'Linux' Tag

  • PPTP VPN on Ubuntu 10.04 for your iPhone / iPad

    August 30, 2010

    Below are the steps necessary to connect your iPhone / iPad or any other computer via a PPTP VPN. Why would I want to do this? For various reasons such as allow you to access information and servers that are behind a firewall, or maybe you just need to route traffic through different servers. I’ve […]

  • Google AppEngine – Python – issubclass() arg 1 must be a class

    September 14, 2009

    If you are getting the error “”issubclass() arg 1 must be a class”” with Google App Engine SDK for Python on Linux its probably because you are running Python 2.6 (and will probably happen to you when you run Ubuntu 9.04 – 2.6 is the default there). Just run the dev server under python 2.5 […]

  • “Unable to retrieve MSN Address Book” on Pidgin on Ubuntu / Debian?

    January 12, 2009

    Today I got the following error on Pidgin (I’m running version 2.5.2 on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex) while it tried to connect to MSN: “Unable to retrieve MSN Address Book” After searching a bit I found this post by Gijs Nelissen which said to use a different MSN plugin for Pidgin called msn-pecan. I’ll reiterate […]

  • Failed to run /usr/sbin/synaptic Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorisation file

    April 27, 2008

    If you get the following error while running Synaptic: Failed to run /usr/sbin/synaptic Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorisation file. Make sure to that you have enough space in your /tmp directory. To check if that is indeed the problem run the following command in your terminal: df -h This command will show you each […]

  • Assembling a Linux based Home Storage Server

    October 9, 2007

    I’ve decided that I have enough data I want/need to store and backing it up with removable drives and/or burning DVDs is getting less useful each passing day. I also like to have everything available all the time instead of going through backup DVDs searching for the right one and extract the information from it. […]

  • VmWare Server 1.0.4 on Ubuntu Server 7.04 (a.k.a Feisty Fawn)

    September 20, 2007

    2 days after my previous post about installing VmWare Server 1.0.3 from Canonical’s repository, VmWare released version 1.0.4. I tried using its built-in install script on a vanilla Ubuntu Server 7.04 (a.k.a Feisty Fawn) and it worked flawlessly. Aside from certain libraries which it needs to compile the vmmon and vmnet kernel modules (the installation […]

  • Google Israel – Where Art Thou in the Development Community?

    May 28, 2007

    I know that Google‘s original Googleplex at Mountain View is very active for non googlers. There are frequent open lectures there and they host a bunch of other things like Summer of Code (well, not always host, but sponsor and make sure people know about it) and Google Developer Day (which is happening at 10 […]

  • Feisty Fawn – Works as advertised

    April 23, 2007

    Whenever a new version of Ubuntu comes out I download the CD, run it in LiveCD mode and see if my Laptop (Thinkpad T43) works with everything included (video card – ATI, sound, Wireless card the Intel a/b/g wireless thingy) and succeeds in connecting to my home wireless network (using WPA2 encryption). Previous versions usually […]

  • libtool: compile: unable to infer tagged configuration

    March 5, 2007

    I got the following annoying little error after I tried to upgrade to a newer mod_python on my Gentoo Linux box:  libtool: compile: unable to infer tagged configuration It seems that the main problem was due to the fact that I’ve switched to GCC 4.1.1 and when compiling mod_python, the compilation uses libtool that is […]

  • Could not run/locate “i386-pc-linux-gnu-gcc”

    February 26, 2007

    I have Gentoo Linux on my home machine and after I’ve upgraded GCC (and subsequently the whole toolchain) I wanted to compile a perl related library – crypt-rsa. When I tried to emerge it, it failed with the following error: Could not run/locate “i386-pc-linux-gnu-gcc” After searching around I found this thread on the Gentoo forums […]

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