Author: langerak

Fixing the 3-beep issue on a Dell Inspiron 15z

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Recently a Dell Inspiron 15z 5523 was handed over to our IT department for disposal. The issue with the laptop
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In x86

Updating the firmware on a 3Ware 9650SE controller via CLI

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Earlier this year I acquired an old SuperMicro storage server which sports a 3Ware 9650SE-16ML RAID-controller. I sometimes see that
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Reinstalling a Juniper SRX100 with corrupt flash via CLI

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At work we have several old SRX100H’s lying around which are not able to boot anymore. I took one home
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Updating the firmware on a Juniper SSG5 via CLI

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Recently I got an old Juniper SSG5 router which was taken out of service. The unit itself dates back from
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Testing your internet connection speed from the commandline

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Sometimes you may want to check the internet connection of the provider you are connected to. Although there are various
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Install Observium on ArchLinux

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Recently I’ve obtained an old 8-port switch from the office (a WWP LightningEdge 310). That switch has a management port
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In Server

Fix ProFTPd [unable to lstat AuthUserFile] error on DirectAdmin

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Recently I’ve updated the ProFTPd software on one of the servers at work and ran into the following issue after
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Updating the firmware on a Brocade 300 FC switch

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With the office cleanup a couple of weeks ago an old Brocade 300 FC-switch (24 port 8Gbit fibrechannel)was found and
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Fix the PHP Fatal: [ionCube Loader] issue on DirectAdmin

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When updating / recompiling PHP with Custombuild on a DirectAdmin server I sometimes see that Apache seems to start, but
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Updating IPMI firmware on a SuperMicro server

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Last week we moved to a new office building and a old SuperMicro server popped up. In particular a SuperMicro
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