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Archive for January 26th, 2014

openSUSE 12.x: today the same system would not plain “reboot” either (was: “A plain `halt` will not shutdown)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/26

A long time ago I wrote about openSUSE 12.x: “A plain halt will not shutdown the system properly.” « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff.

Well, today, for the very first time, a plain “reboot” didn’t work on this system either showing the same symptom as the “halt”: it would shutdown all services, but not perform an ACPI power cycle.

Luckily the system is still on ESXi, so I could reboot using the ESXi vSphere client.

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, SuSE Linux | 1 Comment »

Sendmail: Redirecting domain based mail to multiple addresses: virtusertable and aliases file

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/26

When doing virtual sendmail hosting, in the domain based virtusertable file, you setup a domain based alias to point to a local alias:

foo.and.bar@example.org    foo.and.bar

In the local aliases file, you setup a local alias to redirect to multiple addresses (or other aliases redirecting features):

foo.and.bar: foo@example.org, bar@example.org

–jeroen

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When yast2 in another session didn’t fully terminate…

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/26

Sometimes you get this when starting yast2:

System management is locked by the application with pid #### (@@@@@@).
Close this application before trying again.

This means another yast2 process with pid #### and name @@@@@@ is active, or hasn’t shut down properly.

@@@@@@ usually equals /usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base or /usr/sbin/packagekitd.

First, view what the process is about by issusing this ps command that shows you a bit more context around the single pid ####: Read the rest of this entry »

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terminal emulator – What is making my cursor ‘randomly’ disappear? (via: Unix & Linux Stack Exchange)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/26

Annoying issue when suddenly the cursor on your OpenSUSE terminal session is gone, but the fix is simple run <a href="http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl1_reset.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">reset</a>:

it’s possible that your TTY has been mangled by some other program you’ve run. Try running reset and then clear (or ctrl-L) to initialize your terminal.

–jeroen

via: terminal emulator – What is making my cursor ‘randomly’ disappear when using gnome-teminal? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange.

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