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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:

Papyon : Can't login in Windows live : '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:

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:

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/

- CONTACTS = ("", "MBI")
+ CONTACTS = ("", "MBI")
2 – /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/papyon/service/description/AB/
-url = ""
+url = ""
3 – /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/papyon/service/description/Sharing/
-url = ""
+url = ""

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';
            $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';
            $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!


Congratulations on completing Data Center Advanced Technical Specialist AKA ( WTF )

Wow… Did anyone receive this email ?

I passed my CLP 10, few years ago.. And it really look like Novell AGAIN give free certification without even having to pass an exam… OR I’m wrong and this is a scam or and april fool on march 5 ?

Certified Linux Professional 10 ( Exam passed around 2008 at Brainshare)

Few months later I received the Novell Certified Linux Administrator ( Free!!! )

Now Data Center Advanced Technical Specialist!!! ( Free!! ) The date on the certificate is in 2008… ( Did Novell find a way to time travel ? Maybe this is why Eliott and Associate offer nearly 2 billion dollars to buy Novell )

And… it’s not only one it’s two “certification” Data Center Advanced Technical Specialist AND Data Center Technical Specialist.. lol

Having fun on an old computer business who had better time… Priceless

Wow.. Some people are probably happy with this, but to be honest it just prove one thing.

The Novell certification doesn’t mean anything… If you passed the clp exam you probably already know that this certification is not serious at it could be… Even the engineer (  CLE ) is a big “joke”, you can take the “migration course” if you got the CLP from a previous release, and you got the same exam + one question from the engineer exam…

Good job Novell, you are ruining the credibility of your certifications! Sad for people who put their money on those certifications in hope this was going to help them in the business.

I once believed that Novell was going well and can have a great future in the Linux business… Day after day, they prove they don’t understand a lot of things on how to create value from their certificati0ns… And I’m waiting to see where they are going with their Linux distribution…

Anyway, this is really weird, Novell don’t even talk about this certification on their website…


This post is my current understanding of this “email”.  If anyone got more information or if you think I’m wrong and someone can explain this feel free to post a comment…

First post!

This is my first post on this blog, if you want to know more about me check the about me page!!

I will use this blog to keep a trace and share my howto’s, test results, personal ideas on everything and anything, good memories from travel and other events.

The majority of my post will be in english because it will be easier to share my work with the world, otherwise personal stuff will often be written in french. I am a native french speaker from Quebec, Canada so please excuse me for future mistakes and feel free to correct me if I’m wrong!

See you soon :)