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iPhone 3g Jailbreak 4.2.1 SpringBoard crash and Linux mount

December 09th, 2010 | Category: iPhone,Linux,Ubuntu

After updating to 4.2.1 and untethered jailbreak via redsn0w on my iPhone 3g, I had two major issues. The first issue has to do with multitasking. The springboard would crash when using the fast switching. This was fixed by changing the following lines in /System/Library/CoreServices/




The next problem was mounting my iPhone in Ubuntu Linux. The error message will contain something about a timeout. If this is happening you probably need to re-pair the device by doing the following via the libimobledevice utils:

idevicepair unpair
idevicepair pair
idevicepair validate

Ubuntu 10.10 Thunderbird 3.1.6 LastPass addon disables password manager

November 05th, 2010 | Category: Linux,Ubuntu

In my quest to find a good password solution, I tried LastPass. This was a very intrusive password manager on both Firefox and Thunderbird. I promptly removed it after about a day of use. However, removal of the addon left traces of itself throughout my settings. It completely disabled Thunderbird’s integrated password manager. I was lucky enough to find an article at mozillaZine with details on how to re-enable this feature.

Here are the details from their site:

No checkbox to remember passwords

It can happen that you will find no checkbox in Thunderbird to remember passwords. To change this, you will need to edit the prefs.js file, located in the Thunderbird profile folder.

1. Close Thunderbird and open the prefs.js file in Notepad or another editor (make a backup copy of prefs.js first, as a precaution).
2. Find the following line: user_pref(“signon.rememberSignons”, false);
3. Change the value from false to true.
4. Close the Notepad or editor window and save changes.
5. On the next startup of Thunderbird you should find the checkbox for remembering the password in the password manager.

Instead of editing prefs.js, you can change the same setting via about:config.

While editing prefs.js, I found lots of settings that LastPass left behind. Also, in Firefox “about:config” shows the same situation. All in all, LastPass was a horrible solution. I changed to using FF and Thunderbirds built in password manager with a master password.

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Ubuntu Intrepid Sound Juicer MP3 support

November 15th, 2008 | Category: Linux,Ubuntu

After upgrading to Intrepid Kaudiocreator was no longer available, so I decided to give Sound Juicer a try. When I went to the preferences to change the encoding to MP3, I found that it was missing. So I clicked edit and found that the option was there for MP3 output. Turns out the option will not show up until you install this package – gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse. So just type the following and your set.

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
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Ubuntu SVN cannot set LC_CTYPE locale

September 08th, 2008 | Category: Linux,Ubuntu

I ran into this error on a fresh Ubuntu Hardy server I set up hosting a SVN repository.  The error messages may look like the following:

svn: warning: cannot set LC_CTYPE locale
svn: warning: environment variable LANG is en_US.UTF-8
svn: warning: please check that your locale name is correct

This won’t cause any problems with the functionality of Subversion, but it gets annoying.  So the problem is that the LANG that is specified (in my case en_US.UTF-8) isn’t installed.  So, to install it do the following:

apt-get install language-pack-en-base

This will ask you if you want to install language-pack-en also, so say yes to the prompt.  Then you will be set.  If you language is something other than English “en”, then install the appropriate locale package.