Google +1 Button for Pebble Blog

You basically need to change 2 files to add the Google +1 button to the Pebble Blog.

First, add the Google +1 button javascript code at the end of your favorite template. This should be located somewhere around themes/your-theme/template.jsp

<script type="text/javascript" src="">
<script type="text/javascript">
   (function() {
      var po = document.createElement('script');
      po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true;
      po.src = '';
      var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
      s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s);

Second, set the button tag within the entry Java server page. So it does appears right behind the title of each blog entry. You will find the file in WEB-INF/jsp/blogEntry.jsp

<a href="${blogEntry.permalink}">${blogEntry.title}</a>&nbsp;
<g:plusone size="small" href="${blogEntry.localPermalink}"></g:plusone>


How to chkconfig (OpenKM JBOSS init script)

It needs some steps to integrate OpenKM properly. Therefore, you basically need to engineer your start script yourself. The following notes should help to get JBOSS up quickly.

1) create a new user 

  # useradd jboss
2) copy script

  # cp JBOSS_HOME/bin/ /etc/init.d/jboss
3) add chkconfig properties to init file

  # chkconfig: 345 65 35
  # description: JBOSS AS init script
  # pidfile: /var/run/
4) adjust all other variables in the init file header 
5) add script to chkconfig
  # chkconfig --add jboss
6) set jboss to be started at level 3
  # chkconfig jboss --level 3 on
7) start now (# service jboss start)

Configuring alternatives in CentOS (e.g. Oracle Java SE)

The installation of Oracle Java SE (JDK) on some Linux distribution is still a fight. Probably the most staright forward way on Cent OS is downloading and installing the most current  self-exctracting archive (.bin) and installing it to /opt.

Finally, ensure the Oracle Java SE binary ist called instead of the GNU ones.

#alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /opt/jdk1.6.025/bin/java
#alternatives --config java

There are 2 programs which provide 'java'.

Selection Command
*+ 1 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.4.2-gcj/bin/java
2 /opt/jdk1.6.025/bin/java


Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number: 2

Forward mails to specific servers (Postfix transport)

I was struggling to efficiently forward the OpenVZ hosts local e-mails to an private VE (MTA) since that system is bound to an IP address from a private range (192.168.x.x). Basically, I just wanted to have all mail for to be routed to that “internal” mail server. In the end, postfix manuals led me to a simple solution. Thus, add the following lines to the postfix configuration files.


transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport

/etc/postfix/transport  smtp:

To make sure your changes are being applied, run the following commands

# postmap /etc/postfix/transport
# postfix reload

The above lines cause postfix to forward mail targeting to the MTA with IP Make sure, the recipient mail server does accept incoming connections (I had to adjust the postgrey whitelist)

Toolchain for ARM Cortex M3 on Ubuntu 10.04

This tutorial is based on a German article. Please note, that I had to install various packages on my Ubuntu workstation.

sudo apt-get install texi2html make-doc texinfo bison flex byacc libgmpada1-dev gnat-4.4 gnat-4.4-base libgmpada1 libgnat-4.4 libgnatprj4.4 libgnatvsn4.4  sudo apt-get install libmpfr-dev libmpc-dev libgmp3-dev libgmpxx4ldbl libmpc2

Get the latest binutils (password is anoncvs)

cd ~/repo/binutils
cvs -z 9 -d login
cvs -z 9 -d co binutils

Compile binutils

cd ~/repo/binutils/src
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/toolchain --target=arm-elf
make all
sudo make install

I ran into some errors “XY has changed since the previous run:” and was not able to fix it. Neither make clean nor make distclean were of any help. However, a clean checkout from the CVS did the trick. Looks like the Makefile is broken.

Get the latest gcc from the repository

cd ~/repo/gcc
svn checkout svn://

Get the latest newlib (password is anoncvs)

cd ~/repo/newlib
cvs -z 9 -d login
cvs -z 9 -d co newlib

Lets’ compile a bootstrap gcc. Please mind, we actually do not compile gcc within the src or trunk folder. It does not seem to like it.

cd ~/repo/gcc/trunk
ln -s ~/repo/newlib/src/newlib newlib
ln -s ~/repo/newlib/src/libgloss libgloss

mkdir -p ~/repo/gcc/build
cd ~/repo/gcc/build
../trunk/configure --target=arm-elf --enable-languages=c --disable-nls --disable-shared --disable-threads --with-newlib --prefix=/usr/local/toolchain --with-gnu-as --with-gnu-ld --disable-multilib --disable-libssp --disable-libmudflap --disable-libgomp --with-dwarf2 --with-newlib -v --disable-werror --with-cpu=cortex-m3 --with-tune=cortex-m3 --with-mode=thumb --enable-target-optspace --with-float=soft --enable-languages=c,c++ --without-headers --with-local-prefix=/usr/local/toolchain/arm-elf


make all-gcc

Go get a coffe… it will take some time. Afterwards, install gcc within the toolchain folder.

sudo make install-gcc
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/toolchain/bin
gcc-arm-elf --version

You hopefully got the version displayed. Let’s compile newlib

cd ~/repo/newlib/src
./configure --with-newlib --disable-newlib-io-float --disable-newlib-supplied-syscalls --prefix=/usr/local/toolchain --target=arm-elf
make all
sudo PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/toolchain/bin make install

Finally go back to gcc and continue make

cd ~/repo/gcc/build
make all
sudo make install

I ran into troubles during “make all”. The gcc trunk does have an issue with lib1funcs.asm which breaks the build process. However, the mail archive on gcc and the gcc bugzilla led me to the right patch

Hope, this would be of help for some other embedded freaks

A resume issue is chasing me since I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04

The machine is not properly resuming since I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04. Folks seem to have the same issue but it always takes me an hour to get the right fix from the Ubuntu forums. Therfore, my personal entry.

It looks like the new kernels have an issue with old Radeon or ATI graphics cards such as those built into the IBM Thinkpad R50 or R51. However, adding a simple “nomodeset” to /boot/grub/menu.lst does the trick.

title Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-25-generic root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic ... nomodeset
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-25-generic quiet

Backup VE in OpenVZ on CentOS

Unfortunately, the CentOS 5.5 final release and repositories do not support vzdump out of the box. However, some research and hints in other blogs finally led me to a running solutions.


rpm -i cstream-2.7.4-3.el4.rf.x8664.rpm
rpm -i perl-LockFile-Simple-0.206-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm
rpm -i vzdump-1.2-4.noarch.rpm


export PERL5LIB=/usr/share/perl5/

That’s it.

vzdump --suspend --compress --all --mailto

INFO: Starting Backup of VM 103 (openvz)
INFO: CTID 103 exist mounted running
INFO: status = CTID 103 exist mounted running
INFO: backup mode: suspend
INFO: bandwidth limit: 10240 KB/s
INFO: starting first sync /vz/private/103/ to /vz/dump/vzdump-openvz-103-20100906-211257.tmp