I recently upgraded a machine to Windows7 and was unable to see mount any of the network Samba shares (from an Ubuntu server). After a bit of Googling I found this fix…
That should do it, go back to the network area in explorer and refresh to see your Samba shares again (hopefully).
So far not overly impressed by Windows7, it’s shiny and boots/shuts-down quicker than old Windows (no where near as fast as OSX though, about the same as Ubuntu9.10) but under the hood it still seems as clunky as ever, and there’s dialogues that obviously haven’t changed since XP (e.g. joining a workgroup).
Ever since Apple so kindly updated the iTunes database encryption key with the v2 firmware it’s been impossible to sync an iPhone with anything other than iTunes.
Yesterday I found a site describing an extremely simple hack that appears to re-enable syncing to older software simply by tricking the iPhone into reporting it’s still running an old database version. I’ve done it on mine (fw 2.2) and it appears to work brilliantly, I can now synch with gtkPod or Amarok in Ubuntu, and if I (have to) boot back into XP iTunes doesn’t seem to complain and I can still do backups and AppStore sync’s as normal.
Excellent, f**k you Apple (again)!
**fixed** – Ashutosh from Adobe provided a working fix in the comments below, nice one!
After installing the new Alpha of Adobe Air for Linux yesterday on Ubuntu 7.1 the mime types for .zip files seem to be broken and I can’t figure out how to fix them. When I clicked on a standard .zip file it used to open in FileRoller, it now gives me an error that the filename indicates it’s a zip but the contents indicate it’s an Air Application. I need to use ‘Open With’ to select FileRoller. Not the end of the world but a bit of a pain. Also, the files have a zip icon but this changes to a .air icon when I click it.
Poking around a bit I found xdg-mime included in the files installed with Air (side note, why? I’ve already got these installed, isn’t that the point of using the package manager to install this stuff?) and also an accompanying AdobeAir.xml file…
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <mime-info xmlns="http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/shared-mime-info"> <mime-type type="application/vnd.adobe.air-application-installer-package+zip"> <comment>Adobe AIR Application</comment> <glob pattern="*.air"/> <magic priority="100"> <match type="string" value="PK\003\004" offset="0"/> </magic> </mime-type> </mime-info>
…not sure what the magic stuff does but it looks ok? Also testing with xdg-mime seems to point to the mime types being correct?
adam@ubuntu:~$ xdg-mime query filetype ~/Desktop/08_04_02.zip application/zip adam@ubuntu:~$ xdg-mime query default application/zip file-roller.desktop adam@ubuntu:~$ xdg-mime query default application/vnd.adobe.air-application-installer-package+zip AdobeAIR.desktop
There’s also an air.mime file that also looks ok to me..
application/vnd.adobe.air-application-installer-package+zip ext: air
I’ve also just spotted, the files have been simlinked incorrectly into /usr/share/mime-info/ …
ls -la /usr/share/mime-info/air.* adam@ubuntu:~$ ls -la /usr/share/mime-info/ lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 54 2008-03-31 20:26 air.keys -> /opt/Adobe AIR/Versions/1.0/xdg-utils/support/air.keys lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 54 2008-03-31 20:26 air.mime -> /opt/Adobe AIR/Versions/1.0/xdg-utils/support/air.mime
the links should be to /opt/Adobe AIR/Versions/1.0/support/* , no xdg-utils, so I’ve tried …
adam@ubuntu:~$ sudo unlink /usr/share/mime-info/air.keys adam@ubuntu:~$ sudo unlink /usr/share/mime-info/air.mime adam@ubuntu:~$ sudo ln -s /opt/Adobe\ AIR/Versions/1.0/support/air.keys /usr/share/mime-info/air.keys adam@ubuntu:~$ sudo ln -s /opt/Adobe\ AIR/Versions/1.0/support/air.mime /usr/share/mime-info/air.mime
but this doesn’t seem to fix anything. Any other ideas anyone?
note to self, may be time to look at a liquid layout for the blog