UPDATE: I’ve since been told this doesn’t work for all users. I’ve done a bit more searching and the easiest solution is to simply use Mac OSX Terminal at full screen :)
Once again I find myself blogging about something that took way too long to solve. If you want to change the console / cli / command line resolution of your Ubuntu Server running in VMWare Fusion then this is what you need to do:
Edit the grub template file:
sudo vi /etc/default/grub
Add the desired resolution from the table below to the file:
| 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024
256 | 0x301 0x303 0x305 0x307
32k | 0x310 0x313 0x316 0x319
64k | 0x311 0x314 0x317 0x31A
16M | 0x312 0x315 0x318 0x31B
Trigger an update to all the grub config files by issuing the following:
Check it works :)
You will get a message saying that “vga=” has been depreciated and that you should use GFXPAYLOAD instead. Unfortunately you cannot easily add that param to your /etc/default/grub file without changing a whole bunch of other stuff.
See here for more information:
If you are using o2 Broadband and are techie you’ll have noticed the DNS performance is terrible. Thanks to the folks at ADSLGuide.org.uk I have found out about OpenDNS.
They’ve even created some easy guides for each OS you may be using. Good luck.
Once again… hoping this will save somebody lots of time of hunting around. It seems there is a bug in Java that prevents the installer from launching.
It currently produces the following error message when launching the installer:
java: xcb_xlib.c:52: xcb_xlib_unlock: Assertion `c->xlib.lock’ failed
See this tutorial for details on how to resolve the problem:
I’m posting this hoping that is will save somebody several wasted hours of effort.
Do not use the original DBDesigner4 download available on the fabForce.net website. Instead download the dbdesigner-fork package from here:
Once you have unpacked it. Edit the bin/startdbd_using_kernel2.6 script and remove the assume kernel 2.4.1 text:
Original file contents: LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1 LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1 LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./Linuxlib/ ./DBDesignerFork
Edited contents: LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1 LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./Linuxlib/ ./DBDesignerFork
Save it and run it. It should all work as expected on Linux Fedora 8 or indeed any other modern distribution like Ubuntu, etc.