Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Error While Generating message list

Evolution simply fsck me yesterday morning.
Had to re-generate the DBs in order to continue using... Have to say that this was a first for me, even tho Tango had quite a few lockups, specially when it was running EXT 4, never had any issue with Evolution after a crash. But, yesterday out of the blue, and after a night open receiving emails, something I do all the time with Tango, it crapped on me.

After a minute or so Googling, found the answer:

Evolution unable to generate folder list

This is what I did:

sudo aptitude install sqlite3

Execute this:

cd ~/.evolution/mail ; for i in `find . -name folders.db`; do echo "Rebuilding Table $i"; sqlite3 $i "pragma integrity_check;"; done

Spitted this:

tango:~$ cd ~/.evolution/mail ; for i in `find . -name folders.db`; do echo "Rebuilding Table $i"; sqlite3 $i "pragma integrity_check;"; done
Rebuilding Table ./imap/whatever@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx/folders.db
*** in database main ***
Page 26986 is never used
Page 26988 is never used
Page 27311 is never used
Page 27336 is never used
Page 27375 is never used
Page 27382 is never used
Page 27400 is never used
Page 27480 is never used
SQL error: database disk image is malformed
Rebuilding Table ./local/folders.db
Rebuilding Table ./vfolder/folders.db

After that:

tango:~/.evolution/mail$ killall evolution-alarm-notify evolution-data-server-2.26

And then deleted:

rm ./imap/whatever@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx/folders.db

Problem gone... Downloaded my emails form the IMAP server, and everything was kosher once again with me and my Evolution.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Glorious cold, it is here to stay

Even tho spring has already started around here... The beloved cold refuses to get the hell out, thanks a lot for that, stay as long as wish.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Updates dujour

Installed these yesterday, no problems after a reboot.

2009-09-24 14:46:12 status installed man-db 2.5.5-1build1
2009-09-24 14:46:13 status installed libnewt0.52 0.52.2-11.3ubuntu3.1
2009-09-24 14:46:14 status installed python-newt 0.52.2-11.3ubuntu3.1
2009-09-24 14:46:14 status installed whiptail 0.52.2-11.3ubuntu3.1
2009-09-24 14:46:15 status installed libc6 2.9-4ubuntu6.1

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Updates dujour

The first ones since the Jaunty re-install last week.
No problems after the install and a reboot.

2009-09-21 15:27:09 status installed libneon27 0.28.2-6.1ubuntu0.1
2009-09-21 15:27:09 status installed libneon27-gnutls 0.28.2-6.1ubuntu0.1
2009-09-21 15:27:10 status installed libc6 2.9-4ubuntu6.1

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The current Thor desktop

Sunday, September 20, 2009

SU Mystery Theater (18)

The last one for the moment...
Installed the available updates on Balrog last night, and, as usual so far, everything went A Ok.

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Su Mystery Theater (17)

This weekend it is shaping to be an update install fest.
Now it has been turn for my beloved Trantor, the 15" PowerBook Box of Glory, the Last and The Mightiest of the Great PPC Boxes.
No problems at all after the install and a reboot.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Envy compendium

A couple of links I have found on the HP Envy. Boy, that MF looks rather sexy... But, aside from the expected price (which HP will be certain that we meet, or even exceed a little) both of the laptops lack a CD/DVD unit...

That is really moronic, IMHO, specially on the 15" one, if you want a DVD, you have to use an external unit.

HP ENVY 13 and 15 Notebook PC hands-on
HP unfurls Envy 13 and Envy 15 notebook PCs
HP takes on MacBook Pro with slim Envy 13 and quad-core Envy 15 notebooks

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Crud removal machine

There is one thing I love more than upgrading (when everything goes smooth, of course) and that is deleting crud after the install.



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Got me a ballsy mousy

My mouse fetish goes on and on and on.
Been toying with the idea of getting one of these for a while (epinion's reviews are mostly good to very good), so well, today got it; I'm still trying to get totally used to the little beast.
Seems to go fine, so long only test it on Thor, that is on Os X; later will take it for a spin with Tango on Ubuntu; on Os X, NuclearMouse it is a real help, let me tell you.

(Incidentally, it seems like the NuclearMouse's site is either down, or they have left the building... Another reason to keep local copies of that little, mostly free & totally useful small programs that you find on the web... If you are gone NuclearMouse, you'll be remembered)

Uncompressed (and cropped) copy on ImageShack

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Su Mystery Theater (16)

Bunch of updates yesterday... Including a "major one", the Security Update I mean.
No problems so far, except that the new iTunes GUI sucks, more on that later, I guess...

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Friday, September 18, 2009

The current Ubuntu desktop

A lot has changed, Oh yes, a lot indeed.

Uncompressed copy on Image Shack

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Jaunty re-installation (4)

And now, the icon set!

My favorite Gnome icons are the one from GNOME Colors, but, the latest releases don't really cut it for me... They have a few icons that are not totally kosher with the whole Ubuntu Browns, IMHO.

So I keep using an older release I kept around, so here it goes, the customized package with just the icon set color I like and the version I like.

