All posts tagged in: Linux

Failed to submit batch buffer (Xorg)

Another Xorg update After my last Xorg update I've lost the nice ability to log into my KDE. Well, this sucks because I spent a long time compiling kdelibs and friends so I really want to use it. Symptoms A blank screen on login. You can even see your mouse…

Don't let updatedb take your Linux down

Coffee break everyone? Everyday morning was the same: updatedb came and took my Gentoo away. The symptoms were clear, X/KDE applications starting to become slow and unresponsive, and then the two inevitable choices: go for a coffee and wait or pkill the bastard. Asking updatedb to be nice (the…

tar: file name is too long (max 99)

I was doing the usual make dist process to launch a tarball for one of my apps when tar died with the following message: tar: file name is too long (max 99); not dumped tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors If you happen to see the same error message…

Resume wget broken downloads

Problem How to resume a partial file downloaded from wget instead of downloading the same file from the beginning? Solution Use the -c/--continue option of wget From man wget: "Continue getting a partially-downloaded file. This is useful when you want to finish up a download started by a…