Fedora 15 problem with Empathy and you are unable to connect to msn ?

LAST UPDATE #2: An update as been pushed in the Fedora Testing repo and correct this problem. If you want to install this update you just have to use the enablerepo feature just like that:

#yum install papyon --enablerepo=updates-testing

The repository is enabled only for this update!


UPDATE #1: This has worked for me yesterday, but it’s not working anymore.. I haven’t been able to fix the issue… Please report your test and problems in the bug report at: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750884



Papyon : Can't login in Windows live : accountab.py:202:_HandleABFindAllResponse:AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'find'

If you get this erorr reported by ABRT on Fedora 15 and you are unable to connect to msn with empathy, here’s a workaround.

Here’s the bug report if you want to share your problem regarding this issue:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750884

The workaround consist of a upstram patch that has been released. It will probably work it’s way to fedora soon but for now you need to do some work by hand.

Here you can get the code to update: http://cgit.collabora.com/git/user/maiku/papyon.git/commit/?h=bug-42689&id=011201e47004538e732f247bfeb21634c6e1d97f

As you can see you have to edit three files. The path I will give you is the exact path under Fedora 15 but can change with other distrib. The line with “-” need to be commented with a “#” at the beginning of the line, and the line with a + need to be added..

1 - /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/papyon/service/description/SingleSignOn/RequestMultipleSecurityTokens.py

- CONTACTS = ("contacts.msn.com", "MBI")
+ CONTACTS = ("local-bay.contacts.msn.com", "MBI")
2 - /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/papyon/service/description/AB/__init__.py
-url = "http://contacts.msn.com/abservice/abservice.asmx"
+url = "http://local-bay.contacts.msn.com/abservice/abservice.asmx"
3 - /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/papyon/service/description/Sharing/__init__.py
-url = "http://contacts.msn.com/abservice/SharingService.asmx"
+url = "http://local-bay.contacts.msn.com/abservice/SharingService.asmx"

That’s it!

Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6230 AGN not working by default with Fedora 15

I just got a new laptop, from my new job ( Yeah! ) and I was testing Fedora 15 on it. It’s a Toshiba Tecra R850 and by default on Fedora 15 with all available update applied in date of 28 May 2011.

So if you get something like this in your dmesg output, you probably just don’t have the right package.

    [ 8.751626] iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:d
    [ 8.751628] iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
    [ 8.751729] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    [ 8.751769] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [ 8.751909] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6230 AGN, REV=0xB0
    [ 8.762800] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: device EEPROM VER=0x716, CALIB=0x6
    [ 8.762802] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: Device SKU: 0Xb
    [ 8.762804] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: Valid Tx ant: 0X3, Valid Rx ant: 0X3
    [ 8.762830] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
    [ 8.763257] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: irq 49 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 8.905727] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-6000g2b-5.ucode' failed.
    [ 8.907145] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-6000g2b-4.ucode' failed.
    [ 8.907150] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: no suitable firmware found!
    [ 8.907448] iwlagn 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A disabled

To resolve the issue simply install iwl6000g2b-firmware.noarch using yum.

# yum install iwl6000g2b-firmware.noarch

That's it, the package is just not installed by default!

MythTV and MythWEB on Fedora 14

I finally get everything working correctly… I don’t have a lot of time for this post, but I want to share how I corrected few problems I had.

1 – Sound problem. This one is cause by MythTV having problem dealing with PulseAudio. The solution was simple, and it was to set the MythTV FrontEnd audio device to ALSA:pulse … There’s no auto discovery for this.

The second problem was with MythWeb. I was unable to load the web interface.

