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Howto: Mount a Windows share on SLES linux using cifs

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This post is mainly for my own benefit.  I mount Windows shares on my SuSE linux box so infrequently, I have to dig through past notes to remind myself what the syntax is. To mount a Windows share on SLES linux using cifs: mount -t cifs -o username=jsmith //po5/gwdompri /mnt/po5/gwdompri where: jsmith is the user […]

Fix for ConsoleOne Error -634 The target server does not have a copy of what the source

by File in: Novell

Error seen when attempting to authenticate to eDirectory in ConsoleOne on SLES 10 Linux:  (Error-634) The target server does not have a copy of what the source server is requesting. Or, the source server has no objects that match the request and has no referrals on which to search for the object.  The SLES Linux […]

Fix for make install / compiler issues with Intel e1000 NIC driver in SLES 10

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How I was able to make and install the Intel e1000 NIC driver in SLES 10 Linux: Steps 1 through 3 of the e1000-8.0.6.tar.gz readme file are simple enough to follow when making the Intel e1000 network card driver on SLES 10 SP2.     1. Move the base driver tar file to the directory […]

Howto: Install rdesktop on SLES 10 SP2 Linux

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rdesktop is software that allows a Linux client to connect to a Microsoft Windows server via RDP, much like mstsc.exe, which is Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) program. More precisely, rdesktop.org describes the software as: rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present […]

novell-scrub.sh – use when you really, really, really want to get rid of eDirectory

by File in: edirectory

Earlier I detailed a method for re-installing eDirectory from a difficult SLES 10 SP2 server.  Sometimes even this method doesn’t work, and you have to resort to using novell-scrub.sh to totally remove eDirectory from the server before it can be reinstalled. WARNING:  THIS SCRIPT WILL REMOVE EDIRECTORY AND ALL IT’S COMPONENTS (CONSOLEONE, GROUPWISE, ETC) SO USE WITH […]

Simple script to backup Groupwise 7 configuration files on SLES Linux

by File in: Groupwise, script

I’m about to upgrade our Groupwise infrastructure, and I wanted to write a simple script that would backup and archive important Groupwise configuration files.  I’m not proficient at scripting, but here’s what I came up with.  Please recommend additional files to include if I have overlooked anything. [sourcecode language=’cpp’] #################################### ### Begin gwbkup.sh ### script to backup […]

Howto: Minimize all Windows and show the Desktop in SLES Linux

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On my Windows machines I frequently use the Windows Key + D shortcut to minimize all open Windows to quickly access the desktop.  I had been meaning to find the equivalent key combination in SuSE Linux Server Enterprise 10’s Gnome desktop, and finally found out how to do it yesterday. The shortcut key combination to […]

Howto: Determine the version of SLES Linux

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To determine the version of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), type the following in a terminal window: cat /etc/SuSE-release or SPident To determine which kernel version is in use, type the following in a terminal window: rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz

Fix for path not found (8209) when loading Groupwise POA

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My error was path not found (8209) \\nw1\vol1\logs\testpo when trying to load a POA on a SLES 10 SP1 Groupwise 7.0.3 server.  I had just migrated the POA named testpo from Netware to SLES manually rather than use the Groupwise Server Migration Utility since I wanted to have a good understanding what had to happen behind the scenes […]

Howto: Mount a USB device in SuSE Linux

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I have a Kingston USB flash drive that does not automatically mount itself on my SLES server on occasion.  TID 7000951 explains how to mount the drive manually: 1) From a terminal, run: lsmod |grep usb  make sure usb_storage is loaded.  If it is not, run: modprobe usb-storage 2) Plug the USB device in and run […]