Monthly Archives: July 2012

3ware Error: The firmware is incompatible with BIOS

Solved! I saw this new (for me) problem today Waiting for 3ware Controller to Initialize… There is no response from the firmware Please hit a key to continue. The firmware is incompatible with BIOS. The machine is a 2.2 TB … Continue reading

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Slave_IO_Running = No

We run MySQL replication through stunnel. After rebooting the slaves, sometimes replication won’t start and with SHOW SLAVE STATUS we see Slave_IO_Running = No. To fix this, I found that I can simply stop and start stunnel and then replication … Continue reading

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How to test and disable TRACE requests in Apache

Some PCI compliance tests may fail due to “TRACE” being allowed on the web server. To test whether your web server allows TRACE, do this: telnet 127.0.0.1 80 TRACE / HTTP/1.0 Host: www.whatever.com [CR] ( blank line with carriage return … Continue reading

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While upgrading OpenSSL configure: error: … Error, SSL/TLS libraries were missing or unusable

I wanted to upgrade to the latest OpenSSL (1.0.1c) but after doing so, httpd would not install correctly and bombed with the error “configure: error: … Error, SSL/TLS libraries were missing or unusable” I was able to correct this by … Continue reading

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VMWare: could not open the client device (CD-ROM)

I’m trying to connect my virtual to my local computer’s CD ROM but I keep seeing the error: Could not open the client device “D:” It is being used by another virtual machine or some other program Even though I … Continue reading

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Install git on CentOS

I wanted to put git on one of my CentOS 5.5 servers. Following the links to download the source led to a web page advising to install with yum. But when I tried, # yum install git Loaded plugins: fastestmirror … Continue reading

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VMware: Server version unavailable at ‘https://MYHOST:443/sdk/vimService.wsdl’ at /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0/VMware/VICommon.pm line 545

I’m trying to set up SNMP communities on my VM Hosts, so I downloaded and installed the vma (vSphere Management Assistant), and from there I added the hosts as targets. When I try to set up the community with “vicfg-snmp … Continue reading

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vma password too simple

Trying to install VMA (vSphere Management Assistant) to do some cool vmware command line stuff, but after the install it’s giving me a nightmare trying to set the password. No matter what I try it tells me I have a … Continue reading

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Solved SquirrelMail ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server. Query: CAPABILITY

We removed a user’s account and then decided we still wanted access to the mailbox. After re-adding the account, SquirrelMail was saying nothing but: ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server. Query: CAPABILITY To fix this, I looked at the UID … Continue reading

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