Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 Reformat Guide

10/4/2017 Update: I was just in the bios and I tested the touch screen. It works for pretty much everything on the screen! Check the end of the article for updated information about Windows 10. Objective: Format the drive, install Windows 8.1, install minimum drivers and let Windows Update do the rest. I bought the […]

How to get your Logitech DiNovo Mini to work in Ubuntu

I am writing this post because I forgot to bookmark the forum thread where I originally read the solution. So I backtracked using the .bash_history file, and compared it with an original version. Start by unpairing the keyboard from your computer. Then open /lib/udev/rules.d/97-bluetooth-hid2hci.rules Remove KERNEL==”hiddev*”, from the following line KERNEL==”hiddev*”, ATTRS{idVendor}==”046d”, ATTRS{idProduct}==”c70[345abce]|c71[3bc]”, \ so […]

Compile Latest Ganglia for All Versions of Debian and Ubuntu

I have learned a lot since I wrote the original how-to. I do not have time to write a nice story but follow the steps below and you should be fine. This will provide you with the latest version of Ganglia on any Debian based distro. Objectives: 1. Download latest sources from Ganglia git repository. […]

Setup a KVM VPS Host, LVM on Software RAID1 and a Virtual pfSense Router

We are here today to setup a KVM host on CentOS 6 (or Linux variant). The host will have logical volumes backed by software RAID1 and a virtual pfSense router. With this setup you can securely and reliably host multiple applications on the same server. I am writing these instructions for Linux users. I do […]

Logrotate MySQL Cron Error

I have been receiving the following email report: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate: error: error running shared postrotate script for ‘/var/log/mysql.log /var/log/mysql/mysql.log /var/log/mysql/mysql-slow.log ‘ run-parts: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate exited with return code 1 Most recommendations to fix this problem suggest updating the debian-sys-maint password for the MySQL server to match the one in /etc/mysql/debian.cnf. This will not fix the problem if […]

phplist SMTP w/ SSL

Update (Nov 25, 2013): Instructions for version 3.0.5 1. Rename config_extended.php to config.php 2. Uncomment line 558. define(“PHPMAILER_SECURE”,’ssl’); 3. Set mail server on line 535. define(“PHPMAILERHOST”,’smtp.yourdomain.com’); 4. Uncomment line 543, 544, 547. Fill in the username, password and SSL port number. 5. Set line 213 to 0. define (“TEST”,0); The above steps should be all […]