When Is It Time to Leave Your VPS, VDS, and Dedicated Server Provider?
Choosing the right hosting solution—be it Virtu........
Step 1.) Upgrade to Debian 11 first
The process to go to Debian 12 is not as smooth as 11, when trying to upgrade from Debian 10. In fact, it doesn't work directly, so you'll first need to follow this guide to update to Debian 11, reboot and come back here if successful.
Step 2.) Update sources.list
Update your /etc/apt/sources.list like this:
You are trying to mount and connect to an image using qemu-nbd:
qemu-nbd -c /dev/nbd0 rtt.qcow2
qemu-nbd: Failed to set NBD socket
qemu-nbd: Disconnect client, due to: Failed to read request: Unexpected end-of-file before all bytes were read
Another related error:
qemu-nbd: Failed to unlink socket /var/lock/qemu-nbd-nbd0: Operation not permitted
Error with nbd, exiting........
So you started a process or other important task that is remote but it is in the foreground and on a pts. This means if you background with Ctrl + Z or otherwise logout or get disconnected that the process will be stopped.
Here is how you can solve the problem:
1.) Hit Ctrl + Z to suspend the process.
2.) Type bg to restore the process into the background. If you do a ps aux on the process you will see it was restored with the & at the end, which puts........
A lot of developers want to go to 3.11 because of the speed improvements, but most distros never have the latest Python version.
Using the deadsnakes third party repo is the easiest way aside from compiling it yourself (which is safer and recommended):
Step 1 - Add the repo
If you get an error about requests then install it:........
Have you checked your router/firewall logs and disconcertingly see connections to an unknown IP184.108.40.206:3478 from your Grandstream VOIPphones?
You're not alone and the Grandstream forums have discussed this issue.
However, even their own staff d........
1.) Make sure your conf register is 0x2102
Do show version and at the very end of the output you will see the Configuration register.
Configuration register is 0x2102
If the config register is not 0x2102 then enter this command:
2.) Let's Erase the NVRAM/flash........
There is a random bug that sometimes occurs with Vbox NAT mode DNS, although it has never happened in the past and Vbox was working fine until recently.
The symptom is that you can see it does get an IP+ DNS from the Vbox NAT DHCP.
Below we use resolvectl dns and verify the DNS server is set to 10.0.2.3 which is the DNS from Vbox NAT. We can ping it but it does not respond to any DNS requests when we use dig @10.0.2.3 realtechtalk.com........
If you are using the stock 5.4 kernel this is normal but I can confirm it is fixed in newer 5.8 kernels.
To fix it just install the 5.8 kernel and reboot:
sudo apt install linux-headers-5.8.0-64-generic linux-modules-extra-5.8.0-64-generic linux-image-5.8.0-64-generic........
apt install software-properties-common
apt install python3-pip
apt install python3.7 curl gnupg python3.7-dev git
ln -s /usr/bin/python3.7 /usr/bin/python3
pip3 install numpy keras_preprocessing
curl https://bazel.build/bazel-release.pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://storage.googleapis.com/bazel-apt stable jdk1.8" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bazel........
It's as simple as below where you just specify the dev device of the CDROM which is usually /dev/sr0. You can boot actual bootable discs like Windows, Linux, etc straight from a physical drive this way.
sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -cdrom /dev/sr0 -m 4096
This is sure simple if you follow the guide but it took a lot of hacking around to make this work on Debian/Ubuntu!
Now before you ask why bother running wine and python, the reason is because Python executables are NOT cross-platform. If you run pyinstaller in Linux, that binary will only run on Linux and the same if you do it in Windows. So it is preferable if you have a single environment that you can create Linux and Windows binaries from rather than running 2 separate........
If you are getting this error it is usually caused by having more than 5 keys in your ".ssh" directory. It is a bit of a bug and this is how it manifests itself.
You will find at this point that you are not given any chance to enter a password, or if you are using key based auth that the same thing happens. You'll also find that this is happening with ALLservers you try connecting to.
The solution is to move away key pairs from .ssh so that there ar........
A big problem over ssh and especially sshfs is that your connection will often timeout and disconnect after inactivity.
To fix this you can modify the server but it may not be practical or you may not have access. Why not send keep alives fom your end (client side)?
Just edit /etc/ssh/ssh_config (not to be confused with sshd_config as that is the server side):
Find the line that says "Host *" and change it like this:........
The reason for doing this is that the installer doesn't seem to work properly for LUKS and the server installer doesn't even support LUKS anymore. When you use the GUI install on Desktop for LUKS it won't boot and will just hang after you enter your password. So the only reliable way is to do it ourselves.
