'SysAdmin' Category

  • Aug

    NETDEV WATCHDOG transmit timed out, Realtek 8139

    “NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out” error appears in openSUSE 10.2 Linux after updating the Realtek 8139 driver in Windows XP via Microsoft Update. Problem solved my rolling back the driver update.

  • May

    smbfs and cifs mounts, openSUSE 10.2

    I’ve always used smbmount (or mount.smbfs) when I need to mount a shared Windows folder, but when I tried it today, no luck: mount: unknown filesystem type ‘smbfs’ Figured I just needed to install the package, but YaST came up empty. Searching on the web, I find that SMB file system support is not compiled […]

  • Mar

    crontab Configuration, openSUSE 10.2

    At some point several years ago, SUSE and Redhat migrated to new multi-file and sub-directory approaches (search anacron) for their system crontabs. A helpful comment posted to my 2 March entry motivated me to learn how these are set up. Here’s how openSUSE 10.2 structures its cron configuration and provides the means of controlling it: […]

  • Mar

    ZEN and YaST Updater Issues, openSUSE 10.2

    Update, Dec 07: Have successfully removed ZENworks/zmd, solving all problems described herein. See post of 12-Dec-07. My happiness with openSUSE 10.2 disappears when the Zen Updater runs. Every time it starts, does an update, restarts, etc, update-status (a compiled 64-bit executable, not a Perl or Python script) runs for 5-7 minutes with 99% cpu usage. […]

  • Mar

    Install PEAR Packages for AWS S3, openSUSE 10.2

    Amazon S3 instructions require the following PEAR packages:HMAC, HTTP_Request, Net_Socket, and Net_URL. After my problems with PEAR in SuSE 10.0, I want good notes of what I did here: All commands run as root. pear remote-list WARNING: channel “pear.php.net” has updated its protocols, use “channel-update pear.php.net” to update. pear update-channels – successful. pear info <pkg> […]

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