Archive for the 'Linux Tech Support' Category

Rsnapshot – ERROR: /usr/bin/rsync returned 127 while processing

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Just a quick note for what is really a simple fix. I have been using rsnapshot to back up several machines lately. If you haven’t taken a look at rsnapshot on linux for managing snapshot backups (where only the changes get backed up after the initial run….) it’s definitely worth a look. Anyway, I had [...]

Linux Software Raid Notes – Replacing Drives

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

This post is going to be somewhat of a “link dump” for me of some pages that I’ve been perusing lately. After playing with RT (request tracker) – I added a few ticket items for the home network. Now, if you’ve been a longtime reader and sorted through ALL of these posts here you’ll know [...]

Recovering a Split BiggieFile from a MondoRescue Backup

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Once upon a time I wrote of manually extracting a file from a mondorescue backup. Sometimes it’s just easier to do that, than have mondorescue go through 30 some cds or dvds just to find one file. (Not to mention the fact that the iso’s aren’t burned to disc but are just stored on a [...]

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Netbook Remix on an Acer Aspire One ZG5 trackpad issues

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Recently I had the opportunity to work on an Acer Aspire One netbook. It’s rare that I get the chance to work on a linux desktop system for a client. Most of my desktop users that I support run Windows (although I primarily run linux on my machines.) I get to do a fair amount [...]

Zarafa Exchange Server replacement and Postfix Integration for multiple domains with unique users

Monday, April 27th, 2009

So, I’ve spent some time recently working with Zarafa. It’s an exchange replacement that has a completely open source version as well as a version with licenses for outlook if you want that level of integration. It’s web interface looks good and is an improvement on Exchange server’s capabilities with a non-IE browser. Anyway it [...]

Converting Audio to PCM Wave format

Monday, December 1st, 2008

To make sure you’ve go the idea that mplayer is really a swiss army knife for media files that can do most anything. I wanted to get a post JUST on this idea. Any media format that mplayer recognizes it can dump the audio to the most common and readable audio format out there, the [...]

Capturing Realmedia RM Streams to a file on Disk

Monday, November 24th, 2008

There is a lot of software out there that can capture realmedia online streams for a fee. I’ve found a way in linux to do the same without buying third party software. The main motivation for this is I discovered SBS (an Australian broadcaster) provides audio news programs (1 hour length) in a variety of [...]

MPlayer Video Stream Lagging Audio

Monday, November 17th, 2008

On my (somewhat older) laptop, I’ve noticed that MPlayer sometimes gets the audio and video out of sync. The audio is moving faster than the video. I’ve noticed this in octoshape streaming as well as in playing standalone videos. I discovered a quick fix to this is to use the d hotkey on the keyboard. [...]

Ubuntu Linux Software Raid – Replacing a Failing Drive

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Sometime back I setup my home server running Ubuntu Linux (6.06 – Dapper Drake LTS). I used two pairs of drives to do raid cloning. Two IDE drives were for the main system structure and two SATA drives for Audio/Video storage as well as CDimages and other large file sharing on the local network. Well… [...]

Linux – Convert PDF to TIF

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Recently I had a request for help with some free pdf’s I’ve published elsewhere. I wasn’t really keen to spend a lot of time for free supporting free pdfs and really just wanted to give an alternative file format. (I suspected the pdf format may not have been one that their computer liked. So, I [...]


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