By: dcoughanour

April 5, 2012 1:59 pm


ATT Live 2012 Session Spotlight–Dr L's CLP 11 Pain Points Sessions

(Note: To see a list of all the sessions planned for ATT Live 2012, go to At ATT Live 2012, Dr Bjoern Lotz, the designer and creator of the CLP 11 exam scenarios and evaluation scripts, will be presenting 3 sessions on the various common issues and mistakes that most often make […]

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By: noneal

December 30, 2009 12:02 pm


Learn Linux scripting with me!

Scenario: We upgraded a customer's Novell Teaming 1.0 Server to 2.0. During the process we realized that the customer did not have a backup of his Teaming Data & DB's. Let's not be down on the customer, he was new to Novell Linux as well and his Online Backup Service had accidentally […]

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By: susethailand

October 14, 2009 4:42 pm


Performance Scripting for GNOME Desktop

This shell script optimizes some of the Gnome configuration options for simplicity and performance. The last two steps also reapply these settings making them the defaults forced on every start of a Gnome session. 1. Create shell script $ vi /etc/profile.d/ #!/bin/sh # Gnome Performance of SUSE Linux # By: Sontaya Photibut, , […]

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By: ataschner

September 9, 2009 3:15 pm


How to integrate custom scripts into the YaST installation workflow and dialogs

AutoYaST is an automated process to install SUSE operating systems onto diverse hardware. It enables unattended installations on diverse hardware defined in an XML-based control file that contains all settings and data required by the installer. Although AutoYaST is very flexible and allows for custom scripts to be executed during the installation, it is a […]

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By: maggot62

August 5, 2009 4:01 pm


A little BASH scripting to backup the MBRs of all your machine's Hard Drives

First just let's make sure we know how to back up the MBR of a disk. So, here, we will back up the MBR of a device /dev/sda. dd if=/dev/sda of=/tmp/sda.mbr bs=512 count=1 The command dd is a very simple bit imaging program, it does not care about anything other than the raw data […]

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By: gchilders

March 24, 2009 4:27 pm


Using Linux Scripts to Manage VMware Virtual Machines

Using Linux Scripts to Manage VMware Virtual Machines by Gary Childers Introduction You cannot work in Information Technology today without hearing about "virtualization", "virtual machines", "virtual desktops" and now even "virtual applications". What's all the buzz about virtual things? There seems to be a division in the IT world about virtual […]

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By: maggot62

January 14, 2009 12:42 pm


Uniformity Across Your Linux Platform

It has been traditional within SUSE that service scripts are activated with a symbolic link usually in /usr/sbin. So that to start the sshd service you can issue the command rcsshd start as root from anywhere as the /usr/sbin directory is in the search path. Of course you also would be able to use the […]

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