Linux : How to add rc.local in Debian 9

On Debian 9, the traditional “rc.local” has been deprecated. For traditional Linux users and administrators, there is a way to get it back using SystemD. See the procedure below : 1. Edit the non-existing file “rc-local.service” :

1.1. Add the following content to “/etc/systemd/system/rc-local.service” :

2. Edit the “rc.local” file :

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Windows : Google Chrome freeze shortly after opening

I have encountered the following issue/symptoms with Google Chrome (version 56.0.2924.87) on Windows 10 : – Google Chrome crash shortly after opening, the application become unresponsive even while going to settings – Single tab opened with the default Google page – No 3rd party extension, only Google defaults After digging around, I found that the… Read More »

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Linux : R1Soft failed backup of LVM configuration

Having the following error while executing a R1Soft backup on a Linux server? Failed backup of LVM configuration Failed to execute command ‘lvm.static pvs -o pv_fmt,pv_uuid,dev_size,pv_name,pv_mda_free,pv_mda_size,pv_all,seg_all,pvseg_all,vg_all,lv_all –nameprefixes –noheadings –units b –nosuffix –unquoted’ This seem to be related to the latest version. Apparently Idera are aware of the issue and working on a permanent fix. In… Read More »

ScreenOS : ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH accessing WebUI

You probably encountered the following error if you are a fan of using the Juniper SSG/ScreenOS WebUI using a “modern” browser : ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH Well, since the latest clustered SSL exploits, the vast majority of browsers decided to disable some protocols and ciphers for everyone’s safety. To work around this issue, you may use the following… Read More »

Windows : Convert Server 2016 Standard to Datacenter

Windows evolved a lot in the last years, what was once a headache for system administrators is now behind us since a few years. Microsoft now allow to convert a installed Windows Server 2016 Standard to Datacenter without having to re-install. To achieve this, you will need to have in hand your Windows Server 2016… Read More »

Windows : BSOD 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF880018C9836, 0xFFFFF880009A9008, 0xFFFFF880009A8860)

I had the luck of experiencing the following blue screen on a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller server at boot lately : *** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF880018C9836, 0xFFFFF880009A9008, 0xFFFFF880009A8860) Related facts with this server : – Haven’t been rebooted since two years – Windows Updates haven’t been run for two years – Running minimalistic… Read More »

Linux : Apache Invalid command ‘ProxyPreserveHost’

Having the following error output trying to start, restart or do a configtest on Apache server? Invalid command ‘ProxyPreserveHost’, perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration This is likely caused because mod_proxy module is not present or disabled. To enable it, look out for the following in the main… Read More »

Windows : How to disable ads in uTorrent client

uTorrent is a great BitTorrent client which have a free offer version. Like any free products, ads are involved at some point. Fortunately the developers left a function for users to turn them off. It is well hidden in the advanced features. Make sure before going forward with this procedure to not touch any other… Read More »

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