MySQL won't start, no error messages

  • Posted on: 11 July 2016
  • By: agittins

After doing some performance debugging on mysql running in a vm I found the mysqld service refused to start. The log files showed nothing other than it exiting with an exit code of 1.

Running mysqld from the command line (with sudo -u mysql mysqld -v) also gave nothing useful.

Finally I found a suggestion to run:

sudo -u mysql mysqld_safe --log-error=/tmp/mysql.log

The Foggy, Foggy Dew - audition piece

  • Posted on: 10 February 2016
  • By: agittins

The second of my two audition pieces for entry to UNE's Bachelor of music. SOOoooo much room for improvement but it got me through :-)

The Foggy, Foggy Dew is a traditional English folk song, this being the version created and popularised by Benjamin Britten. It is a somewhat cheeky tale of a love from years ago complete with thinly-veiled justification for following one's heart.

Lasciatemi morire - audition piece

  • Posted on: 10 February 2016
  • By: agittins

The first of my two audition pieces for entry to UNE's Bachelor of music. Still soooo much room for improvement but it got me through :-)

Lasciatemi morire is from Claudio Monteverdi's opera L'Arianna. It is Ariadne's lament at being abandoned by her love on the island of Naxos.

Huge thanks to Jason Barry-Smith who got me to this stage with a sum total of three singing lessons in my life!

SSH Login fails with "hash mismatch" on server, "missing begin marker" on client

  • Posted on: 21 November 2015
  • By: agittins

This was an odd one. Recently I was setting up key-based ssh access for a server and the client was failing to connect with the generic "Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic)." error.

I checked the server log (Centos, so /var/log/secure) and found an interesting "error: hash mismatch" message.

Using -v to get debugging info on the client end also gave me a message of "key_parse_private2: missing begin marker" - this was a red-herring and I suspect it happens often even when connections are working just fine.

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