In recent releases of Ubuntu (at least 10.x) by default the non-graphical console attempts to use the max possible resolution supported by the connected monitor. Other than being hard on the eyes, this can cause issues with some KVM units and even more issues for headless machines that need to be troubleshooted with a crash […]
Getting MegaRAID Storage Manager and CLI tools installed on Ubuntu is no fun.
Use sysvconfig: apt-get install sysvconfig
/etc/network/interfaces # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface allow-hotplug eth0 auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 208.85.x.x netmask 255.255.255.x gateway 208.85.x.x auto eth0:1 iface eth0:1 inet static address 208.85.x.x netmask 255.255.255.x
For many years, issues with the r8169 module have plagued Debian and related Linux distributions such as Ubuntu. You’ll see lots of ifconfig errors and stuff like this on desktop mainboards with a Realtek NIC: Oct 29 07:40:32 c1100d335 kernel: [1996163.743022] NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out Oct 29 07:40:32 c1100d335 kernel: [1996163.777667] r8169: eth0: […]