08 April, 2021

Centos 8 : install LSI MegaRAID SAS 2008

Okay so while playing with older hardware I faced an issue on Centos 8 where my RAID controller was not being recognized; I found this method to be working; from ElRepo yum install https://www.elrepo.org/elrepo-release-8.el8.elrepo.noarch.rpm then install yum install kmod-megaraid_sas I got this “warning” during installation : Failed to add dependency on unit, unit systemd-ask-password-plymouth.service does […]

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28 February, 2021

Putty doesn’t recognize numeric keypad

I love Putty¬†, its my go-to ssh client emulator on Windows, recently I got this problem that it would not accept my keyboard’s numeric keypad.¬† I have a pretty cheap remote keyboard, but it works nicely so why is Putty pestering me ? Turns out Putty has a special Application Keypad mode, in which the […]

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02 February, 2021

Centos 8 : setup auto updates

A quick howto install automatic updates on Centos 8 using the new dnf command; Install : dnf install dnf-automatic -y Config : nano /etc/dnf/automatic.conf from apply_updates = no to apply_updates = yes Add to systemd : systemctl enable –now dnf-automatic.timer Check / verify : $ cat /etc/systemd/system/timers.target.wants/dnf-automatic.timer $ systemctl list-timers dnf-* | grep automatic

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07 September, 2020

Centos 8 (Proxmox) + Active Directory authorization

So, after my rage post a few weeks back, I finally managed to let Centos 8 talk to AD server for authentication and authorization. (there is a difference); I have in the past “always” relied on legacy systems I did not fully understand; I set up samba shares using a windows domain before, but found […]

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