Archive for November, 2006

Linux 2.6.18 and the evms package

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

I have never gotten around to looking into LVM but the ubuntu vmware images I stared with have an LVM volume and it has caused me nothing but problems 🙂 The latest was just after I installed the new kernel and was not able to mount a non LVM volume: # mount /dev/sdb4 /vol/F mount: […]

make-kpkg bug in ubuntu

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

I got bitten by this bug today: https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/kernel-package/+bug/35746 It is fixed upstream but I still have to fixup the deb packages and upload them to the deb repository at work 🙁

Linux 2.6.18 and VMWare

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

I upgrade the kernel in one of my linux guests to 2.6.18.3 and when i tried to run vmware-config-tool.pl to recompile the vmxnet module I got an error that looks like: The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match your running kernel (version 2.6.18.3) It seems that 2.6.18 defines the UTS_RELEASE somewhere […]

My first open source project

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

After looking for a simple clean application to hold my book collection and coming up empty, I decided to write one myself! The application is written in Ruby on Rails (ROR) and will have the following features! admin user to update and edit book grabber from amazon (enter the ISBN and all the data is […]

A keyboard to die for

Monday, November 20th, 2006

I have seen many keyboards in my life. I even coveted some of them.. But never have I seen anything as spectacular as the Optimus Keyboard.

Upgraded to WordPress 2.0

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

I just upgraded the site to WordPress 2.0.5. Alhamulillah it was smooth! I really upgraded to make sure I didn’t have any security issues. I will let you know if I find any features that were worth the upgrade!

At last I am re-connected to the world

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

About a month a go I moved into my new apartment! We had not yet installed the telephone line but I imagined that this was a simple operation… I was wrong! I now expect to get a phone line in approximately 1 month. But even when I do get it, Egypt Telecom will install a […]