By: pthompson

April 11, 2013 10:19 am

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Taking Screenshots from within YaST

Here's a quick way of taking 'screenshots' from within YaST, which might be useful when documenting configuration steps. ---- # tail -f /var/log/YaST2/y2log | grep -i "ScreenShot" | sed 's/.*screenshot.:[0-9]*\ *\(.*\)/\1/ig' ---- Then dump the screen with: Ctrl 'd' Shift 'd' Below is an example output (use fixed-width font). ---- YaST2 […]

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By: natesh7

July 13, 2010 2:30 pm

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Shutdown report Shell script

nated – version 1.0 A Shell script to get the shutdown and up-time of a linux box. Works well on redhat and suse box. You can also create a cron job which will send mail (admin@yourcompany.com) about the run-time,shutdown time , and the start-up time of the Linux box. Source code is readily […]

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By: gbianchi77

January 22, 2010 11:52 am

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How to configure SLES 11 to cache and send log events to Sentinel via rsyslogd

If you are using syslog or syslog-ng to send log events to Sentinel, you might have noticed that if there are communication problems with the collector manager, your events might be lost. You can get around this limitation by installing rsyslogd, which is included in your SLES11 installation media. Rsyslogd can be configured to replace […]

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By: ab

May 11, 2009 5:27 pm

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Creating a Novell Support Advisor serverList.xml File Automatically

Novell Support Advisor (NSA) (http://support.novell.com/advisor) is a tool that can do analysis of your environment's servers and apply logic to retrieved data to determine if problems are currently happening or potentially could happen in the future. Check out other articles of mine or the NSA website for information on the general idea behind […]

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By: ab

April 30, 2009 1:23 pm

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Introduction to Novell Support Advisor 1.0.0

Lately if you have been in the Novell Communities pages or reading the Novell Press Release information it is likely you have come across a blurb or two about a new application or tool known as Novell Support Advisor (NSA). While the press and articles released from the Marketing folks is likely full of pretty […]

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By: mendesdomnic

February 26, 2009 8:00 am

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Know your Hardware

Need to know about your system hardware without opening your computer? To know details of the type of ram and its speed: dmidecode --type memory Similar bios details: dmidecode --type bios other options include: system, baseboard, chassis, processor, cache, connector, slot Explore further for other options if you are an expert in hardware. dmidecode --help […]

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By: variia

January 22, 2009 10:21 am

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Unlimited Bash History

The shell history is a very useful tool for system administrators perhaps for any other user as well. I found on some custom systems that I need unlimited history to actually track what was happening on the machine for its lifetime particularly for the root account. The default settings in bash to remember are 500 […]

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By: dhardik

September 25, 2008 12:24 pm

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How to Check the Ethernet Card Network Link Status in SLES/SLED

Problem: Sometimes, if you find that your Internet or LAN is not working, you will use the 'ping' command from SLED/SLES CLI (Command Linux Interface) by pinging to your default Gateway Server or DNS Server or to any known site. But, in the end you might have a very basic problem. Solution: The 'Ping' command […]

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By: dhardik

August 29, 2008 1:10 pm

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How to get a sorted list of large space used files/directories in SLED/SLES

Problem: Sometimes, you will find that your home/root partition on your SLED/SLES is getting full. So you have to delete some junk files/directories from your home/root partitions, but problem is how will you find a list of large space used files/directories? Here we go... We can find the sorted list of large space used files/directory […]

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By: DamianMyerscough

June 26, 2008 4:06 pm

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Syslog-ng – SSH Logging

"The syslog-ng application is a flexible and highly scalable system logging application that is ideal for creating centralized logging solutions. The main features of syslog-ng are; reliable log transfer, secure logging using SSL/TLS, IPv4 and IPv6 support and many others" (Syslog-ng, 2008). Problem In SUSE Linux Enterprise server you may have noticed that the […]

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