Syndicate content

linux

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /var/www/petercarrero.com/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 33.
Feb 01
1

Installing BackupExec Agent for Linux hosts in a 64-bit Fedora 14 system

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 18:20 — peter

The Problem

You got to backup your linux servers to tape. The windows-centric environment you live in uses symantec backupexec (BUE) and it works really well for windows servers. You got a spiffy Fedora 14 box with some CORAID storage attached to it and you need to make it backup to BUE. The linux install package fails, symantec support only recognize RHEL and SUSE as worthy linux distributions (although they used to also recognize Ubuntu), what do you do?

Oct 08
0

Sintel

Fri, 10/08/2010 - 17:34 — peter

I usually don't post this kind of content here, but this is absolutely phenomenal and I couldn't let it pass!

"Sintel" is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.

Jul 31
1

Adding Software RAID to a ProxMox VE install

Sat, 07/31/2010 - 12:13 — peter

Virtualization is all the rage nowadays... even more so when done efficiently, beautifully and Open Sourced! That is the case with the ProxMoxVE project. If you work with virtualization, make sure you check that project out! It is incredibly simple and powerful... oh, and Open-Source too, which means it makes you look good with your boss and it costs no money to your company!

Oct 23
0

getting php bindings for subversion

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 19:04 — peter

Let's say you want to access a svn repo or perhaps even a working copy programatically through php without escaping to the shell, you need svn functions setup in php. Here is how you do it.

First off, you need to have a few packages installed. I assume you already got a web server and php up, in addition to this you will also need the following:

  • php development libraries
  • php pear/pecl
  • subversion
  • subversion development libraries

On a modern *buntu distro, the packages you need are:

Sep 15
0

Fixing the infamous "kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs" problem.

Tue, 09/15/2009 - 11:08 — peter

The Problem (or how I broke it)

So here I am in this cool conference waiting for the sessions to start while doing some work and I decide play a bit with my kubuntu laptop... Maybe it was bootchart, maybe it was insserv, I don't know... what I do know is that after a reboot I got a kernel panic... you know, when the "scroll lock" and "caps lock" lights keep flashing at you in mockery?

Aug 03
42

Configuring multiple KDE sessions to support multiple monitor configurations

Mon, 08/03/2009 - 11:36 — peter

The Problem

So, a while ago I saw in the blog of helios that there was a campaign going to raise awareness about the penumbra game trilogy - a series of games that had native linux versions - and you could get all 3 games for $5. Sounds like a good deal, right? On top of it you are also supporting a good cause, so I said "why not?" and bought the trilogy.