Admins eHow SysAdmin Tips & Tricks

July 31, 2010

Manual WideScreen resolution for WarCraft 3

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , , , — admin @ 11:34 am

WarCraft 3 doesn’t support many new wide screen resolutions , you can use the following program to manually set WarCraft 3 resolution.
Download : WarCraft 3 Manual Resolution

July 29, 2010

GET: command not found

Filed under: Debian — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:41 pm

if you get the following error on debian :

-bash: GET: command not found

install the following package :

apt-get install libwww-perl

July 28, 2010

Hamachi Alternatives quick list

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , , — admin @ 9:36 pm

Here is a quick list of Hamachi ( zero-configuration virtual private network (VPN) ) alternatives :
tinc :
gbridge :
socialvpn :
remobo :
wippien :
n2n :
tunngle :
comodo easy vpn :

July 20, 2010

Configure auto time sync on windows 2008 r2

Filed under: Windows — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 2:48 pm

Run the following commands as admin in command prompt :

W32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:""
W32tm /config /reliable:yes
W32tm /config /update
W32tm /resync
Net stop w32time
Net start w32time

July 16, 2010

Find the fastest apt mirrors (repos) for debian lenny

Filed under: Debian — Tags: , , , , , , , — admin @ 3:21 pm
apt-get install netselect-apt
netselect-apt -n -s lenny

How to install Byte UnixBench on debian lenny

Filed under: Debian,General — Tags: , , , , , , — admin @ 2:28 pm

From UnixBench website :

UnixBench is the original BYTE UNIX benchmark suite, updated and revised by many people over the years.

The purpose of UnixBench is to provide a basic indicator of the performance of a Unix-like system; hence, multiple tests are used to test various aspects of the system’s performance. These test results are then compared to the scores from a baseline system to produce an index value, which is generally easier to handle than the raw scores. The entire set of index values is then combined to make an overall index for the system.

Some very simple graphics tests are included to measure the 2D and 3D graphics performance of the system.

Multi-CPU systems are handled. If your system has multiple CPUs, the default behaviour is to run the selected tests twice — once with one copy of each test program running at a time, and once with N copies, where N is the number of CPUs. This is designed to allow you to assess:

  • the performance of your system when running a single task
  • the performance of your system when running multiple tasks
  • the gain from your system’s implementation of parallel processing

Do be aware that this is a system benchmark, not a CPU, RAM or disk benchmark. The results will depend not only on your hardware, but on your operating system, libraries, and even compiler.

First install required libraries for compilation :

apt-get install libx11-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libxext-dev perl  perl-modules make

Then get the unixbench and run it :

tar zxvf unixbench-5.1.2.tar.gz
cd unixbench-5.1.2

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