Here’s the errors I got:

Apache logs:
PHP Fatal error:  Failed to open translation file:  modules_path/_shared/lang/English.lang in /usr/share/mythweb/classes/Translate.php on line 172
MythTV Backend:
MainServer, Warning: Unknown socket closing MythSocket

So I don’t think this is the best fix ever. But if you’re like me and totally pissed off do this:

# vim /usr/share/mythweb/classes/Translate.php

Modify this section (original) :

    // Load the primary language file, or English if the other doesn't exist.
        if (file_exists(modules_path.'/_shared/lang/'.$language.'.lang'))
            $path = modules_path.'/_shared/lang/'.$language.'.lang';
        else
            $path = modules_path.'/_shared/lang/English.lang';

After modification it should look like this:

       //if (file_exists(modules_path.'/_shared/lang/'.$language.'.lang'))
        if (file_exists('/usr/share/mythweb/modules/_shared/lang/English.lang'))
            $path = '/usr/share/mythweb/modules/_shared/lang/English.lang';
        else
            $path = '/usr/share/mythweb/modules/_shared/lang/English.lang';

And voila… everything is working now. Feel free to ask question I know there’s not a lot of detail in this post but I’ve run into a lot of problem with this setup, so I can probably help!

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S2LQ Fedora presence report

The S2LQ is now over. We had two great days and a lot of people had come! There was more than 600 persons who sign up for the free event which make this event one of the top 3 biggest event in the computer industry in Quebec, Canada!

First, sorry for the delay of this report, there’s a lot of thing happening in my life those last weeks and unfortunately I don’t have all the time I want to invest in my community activities..

That said, here’s a picture of the booth ( and me ) at the S2LQ

Unfortunately we haven’t received the  Fedora 14 DVD and there was a bunch of F13 DVD/Live cd, so I gave those media to people and tell them to download the lastest version if they like it! I almost gave an entire box of DVD and LiveCD, I can’t tell you how many, but during those two days a lot of people come back home with Fedora media to try it :)The stickers and button were pretty popular too!

So what can I say regarding the event..

My main goal was:

  1. Position Fedora in Quebec city. Show to the people that there are people using Fedora and there’s help here in Quebec city if they have trouble!
  2. Put some visibility for the Fedora Project. This one was a success with all the media distributed and with the big Fedora vertical banner
  3. Explain to people the relationship between Redhat and the Fedora Project
  4. Create some connection between the member of other community in the Quebec area ( other distribution, project etc… )
  5. Publicize the fact that there’s two Fedora ambassadors in Quebec city, and where to look if they want to be informed of release party and other events.
  6. Explain what are the main goal of the Fedora as a Linux distribution, what are the differences with the other distributions etc..

All those objectives has been achieved! I’m really proud of this event, I’ve met a lot of people involved in very different way in Opensource and heard of project born here and we didn’t even know!

I event get a picture with Richard Stallman! Again not the best picture ever.. I don’t know what’s wrong with me an pictures ;)

Thanks for everyone who helped me for this event, I think about Larry Cafiero who sent me the vertical banner and the button, Jean-Francois Saucier who gave me the F13 media, ng who sent me Fedora t-shirt which I didn’t receive on time unfortunately :( ,Michael Lessard and Claude Reeves for all the talk during spare time between presentation! ;) Ho, and Thanks the Laurent Bounin and everyone from the APELL who make this event a success!

More photos of the event:

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=s2lq&m=tags

http://s2lq.com/photos

Videos:

http://s2lq.com/zone-vid%C3%A9o

Thank you Redhat!

 

Sometimes you can recieve small gift that warm your heart!

That was one of those, redhat sent me a 5$ Starbucks gift card just because I was watching/listening to their webinar on rhel6! What a deal for attending a webinar you wanted to! :)

With the winter starting, this “FreeCofee” will be welcome!

Howto fix IRobot Roomba left or right wheel

My Roomba 530 started to spin around his right wheel few week ago. It happened few times and then more often and after that it was doing only this… So I tried all the iRobot suggested “repair” method, but there’s not a lot to do on iRobot  website regarding problem with your right or left wheel. So I was faced with the reality, I will have to buy a new right wheel module. It’s not that expensive you can find it on ebay for around 20$ shipped but I’m the kind of guy who don’t like to buy replacement part when I can fix it!

After few test and diagnostic, I confirmed that the problem was the right wheel. It was unable to spin, but if I just pushed a little bit the roomba, it start working. So I put the roomba on it’s back and tried to move both wheels and found out that the resistance on both wheel wasn’t the same and after a closer look I was pretty sure there was hairs stuck in the wheel module. Then I opened the roomba and I took few pics of my adventure in case that my idea will work, it can always help someone else! If your problem look like mine, you can follow those steps, maybe you will be able to fix it! If anyone found a way to open the wheel contained in the wheel module let us know I was unable to find anything on the net regarding this..

