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Linux on IBM x3650: Re-scans New LUNs Without Server Reboot

Prologue: My Storage Admin has presented new SAN disks, so I want to rescan the new LUNs without rebooting this IBM server. On HP Proliant, I know I can use hp_rescan utility but I can’t find similar utility provided by IBM. Thanks God I managed to find a nice utility provided by QLogic. Server Model: […]

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Linux Server With 4-Year Uptime

I don’t mean to show off but this is the fact, I stumbled upon a Linux server with 4-year uptime :) Is it Linux? Prove to me it’s 4 years. [root@pop2b root]# uname -a; date; uptime Linux pop2b.[deleted] 2.4.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 13:35:50 EDT 2002 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux Wed Jul 15 00:56:47 MYT […]

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My First Time Story: Upgrading HP Proliant BL460c Firmware

This is yet another my first time story collection whereby I successfully upgrading HP Proliant BL460c firmware from Linux. There are 3 firmwares to be upgraded; BIOS – System ROM, Lights-Out Management (aka iLO) and Storage Controller. This machine is running RHEL 5.2 and all of the firmwares were upgraded ‘online’ from operating system itself. […]

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Checking Proliant System ROM Version In Linux

dmidecode and hpasmcli can be used to check HP Proliant System ROM (BIOS) version in Linux. In this example, I’m checking System ROM version of HP Proliant BL460c which is running RHEL 5.2, 1) dmidecode, provided by dmidecode package. # dmidecode 2.7 SMBIOS 2.4 present. 72 structures occupying 2245 bytes. Table at 0x000EE000. Handle 0x0000, […]

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Skype on Linux x86_64

This is a simple step-by step to install Skype on a Linux x86_64 system. The distro is Ubuntu 8.10 x86_64, running on a HP Compaq 6515b laptop. Download Skype for Ubuntu Linux from http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu Install it with Debian way, root@unforgiven:/tmp# dpkg -i –force-architecture skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb dpkg – warning, overriding problem because –force enabled: package architecture (i386) […]

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Linux: Eliminating Funny/Junk Character From ‘pstree’

Scenario I’m using putty from Microsoft Windows machine to ssh to a Linux server. I’m getting this so-called funny and junk characters when I execute pstree, < View plain text > code [hpmjamaludd@deljump03 ~]$ pstree initââ¬âacpid      ââatd      ââcannaserver      ââcmaeventd      ââcmafcad      ââcmahealthd      ââcmahostd   […]

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Using uuencode & mailx To Send Email With Attachment

This is just a short note to myself. The objective is to send a file as an attachment via email. Linux OS: Ubuntu 8.04.1 uuencode is a utility included from sharutils package Method: uuencode puaka.txt puaka.txt | mailx -s “Lagenda Puaka” irwan@**.** HP-UX OS: HP-UX B.11.00 Method: uuencode 17965.txt 17965.txt | mailx -m -s “Sentuhan […]

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Using HP Compaq 6515b’s Fingerprint Sensor on Linux

I’m suddenly discovered that my laptop‘s fingerprint scanner is now working very well on Linux. First, here is the details; Laptop Model: HP Compaq 6515b Fingerprint Sensor Model: AuthenTec AES2501 Operating System: Debian Testing (Lenny) Kernel Version: 2.6.24-1-amd64 Tools of the Trade: aes2501-wy, libfprint0, libpam-fprint, fprint-demo Step1: Install related packages ——————————————- The packages that need […]

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Connecting to Celcom Broadband via Linux & Sierra Wireless Modem

Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux (Testing aka Lenny) Kernel Version: 2.6.22-3-amd64 Modem: Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U Yes! Finally, it’s proven that Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U, a HSDPA usb-based modem can work on Linux. Credit to skybax who lends me the modem. So, Linux users out there, you can buy the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U without any […]

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