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Hohoho, just noticed vyatta 6.0 beta now available for download here. Those who still do not know what Vyatta is and what Vyatta can do, please try it first. For me, it’s good software-based networking approach for virtualization integration which also can do what most physical layer 3 switch can do.
Just want to wish, a warm welcome to *** to all my new colleagues (Suhaimi, Fathul and Khairul). Hopefully we can work and learn together toward 2010. Finally God heard our last year wish.. heheheNo comments
So, Ubuntu gonna release their latest Ubuntu codename “Jaunty” within this 10 days. Few features added on Jaunty will be some key-point for the user whether to choose Ubuntu ahead of other Linux distro :
- New kernel 2.6.28 (latest stable kernel 2.6.29)
- Support ext4 file system (bug fixed)
- Gnome 2.26
- Boot Performance
- Cloud Computing (server edition)
athlon_crazy 13/04/2009No comments
Just finished downloading SLES 11 from Novell site but unfortunately I unable to install it on my ESX server due to this error “unable to create repository”. Really frustrated since to download SLES 11 iso image, it took approximately 10-15 hours to finished with my current 512kbps connection. Anyway, for anyone of you out there who wanna give a try. Below are few screenshot which I managed to get before the installation was failed.
athlon_crazy 2/04/2009 10:20amNo comments
I just spent 6 hours today to troubleshoot one of my customer SLES 10 virtual machine which able to boot the kernel successfully but forever stuck on the stage “waiting mandatory devices as per attachment below. The ESX host previously has been powered off due to power failure and this caused SLES 10 network config for eth1 & eth2 devices id changed from :
Somehow I managed to troubleshoot this issue with below method :
- Boot the vm with Sles 10 or any live-cd .iso
- Enter “rescue mode”
- Login as root
- Mount the LVM volume & cd to /etc/sysconfig/network
- edit config file and look for MANDATORY_DEVICES='’to become (MANDATORY_DEVICES=’eth-id-00:50:56:b5:78:d8′)
- Reboot SLES 10
Now SLES 10 vm able to boot successfully without problem.
athlon_crazy 27032009 11:09PMNo comments
Today with nothing better to do, I spent few time to look into my Linux servers and just to verify all the services running as normal. When it come to my Sendmail server I found out that my email can’t be sent out with below error message :-
Feb 18 21:21:06 (none) sm-mta: n1GGL5Pd029739: to=, delay=1+21:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=9752261, relay=smtp-proxy.tm.net.my., dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred
Feb 18 21:21:06 (none) sm-mta: n1GCHRXA032586: to=, delay=2+01:03:38, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=10741056, relay=smtp-proxy.tm.net.my., dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred
I still remember no modification on my sendmail for the past 3 months but why suddenly this thing happened? After few try sending email via thunderbird, kmail & etc but still no success. As we know, our mail server must use TMnet smarthost & all email must send via port 587. Finally I telnet tmnet server one by one and you know what, out of sudden, currently TMnet only allow your email send via old port which is port 25. No notice or announcement made by TMnet and they surely good on that. Bravo TMNET keep us headache….
by athlon_crazy 18/02/2009 21:47 pmNo comments
After a year I’ve been using Ubuntu 7.04 on my company laptop, I think this is a time for me to change to something better. Actually, I can choose between Ubuntu 8.04 (just received this week) and Slackware 12. I like Ubuntu and I admit, Ubuntu really help me a lot for the past year. I’ve had no problem to do project implementation and doing support at customer site with Ubuntu. Remote support, VMware-server, project documentation all can be done with Ubuntu. But, why I still prefer Slackware?
If you have an experience with Slackware, probably you will notice that Slack is not for newbie. The installation wise is bit confusing, not easy as much as Ubuntu and you may give up with it even during installation process but nevertheless, I’m having so much fan with Slack.
The first thing I did when finished with the installation is “Kernel Compilation”.
Go for KDE instead Gnome is another factor why Slack favorite to me even though I knew we can have it with Kbuntu. This is down to memory usage handle by Slack on my Acer Turion laptop seems a lot better than Ubuntu. Not to forget, KDE desktop manager make me to recall back my sweet time while using Slax Linux Kill Bill in 2006, ohh kopete, superkaramba, konqueror, kwrite and etc, I really miss that time.
Hardware detection works as expected except for Suyin camera & atheros wifi card. But hey! Headache is still there especially sound driver that need some tweak before I can use it. Open Office 2.4.1 package only work if you using OO from slackbuild.org and the icon in the panel you have to add it manually. Unlike Ubuntu you can’t download packages and straightly use it. On some cases, you may need to make slack build first, then install it using pkgtool or installpkg.
Since this laptop will be used for my daily job, I really need vmware-server to be installed and till now, I’m still working on it. Even after kernel recompile, vmware patch with vmware-any-any-xxx the vmmon issue still can’t be resolved.
After all headache, I’m glad to be one of rarely Slackware user.
athlon_crazy 12/10/2008 12:18PM