Syslog from KickStart / Anaconda

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Yesterday I was installing a new machine at $WORK, and we’d been having some spotty problems with Anaconda not being able to find RPMs in a specific repository. As a result, I was standing in the machine room at a cart-mounted console, watching the output of the installation. Just …

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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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