Monthly Archives: November 2011

unison ssh issues

for some reason (when having trouble with home PC and when setting up a new one) unison in gui mode just sits there at ‘contacting server’.

Run unison in text mode and the command line will ask you if you want to add the RSA key fingerprint (funny, I thought that had happened through the gui previously?)

boot@terver:~/.unison# unison -ui text crossing_groups_sync.prf
Contacting terver...
The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is xxxx
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.'s password:

tweaks when setting up new 11.10 system

install mdadm then run sudo mdadm –assemble –scan to recreate the raid

if skype won’t run from the launcher try command ‘skype’ at cli

install guvcview to adjust webcam pictures, save load them into skype

nb. synaptic is not part of 11.10

no screen saver by default in 11.10:
sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra