final SS2 review, what worked? What did not? part 2


*I found that uninstalling the software in ubuntu, could case some problems…*

– when uninstalling, even when using purge, some configuration files was kept, with some information about the former domain.

The deployment manager could use some work, it would be smart if all functionality of the centrify software was available from the manager. Even if this would make it a bit more technical to use.

When installed; The software worked perfect, and i had no problems logging in on OSX machines/Ubuntu/Arch and Redhat.

Installing into a working enviroment is easy, and pretty painless. The only thing that takes time, is leaning how to use all of the installed options that the software gives.

I have installed Centrify in my place of work, in an enviroment of; Eight Mac’s, and two Ubuntu servers.

In the last 20 days, the software has not crashed, and is working as expected.

So all in all, i can highly recommend Centrify AD Suite. Even if it has some quirks.



final SS2 review, what worked? What did not?

So after finishing my project on using Centrify AD software in an Multi-OS environment, there where a couple of things that i found smart using the Centrify solution, and some drawbacks…

To fully use the software, all UNIX based machines needs to have ssh enabled. The control software cannot be pushed out from the AD machine, if ssh is disabled.

If there is a local user on the machine, identically named as one in the AD. You can only login as the local user.

The white papers published by Centrify can be a bit lacking in information regarding best practice for installing on the main AD.

The program suits are very varied, and it can take some time finding the correct program to install.

Their free express software works very good, but is lacking in what functionality is enabled.

I found that uninstalling the software in ubuntu, could case some problems.

SS2 School blog entry

After having brainstormed a little, i decided that my project with multiple OS systems should be set up in the cloud ( ) Because with the new OSX 10.8, virtualization is much easier, and it does not crash all the time.  

Plex Media Server (beta) for Readynas / PS3

Some time ago i helped a friend install Serviio on his Readynas Ultra 2, but it was not running quite as well, as i had hoped…

So i was quite happy when i read this post from the Plex team.

It was now possible for the Plex Media Server to transcode .mkv directly to a PS3.

The installation was a bit tricky, so i thought that a small guide for the internet would be welcome.

  1. Download the Readynas .bin file from here, direct link here
  2. Upload the .bin to your Readynas via the web interface.
  3. Edit the user profile by copying this template

Continue reading

Slow usb transfer in Ubuntu / Linux mint

Transfer speeds ranging between 2.0 – 4.0 mb/sec on usb 2.0 *sigh*

How to fix this you ask?

After some google searching i found this bug report, low and behold the fix to my problem was to modify the following file:


  • /etc/initramfs-tools/modules



insert these two commands in the bottom of the file:


  • ohci_hcd
  • ehci_hcd



Voila, tranfer speed ranging between 20.0 – 30.0 mb/sec! Life is good, sehr good.

External hdd error

One of my friends Windows 7 played havoc with my external hdd:

  • Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0)

Only way to fix it is to plug the hdd in a Windows pc and run in cmd:

  • chkdsk /f

The /f is very important!

Nvidia tearing in Ubuntu 11.04 & Linux Mint 11

I hate tearing, i really hate tearing… and Compiz…

The only way to eliminate tearing on my Dell XPS with a 8400m graphics chip is to run the following as a Startup Application:

  • bash -c 'compiz --replace'

To test if the compiz –replace command works, press ALT-F2 and write: compiz --replace

Vista fonts for Ubuntu

You all know the feeling…

Why do i have do hand-in an assignment in Calibri?

Comic sans is the killer font, and forcing me to use Calibri kills a bit of my soul everytime…

So finding this guide/script made my day!

Do the following:

  1. (In a terminal) sudo apt-get install cabextract
  2. Then write this in a file,name it, put it in your home folder.
  3. (in a terminal) chmod a+x ~/
  4. Then run the file ~/

Thanks to Carthik & Aristotle Pagaltzis for the post & script.