Category: FreeBSD Unix

PHPMYADMIN: Performance Monitor not working Java Script Error

If you install phpmyadmin on your Server Version 4.XX, the Browser shows a Javascript Error if the Performance Monitor is opened. Problem is the mostly the setting “localhost” on the file. If you want to view the monitor from external, set the ip to 192.XXX.XXX.XXX or domainname and control that the MYSQL Server is listening on all IPs! Warning! If you dont really need this  tool DONT CHANGE the MYSQL Server IP to listening “ALL” cause LOCALHOST is much more secure! Localhost should work if you have installed a local proxy on the Server! So you can relay the […]

FreeBSD: Clicking noise Harddrive SATA WDC WD5000LPVX SATA 3 Drive on FreeBSD 9.1

FreeBSD: Clicking noise WDC WD5000LPVX SATA 3 Drive on FreeBSD 9.1 same like in Linux: APM Funktion starts/stops the heads and make click sounds, not needed on a Server. To disable like in Linux with hdparm on FreeBSD do: If you want to disable APM (Advanced Power Management) on your hard drive to reduce heads movements and increase your hard drive life you can do that very easy by using ataidle app from FreeBSD’s Ports: cd /usr/ports/sysutils/ataidle make install clean; rehash Then to disable APM on your hard drive run: ataidle -P 0 /dev/ad0 We can start ataidle app at […]

Linux Tip: Split Console Screen on Widescreen Laptop / PCs with “screen” and “terminator”

Current Laptops / PCs uses 16:9 Widescreen Displays and if you dont want to use Xorg (Gnome,unity,Openbox Desktops) you can use on Linux Console the program called “screen” it offers: – Split Consoles horizontally and vertically – disconnect the screen and let the scripts/commands active on remote Systems – reconnect if the remote Session was broken cause network problems On Gnome or unity you can use “terminator” see: – manpage of screen –

Linux Info: UEFI + GPT + Secure Boot = Dongled OS = Printing Dollars

UEFI+GPT+dongled OS = Printing endles Dollars for PC Manufacter and  M$.   UEFI was offered for “security reasons” but in my opinion the normal users should be prevented by this “UEFI LOCK” to use Dual Boot or remove Windows on owned hardware, in cases of Mainboard failures the Users are forced to buy new Mainboards with OS-Key. Legacy Mode on Bios will disappear in the next generation of PCs than every OS is “dongled” to Hardware like MacOS to their Products…  

FreeBSD Linux: Remove Clear GPT Partition Table from drives

Problem: FreeBSD 9 use GPT Partitionlabel by default to remove with Linux do: fdisk message: WARNING: GTP (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdX' The util fdisk isn't support GPT. do on console: sudo parted /dev/sdX mklabel msdos (Enter Yes!) quit now use Linux fdisk to recreate a new partion Table

Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 Review Workstation: Phenom X6 1090T

Today i got new parts for my workstation: – Phenom X6 1090T – Asus M4N75TD AM3 – 8GB RAM 1333Mhz from Kingston 4x 2GB Kingston HyperX – Graphic Card Nvidia 8400GS Low Noise (fanless) runs well as low noise workstation! tests following… Board works on: – FreeBSD 8.0 (nforce 750) – Debian Lenny 5.0 AMD64 – Ubuntu 10.04 – Centos 5.4 / SME Server 8.0beta5 works NOT: cause nforce SATA chip not recognized! by setup CD – Centos 4/5 – Redhat – FreeBSD 7 Powerconsumption as Server 130Watt/h without DVD and Graphiccard 103Watt/h with 6 Cores at 3600Mhz Temp 32 […]

Hardening Freebsd 7.1 Filesystem with Raid1 and Journal

Problem: If you setup a free freebsd webserver with two disks on same size the ufs2 filesystem fails the gmirror raid1 if the server lost power. The problem is that open files are destroyed. Solution: If you setup a new freebsd system create for every partition a extra partition (for journal) install the gjournal AFTER GMIRROR!! and make some power failure tests. After powerfailure the system must reboot and rebuild its mirror and should run online after rebuild without any problem. Howto for gmirror gjournal

FreeBSD PCBSD and DesktopBSD easy Setup for Beginners of Unix

If you have a older PC and have learned Linux you can have a closer Look at the new OS of PcBSD or DektopBSD     Its a easy way to learn “real Unix” and understand the structure of a Unix OS, you can setup all kinds of BSD Unix on a very high count of different hardware. The most popular programs of Linux can be used here too, many commands are like linux commands and you can compile always the newest programs onto your System for the highest performance instead of pre-compiled software like redhat-debian-packages (.deb/.rpm)