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Configuring NTP

Configuring NTP

I want to configure NTP on this box, i.e. the Cobalt Qube as its losing time. Badly. This was written in 2011 or earlier, and should probably therefore not be used any more.

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Open SUSE

Recently I have been working with Open SUSE, this has some interesting and frustrating differences to the Linux versions I am used to. These notes talk about Samba, Services and the Firewall.

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OpenSUSE and Virtual Box

I have been experimenting with an OpenSUSE Linux VM running in Virtual Box.

This is new to me, and I actually had some problems in making an 11.4 image, and compiling the shared folders helper for 11.3.

I have found these links as part of my work.

I need to document the Guest Additions problem and the 11.4 install problem, which I document on the forums in this thread.

opensolaris, virtualbox, GNOME & RAM 20 Nov 2009

Having been inspired at the Open Solaris usergroup in London on Wednesday, I installed an Open Solaris Virtual Box VM on my works laptop. I came across the guest additions bug in VB 3.0.10 and so upgraded to VB3.0.12 and chose the defaults for the VM. This includes setting the RAM at 768 Mb. (I think it checks how much RAM the host has and makes a recommendation based on that, I am running Windows Business 32 bit and can ‘see’ 3.45 Gb of RAM. ) Anyhow, it seems if the VM has under 1024 Mb of RAM the window manager won’t start. Simple enough to solve. See this thread at http://forums.virtualbox.org

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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

I created this article in 2011, it was copied across to the wordpress wiki in the summer of 2013, and then amended in November 2013. I returned to it in Feb 2015, to document my adventures with wordpress. In 2017, I wanted to return to VNC/RDP and so came back to this page and I reviewed the content and moved much of it to the comments section of this page.

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Centos 5.3

I installed this on the Mac. I also have Centos 5.9 on the HP Probook. Here are my notes; it’s much easier these days. This was created in Apr 2010.

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LAMP & Ubuntu

This should be easier, but I think made harder because I corrupted my Firefox applications helper list, and then chose the wrong way out

My problem, the browser tries to download index.phtml, in retrospect because, I believe that the module wasn’t properly installed into apache. Using Ubuntu 9.04

The Right Way

This page, Apache MySQL PHP at https://help.ubuntu.com/ is the bible.

apt-get install  apache2 php5 php5-mysql libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mysql mysql-server

I am running in a virtual box so I needed to create a /etc/apache2/conf.d/fqdn. There wasn’t one on my system, it needs the line

ServerName localhost

I suspect that fixed it, and that my errors were caused by not initially correctly installing libapache2-mod-php5. I have proved that my install works by using Opera. Now to remove the .phtml line from the firefox browser and make the vm a server.