1.) Make a default minimal install of Ubuntu
2.) Have a secondary disk on the server or VM.
This is the reason that I don't like the new ADATA USB drives such as the UV128/64GB or 128GB drives and other ones that look to be the same style (the green sliding USB connector).
They just don't work well from new and never work properly at any point.
[ 788.242463] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 16 using ehci-pci
[ 788.339816] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=125f, idProduct=db8a
Are you tired of coming back to your computer only to find your SSH connections have been broken? Even worse are the ones that hang where it appears to be connected but it is really not.
The one option you have is an SSHclient side modification to send KeepAlive packets, sometimes this can also keep up your WiFi connection and stop it from disconnecting you as well.
To make the keep alive changes for your just yourself (not system wide)........
Do you hate how Centos 7 defaults to allocating most of your valuable space to /home even though it is a production server?
Here is a quick guide on how to take back that space live, while online (of course make sure you have backups just in case something goes wrong!):
First we will reduce our home dir by 100G:
lvreduce -L -100G /dev/mapper/centos-home
WARNING: Reducing active and open logical volume to ........
By default VMWare Workstation often doesn't work as we would like.
If you create a VM with a default NAT IP it won't work you will find the NIC is disconnected (even though on the VMWare side it says connected including at Power On).
How To Solve It
1.) Create New VMNet for NAT
Click "Edit" -> "Virtual Network Editor"
Click "Add Network"
Select Network To Add "VMNet1" (........
growisofs -Z /dev/sr0 critical.tar.gz.gpg
Executing 'genisoimage critical.tar.gz.gpg | builtin_dd of=/dev/sr0 obs=32k seek=0'
I: -input-charset not specified, using utf-8 (detected in locale settings)
File critical.tar.gz.gpg is larger than 4GiB-1.
-allow-limited-size was not specified. There is no way do represent this file size. Aborting.
:-( write failed: Input/output error
#remember to us........
systemd is like the service manager for your Centos and other modern Linux distributions (including Debian/Mint/Ubuntu) allows you to enable services, stop them, restart them, check their status and even reboot your system.
The key commands or arguments you will use with systemctl are the following:
list-units [PATTERN...] List loaded units
This happens if you don' have an updated version normally(eg. things were working fine and you suddenly get this error):
Pool sent wrong data, cannot set epoch, disconnect
ETH: Connection lost, retry in 20 sec...
ETH: Connection lost, retry in 20 sec...
Solution - Download an updated Claymore!
zenity is a nice utility as part of the gnome window manager that allows you to script from bash and retrieve the input from the user. It could also be helpful in just notifying a user when they login with a popup window.
I'll give an overview of what's available with zenity:
--calendar Display calendar dialog
--entry Display tex........
INQUIRY: [ASUS ][BW-16D1HT ][3.00]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 11h, DVD-R Sequential
Media ID: RITEKF1&n........
Many people are aware of the "eject command" which works as you would expect.
To eject the disc:
sudo eject /dev/sr0
To insert the disc again you still use the same command but with the "-t" close try toggle:
sudo eject -t /dev/sr0
I've never seen this before in all of my years. Ihave some very old CDs and DVDs 12-15 years old that seem not to work in this BD-R/DVD-R/CD-R Asus drive.
The discs are fine actually and ironically they even work fine on a normal LG USB based BD-R drive!
Here are the errors in Linux:
[2914936.884924] attempt to access beyond end of device
[2914936.884927] loop1: rw=0, want=730424, limit=688384
[2914954.556873] attempt to........
Essentially a program I was running for mining did not terminate properly with Ctrl+C it is listed as defunct and cannot be killed, kernel is tainted and normal tricks to disable the port are impossible the dev and sys entries for the device cannot be browsed or interacted with in any form without a lockup of the request. The only solution is to reboot due to the kernel taint as far as I can find so far.
[1130246.811056] INFO: task minerd:21861 blocked for more th........
Done on Centos 7.3 very important as clearly based on older guides it was a lot easier and more simpler! Hint do not use grub2-install!
If you have trouble booting after this check this CentOS mdadm RAID booting/fixing guide.
One huge caveat if you are an oldschool user or sysadmin who has avoided UEFIbooting
Here is a simple MP3 player and now there's a reason to understand why the supplied cable has some kind of capacitor and is very short. These devices can be VERY finicky and any voltage fluctuation or difference is enough to cause issues.
