs, which results in Monit thinking they're not running. One service in particular (zarafa-dagent) is so bad for this that I've had to completely disable monitoring of it in Monit. Again, this problem doesn't occur on the Debian boxes I maintain.The problem isn't hugely urgent as everything still runs fine, but it does mean that pretty much every day I get false positive mail alerts from Monit, which is (a) annoying and (b) makes me more likely to miss a real alert.
I've been trying for awhile to install the restricted formats, but when in the download & and install process, YaST2 pops up saying that such and such RPM has failed. I hit ignore, and it happens again and again to all the other packages, bar the odd few that work.
11.3 ; looking to play with DNS; nothing of the kind is showing in Yast networking menus. Checked, and BIND shows as installed. Also, while I'm crying for help: cant see the windows box next to me; can ping it, and could browse to it with File Manager yesterday, but not working today ! Also; I tried KDE desktop (like new things) but it's driving me nuts (menus too small, I lose the choices as I move through submenus) and I'd like to go to Gnome ; how to ?
I just upgrade from 10.3 to 11.4. Everything went fairly smoothly and most things are still working execp nfsserver
getting: /etc/init.d/nfsserver start Starting kernel based NFS server: mountd statd nfsdrpc.nfsd: writing fd to kernel failed: errno 13 (Permission denied) rpc.nfsd: unable to create inet6 TCP socket: errno 97 (Address family not supported by protocol) rpc.nfsd: unable to set any sockets for nfsd failed
dmesg: RPC: server localhost requires stronger authentication. [ 2545.282736] svc: failed to register nfsaclv2 RPC service (errno 13). [ 2545.282742] nfsd: last server has exited, flushing export cache [ 2545.282852] RPC: server localhost requires stronger authentication. [ 2545.282955] RPC: server localhost requires stronger authentication. [ 2545.283848] RPC: server localhost requires stronger authentication. [ 2545.283957] RPC: server localhost requires stronger authentication.
I installed a second HD, and formatted it to ext4. I gave it the "/backup" label. I am trying to figure out how to mount it so that I can run cron to backup my home folder onto it once a week. This is what the fstab looks like now
I've read a lot on how to setup a task in crontab. I think I understand how to edit the file, but when I try to save the changes, it says "no crontab for xxx." Then it says that it cannot create a new crontab. I have ubuntu desktop 9 running as a webserver. I've read the details in these posts and it isn't helping.
I have a script to record a weekly radio show from a Sydney radio station.I am in Brisbane.Sydney and Brisbane are both in the same time zone but Sydney(NSW) bounces around on daylight savings time and Brisbane(QLD) does not. Is there a way to specify a timezone for a specific job in the crontab file? If so what would be the format for Sydney so it follows the daylight savings time changes? Right now I will just change the cron schedule when Sydney goes on and off DST.