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Subversion ‘is missing or not locked’ error

Recently I was doing some work on a few PHP scripts, and came by a rather annoying error while trying to commit to subversion:

svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: Working copy '/srv/www/htdocs/newcall/stats/generated' is missing or not locked

The problem was a directory, “generated”. This ...

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root on a Cyclades ACS console server

At work we have a Cyclades ACS16 console server (running Cyclades-ACS16-Linux V_3.2.0 (Jan/04/08)). While the docs claim all sorts of LDAP features, there’s nothing (either in the web GUI or the CLI configuration tool) to setup LDAP with TLS or required group membership ...

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Motorola Droid - Volume way too low

I’m not sure how I did it, but I’ve had my Droid for a few hours under a week - the phone’s uptime is about 187 hours - and I’ve already got a major problem. Sometime this weekend, somehow, the volume for everything got set way too low ...

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Running a script on USB drive insertion

Before I even get into how to do this, be warned: this is a really bad idea unless you can ensure total physical access control to the machine. About the only place I’d ever use it is in a non-networked embedded system in a secure location. Its original intent ...

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Cisco CatOS GBIC Information

I have a Cisco WS-G4912 (12-port Gigabit aggregation switch) that I’m using to bring my network up to Gig-E. It’s about all that I could afford, and works fine. Most of my older servers are running 1000BASE-SX multimode fiber, but I decided to use copper GBICs ...

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HP Prolaint iLO SSH Problems

There’s a known issue with the SSH implementation in the iLO firmware for HP Proliant servers (specifically G2 and G3) and OpenSSH 5.1p1. There was a thread on the OpenSSH developers list that referenced this problem and suggested a solution, but it doesn’t seem to be a ...

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