May 2007 Archives
May 31, 2007
OpenOffice is working again and has been upgraded from 2.0 to 2.2. If the icons in the KDE or Gnome menu don't work, trying logging out and back in to refresh them.
May 30, 2007
Mathserv was rebooted at 3:15 as the network problem got rapidly worse. The 4:30 reboot should not be necessary now as the network problem and resulting software errors are resolved.
I will be rebooting mathserv at 4:30pm today to sort out a network problem. Email, the web sites and the linux workstations will be unavailable for ca. ten minutes.
May 29, 2007
UTS has tentative plans to upgrade the Hamilton Hall network on Sunday, June 10th between 7:00am and 8:30am. Email and web will be inaccessible during that time.
I will make another announcement once UTS confirms the date and time.
I will be taking mathserv down on Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm in order to replace faulty hardware. I hope to have it back up within fifteen minutes, but the work may take longer.
Web, email and the msprime workstations will be inaccessible while mathserv is down.
We are seeing problems with the OpenOffice suite on the msprime workstations. The OpenOffice applications (Writer, Calc, Draw and Present) will be unavailable for part of the day while I do some testing and sort things out. You can try KOffice or Abiword and Gnumeric as alternatives for now.
May 24, 2007
Mathserv was unresponsive for about five minutes at 3:45 pm today - a network tweak gone wrong.
May 22, 2007
Physical Plant has scheduled a building-wide power outage for ABB from Saturday May 26 6pm until Sunday May 27 2am. We will be shutting down computer systems in ABB for this period. This means that the Math & Stats backup server will be down and there will be no backups of the servers and workstations on Saturday night.
Just be extra careful about deleting and changing files on the weekend. We expect that backups will begin again on Sunday night.
May 14, 2007
Ken Moyle will be away from May 14th to May 18th. Email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be monitored by other RHPCS analysts.
May 3, 2007
OpenOffice Calc (the OOo spreadsheet application) was not opening when one double-clicked on .xls or .ods files on the msprime workstations; this has been fixed.