I am looking into setting up bandwidth limiting using cbq on Suse 9.1.
I have a few questions though before I spend hours reading the man pages as
they are quite heavy going.
1). Are there any quirks or issues using the 2.6 kernels ?
2). Will this work on a firewall that is using NAT ? Because all the
traffic going out originates from the same IP.
3). Is it possible to use traffic shaping to split a connection (ADSL) four
ways, so each user is guaranteed a quarter of the bandwidth, and also, to
allow the other users to share unused bandwidth while a user is offline ??
4). Can anyone point me at some documentation on this - howto's or examples
? The examples I have seen are all fairly complex.
Thanks for any help people can offer.
I'm looking for a utility to be used for a disk-to-disk backup that recurses
through a directory and does the following for each file and subdirectory:
1. If the backup file exists but the original doesn't, the backup is deleted.
2. If the backup file exists and is as new as the original, no copying is
3. If the backup file does not exist, the original is copied to the backup.
I could certainly write a shell script using "find" for doing this, but I
wonder if there's some handy-dandy utility around that already does it for
I've recently upgraded from SuSE 8.1 Pro to SuSE 9.1 Pro via a fresh
install and am having big problems. I'm running a Dell PowerEdge 2550
with an integrated Adaptec Ultra3 AIC-7899, IBM Ulstrastar Ultra320 73
GB drive, and kernel is latest via YaST of 126.96.36.199-104-default. This is
the same setup I've used for a long, long time with no problems under
At what seems to be completely random times I get tons of I/O errors
and the machine completely ceases to function. I have syslog turned all
the way up but nothing gets logged to syslog. Ocassionally I get to
tty10 quickly enough to see:
aic7xxx_abort returns 0x2000
SCSI error : <0 0 0 0> return code = 0x6000000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector "varies but most recently 81773499".
I've tried mutiple known good drives but the same problem occurs so
unless I've had mass hard drive failures across multiple systems all at
once, I'm fairly certain it's not a hard drive problem. I'm using the
aic7xxx module. I noticed that there's also an aic7xxx_old module
available via modprobe -l | grep -i aic7. If I used YaST to look at
possible modules, it shows aic79xx and aic7xxx as suggestions. Any
ideas? Should I try one of these other two modules? The latest
2.6.x-cvs kernel from SuSE's ftp site? Compile my own from kernel.org?
Go back to 2.4 based system?....
Also, any good way to get some logging on this? I have cron sending
the output of dmesg and a few other things to a file every ten minutes
to try and catch something but it hasn't worked so far with gibberish
being appended to and corrupting the file.
I have been running SUSE 9.1 very successfully on my work laptop (Dell
C640) for several months. This is quite the feat as my company is
The problem is that an interface for the internal WIFI adapter is not
reliably created at boot time.
The internal WIFI card (TrueMobile 1150 Series PC Card) is always
detected and the kernel loads orinoco_cs on every boot. The problem is
that an interface (should be eth1 as eth0 is the internal fast ethernet
adapter) is not created unless the laptop is in close proximity to the
access point and the WIFI configuration is correct for that AP.
For example, when configured for my home network, the laptop will not
create eth1 if booted in the living room (fairly weak signal) but will
create eth1 when started in the office (strong signal). Sometimes it
takes several reboots for the interface to be created. Nothing changes
from one reboot to the next, the interface is just magically created.
As the internal WIFI adapter is on the PCMCIA bus, I have tried "cardctl
ident" when the interface is missing and the card is correctly
identified. Running "cardctl reset" or "eject"/"insert" has no effect.
Changing the Network Device configuration in Yast correctly saves the
modified config, but does not restart the interface (maybe because there
is no interface?)
Can anyone help me with this?
I'm trying to get SuSE 9.2 Pro installed on a machine with two NIC's.
It was previously running 9.1 and whichever NIC I configured first got
eth0. That doesn't work with 9.2. I'm not sure how it's choosing which
one gets eth0 but it seems to always picke the one that should be eth1.
I tried disabling the NIC I want to be eth1 in the BIOS and then
re-installing. After the install, the one I wanted to have eth0 did
have it. Then I re-enabled the other NIC and when the box came up it
had swapped eth0 and eth1 again.
Seems modprobe.conf has replaced modules.conf and says to make changes
in modprobe.conf.local. I tried adding "alias eth0 e100" (the NIC that
should be eth0 is an Intel using e100 and the one that should be eth1 is
a BroadCom using something else) as the only line in modprobe.conf.local
but that did not work. The first couple of lines in modprobe.conf are
"install eth0 /bin/true" and "install eth1 /bin/true". I've read the
modprobe.conf man page but still have not idea what those lines are
doing and there are no "alias eth0 ..." or "alias eth1 ..." lines anywhere.
What does "install eth0 /bin/true" do and how can I specify which NIC
gets eth0 and which gets eth1?
Some time ago, I installed Ndiswrapper 0.12 on my SuSE 2.6.5-7.111.5-default
in order to get my new SMC 2835W wireless LAN card working.
(Ndiswrapper is needed because this version of the 2835W uses a Frisbee chip,
for which there are no Linux drivers yet)
That worked fine .... for a few minutes and then my system "froze".
I could not think of a particular reason for that to happen, but I suspected
that maybe something was wrong in my kernel.
So, I decided to install the latest 2.6.9 kernel from kernel.org.
That went well and I could work with the card via ndiswrapper ....... for a
while, after which also the 2.6.9 system "froze".
I am totally lost where to look for causes / clues.
I don't see anything peculiar in my /var/log/messages, but maybe I'm
overlooking something ?
Any ideas ?
"Home of the Network Acronyms"
Finally I got Kylix 3 installed on SuSE 9 but found trouble
right away. Even a new blank project fails to compile. I get a
bunch of errors with a file called time.h. After a little searching
in this group and elsewhere on the net, I found several references
to http://unvclx.sourceforge.net so I got 3.5.1 and installed
but still I have the same problem. I have seem some posts here
from those who say they have been using Kylix but I would certainly
like to know how they got it to work.
Yes, I know at least one post said there wasn't much future for Kylix
and after my experience so far, I am inclined to agree. I would love
to use something like Qt but I don't know of any gui builders for the
windows side. I have heard of tools for Linux but since I am wanting
to write for both platforms, it would be nice is there was a tool for
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I am happy! I installed win me on a spare hd next to suse 9.2 and
thought I would have to reinstall suse. Instead I did a repair and was
able to reinstall grub and boot into either. This is great as previously
any win os had to be installed first. This means when (inevitabley) I
need to reinstall me I will not need to reinstall suse. I thought there
might be someone out there who was unaware of this cahnge and would
apreciate knowing this. suse even guides you through it! CHEERS for