8 articles Debian

mpd with the alsa equalizer plugin

Getting MPD to work with the ALSA Equaliser plugin I found a few sites with ‘howtos’ for this, although none of them worked for me. First thing to do is ensure your MPD installation is working properly, and playing music through your chosen device. If you have any problems getting MPD to work, then go…

Graphing disk temperatures with the Eluna Graph System

I have been using the Eluna Graph System for several years, as I like it’s simplicity. As per this post, I graph my ESXi disk temperatures so that I can keep an eye on them. Content of create.sh: #!/bin/bash rrdtool create esxi_disks.rrd \ –start `date +%s` \ –step 300 \ DS:disk1:GAUGE:600:0:U \ DS:disk2:GAUGE:600:0:U \ DS:disk3:GAUGE:600:0:U…

Fix font path for gnuplot

In the console enter: In my gnuplot (bash) scripts I have: export GDFONTPATH=”/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/” export GNUPLOT_FONTPATH=”/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/” Other methods: export GDFONTPATH=”/your/font/directory/fonts/” before you start gnuplot. The fonts should be in the folder “/fonts”. To make this persistent across reboots, and to set the paths for fonts in postscript terminal, add lines similar to the ones below to…

mount: cannot mount block device

I was trying to mount a CIFS / SAMBA share on Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy). I wasn’t being prompted for a password, I would simply get: mount -t cifs -o user=admin //10.1.1.10/BLAH remote/ mount: block device //10.1.1.10/BLAH is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: cannot mount block device //10.1.1.10/BLAH read-only I needed to install “cifs-utils” apt-get install…