Category Archives: Operating Systems

Linux : sar command return “Cannot open /var/log/sysstat/sa27: No such file or directory”

Attempting to use the SAR (sadc) command to lookup the historical system resources consumption metrics and got the following message? Cannot open /var/log/sysstat/sa27: No such file or directory Please check if data collecting is enabled Most likely data collecting is disabled (it is the default on several systems). You need to enable data collecting and… Read More »

Linux : Issue with mail aliases “database /etc/aliases.db is older than source file /etc/aliases”

If you are experiencing issues with your local mail aliases, make sure there is no syntax error in /etc/aliases file and have a look at the mail log file :

You most likely will encounter a message like this one :

In that case, simply run the command to rebuild the aliases database… Read More »

Windows : How to configure VLans on Intel network adapter with PowerShell

If you have an Intel card and the necessary “Advanced Network Services (ANS)”, that is bundled with the Intel driver, you have the capability to manage VLans for your network interface with PowerShell. 1. Use the “ipconfig” command to find out the name of your adapter. Example :

In that case, our adapter name… Read More »

Linux : How to run Google Chrome as root

By design, Google Chrome cannot be started as root on Linux systems for security reason, which totally make sense. However, there might be some exceptions where it is required. Here is how to make it work. If you need to run it once or really occasionally, you may start it with the following command using… Read More »