Category Archives: Linux

log4tailer under the Alerta Project in bitbucket

Log4tailer project has been moved to bitbucket under the Alerta Project http://bitbucket.org/jordilin/alerta. The main objective is to provide a complete log monitoring application. Advertisements

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Alsa 1.0.23 in Debian Squeeze

Debian squeeze comes with Alsa drivers 1.0.21 by default: and you’ll see which version you have installed. Unfortunately my Sony Vaio needs Alsa 1.0.23 to work. Debian Squeeze has alsa-source for 1.0.23 in the repository, so it’s only a question … Continue reading

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Log4tailer in its version 2.9 released

Log4tailer 2.9 has been released and it provides a couple of new features that will make monitoring your application logs even better: PrintShot and Poster. PrintShot notification just takes an screenshot of your screen whenever an alertable log trace is … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Maverick not a perfect 10, but nearly.

I say that because I’ve found at least a couple of issues that I didn’t find in Lucid. First one is the Intel IPS thermal kernel messages that don’t stop shouting at /var/log/messages. Traces like “MCP power or thermal limit … Continue reading

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Log4Tailer 2.6 released

Log4Tailer this time provides two more types of notifications: cornermark and filter. Cornermark is just a visual mark in the bottom right corner of the terminal that notifies you if something went wrong in the application you are monitoring. Let’s … Continue reading

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rdiff-backup, Python and Ubuntu.

I’ve been using rdiff-backup for quite a long time now for my backup purposses. rdiff-backup allows me to have my /home folder always in sync with an external usb hard drive. If for some reason I have to re-install operating … Continue reading

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Asserting log traces in functional or unittests Python

Sometimes you need to assert log traces while writing tests, mostly functional tests (end to end) after you have setup several components by means of mocks. When executing nosetests it sets up automatically the logging and uses any handler you … Continue reading

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