Five Reasons to Adopt Linux, Today!

The popular open source news site LXer recently published a detailed article on the advantages of Linux, with the aim of dispelling unfair cynicism. Whether you are a home user or a business owner, Linux is a great choice for an operating system. I entered the Linux world pretty recently, after spending a long time […]

Upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, and a pleasant user interface greets you. Does the good news end there?

UPDATE (18th Nov, 2011): I carried out a clean installation from a USB drive, and no longer have the purple/blank screen problem while loading the 3.0.0-12-generic kernel. I can conclude that a problematic web upgrade process prevented the newer kernel from loading. Possible fixes are being discussed on various forums, but none of them have […]

How to enable Java in Chrome and Firefox on Ubuntu

To enable Oracle’s Java plugin in your Linux browsers, just copy these lines into a script, and run it! JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0 MOZILLA_HOME=~/.mozilla mkdir $MOZILLA_HOME/plugins ln -s $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so $MOZILLA_HOME/plugins Note: You may need to change the value of JAVA_HOME so that it correctly points to your installation of the JDK. 64-bit users will need to change the […]

Attacking a Weird Java Error: java.lang.ClassFormatError: Invalid pc in line number table

While working on the Oracle Application Framework, my Application module’s class file was behaving in a strange manner. When it was deployed on Apache and run, it was throwing the following Error: oracle.jbo.JboException: JBO-29000: Unexpected exception caught: java.lang.ClassFormatError, msg=oracle/apps/fnd/framework/test/updateAMImpl (Invalid pc in line number table) at oracle.jbo.common.ampool.ApplicationPoolImpl.doCheckout(ApplicationPoolImpl.java:1619) at oracle.jbo.common.ampool.ApplicationPoolImpl.useApplicationModule(ApplicationPoolImpl.java:2366) at oracle.jbo.common.ampool.SessionCookieImpl.useApplicationModule(SessionCookieImpl.java:427) at oracle.jbo.http.HttpSessionCookieImpl.useApplicationModule(HttpSessionCookieImpl.java:214) at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OAHttpSessionCookieImpl.useApplicationModule(OAHttpSessionCookieImpl.java:473) […]