The blog of Niklas Thulin

Azureus on (k)ubuntu 7.04

Today I found out about a compability issue when running Azureus on sun java 6. Everything works great until Azureus is not proprly shutdown, when the application starts it tries to bring up a pop-up that say something like “Azureus did not shutdown properly”. The short term fix was to apt-get the java-gcj package and configure Azureus to use that instead of sun’s java 6 setting JAVA_HOME in the Azureus start script (/usr/bin/azureus):


It took a couple of minutes till I realized that it was a really “short term solution”, the download rate decreased significantly (nada zipp null) when using the java-gcj package. So after getting rid of the pop-up I restarted and reconfigured to use sun java again.

The long term solution is to manually download a newer version of the azureus jar file (in my case 2..5.0.4) and replace the existing one /usr/share/java/Azureus2.jar and set the JAVA_HOME back to the sun 6 jvm.  There is a bug reported here.


Filed under: ubuntu

Close Kubuntu and Amarok encounter

Hi and welcome!

Yesterday night I installed Kubuntu 7.04 on an old IBM laptop of mine (from the time IBM laptops were actually from IBM) . Canonical has really done a good work in making the installation process work like a charm. The main reason for setting Kubuntu up was to use the laptop as a HTPC playing audio, recording TV and so forth.

The first thing I tried to get working was mounting a windows share and playing a couple of mp3’s from my library. After adding the required restricted format from the repository I thought I was home safe but Amarok didn’t start no more…

I turned to Google and after a while I found this bug report:

To kill all that has to do with Amarok did it!


Filed under: ibm, kubuntu, linux, thinkpad, ubuntu


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