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Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu’

Wanda the Fish is Dead

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

dead-wandaLooks like I neglected her too much.

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Posted in Linux, Ubuntu

Ubuntu, AppArmour, and Moving MySQL Data

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

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.

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Posted in MySQL, Ubuntu

Ubuntu 8.10 (Alpha 6) on my Mac Book Pro

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

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.

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Posted in Linux, Ubuntu

Eclipse and Ubuntu 8.04

Monday, April 7th, 2008

I was having some trouble running Eclipse 3.3 Europa on Hardy Heron.  It was unstable, crashing a lot, and hogging way more ram than it normally hogs.

Then I realized what I’d forgotten to do on this fresh install.  I forgot to simply ‘sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun’ and voila, it works like a charm.

Eclipse doesn’t work well with the gjc java (the ‘free’ and default) Hopefully this little thing won’t be an issue in the future when sun java 7 (open java) is ready to rock the free world.

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Posted in Coding, Java, Linux