Linux Ubuntu

Happy Ubuntu Day (9.04 Released!)

Today, like clockwork, is the day in which Ubuntu issues another release.

Get your copy via the always legal BitTorrent here.

Happy Ubuntu Day!

Linux Ubuntu

Wanda the Fish is Dead

dead-wandaLooks like I neglected her too much.

MySQL Ubuntu

Ubuntu, AppArmour, and Moving MySQL Data

Note to self, when moving the path where mysql stores it’s files, make sure you edit the App Armour file to allow mysqld to write to the new location.

Time wasted: 30 minutes.

The message:

kernel: [422118.789696] audit(1233167081.635:38): type=1503 operation="inode_create"
requested_mask="w::" denied_mask="w::" name="/opt/mysql/pluto.lower-test"
pid=12412 profile="/usr/sbin/mysqld" namespace="default"

The solution: edit this file;


And add the necessary new paths… Good times, right there.

Linux Ubuntu

Ubuntu 8.10 (Alpha 6) on my Mac Book Pro

I installed Ubuntu 8.10, Alpha 6 on my Mac Book Pro  (2nd generation) last night to give it a whirl.  I didn’t do anything with bootcamp, just a straight install.  The installer was fine, it went it’s normal route.  When I rebooted it took a while – I guess this is expected when booting an alternate OS.

The fun started when I logged in. What appeared to be a fully working install – wasn’t.  The touchpad was slow and almost non responsive. I boosted the acceleration and  other settings, but to no avail.  It was unusable.

Audio worked, but not the audio out on the side. It didn’t switch over to optical output like it does with Leopard installed.

Dual monitors would only go into mirror mode. Even after I fiddled around with the settings I couldn’t get my desktop spanned across the second display.

It’s sad, but I had to go back to Leopard on the same night because I just don’t have the time to fool around with Ubuntu on my Mac to make it work the way I want it to.

Given that this is still only an Alpha release of Ubuntu I won’t count it out yet for being on my Mac.  Once the proper release comes out, I’ll give it another try.  But until then, Fail.

Randomness Ubuntu

Insane Ubuntu Packages

I was fooling around and I decided to search for a clue…

dclarke@ubuntu-image:~$ apt-cache search clue
bughelper - bugsquad's utility for Launchpad
cl-clue - Lisp package for clue/clio/pictures: X interfaces for lisp
clisp - GNU CLISP, a Common Lisp implementation
clue - Package to ease upgrading, delete me
gfpoken - Recreate a grid of mirrors from clues given by tests
hybrid-dev - development files for ircd-hybrid
spamassassin-rules-ja - Japanese filter rules for spamassassin

Yep, there it is…