How to get your Logitech DiNovo Mini to work in Ubuntu

I am writing this post because I forgot to bookmark the forum thread where I originally read the solution. So I backtracked using the .bash_history file, and compared it with an original version. Start by unpairing the keyboard from your computer. Then open /lib/udev/rules.d/97-bluetooth-hid2hci.rules Remove KERNEL==”hiddev*”, from the following line KERNEL==”hiddev*”, ATTRS{idVendor}==”046d”, ATTRS{idProduct}==”c70[345abce]|c71[3bc]”, \ so… Continue reading How to get your Logitech DiNovo Mini to work in Ubuntu

Compile Latest Ganglia for All Versions of Debian and Ubuntu

I have learned a lot since I wrote the original how-to. I do not have time to write a nice story but follow the steps below and you should be fine. This will provide you with the latest version of Ganglia on any Debian based distro. Objectives: 1. Download latest sources from Ganglia git repository.… Continue reading Compile Latest Ganglia for All Versions of Debian and Ubuntu

Setup a KVM VPS Host, LVM on Software RAID1 and a Virtual pfSense Router

We are here today to setup a KVM host on CentOS 6 (or Linux variant). The host will have logical volumes backed by software RAID1 and a virtual pfSense router. With this setup you can securely and reliably host multiple applications on the same server. I am writing these instructions for Linux users. I do… Continue reading Setup a KVM VPS Host, LVM on Software RAID1 and a Virtual pfSense Router

Logrotate MySQL Cron Error

I have been receiving the following email report: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate: error: error running shared postrotate script for ‘/var/log/mysql.log /var/log/mysql/mysql.log /var/log/mysql/mysql-slow.log ‘ run-parts: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate exited with return code 1 Most recommendations to fix this problem suggest updating the debian-sys-maint password for the MySQL server to match the one in /etc/mysql/debian.cnf. This will not fix the problem if… Continue reading Logrotate MySQL Cron Error

phplist SMTP w/ SSL

Update (Nov 25, 2013): Instructions for version 3.0.5 1. Rename config_extended.php to config.php 2. Uncomment line 558. define(“PHPMAILER_SECURE”,’ssl’); 3. Set mail server on line 535. define(“PHPMAILERHOST”,’smtp.yourdomain.com’); 4. Uncomment line 543, 544, 547. Fill in the username, password and SSL port number. 5. Set line 213 to 0. define (“TEST”,0); The above steps should be all… Continue reading phplist SMTP w/ SSL

Setup PSAD in Ubuntu 9+

Psad scans your firewall log in real time. It can be configured to automatically drop packets and more. While reading the guides that are available for this I ran into a problem, there was no /etc/syslog.conf. On Ubuntu’s webpage I found this release note. It says that as of Ubuntu 9.10, syslog has been upgraded… Continue reading Setup PSAD in Ubuntu 9+

Setup Samba on Ubuntu

Updated December 24, 2012. This works on all versions of Ubuntu. Authenticated network file access is very helpful on your home LAN. Install: sudo apt-get install samba Configuration: sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf Enter details for the share at the end of the file. Leave the rest of the file default for now. Go back later and… Continue reading Setup Samba on Ubuntu