Debian Linux Linux audio mpd Music Player Daemon

mpd with the alsa equalizer plugin

UPDATED March 2023 (see below) 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 […]

Linux VMWare Windows

HP Smart array CLI commands

HP Smart array CLI commands (these should apply to any system with the CLI installed) Show configuration /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show config Controller status /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show status Show detailed controller information for all controllers /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show detail Show detailed controller information for controller in slot 0 /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl slot=0 show detail […]

CentOS Debian ESXi Linux VMWare

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 #!/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 […]

iptables Linux

Blocking bogons with iptables

ipsets is a fairly recent addition to the netfilter family. It is possible to define networks / addresses and then use them in iptables. ipset –create bogons nethash ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons […]

Linux MySQL

MySQL initial run

This serves to remind me how to initialise a new MySQL installation, if it doesn’t happen automatically. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SET A PASSWORD FOR THE MySQL root USER ! To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands: /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password ‘new-password’ /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h password ‘new-password’ Alternatively you can run: […]