Category Archives: Linux

CORRECTLY Auto Mount Seagate EXFAT External USB Drive on Ubuntu – Permanent Mounting

CORRECTLY Auto Mount Seagate EXFAT External USB Drive on Ubuntu - Permanent Mounting

I am confident there is a solution out there to this problem that I encountered with permanently and auto-mounting an EXFAT formatted Seagate External Hard Drive on Ubuntu but in the last 2 years Google’s search engine has become so utterly useless at finding good solid information. So here’s a simple and working guide to […]

Stop DNS Injection Attacks Apache Server mod-spamhaus

If you run an Apache web server you are probably always looking for ways to make your server more secure and less vulnerable to rogues, spammers or harvesters that are trying to hack your web server or harvest information. READ MY UPDATE BELOW Spam from web forms is a fast-track method of getting your domain […]

Logwatch Missing CPU MemInfo CPAN Ubuntu 14.04

Logwatch Missing CPU MemInfo CPAN Ubuntu 14.04

For Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) users who have installed logwatch (a very good idea) to monitor your log files, you may have noticed a nasty error message at the top of the emailed report that says. No Sys::CPU module installed. To install, execute the command: perl -MCPAN -e ‘install Sys::CPU’ No Sys::MemInfo module installed. To install, […]

REDIS Cache WordPress DONT USE IT Apache Bottleneck Response Time

Why NOT to use REDIS Cache | Apache Bottleneck Response Time

This could turn out to be a lengthy article but I will try and keep it straight forward and simple. After setting up a brand new Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) web server (running apache 2.4) after having run all my sites on an existing one for over 6 years I spent a lot of time researching […]

OVH Proxmox No Valid Subscription

Did you get yourself a dedicated server from OVH and decide to use Proxmox as a virtualization environment only get a nasty message pop up on your screen each time you log into your Proxmox VE saying “No valid subscription You do not have a valid subscription for this server. Please visit www.proxmox.com to get […]

Fix Ubuntu BUG: soft lockup CPU stuck (VMWare Server)

If you have ever logged into your Ubuntu (virtual) server running under VMWare Server and have seen messages like the screen grabs below, I am sure you are not too happy, especially seeing that your server is still running but basically so unresponsive that you cannot even log into try reboot it or analyze what […]

APACHE2 NameVirtualHost has no effect and will be removed

Some Linux users will see a warning message “APACHE2 NameVirtualHost has no effect and will be removed” every time they boot their server that says NameVirtualHost has no effect and will be removed in the next release /etc/apache2/ports.conf:8 To fix this error, simply edit /etc/apache2/ports.conf and comment out the NameVirtualHost directive as below by placing […]

[FIX] ZA Ubuntu apt-get gives 403 Forbidden IP Errors (197.155.77.2)

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As a South African Linux user you may suddenly one day (like today) notice that running apt-get update or apt-get install or apt-get upgrade on a Linux server suddenly starts giving you 403 Forbidden IP errors on an IP address: 197.155.77.2. It seems to relate to some IP address that has been blacklisted somewhere and […]