Mar 22, 2013

Updated NVidia driver on Fedora 18 to 310.40

Just updated the NVidia graphics driver to the version 310.40 without

  • start the system 
  • telinit 3, to deactivate the graphics 
  • start the nvidia-installer, without any changes like for 310.32
  • after the restart the gnome-desktop was back.

Mar 12, 2013

Deployment of war file failed on IBM WebSphere 8, which died before with a full filesystem, because it seems as if it is already deployed

We've an IBM WebSphere 8.0 running on an AIX development server.

During the deployment via the web-console, the WebSphere died because
the filesystem got full.

After cleaning up and restarting IBM WebSphere, the deployment was started again, but the messages said, that there is allready an application
with this name deployed.

Although the webconsole on the didn't show such an application 
>$AdminApp list 
I found a hint here, which shows some files to manipulate and remove.

So I stopped the WebSphere, processed the files listed there and restarted.

After the restart, I can deploy the war again :-)

  • <WebSphere>/profiles/<profile_name>/config/cells/<cell_name<\nodes/<node_name>/serverindex.xml 
  • remove all files/folder ..../profiles/<profile_name>/installedApps\<cell_name>/<application_name>
  • remove also all files/folders under .../profiles/<profile_name>/wstemp/
  • remove also the corresponding files  in .../profiles/<profile_name>/tmp
  • <Profile_Dir>/config/cells/<cellname>/blas
  • <Profile_Dir>/config/cells/<cellname>/cus

Mar 11, 2013

How to get multiline text in OpenOffice 3.3 /LibreOffice 4.0 Calc

I'm working on Solaris  sunray or a fedora linux Laptop, so I'm using
OpenOffice on Solaris and LiberOffice on Fedora Linux.

If you want to insert multiline text in a cell in OpenOffice or LibreOffice Calc ( this is the Microsoft excel in the free world ), you have to position the cursor
into the Cell and not the input line just below the toolbar.

In the cell itself a manual line break can be inserted by pressing <strg>-<return> you get a linebreak of the text in the cell, which improves formating.

Mar 6, 2013

How to change the oracle db password life-time

On our oracle 11 installation, the password life-time would end today, which is printed on logging into the database with sqlplus.

On a discussion, I found the hint's, to change the lifetime of an oracle user password.

log in to the database:

sqlpuls system/system
lookup the profile to which your user belongs to:

select profile from DBA_USERS where username = <username>

change the profile for your user: 

alter profile limit password_life_time UNLIMITED;

To view your change: 
select resource_name,limit from dba_profiles where profile='';