Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Light of Lights

Thus The One is in truth beyond all statement: any affirmation is of a thing; but the all-transcending, resting above even the most august divine Mind, possesses alone of all true being, and is not a thing among things; we … Continue reading

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Using System Center Operations Manager with UNIX and GNU/Linux: Conditional Detection

So, one of the most basic things one might want to do with SCOM when monitoring UNIX/Linux systems would be to observe the syslog for certain kinds of entries, alerting administrators through rules and notifications when they occur.  Doing this … Continue reading

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Brendan Gregg: wear out his virtual doorstep, for this is a wise man

This is some damn fine IT cartography, right here.   If you understand and are able to make appropriate use of every tool in those diagrams in solving comolex problems, there won’t be a GNU/Linux system (or any other, really, … Continue reading

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The Midnight Oil: Jailing CentOS 6 in FreeBSD 10.2 Edition

Introduction CentOS 6!  In a jail on the FreeBSD 10.2 kernel!  THAT’S EFFING AWESOME. Inspired by the recent release of FreeBSD 10.2 and the accompanying announcement that the Application Binary Interface Linux compatibility version has been upgraded to 2.6.18, I … Continue reading

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Index of Literature: Using cgroups to manage libvirt/QEMU/KVM guest domains

Introduction to Linux Control Groups (sysadmincasts) Introduction to Control Groups (RHEL 7) Subsystems and Tunable Parameters (RHEL 6 – at least theoretically relevant to modern Fedora/RHEL/CentOS systems) cgroups (Kernel.org) virsh manual (libvirt – under construction – I may contribute, though … Continue reading

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Less Frequently Asked Questions: X11 Forwarding over SSH from AIX 7.1 to Fedora 22

It all seems so easy.. and then it isn’t easy.. and then you realize you have no effing idea how the X Window system works. [bitwiseoperator@Fedora22 ~]$ ssh -f aix71 xterm bitwiseoperator@aix71’s password: [bitwiseoperator@Fedora22 ~]$ xterm Xt error: Can’t open … Continue reading

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Installing the Proprietary AMD Catalyst 15.9 (fglrx 15.201) driver on Fedora 22 with Linux Kernel 4.1.6

Update 2:  Check out the next post in the series for bad news regarding the Crimson driver and my GPU. TL;DR My God.  They’ve actually whittled down the necessary patching to two [Update 1:  thanks to iUser and Pyracmon below … Continue reading

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