I am so satisfied with my N9 that now when somebody is going to take the MeeGo flag and wave it (even attempt) I will give these guys my support. Why not do the same : supporting the other-brand-you-know-which is also a form of a fan-based support money given away for a good cause (?) :-)
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
One more, for the sake of the annoyances.org in 2012 ! :-)
I got this strange (French) Cubuntu distro of Ubuntu with Cinnamon, Unity, Gnome. It came pre-installed with the Taiwanese Clevo laptop I purchased recently so I kept it because I’ve done enough Linux installations to enjoy the challenge anymore. But with Linux, something strange happens always, no matter how glittering the paper which was used to wrap it up.
At some point, the kernel was updated and some other updates came up. Good, now I can see all eight core temperatures of my mighty i7 !
canne@clevo:~$ sudo su - root@clevo:/var/log# uname -a Linux clevo.homenet.org 3.5.0-18-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 25 07:26:14 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Earlier I got a problem with SD card reader but it is known bug, which I fixed with the help of Realtek Card Reader RTL8411 Device 5289 (PCI 03:00.0) Driver and udisks Rule bug.Ok, with the new kernel I had to repeat the operation, not a big deal. I wanted to see what happens when inserting a SD card and for that I said
tail -f /var/log/syslog
Wait, there is nothing but old messages in there and no new lines appears ?
I did some debugging:
initctrl stop rsyslogrsyslogd -c5 -f /etc/rsyslog.conf -N1
Says that “no such device as /dev/xconsole“. OK, edited /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf and changed xconsole to console. No errors reported after that.
Still nothing in the log file but hey, it works in debug mode !
rsyslogd -c5 -d
Went to bed because who cares about system log, anyway. Well, my brains, to start with because they found the obvious reason while sleeping: the owner of the log files must be somebody else than root.root they told me first thing in the morning ! I tested it the following way to find out who is the rsyslogd anyway:
initrd stop rsyslog ( or pkill -9 rsyslogd if still running in debug mode ) logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf initrd start rsyslog
-rw-r----- 1 syslog adm 16914 Dec 30 15:54 syslog -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8709162 Dec 30 15:17 syslog.1
That’s it. From the above configuration file I deduced that I better change the owner (with chown syslog.adm <filename>) of
root@clevo:/var/log# ls -l | grep "1 syslog" -rw-r--r-- 1 syslog adm 0 Dec 6 11:39 auth.log -rw-r--r-- 1 syslog adm 10304 Dec 30 15:54 kern.log -rw-r----- 1 syslog adm 16914 Dec 30 15:54 syslog -rw-r----- 1 syslog adm 0 Dec 12 11:43 ufw.log
The moral of the story ? The log file rotation would have struck the first day of 2013 and I would not have even spotted that there is a problem ! Oh, why I am so curious about the inner life of these things ? Ignorance is a bliss !
BTW, Happy New Year 2013 – whatever is the box you are struggling with !
Saturday, November 3, 2012
A Cartesian but somewhat creative mind of mine likes to think in three dimensions, i.e. with objects floating in space. My Finnish education makes me hate linear thinking and to prefer drawing bubbles presenting something and arrange them according some relationship. In two dimensional world, the closest I can get is to use mind maps. The myriads of projects I am running simultaneously contains one billion of these somethings and you guessed right, my head is hurting. Not particularly an adept of Getting Things Done® of David Allen® & Co® I have followed similar and natural common sense instructions for getting (
registered® word® censored) done. Since I have been using the excellent low-memory/non-CPU-hungry Java application (yes it exists!) called Freeplane to draw my mind maps, I was delighted that I tumbled on one of its too rare Add-ons, called Freeplane|GTD (download mindmap-file). It is created using Groovy scripting to add GTD®-like functions in mind maps . (more…)
Monday, October 8, 2012
The most visited page is my rant on Nokia Music shop’s Microsoft-style Digital Rights Management mayhem on my N95 (what a good phone that was) with its 9,937 visitors.
Thanks to all visitors ! I will keep sharing my knowledge while enjoying yours, of course !
Thursday, September 27, 2012
I got this problem that somehow I was able to create the initial MfE (Mail for Exchange) account with my Outlook.com e-mail/Contact/Calendar account using the Exchange ActiveSync services the MS is providing. How to use these services is explained in many places, for example here (it is for Android but pictures are nice..). (more…)