Error: “end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector xxxxx” – Linux

Error:

end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 537392

If you’re getting a similar error filling your screen once you’ve installed Ubuntu, don’t panic. It’s pretty common which is basically because Ubuntu (or any other Linux distro) can’t control your CD/DVD drive properly, it’s probably trying to open/close it but doesn’t know if it has […]

Failed to build Planner-0.14.4 in Arch Linux

When trying to install Gnome Planner ( http://live.gnome.org/Planner ) in Arch Linux, I came across this error:

Error:

/usr/bin/pygobject-codegen-2.0: line 11: /usr/bin/python2: No such file or directory make[2]: *** [planner.c] Error 127 make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/alex/Desktop/planner-0.14.4/python’ make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/alex/Desktop/planner-0.14.4′ make: *** [all] Error 2

To fix this, I […]

How To Fix: fatal error: Python.h: No such file or directory

(cd ./brain/psom && make) make[1]: Entering directory `/home/ubuntu/pyrobot/brain/psom’ (cd csom_src && make _csom.so) make[2]: Entering directory `/home/ubuntu/pyrobot/brain/psom/csom_src’ gcc -c -g -I -I/usr/include/python2.6 som_pak_wrap.c -I/usr/include/python2.6 -Isom_pak-dev som_pak_wrap.c:125: fatal error: Python.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated. make[2]: *** [som_pak_wrap.o] Error 1 make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ubuntu/pyrobot/brain/psom/csom_src’ make[1]: *** [csom_src/_csom.so] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory […]

Ubuntu Disconnecting from Wi-Fi and Failing to Reconnect.

I have an updated fix for this issue using a startup script to connect and a time scheduled script for checking the connection, rather than having one constantly running in the background, avalible here – http://alexsleat.co.uk/2011/01/09/a-more-elegant-solution-to-ubuntu-wi-fi-reconnecting-issue/

I’ve been having some trouble with my wifi on Ubuntu recently but I think it’s because […]

Samsung Galaxy S – “The device is in use. Stop using the device then try again”

Samsung Kies, another error but at least this one isn’t really it’s fault. This error seems to be caused by the Galaxy S ‘One Click Lag Fix’ (OCLF) so it’s pretty easy to get around. Just unmount your phone if you haven’t already done it and then boot up the OCLF app and then […]

Samsung Galaxy S – Samsung Kies Connection Error

Okay so I went to check if I could get the SGS Froyo update which seems to be getting rolled out across the UK a little earlier than expected. I booted my laptop into Windows 7 64-bit, loaded Kies and was prompted to update it and once it was done I tried connected my […]

The list of sources could not be read – Ubuntu

E: Type ‘n’ is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bean123ch-burg-lucid.list

E: The list of sources could not be read.

To fix this or similar errors open the file, for example “/etc/apt/sources.list.d/bean123ch-burg-lucid.list” and check for rouge characters. In this case there was new line with the letter ‘n’ in place, removing it […]

HowTo: Fix “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”

After installing an update to WordPress I received the error:

“Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”

I was unsure if this was down to my hosts servers being temporarily down, going down during the update or if WordPress had simply failed to update whatever it was updating. Turns out it […]

GIMP (2.6.8) Crashing On Some Toolbox Icons – Lucid

:~$ gimp gimp: fatal error: Failed to register GObject with DBusConnection

(script-fu:3100): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu: gimp_wire_read(): error

I fixed this error by removing opening Synaptic Package Manager and searching for appmenu-gtk, right click and mark for removal, once this has been done it should begin to work again.

HowTo: Fix “An error occurred while mounting” – Ubuntu Lucid (10.04)

An error occurred while mounting /dev/bus/usb (and/or) An error occurred while mounting /proc/bus/usb

Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

If you are seeing this error on boot an easy way to get rid:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab Fine the following line (or lines if you are having both errors)

none /proc/bus/usb […]