Taming Apache Directory Server (ApacheDS)

If your ApacheDS is misbehaving — doesn’t start or stop — it most probably has to do with its .pid file that’s lying around because of an unclean shutdown. In which case you just need to delete it manually, and things will get back to normal.

In the CentOS 6 machine that I work on, the file is created in /var/lib/apacheds-2.0.0-M7/default/run by the name of apacheds-default.pid. On Ubuntu machines, this could be in /var/run.

Once the file is removed, simply run the /etc/init.d/apacheds start command to get it going!


My love for my phone resurfaced, when I had to flash it today (due to a reason outside of the context of this post). Anyway, in my quest for restoring whatever I had lost — applications mostly¬† — came across ‘Humanity theme’ (of Ubuntu fame) and decided to give it a go. The result is what you see in this image. I loved it instantly!

Screenshot-20120626-224448.png by pugmarx

n900_home, a photo by pugmarx on Flickr.

¬†Yes, in this age of Ice-cream Sandwiches, Honeycombs and iOSx’s — I am still fond of my phone. (This is in spite of the fact that Nokia abandoned Maemo.)

Ubuntu 10.10 logout immediately after login

Since the last few days I was perplexed with a weird issue. Ubuntu 10.10 logged me out as soon as I entered the login credentials. It did appear to try to login, but I couldn’t see the messages. Turns out — it was because of a few ‘conflicting’ entries I had made in .bashrc and .bash_profile files. I commented everything out, and got through without any hassle!


Jaunty – ui1
Originally uploaded by pugmarx

Upgraded from Ubuntu 8.04 to 9.04 (Jaunty) beta over the weekend. It had to be a two-step process because first I had to upgrade to 8.10 (Intrepid). All that patience paid off well when I saw the result. No sound driver issues, and the machine’s nVidia card was detected without any hassle (a big relief from the woes of 8.04 I think).