Category Archives: linux

Degraded Virtual disk problem

I had a failing disk on the 400+ disk array. It’s not my job to fix it, but I want to have a look to the thing in case I need to do it. What follows is the result of … Continue reading

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iCloud calendar on Google Calendar

Out there it’s a jungle. You have iCloud calendar events, Google Calendar events, Thunderbird calendar events… and maybe your “own” calendar events. I already used a raspberry pi2 plus a touchscreen to display my own web-based calendar, that is locally … Continue reading

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Install VLC on CentOS 7.2

It’s pretty easy, but as I said before, I prefer to write things down. The IT world is changing so fast… Solution found on Centos Wiki. Of course before it I tried yum install vlc-player with the consequent resulting No … Continue reading

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Software collaboration tools (I)

After a week of not writing a all (time flies!) today I will write about software collaboration tools. If you’re reading this, you probably don’t need one, but let’s say you want to jump out of the comfortable chair you’re sitting … Continue reading

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Data analysis of a big storage

The boss bought a PB storage solution. The PB storage has a limited number of inodes and it is optimized for files of a certain size, let’s say 200MB. In principle it is a very nice improvement versus NFS mounted … Continue reading

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Installing MyBB forum on Fedora 22

Do you remember my problems with mariadb service not starting on Fedora 22? Well, all of it was in order to install a simple forum on a local apache server. After a lot of playing around (I don’t want to … Continue reading

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mariadb service not starting on Fedora 22

Today I was trying to install natika on my apache server. My server is a Fedora 22 machine. I know, it’s an old system, but if it works, why to change it? It’s a rhetorical question, of course. I know … Continue reading

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