GNOME Colors customized package (5 MB)

Using this release requires that you issue this after the install, even tho Iḿ using Jaunty:
sudo rm -f /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/places/inode-directory.svg
sudo rm -f /usr/share/icons/gnome/32x32/places/inode-directory.png
sudo rm -f /usr/share/icons/gnome/24x24/places/inode-directory.png
sudo rm -f /usr/share/icons/gnome/22x22/places/inode-directory.png
sudo rm -f /usr/share/icons/gnome/16x16/places/inode-directory.png
sudo rm -f /usr/share/icons/gnome/icon-theme.cache
sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -qf /usr/share/icons/gnome

And logout or reboot.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jaunty re-installation (3)

My beloved-always-installed Firefox extensions.

They go along with my two other Firefox "tweaks" right from the get go on any install:
Favorite Firefox tweaks & add ons and the other one, to get the caret the way it should be: Put a little fat onto the caret

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Precious metals

At last, a metal laptop not made by Apple... But, at what price, glory? (Around 1800 of those U$S green dollars)
I have been looking for a laptop made of metal for a while now, one that was not Apple made, specially for the attached price they carry, this one it is not a solution (hell, it is even more expensive than an MacBook Pro right now) but, maybe, s they begin to pop up models like this, the prices will go down.

It looks rather nice, guess we'll have to wait to see when it finally ships how it performs, specially with Linux.

HP Envy Hands On: MacBook Pro Clone Better Than the Real Thing?
Aluminum laptops: please, if you know any, post it

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jaunty re-installation (2)

On this one I'm gonna leave aside Emerald, and most importantly, my beloved Human Tiger, for no particular reason, except for trying new things :)

Right now, I'm trying to run my Jaunty as stock as possible can, and using the Human theme, but I've modified the window borders in order to:

- Have square bottom corners.
- Reduce as much possible the border of the screen.

This is the modification I did on the file:


The first line is the original entry, now commented out:

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Jaunty re-installation (1)

Re-installed on Monday night...

What can I say? Nothing!!!

I was having a bit of a problems with the system, I suspect it was the EXT 4 file system.
This time, switched back to EXT 3, let's see what the wind brings...

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Updates dujour

Installed yesterday, no problems so far with the beloved Firefox.

2009-09-10 13:32:37 status installed menu 2.1.41ubuntu1
2009-09-10 13:32:39 status installed xulrunner-1.9
2009-09-10 13:32:40 status installed xulrunner-1.9-gnome-support
2009-09-10 13:32:40 status installed firefox-3.0-branding 3.0.14+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
2009-09-10 13:32:41 status installed firefox-3.0 3.0.14+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
2009-09-10 13:32:41 status installed firefox-3.0-gnome-support 3.0.14+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
2009-09-10 13:32:41 status installed firefox 3.0.14+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
2009-09-10 13:32:41 status installed firefox-gnome-support 3.0.14+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
2009-09-10 13:32:42 status installed libc6 2.9-4ubuntu6

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Updates dujour

Installed these yesterday... There seems to be no problems.

2009-09-09 14:22:32 status installed menu 2.1.41ubuntu1
2009-09-09 14:22:34 status installed shared-mime-info 0.60-1
2009-09-09 14:22:36 status installed man-db 2.5.5-1build1
2009-09-09 14:22:38 status installed gnome-terminal-data 2.26.0-0ubuntu2.1
2009-09-09 14:22:38 status installed gnome-terminal 2.26.0-0ubuntu2.1
2009-09-09 14:22:42 status installed sun-java6-bin 6-16-0ubuntu1.9.04
2009-09-09 14:22:43 status installed sun-java6-jre 6-16-0ubuntu1.9.04
2009-09-09 14:22:43 status installed menu 2.1.41ubuntu1

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Play Count (20)

Another notch up, every single one on the iTunes library at least played 21 times.

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Updates dujour

Being really, really busy these last couple of days, no time for nothing...
Installed these... No problem so far.

2009-09-08 12:47:38 status installed language-pack-en 1:9.04+20090803.2
2009-09-08 12:47:38 status installed language-pack-gnome-en 1:9.04+20090803.2
2009-09-09 01:33:15 status installed man-db 2.5.5-1build1
2009-09-09 01:33:17 status installed libpam-modules 1.0.1-9ubuntu1.1
2009-09-09 01:33:21 status installed man-db 2.5.5-1build1
2009-09-09 01:33:24 status installed libpam-runtime 1.0.1-9ubuntu1.1
2009-09-09 01:33:28 status installed libpam0g 1.0.1-9ubuntu1.1
2009-09-09 01:33:29 status installed libc6 2.9-4ubuntu6

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Updates dujour

As usual, no problem after the install.

2009-09-02 19:34:52 status installed man-db 2.5.5-1build1
2009-09-02 19:34:53 status installed dnsmasq-base 2.47-3ubuntu0.1

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Updates dujour

Just installed these.
No problems so far.

2009-09-01 16:59:39 status installed python-support 0.8.7ubuntu4
2009-09-01 16:59:41 status installed python-gobject 2.16.1-1ubuntu3
2009-09-01 16:59:41 status installed python-support 0.8.7ubuntu4
2009-09-01 16:59:42 status installed libc6 2.9-4ubuntu6
2009-09-01 17:00:41 status installed libnss3-1d

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Sunday, bloody, Sunday

Past Sunday was the worst winter weather I have seen... 34 degrees.
Not much to add, except maybe, that the Spring isn't here yet, and we are topping over the thirties... It will be one hell of a summer, let me tell you.

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