Posts Tagged ‘ Ubuntu ’

SAS & JBoss: Too Many Open Files

March 13, 2012
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I’ve been seeing some ‘Too many open files‘ exceptions in the SAS® mid-tier JBoss logs on my Ubuntu Linux server. I was surprised about this because I remember during installation I had followed the guidance in the SAS documentat...
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Remapping the Super Key in Ubuntu..

August 30, 2011
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One of my laments about switching over to Ubuntu on my Macbook was the placement of the Super Key and the Control Key.  I’m so used to using the Command key for all of the keyboard shortcuts that the Control key just felt unnatural. There are a bunch of resources out there on the...
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Desktop Files for Launching SAS Apps on Ubuntu

June 18, 2011
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Whilst I often use the command line on Linux, it’s also nice to have icons in the menus to start SAS® applications like SAS Management Console and SAS Display Manager. These days I mostly use GNOME Do as an application launcher (its a bit like Quicksilver for Mac OS X). Naturally I like to...
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Disabling the Ubuntu Login Screen (GDM) User Pick List

December 29, 2010
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I’m used to typing in both my userid and my password when I log in to computers. I have never been a fan of the user pick lists that now seem to be common to many operating systems. I can see how they can be convenient for family machines at home, but the idea...
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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu

November 18, 2010
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What, you might be wondering, is a post about VirtualBox and Ubuntu doing on a blog that is primarily about SAS® platform administration and metadata? The answer to that question is that VirtualBox and Ubuntu are both platforms where I run SAS for the purposes of development, testing and exploration/learning. So, whilst not specifically...
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Sudo with no password prompt

November 18, 2010
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DISCLAIMER: This is definitely not recommended for any type of real environment that you rely on to be secure, but sometimes when you are setting up demo/sandpit/throwaway environments you want to be able to execute commands on Linux as root using sudo without getting prompted for your password. You could just work in a...
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