January 2007 Archives
January 29, 2007
Mathserv was rebooted at 3:25pm today. It was down for ca. four minutes during the reboot following a ca. ten-minute period during which response was very slow.
The slowdown and reboot were due to the same network problem which forced a reboot in December and which will be fixed once the updated server is fully configured - I will have an annoucement about some scheduled downtime for that switchover shortly.
January 24, 2007
Two graduate students experienced problems with KDE recently: the application menus disapppeared and they could no longer open files by double-clicking on then in konqueror or on the Desktop. The source of the problem is still a mystery, but we do know how to fix it.
January 11, 2007
The lab in question has ordered 100 new licences but they have not arrived yet and probably won't for a week or so. We are looking into an interim solution.
Some people have had trouble starting MATLAB today, receiving messages like this:
License Manager Error -4.
Maximum number of users for MATLAB reached.
Try again later.
The problem is that one lab on campus has processes claiming some 80% of the available licenses; we are investigating.
January 4, 2007
The usenet news server run by UTS crashed over the holiday and apparently hasn't come up yet; I'm told that usenet news will be unavailable until further notice.