A brief flirtation with Ubuntu as development box

Recently I’ve been using this awesome persistent version of Xubuntu on my USB pen drive. It’s great for fixing computers, virus scanning, etc. Install Xubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive in Windows It even detected my wireless adapter with no hassles – and the awesome thing is that all your settings are saved to disk!! […]

How to setup hobbit/xymon, including MySQL graphs

Updated 2011-06-20 – updated for ‘xymon’ Setting up xymon client adduser –disabled-login xymon cd /usr/src wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/xymon/Xymon/4.3.3/xymon-4.3.3.tar.gz tar -zxvf xymon-4.3.3.tar.gz cd xymon-4.3.3 ./configure.client (config=server) (user=xymon) (home=/home/xymon) make make install su – xymon -c “/home/xymon/client/runclient.sh start” Install MySQL/Apache Montioring on client 1. Create a mysql user ‘monitoring’, eg: CREATE USER ‘monitoring’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘monitoring’; 2. Install […]

Debian and New Zealand Daylight Savings SOLUTION

Ok, I read the headlines – “Debian refuses to push out new NZ daylight savings info” or something like that. Everyone getting angry and annoyed. Sure enough, my Debian boxes (running etch) were an hour behind. The only info I could find was manually compiling new timezone info (which didn’t really work). ANYWAY – finally […]