Author Archives: pb22

TexLive 2015 now available on the filer

The latest version of TeXLive is now available on the filer in /usr/groups/texlive. Using the standard TeXLive naming convention, it is in the directory 2015. The symb links oldest, current and latest point to 2012, 2013 and 2015 respectively.

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Disruption to Xen clients

Some Xen domUs failed. Continue reading

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DHCP servers upgraded

DHCP servers replaced Continue reading

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Another power glitch 2015-03-03 03:06:24

This time it killed a switch ad (at least) two discs.

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West Cambridge power problem 2015/02/23

Power problems 9PM on Mon 23 Feb Continue reading

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slogin server upgrade

slogin will move to Ubuntu 14.04 Continue reading

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WGB power cut 2014/11/09 17:43

There was a power cut in the WGB just before 17:43 for about ten seconds. See UIS report for their timeline.

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internal ‘sysdata’ web service fist to move to NFS sec=sys

sysadat has moved to Ubuntu apache 2.4 NFS sec=sys Continue reading

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Removal of avahi-daemon from Ubuntu 14.04 systems

It appears that the avahi-daemon causes the gtk+ library on Ubuntu 14.04 systems used by many GUIs  (e.g. firefox and chrome) to hammer the print spooler by opening hundreds of simultaneous connections, causing the GUI to crash. To avoid this, … Continue reading

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Internal Lab facilities may not be available

Certain commands used to do “privileged” things within the Lab may not be working for a while. If some feature you particularly need does not work, please email details to sys-admin

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