I just downloaded the Parity Ethereum node, and it’s an old fashioned terminal-based program. Here’s how to make a launcher for it so it’ll integrate with the GNOME desktop. It should also work with KDE, but I haven’t tried it. Continue reading Adding Desktop Application Icons for Terminal-based Programs in GNOME Linux and Ubuntu
This is an overview of installing antiX on an older dual core computer. It’s a nice Linux distro that is extremely lightweight and fast. AntiX is based on Debian.
Continue reading Installing antiX, a Minimalist Mediumweight Linux, and Xfce4
I ran some updates, and the name service stopped resolving. My LAN has a local nameserver to resolve domain names for virtual machines.
It turns out the /etc/resolv.conf file was overwritten, and a program called resolvconf had taken it over. resolvconf centralizes updating the resolv.conf file from several different programs that might want to change the file, like NetworkManager, ifup, ifdown, and dhclient.
There are a couple fixes. The one I chose was to replace resolv.conf.
Continue reading /etc/resolv.conf, resolvconf, NetworkManager (and systemd-resolved?) Not Working
ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ started showing up with the system upgrade to Ubuntu 15 and MariaDB.
Continue reading ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’
This article describes how to use Python’s logging
library to send logs to syslog. Then, using rsyslog,
a fancier syslog, we produce a log of pre-filtered
Continue reading End the Chaos, Get with the Program: Python Logging to Syslog, and Filtering with RSyslog