Take for example the error messages from Linux Mint:
[804829.895414] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, device number 11
[806961.109030] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 12 using xhci_hcd........
This is mainly the case on Centos but applies to other distros and situations. If you are running programs in the background with the &, at least in Centos it is usually not honored and if you quit or are disconnected the backgrounded programs will be sent sighup and be shut down.
The simplest way around this instead of using & is to start any programs or commands with "nohup"
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........
In short the solution is just to use vgremove for the actual /dev/mapper device:
box mnt # mdadm --manage /dev/md8 --stop
mdadm: Cannot get exclusive access to /dev/md8:Perhaps a running process, mounted filesystem or active volume group?
box mnt # lv
lvchange lvconvert lvcreate l........
Cannot even "Browse Network" when clicking on "Windows Network"
Unable to mount location
Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory
[2017/02/14 00:16:44.271314, 0] ../source3/nmbd/nmbd.c:58(terminate)
Got SIGTERM: going down...
[2017/02/13 17:35:41.797944, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
[17925926.174277] block drbd0: Handshake successful: Agreed network protocol version 96
[17925926.174325] block drbd0: conn( WFConnection -> WFReportParams )
[17925926.174342] block drbd0: Starting asender thread (from drbd0_receiver )
[17925926.174432] block drbd0: data-integrity-alg:
[17925926.174581] block drbd0: drbd_sync_handshake:
[17925926.174586] block drbd0: self 2AAE66AF9252D6DB:2815BF........
Disclaimer, before starting this I do not like ioncube, it is great to protect your source code, but a big pain to setup this extension since it has to be done manually. Further, fi you do a PHPupdate ioncube may no longer work, causing important sites or services to not work (I wish authors would take another approach).
1.) Download from here:https://www.ioncube.com/loaders.php
2.) Extract the contents and co........
I wanted to use Astrachat because it seems to be the only app that has video, pic and file sharing for Jabber butI cannot even connect despite any other client working fine including Xabber and others.
astrachat "Oops.. We can't connect to the account that you provide above. Please recheck your account detail".
Unfortunately to make it worse there doesn't seem to be any error log or more details about the issue.
This is a real pain because I had to manually unplug ethernet cables for network testing or to use an alternate network or guarantee physical access to one network segment is cut off.
For some reason this happened after Ikilled dbus because it was confused and blocking packets thinking they were coming from the wrong interface since eth0 and eth1 both had the same subnet and gateway.
I eventually did a "service network-manager restart" but the option was........
apt-get install pptp-linux
echo "yourvpnusername * yourpasspass *" >> /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
enter (ignore the lines):
pty "pptp server.provpnaccounts.com --nolaunchpppd"
Here is the scenario you or a client have a remote machine that was installed as a standard/default minimal Centos 6.x machine on a single disk with LVM for whatever reason. Often many people do not know how to install it to a RAID array so it is common to have this problem and why reinstall if you don't need to? In some cases on a remote system you can't easily reinstall without physical or KVM access.
So in this case you add a second physical or disk or already ha........
ProCurve J4903A Switch 2824
Software revision I.10.77
Copyright (C) 1991-2009 Hewlett-Packard Co. All Rights Reserved.
RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions........
This command rips the audio tracks to .wav files
*I recommend making a new directory with the name of the audio disc first and executing everything from within that directory below.
Use the lame mp3 encoder to encode each one with this script:
*Note that this will encode any other files ending in "cdda.wav"
for track in `ls *cdda.wav`; do lame -b 192 $track; done........
On primary node
drbdadm connect all
On secondary node
drbdadm -- --discard-my-data connect all
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........
*Note this will delete all comments indiscriminately.
DELETE FROM `wp_comments`
To delete all but save specific comments based on "author e-mail use the following". Add more e-mails below in the same format if you have more.
DELETE FROM `wp_comments` WHERE NOT comment_author_email IN ('email@example.com','firstname.lastname@example.org')........
pxe-32 tftp open timeout
The solution was to enable tftp in xinetd with "chkconfig tftp on".
See the troubleshooting below:
NetworkManager 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
On occassion and from a variety of networks and clients, Sent messages don't get saved.
I'm wondering if these log messages could be why:
May 3 14:16:39 mail.box postfix/smtpd: connect from 192.168.1.58
May 3 14:16:39 mail.box postfix/smtpd: SSL_accept error from 192.168.1.58: -1
May 3 14:16:39 mail.box postfix/smtpd: lost connection after CONNECT from 192.168.1.58
May 3 14:16:39 mail.box postfix/smtpd:........
