Open source operating system quest

While waiting to see if my X300 sells on Craig’s list and before I eBay it, I figured I would go back to my roots and install a bunch of operating systems on the machine. It is very new hardware and I wanted to see what else is out there. For those who don’t know […]

Multiple Tomcat instances Debian scripts

I opened a new Google Code project to manage the scripts I wrote that allow multiple instances of Tomcat to be run on Ubuntu. These scripts are now fully open source (more so than before I guess) and available to everyone. They are also more up-to-date than they were in my previous blog post about […]

Ubuntu Gusty and Tomcat 5.5

Looks like Gusty (or something) changes some of the installation for Tomcat 5.5 and it requires some work to get back to normal. Here’s my changes thus far: sudo rm /usr/share/tomcat5.5/common/endorsed/* cd /usr/share/tomcat5.5/common/lib sudo apt-get install libmysql-java sudo ln -s /usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java.jar This fist off removes the bad XML jar files that Tomcat is setup with […]

Multiple Tomcat instances on Ubuntu

I’m spent about 6 hours total working on getting multiple instance of Tomcat to run on Ubuntu and finally wrote some scripts that I’d like to share with folks. These scripts do the following: 1. Setup the box to host multiple instances (JVMs) running tomcat This process cleans the old layout and sets up a […]

My latest Ubuntu setup

I’ll keep editing as I go: Install LaunchBox bash$ sudo apt-get install gnome-launch-box bash$ gconf-editor Open apps->gnome-launch-box->bindings and set activate to <Super>l This allows gnome-launch-box to be activated using the Windows-L shortcut. Next setup gnome-launch-box to start automatically. Open System->Preferences->Sessions and create a new Startup Program. I use this command line: /usr/bin/gnome-launch-box -t -n Install […]

Ubuntu VPN issues

I figured out how to get Ubuntu to correctly connect to a Windows style PPTP VPN. Apparently there are a number of large issues with NetworkManager that make it all but unusable for VPN. The fix is enormously simple, so I’m extremely confused as to why on earth they haven’t patched it yet. Okay, so […]