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Compiling / installing pycurl on Solaris

I had to add pycurl to our Solaris 10 image. I hear (in the ether?) that packaging is a bit weird in Python, (pip / easy_install , whatever). Running easy_install pycurl returned Searching for pycurl Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/pycurl/ Best match: pycurl … Continue reading

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100% CPU on Netapp / N Series

One reason you might see 100% CPU on your Netapp or N Series filer is that a bunch of large files were just deleted. Continue reading

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Getting the IBM Bootable Media Creator (BoMC) to run on Ubuntu 10.04

How to get the IBM Bootable Media Creator (BoMC) to run on Ubuntu Continue reading

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D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly set up; failed to read machine uuid: Failed to open “/var/lib/dbus/machine-id”

How to solve the problem of not having a machine-id file on Linux Continue reading

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What sort of disk is VMware ESXi running on?

How to tell which disk VMware ESXi is booting from. Continue reading

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Replacing an NetApp NVRAM IV battery

How to replace your old NetApp Filer NVRAM IV battery. Continue reading

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How to get rid of SECJ0055E error message in WebSphere Portal

SECJ0055E is a WebSphere error message you might see in your SystemOut.log if you have changed your WAS Admin Password. Here is how to get rid of the message. Continue reading

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How to add additional packages to a CentOS repo

How to add packages to a CentOS repo. Continue reading

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Workaround for Solaris 10 slow boot on VMware ESX 4.0

When installing Solaris 10 as a VMware guest, the boot sequence is very slow. Here’s how to fix it. Continue reading

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Why doesn’t the WCM authoring portlet come up after installing Portal?

Possible reasons why the WCM authoring portlet doesn’t display on a new install of Portal. Continue reading

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