on uptime. If you haven’t been following my blog lately, uptime is a site dedicated to linux and learning “stuff” related to linux. I write the articles that show up in the “newbie” column as I am the most junior linux user on the “staff” of uptime writers. The columns are nothing more then me commenting on new things I come across or interesting “reads” I find that are geared to newbie linux users.
I have posted a new article in the Newbie section on uptime. It’s mostly there to bring attention to a newbie series up on the IBM Linux developerWorks site. I had a couple of questions after reading the first two articles in the series. I’ll leave my questions out of this post to keep the discussion over at uptime. I’ll add new posts on uptime every couple of days covering the rest of the IBM series.
My wife has been complaining about some problem she was having looking at a few pictures she took with our digital camera. She said the error message was something like, “Unable to view image — Bad image file”. I kind of blew her off after using the camera without any problems. Then, yesterday she asked me to load them onto the win xp machine we use to store our images and I found the problem she was talking about.
Sure enough, there were some corrupted images on the card. I tried to perform the sync 3 or 4 times before I realized that it just wasn’t going to happen. I tried to find the images on the camera and delete them but it just locked the camera up when I would try to select a bad image. Still no luck. After a little brainstorming I decieded it was time to plug the camera into my RH9 box and mount the CF card and see what I could do. I had done this about a month or so ago and was actually going to write an article about it on uptime, but before I got around to it a friend had an article up on the same subject (see Frank Merenda’s article). Anyways, I plugged the camera into my usb slot, openned a terminal window and tailed my /var/log/message file, and then powered up the camera.