When attempting to start the Adaptec Storage Manager you might receive an error complaining about the Xlib connection being refused by the server. If you are attempting to launch the Adaptec Storage Manager as root this is likely related to X11 security and the fact that you cannot connect to X as root. Below is the error output followed by the solution to resolve.
While getting a Mimo 7″ touchscreen USB monitor working earlier I needed to install some packages however when attempting to do so I received an error. Initially I thought that I had broken something on a system I had just installed BackTrack Linux on however that was not the case. Below I describe the error received in more detail as well as how to resolve the issue.
I have been really satisfied with the Dell Studio XPS 13 running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit that I purchased at the beginning of the year however recently the C: drive displays dirty on boot thus triggering a chkdsk. The problem is that sometimes the boot screen would simply hang at 1 second left before the chkdsk would run. This would happen regardless of if I hit a key to skip the chkdsk or if I let the chkdsk run. Below I describe some of the things I have done to get around this problem.
If you have been keeping up with the development on our tools server you will know that we just did a big rebuild and I was looking for a way to monitor the GPU temperatures. Yesterday I wrote a article about how to get these temperatures on a linux server which does not have a X-server installed. Alex is currently writing some custom Cacti plugins to monitor temps but in the meantime I decided to figure out another way. I have never needed to use Gnuplot for anything and I figured this was as good a time as any to learn.