If you've come here, don't be embarraassed, working in IT, this is the MOST common computer problem that almost everyone will encounter. The reason why I'm doing this post is because I've seen an increase from colleagues and admins having this problem and many times it's not even your fault. A common scenario is that someone acquires a new or used computer which they weren't given the password for. Fortunately Ihave a detailed list of all the options whether free or pa........
Occasionally my whole screen locks up and I cannot even swith to the console and I find this in my syslog:
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Mullins [Radeon R3 Graphics]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
The easiest way to know if your videos are playing with GPU acceleration are to watch the process of xplayer, mpv or whatever you are playing. The CPU usage should be no more than 10% for that process/program if it is using acceleration.
Let's manually play with vdpau to make sure it works before we make it permanent:
First make sure you have libvdpau installed:
sudo apt install vdpau-driver-all
After starting the install it stalls here:
If you manually refresh you get a Plugins check screen:
Moodle second step fails just blank screen:
Solution: give up and choose something else it shouldn't be thi........
yes it does create its own json
cat /tmp/vcsaUiInstaller/ovftool-20180809-175238948-20180809-175603497.log |grep -i json
2018-08-09T17:56:04.238-07:00 verbose OVFTool [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Manifest file entry: SHA1(VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-188.8.131.5200-8832884_OVF10-file1.json) = 1deb658c724767697587d5909c4051c01813e6a1
Normally lspci will show you just like this and would suggest they are exactly the same card:
1a:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/580] (rev e7)
1c:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/580] (rev e7)
lspci -vnn is the answer
As we can see one is a Gigabyte and the other is an MSI card. Wha........
This works with lspci and if it's outdated may not give you the exact manufacturer and device model.
For example take these 3 different RX 580's:
1a:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device 67df (rev e7)
1b:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device 67df (rev e7)
1d:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device 67df (rev e7)
These errors believe it or not are simply because of not being the root user or running with sudo! However if you didn't know to try as root you'd think there was a problem with your burner or disc Essentially it looks like without root you cannot send the required scsi commands to continue writing. Ithink cdrecord should have built-in tests or safeguards to see if it has the permissions to run the required commands.
I guess for more advanced users the idea is simila........
At first my BIOS said the card may not work right because there is no more option ROM space.
I disabled the Option ROM for both LSI 1068 and 2008 chipsets, Network Boot ROM and most other PCI slots, Serial Port, etc... and the message went away but the card still does not work properly.
But it still cannot initialize the card properly(does not work):
[ 33.943272] NVRM: This PCI I/O region assigned to your NVIDIA device is invalid:........
The problem is that the default of most of these units is set for non-North American phones so the ring sounds like it cuts off and is not sequential.
How To Fix the Issue
Click on "Regional" and make sure you are in Advanced mode.
0000:00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a2)
0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
0000:00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 SMBus (rev a3)
0000:00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a1)
0000:00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a2)
0000:00:05.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a3)
This problem seemed to happen recently but was likely causing issues before where the phone(s) do not ring.
Now there are a few reasons why this can happen especially if your adapter has DND mode enabled (disable it).
However that wasn't my issue and Ionly figured it out the other day when by fluke if you're on the phone (making a call) then calls will come in.
That's when Ifigured out the solution:
This likely app........
Unusually the Virtualization was enabled when I got this server but all the NICs were diabled in the BIOS including PXE boot!
Advanced -> Advanced Chipset Control
PCI Slot 1 Option ROM: Enabled
Onboard LAN1 Control: Enabled
LAN1 Option ROM Scan: Enabled (you need it for PXE boot)
Onboard LAN2 Control: Enabled
LAN2 Option ROM Scan: Enabled
*you will need to reboot and........
Sipura / Linksys PAP/VOIP/SIP Adapter Issue
Can't receiving incoming phone calls and you're behind a NAT router (99% of people)?
1. Login to the adapter.
2. Click on "Advanced" (location varies but usually somewhere on top)
2. Click on "SIP"
3. Scroll down to "NAT" (usually at the bottom).
You'll find 2 columns with 4 rows of drop-down boxes (they'........
I've got one of these for testing projects from work at home and got more than I bargained for with the time I've spent on it due to the storage handing/Perc 6/i cards.
My particular model came with the following:
2U Rack Mount Server with Rails
2xOpteron 2373 EE (Quad Core, there is a 6-core version that can be found at times)
2 x 250GB Seagate SATA
2 x Dell Perc 6/i (horrible and a nightmare to work........
At first it was configured as a RAID 0, then I deleted the Virtual Disk Group.
I thought both drives would be shown and detected in Linux as sda and sdb but it actually shows nothing.
To make them work you have to hit Ctrl+R before the system boots (when prompted) and create a Virtual Disk Group. In my case I created each one as RAID 0 (with a single drive only) as I just wanted JBOD but there is no such option or default in these Dell Pe........
