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  • Tony Ellis

    OK - looked up that ASRock board - nice - but a bit pricey for a retired guy like me...

    My roots are also in hardware - the 1970s installing and maintaining IBM System 360/370 mainframes. Loved the model 145 - with all the switches and lights on the console you could single step the CPU and read and see the changes to the contents of memory, registers, ALU etc - very instructive,,, 146 Console Could also write programs on punch cards and load them from the card reader and watch your program run a single instruction at a time... Programming using punch cards,,,

  • Tony Ellis

    Drew, would have thought the output of "lsmod" would have provided a clue...

    Using it on the systems here shows a mixture of nouveau, i915 and radeon

    Incidently, what board are you now using for the server - if you don't mind me asking...

  • Tony Ellis

    Simply mentioned the Intel case to prompt you to see if MSI had similar requirements for your "222" board (CSM-C222-89?)... Just did a search and all the links to the detailed information about this board on the MSI site. None worked (404) - old discontinued board? Worth contacting MSI support? Maybe you already have...

    ASpeed have a 'ASPEED Graphics Linux/FreeBSD/Solaris Package' available - maybe worth investigating if ClearOS is using the ASpeed SoC in the ClearOS distribution... What graphics driver is ClearOS loading? This may provide the clue as to which Graphics ClearOS is using.


    when the integrated VGA on the CPU is used

    Technically with the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series processors the VGA graphics is provided by the Intel "222" PCH which is part of the two-chip package. Follow several CentOS forums - and never seen this type of graphics problem mentioned within those forums...Good Luck...

  • Tony Ellis

    IMPI is very useful - see, for example, Here for software and a desciption... It has been around since about 2001 - ipmitool.x86_64 version 1.8.18-7.el7 is available from clearos-centos as is OpenIPMI-modalias-2.0.23-2.el7.x86_64.

    Might be worthwhile doing a quick simple install of the current CentOS Version 7 - if that works OK, then it is something about ClearOS that is tripping you up... but read below first.

    ASpeed is not just a chipset - it is a SoC - a complete ARM processor system that runs independently of the main processor, usually with its own NIC for remote access, which monitors the main system, performs a number of useful functions such as powering up the main system, remote installing an OS on the main system, monitoring the main system health such as temperature, fans etc. Very useful for enterprise administrators to control system all over the world from a central location. The graphics in the SoC is very basic - 2D only. ASpeed have a driver to get the best from it for some OS... Intel also supplies a special graphics driver for its server boards when using Redhat V7 - see Here for an older (v7.3) sample giving an idea of the requirements...

    Note also that some servers may require setting certain kernel parameters eg "acpi=force" or black-listing a driver...

    Sorry - cannot be of much more help. I have been retired now for over 5 years and no longer "in the game". However, if you want to run server hardware and use all its fuctions, you probably need to be a "server" admininstator :p

  • Tony Ellis

    Drew - are the boards you are testing certified by Redhat? Redhat Hardware List

    If not - then maybe they have a problem with Redhat like distributions and not put on the list, or never tested...
    If yes - wonder if it is something different ClearOS has done... as should be OK

  • Thanks - am biased obviously but still think my proposal is cleaner than ClearOS if ... fi conditional method... I wonder how many people are aware of this? It is not documented in the help...

    Actually am doing other actions associated with the firewall restart, so the script was necessary anyway... just wasn't expecting it to run twice within one second for one firewall restart triggered from syswatch. Those extra actions take nearly a second to run on my slow original Intel Atom 330 firewalls - so having two starts within the same second is a definite no-no...

    Hope this is and other IPv6 stuff is cleaned up for ClearOS v8.x... Many ISPs already offer IPv6 with tunnels/nat for IPv4 or Dual-Stack. Currently, according to Google, the world has 25+% IPv6 adoption. ipv6/statistics

  • Enhancement to firewall (re)start custom rules directories...

    When the firewall restarts - the entries in /etc/clearos/firewall.d/local are run twice...
    see /var/log/system

    Running /etc/clearos/firewall.d/local for firewall and once again for firewall6

    This will cause a problem if any custom contents you add to /etc/clearos/firewall.d/local do NOT work properly if run twice in quick succession. This happened here, so a script was created which is triggered by an entry in /etc/clearos/firewall.d/local. This script will abort if it was run again within the last several seconds thus avoiding running twice in quick succession...

    Surely a much better solution IMHO would be for ClearOS to have the following structure :-

    and run the rules that pertain to IPv4 from etc/clearos/firewall.d and those pertaining to IPv6 from etc/clearos/firewall6.d

  • With CentOS 7.6 being released on 3 Dec 2018, would expect the immediate priority is to get ClearOS 7.6 out of the door...
    CentOS has released CentOS Linux 7.6 (1810)

    Not sure that the developers would consider the changes required for ClearOS to go from 7.x -> 8.x "trivial" :)

    Tony
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  • Another ClearOS Website link slowing response....

    Having blocked clearfoundation.co.nz - thought this site's response times would remain almost tolerable...
    Hoped in vain...

    Today up in the 20 - 30 seconds mark, and the culprit this time is "platform.twitter.com" as indicated by the web-page lower left-hand corner as it stalled - an "anti-social" site with this sort of delay as far as I am concerned :(
    more candidates in the ClearOS websire source below if they cannot perform :p

    So another addition to /etc/hosts on the firewalls making the files now 74 rows - and response times improved to the usual expected from ClearOS...
    127.0.0.1 platform.twitter.com

  • Great news - you must be highly relieved :D