MySQL 5.7 on W2K12 essentials – starts fine and then fails after restart

I have a W2K12 Essentials server that I’m trying to get MySQL 5.7 running on for in house development. It installs just fine – I change install and data directories to two separate directories on the D:\ drive.

Service starts as normal. I stop it, go in and change the Logon to Local System Account with Allow Service to Interact with Desktop (installer sets it to Network Service). Restart service just fine.

Open up my.cnf to change the innodb_buffer_pool_size to 1G. Save changes. Won’t start (Services hangs on Starting). Revert change back to 8M. Service still won’t start and eventually fails.

Event viewer shows “The MySQL57 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 2 time(s).”

Task manager shows mysqld running but using only about 1.2mb of memory.

UPDATE – just uninstalled and reinstalled again. Left the Log on as Network Service, but gave Network Service full permissions on my MySQL folder and my MySQLData folder.

Stopped and restarted numerous times.

Copy my.cnf to a safe place. Change innodb_buffer_pool_size from 8M to 48M. Won’t start (again Task Manager shows 1.3mb memory usage). Kill task. Switch it back to 8M. Still won’t start. Overwrite my.cnf with my backup copy and now it works again. I am changing nothing else in that file and using notepad.exe to edit it.

Blurry background sprite, other sprites fine

Why is the background blurry, but all the other sprites fine?

Background sprite blurred

The background sprite has the same settings as the others. It’s on the same Z position (0). It happened after I made some changes to the original image, just deleting some colours on it, not changing it’s dimensions. It’s coming from a sprite sheet of 11 images. All the images are blurred in the same way

Sprite improt settings

Blurry background sprite, other sprites fine

Why is the background blurry, but all the other sprites fine?

Background sprite blurred

The background sprite has the same settings as the others. It’s on the same Z position (0). It happened after I made some changes to the original image, just deleting some colours on it, not changing it’s dimensions. It’s coming from a sprite sheet of 11 images. All the images are blurred in the same way

Sprite improt settings

My root domain is not resolving to my server, but the www. subdomain works fine

I have the DNS configured like this:

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So, my domain example.mx is working as http://www.example.mx. With www there is no problem, but with non-www like http://example.mx it’s not working.

As you can see, my DNS records are pointing in example.mx record to the NS ns1.example.mx. Actually, ns1.example.mx is pointing to my server’s IP.

What could be the problem which is causing http://example.mx not to work while http://www.example.mx does work?

In my application, new workflows are running fine, but the old workflows are not running fine

My workflows are custom developed workflows using Visual Studio 2013. The Visual studio is migrated from VS 2012 3.5 framework to VS 2013 4.5 framework and SharePoint environment is also migrated from 2010 to 2013.

We have deployed the solution using 3.5 framework and produced the dll. Later we changed the framework to 4.5 and deployed it to produce the latest version dll.

For the new workflows to work we need the oldd dependencies also.

old version dll was deployed in the following path “C:\Windows\assemply\GAC_MSIL—–.000—-.dllNew version dll was deployed in the following path “C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assemply\GAC_MSIL—–.000—-.dll” All the new workflows are working fine as we started using the new version of dll, but the old versions are not working with the new version.\

If we are using the old version dll, the new workflows are getting the “No User/Group assigned to the task” error.

So what can we do to fix the workflows issue.

Thanks in advance

16.04 not booting. Mounted it on 18.04, data seems fine. Repaired Grub

Been raked over the coals with this one.

16.04 crashed while running. Could not even get grub to come up. It is not a dual boot system. Only 16.04. Just screen flashing. No command line access with no ability to read log files. No ability to go back to run level 3 (systemctl in ubuntu). Nothing.

At first, I reinstalled grub from an 18.04 trial install. After that I Was able to select “ubuntu recovery” on boot but with no effect. Same flashing of the screen with no command line access.

I’m sure that it is not a physical problem with the disk. A few weeks ago this same thing happened on another drive. I cloned the drive with DDrescue to another drive. Data was ok. The problem followed the new drive, implying that the problem was in the operating system. Somehow, not sure how, I was able to boot the new drive.

Now I am “in” the new drive and the same thing happened.