This is a “Try at your own risk” repair. This had fixed my wheel but I don’t know yet if it will last for weeks or months.. do this only if you’re desperate and you tried all other option suggested by iRobot support.

Ok so here’s the first step I tried before doing the main repair, you should probably try every step before, in case your problem is not the same as mine!

Try the iRobot suggested fix method

If you roomba say “Please Inspect and Clean Roomba’s left (or right) Wheel” or if, like me, your roomba spin around a wheel and if you push it a little bit it started to go straight and then restart to spin.

Try those url from iRobot support website :

http://homesupport.irobot.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/498

http://homesupport.irobot.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/805

Fixing hair stuck in the wheel module

If those steps fail for you, and you contacted iRobot support and they told you you’ll need a new wheel module or you feel a different resistance when you spin the wheel, maybe you’re like me and there’s hair or anything stuck in the wheel module. You can try those steps, again, at your own risk.

The idea I had was to used a hair removal mousse, to “soften” the hair stuck in the wheel mechanism. Here’s how to open your roomba 500 and insert the veet foam into the wheel and add oil for lubrication after that.

  • Put your roomba on it’s back. You can put a towel or something smooth under it if you don’t want to scratch the top. Unscrew the side brush and remove it with a flat screwdriver. On the main plate you can see 4 screw with arrow pointing, unscrew them.

  • Remove the plate, and you’ll see the battery. Pull out the battery carefully.

  • Now you should have removed battery and you should be able to locate both side wheels.

  • Remove those three screw.

 

  • Pull out the wheel module gently. Now you should have the wheel module in your hand. I took a picture to show you how to “open” the module but I didn’t remove it on this picture. you can do it like this but it’s hard to keep everything clean…
  • As you can see on the picture, take a thin knife and you have to insert the knife horizontally in the small crack between the inner plastic piece and the rubber wheel. You’ll feel the plastic moving.. be careful to don’t cut or damage the wheel or the plastic.. When your knife is between both parts, lift the knife as it is on the picture so you’ll see a small crack. this is where you’ll need to spray the hair removal mousse… I didn’t show it on the picture because it was already done, and I don’t want do this again.. it’s not easy as it could seem, you may need another hand to keep everything in place and put the hair removal foam… Put a decent amount of foam, you want it to reach the center of the wheel where the air are stuck.

  • After you put the foam into the wheel let it “work” for almost 10 minutes.
  • Roll the wheel and see if you still feel a resistance if you don’t it look good!
  • I wiped the extra foam and I added oil or something to lubricate the center of the wheel. Be careful don’t put too much oil or lubricant because hair and dust will stick to this!

That’s it, put everything back in place. and try your roomba. Mine took almost 5 minutes of “under supervision” first run. After that the wheel was fine!

Let me know if this helped you or if you have another trick to fix the wheels! This is certainly not the best way to do it, but maybe my wheel will survive 1-2 months more!

@+

Telus release Android 2.1-update1 for the Motorola Milestone, and no, there’s no OTA update available…

I think they released the Android 2.1-update1 yesterday.. I based this on the filename of the release note ;)

Here’s the Release Note: http://bit.ly/bv5gZX

To update

go to: http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/support/update/

And follow the instruction, or simply start the software updater on your not so favorite OS a.k.a. Windows.

I’ve just updated, nothing new.. I didn’t had a lot of problem with my phone anyway.. but if this could fix the music problem I’ll be just happy… The only bad thing with this update is that they just started to release OTA (Over The Air) updates on the Motorola Droid and you know what ? They are recieving froyo, yeah Android 2.2… So let’s dream about the end of Septembre where we are “supposed” (  unconfirmed Rumor I think ) to recieve the update for our Milestone!!!

So now I get:

Version : 2.1-update1

GAS_NA_SHOUTELUS_P012

Kernel: 2.6.29-omap1

Have fun with your updates!

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