#ubuntu #oniric #upgrade #problems #fixes #kde #gnome

#ubuntu #oniric #upgrade #problems #fixes #kde #gnome

#ubuntu #oniric #upgrade #problems #fixes #kde #gnome

With Ubuntu Oneiric my KDE/QTK theme configuration broke leaving Evolution and other gtk programs looking horrible. Just theme issues aside, the fonts were far too small to comfortable to read, after some time I found that loading gnome-settings-daemon and using gnome-tweak-tool

I was able to get the fonts set where I could easily see the text again. For the time being having mis-matching themes between programs is something I will and am willing to put up with.

But the next problem that seems to come up at times is something to do with dconf crashing or not starting in time. For some programs like Firefox it no big deal (yes Firefox I want you as the default browser, again), but for others (like Miro) the only way to get back full working control is to kill the program.

Putting aside problems I had on my borked filesystem, I’m not seeing anything in this update to make me glad I updated. I use a number of 3rd party sources (PPAs), so for some programs I was already up to date or had a more recent version than what Oneiric had.

And everything was working just the way I liked. I’ve told my parents to hold off on updating the system, and I’ll see how I feel after just a couple of days.

For many reasons I’d like to switch back to a rolling release like Debian, but I’m not a fan of their current policies (ie: How they are handling Firefox/Mozilla), and the issue of 3rd party sources.

When it comes to 3rd party sources, Ubuntu does seems better off with its PPA. I’ve looked at other distros. But I haven’t found anything I’m willing to try in a vm let alone install, yet.

Finally had to backup, reformat, and restore… the btrfs fs was just damaged enough that almost everything worked.

Finally had to backup, reformat, and restore… the btrfs fs was just damaged enough that almost everything worked.

Finally had to backup, reformat, and restore… the btrfs fs was just damaged enough that almost everything worked.

But some times would kick back a error that I could get around. And somehow in all this my boot partition vanished after booting up the system.

So I had to remake the raid1 device and get a kernel and grub2 install. Have no tried re-booting to be sure it works.

There were some files lost in the backup, just wouldn’t read, but nothing a reinstall of that package shouldn’t fix.

But it’s late and I want to relax before I head off to bed, at least I have a usable system, so that’s off my mind.

#ubuntu #btrfs #fixed #hope

Now back to my regular schedule of just lurking about… 🙂

Ran into a glitch that stopped the do-release-upgrade, but still left the system reporting has having upgraded.

Ran into a glitch that stopped the do-release-upgrade, but still left the system reporting has having upgraded.

Ran into a glitch that stopped the do-release-upgrade, but still left the system reporting has having upgraded.

So I having to finish the job myself, using aptitude safe-upgrade, after fixing the glitched file.

About the only btrfs feature that I dont want to give up is the data compression, if only ext4 had that.

It’s late, and I’m hoping that I don’t have to fix more stuff for the this update to go through. I’m ready to go to bed.

#ubuntu #sleepy #upgrade

I ran into my first btrfs error tonight, I was watching a show when the ubuntu new distro box popped up and I…

I ran into my first btrfs error tonight, I was watching a show when the ubuntu new distro box popped up and I…

I ran into my first btrfs error tonight, I was watching a show when the ubuntu new distro box popped up and I selected yes to upgrade to 11.10, only to soon find myself at the terminal with a crash report being displayed.

At first I thought everything was fine, as I could hear CSI still playing managed to get back to the desktop but found that some programs weren’t working.

I decided to just reboot, but the system didn’t come back up. Thankfully I had a livecd iso that I could boot into from grub2, after much googling I found that I needed to compile btrfs-zero-log from btrfs-progs-unstable and run it against the bad root filesystem.

From there I could boot, but now I’m seeing a lot of checksum errors in kernel.log and KDE doesn’t want to start. Thankfully I had several other desktop env.s I could try and managed to get one loaded that gave me a terminal.

Trying the distro update again, hopping that whatever files that got messed up will get fixed. Other wise I might have to re-format/re-install… And I’d rather like to avoid that.

#ubuntu #btrfs #recovery

Playing around with http://ifttt.com, and hoping I don’t make a mess of things. I do wish G+ was natively supported,…

Playing around with http://ifttt.com, and hoping I don’t make a mess of things. I do wish G+ was natively supported,…

Playing around with http://ifttt.com, and hoping I don’t make a mess of things. I do wish G+ was natively supported, so for now I’m just feeding stuff to twitter and facebook.

http://ifttt.com

I’m really liking these shared circles, but I’m going to have to start doing some trimming, my feed is getting a bit…

I’m really liking these shared circles, but I’m going to have to start doing some trimming, my feed is getting a bit…

I’m really liking these shared circles, but I’m going to have to start doing some trimming, my feed is getting a bit too busy for me.

I have switch from, do I have enough fans to keep cool to do I have enough blankets to keep warm, at night.

I have switch from, do I have enough fans to keep cool to do I have enough blankets to keep warm, at night.

I have switch from, do I have enough fans to keep cool to do I have enough blankets to keep warm, at night.

I certainly was more than ready for fall to come, but I could do without whatever is causing my allergies to start acting up.

I need your help and opinion! I’m going to spend tomorrow with the Google Photos team, and I want to make sure that…

I need your help and opinion! I’m going to spend tomorrow with the Google Photos team, and I want to make sure that…

I need your help and opinion! I’m going to spend tomorrow with the Google Photos team, and I want to make sure that we spend the time wisely. I know they have a huge list of obvious to-do items, but I wanted to collect some ideas from you. I’m quite sure that +Brian Rose and the others will be open to your ideas!

Use your +1 to vote on your favorite ones below!

Now, I know everyone has their own personal El Guapo, but I didn’t want to niggle them with little things that are obvious. Maybe big ideas… or revolutionary things, such as the first one in the list. Let’s think big so they can put this stuff on the road-map for the future!

Note: I have noticed many common themes that I may not put up to voting because I assume (but will ask anyway) they are on the Google radar – things such as Tagging, Resolution Issues, CC Licensing, +1 from Photo View, Video uploading, and many other tiny things. I’ll encourage the Google Photos team spends an hour or so reading this whole thread.

Other things I don’t have room to add to the vote but I notice are popular below:
– Allow people to “collect” favorite photos of others (perhaps like a Flickr Gallery except without stupid 18 cap)
– Permissions on photo-level not album-level
– More post-photo feedback/stats like Impressions in FB (thx Kelby!)
– Make Geotags more transparent

Finished switching over to a btrfs raid1 configuration from raid5 ext4 setup, took about six hours to do everything….

Finished switching over to a btrfs raid1 configuration from raid5 ext4 setup, took about six hours to do everything….

Finished switching over to a btrfs raid1 configuration from raid5 ext4 setup, took about six hours to do everything. I also installed the new Linux 3 Kernel while doing this, for it’s better version of btrfs. Now I just hope it all doesn’t crash after I post this. 🙂

https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/