I chose this because I heard a lot of stories about scams and that many providers I contacted said they can't unlock the Canadian I717s (one said "my Bell server" is down).
This method worked perfectly on my Bell I717M and should work for all I717 in Canada, I was able to insert a foreign SIMcard. This will work abroad too but remember entering CWM mode is different for I717's in other countries (at least theUS).
Step 1 - Root + CWM........
This pops up when connecting the phone and it doesn't seem to charge. The phone keeps showing a status message every few seconds "Connected as a media device".
It's ridiculous why this phone doesn't just default as a simple USB Mass storage device.
Here's what I see in /var/log/messages:
Jan 30 18:51:27 QuadCoreAM2 kernel: [18038228.144046] usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 24
Jan 30 18:51:28 QuadCoreAM2 ke........
This seems to be common for some reason when trying to run Windows 7 under KVM and 7 has always had strange issues with KVM. What happens for me is after the install it simply won't boot, it stays on the POST screen and does nothing.
For some reason it appears the boot sector either doesn't get installed or gets corrupted with KVM.
The solution is to boot the install disc for Windows 7 and reinstall the windows MBR into the boot sector:
1. Boot t........
I've encountered this problem before and I believe it may affect other drivers (I could test but I don't have time). This was happening on my custom Linux system with the pcnet32 driver.
pcnet32: eth0: transmit timed out, status 97fb, resetting (and some other kernel module tracing in dmesg)
Basically it means the card is connected (it shows connected in full duplex etc.. and recognized if the cable is disconnected too) but no packets can be sent or received........
I've thought for awhile that Asus has been banking on its years old reputation for quality amongst gamers and enthusiasts and I think I'm right. My Asus VE247H Monitor with a supposed 2MS refresh rate has 1 red/stuck/dead pixel but fortunately it can only be seen on a non-true black picture or against a blue screen.
I have several Asus products and find they're all of fairly poor quality. First of all their motherboards have given me the most issues of any brand, they te........
dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null creates ever increasing load every second.
After minutes the load has moved up to 4.79
I've tried with two different discs in my system.
I wonder if it's a delay or problem with the SATA bus because one drive I have connected has recently failed.
I notice when drives fail that you get some IO/blocking issue when they don't respond properly.
Yes I believe it was, because here's the same disc after removing the dead........
I like dd, although it only reads it, usually a read test of the entire disk will uncover if your hard drive is bad in some parts. This is a good thing to do at least once a month, a lot of times bizarre program behavior, laginess and crashing/unnmounting problems etc.. are due to a failing disc and SMART won't know it or indicate a problem:
We must also remember there's never a guarantee, I've found that ever since we moved to larger and more platters per drive with 1TB drives........
One thing to note about DNS servers and providers is that they aren't always trustworthy, not even if they're Google or your favorite ISP. Any DNS server can compromise your privacy, and they are likely tracking your browsing habits and keeping logs of it. Sometimes it's for Marketing/Research purposes such as Google's GMail service which they admit is scraped/datamined. I would expect nothing less from their DNS service.
The other danger with such widely used and pu........
In file included from drivers/block/cciss.c:1015:
include/asm-generic/pci-dma-compat.h: In function `cmd_special_free':
drivers/block/cciss.c:196: sorry, unimplemented: inlining failed in call to 'cciss_tag_discard_error_bits': function body not available
include/asm-generic/pci-dma-compat.h:25: sorry, unimplemented: called from here
make: *** [drivers/block/cciss.o] Error 1
make: *** [drivers/block] Error 2
make: *** [drivers] Error 2........
This happened during a RAID array check:
SMART says both drives pass the test, but I'm doing a long test on them and hopefully this is not a hardware error.
Apr 3 04:22:01 remote kernel: md: syncing RAID array md2
Apr 3 04:22:01 remote kernel: md: minimum _guaranteed_ reconstruction speed: 1000 KB/sec/disc.
Apr 3 04:22:01 remote kernel: md: using maximum available idle IO bandwidth (but not more than 200000 KB/sec) for reconstruction.
My Samsung drive failed on me, at first I thought it was the enclosure but a direct SATA connection causes the same problems for discs that are inserted. It will work fine for a few minutes but then starts spewing the errors below.
I've never been a fan of Korean made optical drives and have always had trouble with them. The problem is that I don't believe NEC and Lite-ON make drives anymore, and I considered them the leaders.
Apr 7 11:58:48 bo........
