Author: silviu

Oracle complains about long identifier on simple operations.

Soo, I’m going head first into the oracle db world. I was trying to create an spfile from the pfile and of course it didn’t work: 12345SQL> CREATE spfile FROM pfile="/oracle/app/product/12.1.0/dbhome_1/dbs/initORCL.ora"; CREATE spfile FROM pfile="/oracle/app/product/12.1.0/dbhome_1/dbs/initORCL.ora" * ERROR AT line 1:…

AIX git SSL woes

Oh joy and happiness I have to admin AIX boxes. One of the first things I hit was using git to clone some stuff from github erroring out with: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate Yep, simple…

Use Vagrant on Windows with Ansible under Cygwin

If due to some reason you have to run vagrant under windows and plan on using Ansible you will need a couple of wrappers. ansible-playbook.bat has to be in the Windows PATH; ansible-winpath-playbook.sh is called by ansible-playbook.bat to change paths from Windows style…

Brightness keys on Linux Mint for Acer E3-111

Enabling brightness control is moderately easy (I’m pretty sure they worked out of the box on slackware). Go to https://github.com/codingtony/acer-brightness-linux-acpi and follow the instructions. Change /etc/acpi/events/acer-tm-brightness-down and /etc/acpi/events/acer-tm-brightness-up with the correct events: event=video/brightnessdown BRTDN 00000087 00000000 and event=video/brightnessup BRTUP 00000086 00000000 Restart acpid and the…