I am MySQL Community Manager for EMEA & APAC. I joined the MySQL Community Team in May 2016. I have been an OpenSource and MySQL consultant for more than 15 years. My favorite topics are High Availability and Performance.

Fedora Core 6 + Dual Head on Dell Latitude D620

I'm very happy with my new D620, but of course I couldn't use FC6 out of the box (the iso in fact). I had some troubles with the Xorg resolution but google is my friend and I was able to have 1440x900 using the 915resolution program.

The laptop is able to run Compiz, so everything is nice in the best world... but (there is always a but) using a dual head configuration crashes always my X :(

I found that it's due to Compiz (or beryl) so I guess it's something to do with AIXGL... if somebody as a solution...

Bad day for PHP programming

Desperate PHP developer... that's what I am today... why ?

Due to an ugly PHP bug with PHP provided with FC6 (maybe on other distributions too). I already spent some time to find that it was a bug, previously I was using sqlite with the sqlite PHP functions, but since I use the FC6, to have the support of sqlite, PDO must be used... so I did !

Samba 3 > 3.0.11 boring stuff… not so boring ;-)

A friend, Arrfab, pointed me to something I completly forgot to check for my problem.

I never had that problem in the past, but to be able to put Users and Computers in different ldap ou's with the newest samba 3 releases, the file /etc/ldap.conf must have the following entries :

nss_base_passwd         ou=Users,ou=OxObjects,dc=yourdomain,dc=be?one
nss_base_passwd         ou=Computers,ou=OxObjects,dc=yourdomain,dc=be?one

In many howto's only one row for nss_base_passwd is used.

Samba 3 > 3.0.4 boring stuff

I'm a big disapointed with samba 3 upper of version 3.0.4(tested on 3.0.22 and 3.023c), using ldap as backend, I don't have a solution to split users and computers accounts... This is very annoying :(

Even if I put in smb.conf :

add machine script = /opt/IDEALX/sbin/smbldap-useradd -w '%u'
ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers

it doesn't work, it seems that this is never took in consideration. (I even tryed the old way to add machines, replacing '%u' by '%m').

My first steps with NuFW


I tested for the first time Nufw and this is the list of some points I noticed :

- not easy to compile, many files are missing in the client part - users into openldap works but not the acl's, or I didn't find yet how ;-) - I was not able to compile the gnome client - no free version for windope

Happy Blog Day !

Today (I still have 34 mins), it's the Worldwide Blog Day, so let's wish an happy blog day to my dear blog ;-)

I'll try to be more active on you dear blog... but time is time and there is only 24 hours into a day...

So cya soon....

Getting Things Done

After having listened to "Comme un Lundi" on pureFM(1) dedicated on the personal management method called GTD, I decided to search for an OSS project that could help me to start with that method. This method is also used to remove some stress using the mindsweep concept. But for more details about the method itself follow the links on Fr

Browse bluetooth device

Work around to use my usb bluetooth dongle to browse files from in my mobile and retrieve them.

I did several test to be able to transfert files from my mobile to my laptop and vice-versa. The command line solution was ok but I prefer a gui solution to be able to browse also the files.

Thunderbird and Mnenhy

I was looking how to hack thunderbird to add an extra header when I compose a new mail.

I started this with some success only to display it but not yet so add the new field in the header when the mail is sent.

Then I found mnenhy (1), this is a very nice project that allows me to add what I want... but I'd like to link that new extra field to an openLDAP and this is not yet possible... If I've time I'll try to fix this.

(1) http://mnenhy.mozdev.org

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