Category: Linux/*nix

Resources for Unix like systems, especially linux.

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…

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…