Monday, 13 December 2010

So, NVidia screws up after a ubuntu kernel update ...

Well, you are staring at the low graphics message but there is no response from the keyboard. The mouse may move but clicking is a waste of time. Best thing is to find another computer and ssh into the stricken box.
Next, we reconfigure so that the NVidia module gets rebuilt. Now, this is total overkill but it will work ...

sudo dpkg --configure -a

reboot and, hopefully, everything will be fine.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

How to get ClearQuest 7.1.1 running on SLES/SLED11

Well, rational themselves says it won't work, but I got it to.
Make sure you have the update repositories added (you may need to add 11.1 repositories).

Update to latest firefox by adding mozilla repository

zypper addrepo --refresh mozilla

remove existing firefox

zypper remove firefox

Install new one (update won't work which is why we remove first)

zypper install mozilla:MozillaFirefox

This will not only give you firefox 3.6 but also update to a version of xulrunner which will work with CQ 7.1.1

Add the following to /opt/ibm/RationalSDLC/clearquest/rcp/configuration/config.ini


Or what ever the xulrunner is for 1.9.2. 1.9.0 and old 1.9.1 won't work!

Add the same line to /opt/ibm/RationalSDLC/clearcase/RemoteClient/configuration/config.ini

to get clearcase remote client to work also!