Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Testing filebeat

For testing codecs like multiline, the recommendation is to try the Go playground website. However, before making a config live, it can be tested locally also; using input from stdin and printing output to the console. The following config can be used as skeleton.

- input_type: stdin

    pretty: true

Friday, 12 January 2018

Ola does not support Amex

As per their FAQs, Ola claims to support Amex cards.

However, when an attempt is made to add an Amex card, an error is shown as following.

The explanation provided by Ola is as follows.

I don't understand why is this clarity is not provided in the FAQ.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

KActivityManager blocking unmounting

While un-mounting a partition to safely remove the external hard drive, I got an error about the device being busy. Both Dolphin and the command line said the same thing.

umount /run/media/myuser/New\ Volume/
umount: /run/media/myuser/New Volume: target is busy.

It seems kactivitymanagerd was using it.

[root@clown myuser]# fuser -vm /run/media/myuser/New\ Volume/
                    USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/run/media/myuser/New Volume:
                     myuser     612 ..c.. kactivitymanage

I tried to stop the daemon but I got the following error.

root@clown myuser]# /usr/bin/kactivitymanagerd
QStandardPaths: wrong ownership on runtime directory /run/user/1000, 1000 instead of 0

After some discussion on Freenode, I got to know that when graphical apps are run with escalated priviledges, similar error is found. I guessed I was getting the error because I was trying to stop the daemon as root user. I tried changing back to my regular user and stopping the daemon. It worked  and I was able to unmount the drive after that.

/usr/bin/kactivitymanagerd stop
Service stopped
Cleaning up...