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson Azalia Controller (rev 01)
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 9902
Backup your also.conf file
cp /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf.bk
Change all instances of "card 0" to "card 1" (no need to manually do it, this command below does it all instantly and without fail or error:........
NOTICE: rtp.c:1808 ast_rtp_read: Unknown RTP codec 100 received from
I've found that trying several times may work, but I also read changing your Sipura VOIP adapter settings as follows helps (but it still fails for me sometimes):
In adapter change the following under SIP/Advanced
Codec to G711a from G711u
Passthru Method from: NSE to ReINVITE
FAX CED Detect Enable: Yes
FAX CNG Detect........
There's no partial WD EARS alignment fix:
I had data on /dev/sda3 and /dev/sdb3 (RAID1) so I couldn't edit that one.
I thought I'd be smart and try fixing the first two partitions so I set the first one starting at sector 2048 and then +8 for the second partition.
This has really slowed the performance down worse than it ever was!
Disk /dev/sda: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, tot........
hdparm -B 255 /dev/sdb
setting Advanced Power Management level to disabled
HDIO_DRIVE_CMD failed: Input/output error
The one thing you can do though is to set hdparm spindown time lower (it doesn't seem to work that well).
-S set standby (spindown) timeout
hdparm -S 251 /dev/sda
Let the numbers speak for themselves, from what I read the Load_Cycle_Count which is very high (more than 500,000/half a million times) is the number of head parks. What a stupid"Green" design and design flaw which will probably mean an early life for the drive.
This is almost as silly as Seagate's new reputation for BSY/poor quality disks since the 7200.11 series.
To make it worse this is also when Western Digital introduced "Advanced Format" o........
Basically it seems that Thunderbird only remembers/savesfor the first/default identity account. It is very annoying when the signature gets placed at the bottom and another huge oversight on Mozilla's part.
Fortunately you can hack/manually set this setting.
The solution for fixing the Signature At the Bottom (Below The Quote)
Click Tools -> Options ->Advanced -> Config Editor
Then search for ".sig_bottom" and set them al........
I found this article interesting, it basically says that with 2TB hard drives or larger sizes, you are more likely to encounter an unrecoverable read error. But is this just another Y2K doomsday? Don't HDD's have enough advanced hardware ECC error and read recovery to prevent this from happening?
I'm almost tempted to build a 3 x........
I decided on using yum to help me decide even though I normaly use proftpd I decided to see what else I could find.
yum search ftp
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* rpmforge: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
* base: mirrors.netdna.com
* updates: updates.interworx.info
* addons: yum.singlehop.com
* extras: mirrors.netdna.com
Here are the results, it is Sempron 3000+ AMD Mobile, 500Gig HDD, 512MB RAM with shared ATI Radeon graphics.
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Telus + 2Wire 2700 Router HorribleWell first of all let me say this is the only router/switch that sometimes seems to crash/disconnect computers on the local network.
This device also thought it would be smart to block VOIP packets coming from my Sipura ATA VOIP adapters so I disabled the [quote:cb89ba7bff]"Invalid TCP Flag Attacks (NULL/XMAS/Other)"[/quote:cb89ba7bff] option
Then all of a sudden I couldn't get onto any web pages, the wireless........
This way should work on all Linux machines, at least RHEL/Debian (Ubuntu) based distros but most likely all and also should work on many Unix style machines I believe.
Many OS's have tools to update the timezone, but most of them (even if command line) require several bloated packages and even Xorg/KDE based packages etc..
Your time zone info file is actually in /etc/localtime if you open this file in vi/vim/pico you'll see it's gibberish (binary code or another encodin........
First of all you need to be jailbroken, but this is not covered here.
Go into Cydia and click "Manage Sources" then "Edit"and add: repo666.ultrasn0w.com
Then search for "ultrasn0w" as a package and install it, that's all there is to it, your iPhone is finally unlocked so when you travel abroad you can avoid ridiculous roaming charges, or you can switch providers and use any SIMcard you like.
You'd really thi........
Truly, the only way to unleash the capabilities and customization abilities of iPhone are to jailbreak, it's not just for hackers anymore.
A few days ago someone by the named of "geohot" released a single click application called "purplera1n", which does the entire operation smoothly and seamlessly.
In our case, the first time it went as far as "done, wait for reboot" on our Windows machine and for minutes we waited and saw the pic on the iPhone w........
Yes, Iadmit I finally got bitten by the hype as much as I can usually see through it all. Keep in mind this review is of the "stock" phone, no jailbreaking yet which is what really unleashes the customizability and whyI bought iPhone.
I had better things to say about this phone before buying it, and it is a great phone, perhaps the best on the market by far, if not because of the Mac OS port onto the iPhone and all the apps, etc, etc.
With that said........