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Fubared Firefox Favicons (part II)

Well firefox has eaten my favicons again. So in an update to my [http://www.smop.co.uk/blog/index.php/2008/08/25/how-to-workaround-broken-firefox-favicons/ old post]: * shutdown firefox * run sqlitebrowser on the places.sqlite file (~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/places.sqlite for me) * click “Execute SQL” * execute: “delete from moz_favicons;” * execute: “update moz_places set favicon_id=NULL; Let’s see how that goes

KVM tweaks

KVM is coming along nicely. Today’s finding is from virsh: “shutdown gracefully shutdown a domain” Only it doesn’t – it just nukes the VM. How to fix this? First of all you must add this to your VM’s libvirt config: <features> <acpi/> </features> That will not make shutdown work, but it will stop it nuking [...]

Upgraded

Well it’s taken most of the day, but it’s finally done. Dodgy internet connection meant that I couldn’t upgrade as much as I wanted to as early as I wanted to and slowed me down somewhat. I’ve also upgraded everything from Debian Etch to Debian Lenny (partly to make it easier to get the paravirtualised [...]

Adventures in libvirt

These last couple of weeks I’ve been setting the new virtualisation infrastructure at work. Xen is dead, long live KVM. Only KVM tools are horrifically immature. So for example: – virsh can’t shutdown KVM domains – virt-manager can’t do, well pretty much anything – start/stop/show console is about it – libvirt’s XML is badly documented, [...]

Delusions of grandeur

Driving past a white van earlier today, I saw a message scrawled on the back. Not the usual “also available in white” but “why are they called stairs inside but steps outside?” Just to show I’m as easy to amuse as I am to get worked up over something