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Skype icon not showing in Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10
If you are having problems with the notification bar icons, like Skype for example, meaning the process runs in the background but the icon in the notification area is not shown, then you need this quick fix: To fix the missing Skype icon in Unity, press alt + f2 and enter “compiz –replace”...
Pencil Project not working, GRE missing, or xul not running
  So you can’t run Pencil (http://www.evolus.vn/Pencil/Downloads.html) ? May be you just unpacked it, and you are missing XUL. Here is a couple of things to try: 1) First, let’s review the install procedure of the binary file. 1. Download Pencil-1.2-0-linux-gtk.tar.gz 2. untar it 3....
How to Sync/Export Email from Google or any provider to a new account without loosing data
A friend, (TWITTER) @rguareschi asked today: “How can I export my thousands of emails from Gmail to other providers? #neutrality” So this question inspired us to explain the easiest way we found. You have to use imapsync http://freshmeat.net/projects/imapsync/ The way to do it in Linux,...
Service Squid Proxy on Ubuntu 10.4 not working returns “Unknown instance: “
If no matter what you do you keed getting the “Unknown instance” and you cannot control squid instance, you found yourself a bug! zen@zenware-mobile:~$ sudo service squid start start: Job failed to start zen@zenware-mobile:~$ sudo service squid restart restart: Unknown instance: apin@apin-laptop:~$...
How to enable cron log in Ubuntu (cron.log in /var/log)
Yeah, it’s very annoying to have alltogether cron logs with the rest of the system messages, right? I don’t know why Ubuntu took that policy, but in busy servers it can be hard to mantain such a log. I think they aimed for simplicity, since a good configured cron should not send many log...
CLAMAv Failed to start – Antivirus Engine Outdated – Emails deferred on Server – SLES10 – Zimbra HOWTO
If you are getting all your emails deferred, and can’t start correctly all the services required, check your logs and the status DIAGNOSE 1) zmcontrol statud (as zimbra user) 2) mail:/opt/zimbra/log # tail -20 clamd.log LibClamAV Error: cli_tgzload: Invalid size in header LibClamAV Error: Can’t...
Fixing VMWare Player annoying mouse grab/ungrab under Workstation, Server under Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
If you are having the very annoying mouse grab/ungrab problem under VMware Player, here is the quick fix you all have been waiting for. The situation is as follows: after you bypass the 640×480 resolution limit, the mouse starts flickering like crazy. The VMWare Player can’t grab it, no matter...
Installing Spaz Twitter Client under Ubuntu 9.04 with Adobe AIR HowTo
The installation went so smooth. Anyways: zen@zenware-mobile:~/Desktop$ cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.28-15-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #49-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 18 18:40:08 UTC 2009 zen@zenware-mobile:~/Desktop$ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=9.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=jaunty DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=”Ubuntu...
VMware won’t boot after reboot: A general system error ocurred 95% boot and Stuff!
So if you are having any message like the ones above, you probably need to do some of the following: A general system error occurred: Internal Error / Power up of guest stops at 95% / Can’t boot after reboot / Cannot connect to virtual machine / Timeout First: Check your log at /var/log/vmware/hostd.log...
[SOLUTION] Request Tracker (RT 3.8) Missing dependencies and modules error during compile
Introduction This is a technical article that will help you solve most of the problems during compilation of software related to Perl. It has a strong focus on RT, but I’m sure it will help you with any installation, since I’m exposing knowledge of CPAN. Solution at a glance (or the ZenWay!) So...

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