Category Archives: Tips / Tricks

Install Dell OpenManage on Ubuntu 16.04 (and up?)

So with this new server I am setting up I wanted to install the Dell OpenManage software but got a headache from doing so. Just about everything I was finding was pointing me to CentOS based info and I am using an Ubuntu based system. Hence my headache. After hours of googling I finally found the page I did and it helped me get Dell OpenManage installed. Of course I had to mangle their instructions some but it was not to bad. Below is what I used and a link to the page that was helpful.

sudo echo 'deb http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/ubuntu trusty openmanage' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linux.dell.com.sources.list
gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net:80 --recv-key 1285491434D8786F ; gpg -a --export 1285491434D8786F | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install srvadmin-base srvadmin-storageservices srvadmin-idrac7
# sudo apt install srvadmin-webserver
# sudo service dsm_om_connsvc start && sudo update-rc.d dsm_om_connsvc defaults

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Reference URL: https://oitibs.com/dell-openmanage-on-ubuntu-16-04/

Disable Systemd DNS resolver

I ran into an issue recently where I tracked back that the systemd resolver was trying to be a tad to helpful and causing me pain through DNS.  So I set out to kill and keep it disabled across reboots.  In some quick googling I found a good answer on askubuntu.com.

Regurgitating what the answer is for my reference later and for anyone to find.  (Along with a reference link below)

  1. Disable systemd-resolvd service:
    sudo systemctl disable systemd-resolved.service
    sudo systemctl disable systemd-resolved-update-resolvconf.service
    sudo service systemd-resolved stop
  2. If file exists, add to “[main]” section in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
    dns=default
  3. Delete symlink and replace /etc/resolv.conf
  4. Restart network-manager
    sudo service network-manager restart
Reference URL: https://askubuntu.com/questions/907246/how-to-disable-systemd-resolved-in-ubuntu
Reference URL: https://askubuntu.com/a/907249

Disable Add App Icon To Home Screen

The newer version of the play store on Android phones moved the check box from what I would call a ideal location to one that while makes sense is the last place I would check.

For my personal note and anyone that find this:

Home screen, press hold
Settings
Scroll to bottom, toggle 'Add icon to Home screen'
Reference URL: https://www.addictivetips.com/android/disable-add-app-icon-to-home-screen/

Nexus 6P: Turn on WiFi Automatically

I use a Nexus 6P as my day to day driver despite my phone having the early shutdown bug with the battery.  (Currently working on getting an RMA, come on google I am at 4wks now waiting for outbound shipment.)  I stumbled upon something that I just wanted to bookmark for use just in case I ever needed to find this again.  Instead of a regular bookmark I figured it would be better if I made a public posting and linked the original artical.

adb shell
settings put global wifi_wakeup_available 1
settings put global wifi_wakeup_enabled 1
Reference URL: https://www.xda-developers.com/turn-on-wifi-automatically-nexus5x-nexus6p/