Loaded 18.04 on top of 16.04 and I can mount 16.04 and see programs, data.

Is there a way back from this? I don’t want to have to download 300G on another drive at this point (downloading that much data is expensive).

Thank You Tom

sound is not coming out, but everything (alsa mixer etc…) seem to show that it is working fine!

Samsung notebook 9 pen (2019) seem to have an issue with all linux distros regarding sound. I don’t see any errors regarding sound in dmesg or anywhere for that matter. Sound settings in all distros shows as normal (e.g. from fedora 30 kde), but I’m no expert so please point out if this screenshot is showing an issue to be fixed: Fedora 30 KDE

Ubuntu (all flavors) also have this issue. Tried with original ISOs as well as updated kernel 5.x while trying different distros. Any help is appreciated.

Some More Logs (Fedora 30 KDE kernel 5.x)

~ $  lsmod | grep "^snd" | column -t snd_soc_skl               118784  0    snd_soc_hdac_hda          24576   1   snd_soc_skl snd_hda_codec_hdmi        61440   1    snd_hda_ext_core          32768   2   snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_soc_skl snd_soc_skl_ipc           73728   1   snd_soc_skl snd_soc_sst_ipc           20480   1   snd_soc_skl_ipc snd_soc_sst_dsp           40960   1   snd_soc_skl_ipc snd_soc_acpi_intel_match  28672   1   snd_soc_skl snd_soc_acpi              16384   2   snd_soc_acpi_intel_match,snd_soc_skl snd_soc_core              270336  2   snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_soc_skl snd_hda_codec_realtek     126976  1    snd_compress              28672   1   snd_soc_core snd_hda_codec_generic     90112   1   snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_pcm_dmaengine         16384   1   snd_soc_core snd_hda_intel             45056   6    snd_hda_codec             155648  5   snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_soc_hdac_hda snd_hda_core              98304   8   snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_ext_core,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_soc_skl snd_hwdep                 16384   1   snd_hda_codec snd_seq                   86016   0    snd_seq_device            16384   1   snd_seq snd_pcm                   118784  9   snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_ext_core,snd_hda_codec,snd_soc_core,snd_soc_skl,snd_hda_core,snd_pcm_dmaengine snd_timer                 40960   2   snd_seq,snd_pcm snd                       94208   23  snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_timer,snd_compress,snd_soc_core,snd_pcm  ~ $  dmesg | grep -E "*fail*|*error*" [    1.599854] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed \_SB.PCI0.XHC.RHUB.USR1._PLD, AE_AML_PACKAGE_LIMIT (20181213/psparse-529) [    1.599891] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed \_SB.PCI0.XHC.RHUB.USR2._PLD, AE_AML_PACKAGE_LIMIT (20181213/psparse-529) [   12.354413] ioremap error for 0x3c399000-0x3c39a000, requested 0x2, got 0x0 [   12.354435] ucsi_acpi: probe of USBC000:00 failed with error -12 [   12.598086] iTCO_wdt: probe of iTCO_wdt failed with error -16 [   12.794876] thermal thermal_zone8: failed to read out thermal zone (-61) 

Sound probelm in applications, but hardware is fine

I’m new here and this is my first post, so bare with me.

I have a unsolved sound problem in ubuntu 18.04. It seems as if the hardware works fine since the speakers make a sound when I draw and drop the volume slider. All though, no sound works in any of the applications such as spotify or firefix. I also tried the “test sound”-function under settings but it doesnt make any sound.

If you need any more info, please tell me how to get it and Ill get back and edit this post. Really thankful for your help.

Best, Alexander

Bluetooth headphones buttons do not work (audio is fine though)

I’ve recently bought these pretty great headphones https://www.aukey.com/products/hybrid-dual-driver-bluetooth-earbuds-key-series-b80.

I’ve also installed additional codecs from this PPA https://launchpad.net/~eh5/+archive/ubuntu/pulseaudio-a2dp and they connect fast and well.

The only issue is that mostly the control buttons don’t do anything, volume up/down changes the internal volume of the headphones but not Ubuntu (on Android it works as expected, it’s synced) and when I push pause/play/next a big 🚫 icon shows up on the screen.

What am I doing wrong?