My mother needed a new laptop and I recommended her the same one I would have bought myself or my wife, that means the cheapest possible laptop with the most features for the money.
This HP shines at this price point and one thing that made me stay away from buying more and recommending HP/Compaq was the poor battery life. Not anymore, this model has an industry leading up to 4 hours of battery life.
Key Factors for Choosing It:
convert -density 400 somepdf.pdf -scale 2000x1000 output.jpg
The key is the "-density 400" switch and also -scale 2000x1000
To give credit I found the solution here: http://www.imagemagick.org/discourse-server/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10928
That was the perfect solution when I was frustrated with how small the resulting JPG's resulted. I'm sure this will help a lot of people when it comes time to converting a PDF to JPG which I'm amazed Imag........
high IO wait
424 root 39 19 1900 848 552 D 0.0 0.0 0:00.91 updatedb
root 424 0.0 0.0 1900 848 ? DN Mar11 0:00 /usr/bin/updatedb -f sysfs?rootfs?bdev?proc?cpuset?binfmt_misc?debugfs?sockfs?usbfs?pipefs?anon_inodefs?futexfs?tmpfs?inotifyfs?eventp........
Centos 5 Postfix and SPAMASSASSIN Tutorial
yum install spamassassin
chkconfig spamassassin on
#rewrite_header Subject [SPAM]
#5 is the least restrictive (means only the most obvious SPAM is caught. 0 is obviously the most restrictive/sensitive and would have lots of false positives
I think this will be useful to others because I have a server that kept crashing mysteriously during intense disk usage/RAID checks. It would only crash during the weekly RAID integrity check.
ThenI noticed during a reboot that not all CPUs were being brought up, as a result this actually creates much higher temperatures with the output I got from sensors, just booting the system produced higher than normal temperatures.
You can imagine that a full blown RAID check........
Jan 16 04:02:03 centosbox syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Jan 16 04:07:34 centosbox kernel: INFO: task updatedb:20771 blocked for more than 300 seconds.
Jan 16 04:07:34 centosbox kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Jan 16 04:07:34 centosbox kernel: updatedb D F78BE050 6476 20771 20766&n........
Webmin Setup Centos 5:
[root@host ~]# --2011-01-06 21:48:20-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/webadmin/webmin/1.530/webmin-1.530-1.noarch.rpm?r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.webmin.com%2Fstandard.html
Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.........
This made me nervous but it's clearly a cronjob based on the messages log that happens every Sunday at about 4:22.
I actually can't find any evidence of it in cron.d cron.daily but it is there somewhere obviously.
What I don't get is why doesn't this cronjob do a datacheck like Ubuntu's cronscript does? When you unnecessarily rebuild the array you lose your redundancy during that point which makes your data extremely vulnerable.
*Update I did a grep of &q........
I've only used it on Centos, soI thought I'd make a quick Debian guide:
Install the DRBD Package
apt-get install drbd8-utils
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
I separated the 2 drives in the RAID 1 array.
1 is the old one /dev/sda and is out of date, while the separated other one /dev/sdc was in another drive and mounted and used with more data (updated).
I wonder how mdadm will handle this:
usb-storage: device scan complete
md: md127 stopped.
md: md127: raid array is not clean -- starting background reconstruction
raid1: raid set md127 active with 1 out of 2 m........
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........
This is an SFTP mount that does not work or prompt for password.
Error: DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name :1.1127 was not provided by any .service files
Please select another viewer and try again.
It seems to me that the connection often times out after being opened and the application doesn't know how to handle the disconnection and doesn't realize it needs to kill the instance and restart the connection.........
service vz start
Starting OpenVZ: failed to load module vzmon [FAILED]
vzmon: Unknown symbol ve_snmp_proc_init
vzmon: Unknown symbol addrconf_sysctl_free
vzmon: Unknown symbol ve_ndisc_init
vzmon: Unknown symbol addrconf_ifdown
vzmon: Unknown symbol ip6_frag_cleanup
vzmon: Unknown symbol fini_ve_route6........
service vz start
Starting OpenVZ: failed to load module vzmon [FAILED]
vzmon: Unknown symbol ve_snmp_proc_init
vzmon: Unknown symbol addrconf_sysctl_free
vzmon: Unknown symbol ve_ndisc_init
vzmon: Unknown symbol addrconf_ifdown
vzmon: Unknown symbol ip6_frag_cleanup
vzmon: Unknown symbol fini_ve_route6
For a standalone system the solution is simple, just use the same version of Windows a copy a good version of:
C:windowsSecurityDatabasesecedit.sdb from another computer.
