Nagios check_disk Foo on Ubuntu 15.10

Another day another foo, this time done to the check_disk plugin for Nagios on Ubuntu. After updating to 15.10 my disk space check all of a sudden failed with this one here: DISK CRITICAL – /sys/kernel/debug/tracing is not accessible: Permission denied It seemed a little odd, especially when I could access that file normally before. […]

Automatic Ubuntu Kernel Clean Up Foo (Update)

Cleaning up old kernel images on a Ubuntu machine is a quite annoying task. If you forget it and you have a separate /boot partition, then you will sooner or later run out of disk space. And then of course all your updates will fail. Doing the clean up manually is, as mentioned, more than […]

Too Many Open Files Foo With Chrome On Ubuntu 13.10

The last Chrome update and one of the last Thunderbird updates caused some strange crashes of either on of them on my Ubuntu 13.10. All is fine, it runs great and all of a sudden *boom*, browser window gone, or email client gone. Luckily .xsession-errors exists and there I could find some entries like this: […]

PS3 Media Server And Ubuntu Foo… Again

It feels like Groundhog Day all over again. After finding a relatively painless way of installing the PS3 Media Server on Ubuntu (PS3 Media Server And Ubuntu Foo), I found an easy way with a PPA (PS3 Media Server made easy) and I thought all will be good when I do the re-install of my […]

Wicd On Ubuntu Fails To Start Foo

Running Ubuntu, like most mainstream Linux distribution, means nowadays automatically that your computer gets exposed to the NetworkManager and its sideeffects. Maybe this tool might work for some desktop users, but it definitely never worked for me. It is cumbersome to configure, doesn’t like if an interface is managed manually or you want to change […]

Google Chrome With APT On Ubuntu Foo

Installing Google Chrome on a Debian based distribution is actually pretty nice and easy… if you know how. So lets get started. In the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ create a file called google-chrome.list. Make sure that he extension is .list. The content of the file should be this: deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main After running apt-get update you […]

Getting Rid Of The Top Menu In Ubuntu

A fresh installation on one of my machines and I decided to give Ubuntu’s Unity another try. And the first that jumped out at me was the more than annoying global menu bar on top of the screen. Apple might be everybody’s darling when it comes to UI design but they do not understand how […]