Tuesday, July 26, 2005

After upgrading my workstation to jdk 1.5, I realized I lost all my keystores located in the previous 1.4.2/jre/lib/security. Now all the my test cases against unsigned ssl http ports flooded me with red strips in a fit of rage.

Next step is to go to a PC with an IE to export all the certs again. Wonder if there is another way to do this? I can't find an export function for certificates in Firefox running on linux. Next step is to add it one by one using the java keytool utility.

keytool -import -file eas.crt -keystore $JAGUAR_JDK13/jre/lib/security/
[cacerts | jssecacerts] -trustcacerts

Back to eclipse, change the correspoding property file to point to the new JDK1.5 JRE security directory. Then click the run button. Oh yeah! the world looks good in green.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Since it's a holiday today, I decided to do some tweaking. First on the list is to enable horizontal and vertical scrolling. Am using this xorg.conf as a guide.

Also foolishly upgraded hoary to breezy. I ended up with a non-working X. The culprit was missing font.dir on the new font directory location -> /usr/share/X11/fonts. Breezy also does not include mkfontdir and mkfontscale so I had to download from an existing install. So far everything seems to be working.

The good news is the mouse seems to work reliably on wakeup after suspend to disk/RAM now. Still using the stock xorg ATI driver's and will try using the fglrx binary later on and see if it doesn't break the suspend-resume .

The breezy kernel is based on 2.6.12 and *seems* to be snappier than the 2.6.10 series. Still contemplating if it would be worthwhile to do a custom compiled kernel to make it some what lean and mean.

More on this later...
Had been playing around Beagle for a while. Its still in its alpha stage but seems to be ok for everyday use. One feature that it should have is the ability to stop the beagle daemon when the laptop is on battery. Continous disk activity doesn't make your battery happy. Wonder if Apple's Tiger spotlight feature has this feature.

One of the notable feature of Beagle is the Gaim plugin. I find it useful to search for previous online conversations. Provided of course that you enabled logging for Gaim.