Then you should be able to login again without getting the nasty message "Local policy does not permit you to log on interactively."
Of course you will probably need a way of accessing the filesystem off-line in order to get to it such as a Linux boot disc.
*Note OS X is strange to install, I thought my HDD was not being detected by you just have to go to Diskutil and create a partition for the root filesystem and then close/move the Window and proceed with the install.
After install Mac OS X 10.4.6 Tiger I get a black screen that says:
Most people say the partition has to be marked as "active", actually that just means marked as "bootable". Instead of t........
I installed 5.5 with a 300GB RAID 1 partition (boot is also on this partition). It booted up fine the first few times until after I used a Live CD and accessed the array, and it became named /dev/md127 for some reason.
Now whenI boot into CentOS I get a kernel panic and different errors, once I got "invalid superblock", even though the array is fine (it didn't happen again, probably because I was sure to dismount and stop the mdadm array properly).
I took an educated guess because it kept happening at the same spot when loading the XP install. I thought it was the hard drive or motherboard.
But it turns out my heavily used but loved NEC 3500 DVD-RW drive was the culprit. After disconnecting it and swapping it for another much beloved Pioneer DVD-RW, everything has gone smoothly.
I never ran into this or many issues because I've hardly used this drive since moving it to another Desktop years ago. I actua........
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........
Roxio Easy Media Creator "Could not complete last comma[b:2e4e25672a]"Could not complete the last command because: Unknown error"[/b:2e4e25672a]
When I try to burn an .iso image by double clicking it and allowing Roxio to open up "Disc Copier" I get a bunch of those messages.
It's annoying and not really awe inspiring!........
CDR Manufacturers - Why is so much media bad?I have searched for good media and tried many kinds for years. I guess I'll try to summarize my findings and conclusions.
Dye is irrelevant, dye of any color can be good or bad, it more likely depends on the manufacturer.
Speaking of manufacturers, the name at the top of the disc means nothing. For example, Memorex along with any other 'brand' is actually always made by another manufaturer including CMC Mag........
What is your favorite CD and DVD manufacturer?Everyone has their favorites. What media has provided you the best results?
Personally my favorite is Taiyo Yuden, if you buy Fuji's made in Japan they would be Taiyo Yuden. Basically any disc made in Japan is likely a Taiyo Yuden and for me they have provided the most consistent results.........
ECS K7S5A Motherboard System Take Up To 2 Minutes To BootHi guys,
My motherboard is very strange. Sometimes it will take up to a few minutes to post. I have no idea it suddenly started doing this. I have tried everything and all I can figure is that it is somehow related to the USB ports possibly.
Why do I say this?
Because if I disconnect my scanner the problem occurs less frequently. I only have a printer hooked up to USB now and by........
NEC ND-3500A is great!I just picked up an NEC 3500A a few weeks ago and I love it.
It is a great all in-one optical drive solution.
It can burn DVD/+R-R at up 16x, read at 16x and rewrite at 4x and CD-R at up to 48x!
Not bad, but the impotant part is that it delivers consistent high quality burns and the drive is as quiet as I could ask it to be.
It's also convenient that it has a lot of hacked firmware for overspeeding of........
Load Balancing/ClusteringAn interesting article that discusses the pros, cons and viability of load balancing/clustering
ZoneEdit seems to offer an interesting Fail Over Service as well:
I bought a Dynatron A46G for my AMD X4 620 AM3 Quad Core CPU. Just judging by touch, the stock OEM fan/heatsink combo kept things so cool, I could leave the 1U server on the floor and it barely felt warm to the touch, including the heatsink itself.
I thought the Dynatron A46G would be enough with passive cooling (it has no fan), but the same setup became burning hot on the underside of the server and also by touching the heatsink itself within minutes.
I thought that th........
You can see the problem below, GRUB recognizes my hard drive and sees the partitions but cannot access them. This is from the GRUB boot disc I'm using.
What happened is that I had some power issues causing this system's power to be interrupted several times and basically an on/off on/off situation.
The system won't boot, I just get a flashing cursor and no message or error from GRUB. Obviously the problem is that my MBR seems corrupt or some other issue.
There's a lot of outdated information and confusion for system administrator's out there.
One annoying task for many an Administrator has been backing up data in Linux. You don't need any GUI tools such as K3B or GnomeBaker. Both are excellent tools but for veteran command line users working remotely, using the keyboard is a great and possibly automated way to save yourself pain and hassle.
At a later date we'll cover how scripting can automatically backup certain........