Sunday, June 28, 2009

Convert FLV 2 DVD

Some really cool software, to convert FLV to DVD -> DeVeDe

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Some Cool XPATH Examples

I will add as I find more, but this is a start:

Novell UserApp Remove JMX Console

Love this one, with a default UA install you can shutdown the UA from the JMX console, nice :-)

Do this to remove/secure the console:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Problem running DSBK

We had this problem:

Unable to load backupcr module!
DSBK error! 1

Solution can be found here
From TID 3950804

Basically do this:

ln -s /etc/opt/novell/nici.cfg /etc/nici.cfg

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cisco VPN client for Ubuntu

Download from here:
Extract: tar xvzf
Patch from here:
Patch: patch < ../vpnclient-linux-2.6.24-final.diff
Copy pcf file to here: /etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient/Profiles/
Run like this: vpnclient connect ProfileName user soan pwd $ecure

How to install Novell Designer on Ubuntu

We had a problem on Ubuntu 64bit where the rpm install would not work, fixed by adding a --force like this:

rpm -ivh --nodeps --force nici****.rpm

Looks like Novell removed the site:

And put it in the readme:

Installing Designer on Debian-Based Linux Distributions
Although we cannot officially support all Linux distributions, many customers have reported success running Designer on Debian-based distributions, such as Ubuntu. To do this, perform the following steps:

1) Download and extract (to a folder of your choice) Designer from the coolsolutions web site.
2) Use Ubuntu's synaptic package manager to install the alien, rpm, and gettext packages (or from the command line, type sudo apt-get -f install alien rpm gettext).
3) Change directories to the designerInstallDir directory.
4) Use rpm to install the nici rpm (from the command line, type sudo rpm -ivh --nodeps components/nici/nici.i386.rpm) *this adds an entry to the rpm database that the installer checks for when you type rpm -qa at the command line.
5) The gettext rpm is also required for the standard Designer installer. Download any installable gettext.rpm version and install it, such as rpm -ivh --nodeps gettext[version].rpm. This adds the gettext entry to the rpm database.
6) Run the standard Designer ./install script as a normal desktop user.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Problem Starting IDM

We had the following problem:

"VR Driver Interface Module not loaded"

This was seen in the ndstrace.

We re-installed IDM and restarted the server and this resolved the problem.

The following TIDs did not work:

Versions of Software:
IDM 3.5
eDirectory 8.8.1
SecurityServices 2.0.4

Monday, June 8, 2009

Problem Starting Yast o SLES

We managed to resolve the problem we had starting Yast on SLES 10 with this:

Friday, June 5, 2009

Problem Starting eDirectory

Problem: Inconsistency detected by

Extract from /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/log/ndsd.log

Jun 05 10:53:17 NMAS Server Version: Build:20070219 started
Jun 05 10:53:17 SPM DClient Version: Build:20070219 started
Inconsistency detected by dl-open.c: 610: _dl_open: Assertion `_dl_debug_
initialize (0, args.nsid)->r_state == RT_CONSISTENT' failed!

Environment -> SLES 10, eDirectory 8.8.1

Solution: Remove all lck files from DIB directory

cd /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/data/dib/
rm *.lck

Problem can also be resolved by upgrade to SLES 10 SP1 or 2