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  • My Story

    First of all, if I got this device it is because my two integrated NIC Card on my P55A-UD4P died. One of them does not even light up. Completely dead! When connected to my modem, the light on the modem doesn't come up either. Weird! That's the first NIC that broke on me like this. I plugged my cable in the other NIC, just in case, and the light came up. Hurra? Not really. Ain't working either. It connects, but when trying to send a ping, it goes really fast meaning that the hardware doesn't know what's happening and is most certainly generating a flood of interrupts. Just in

  • Today I got a new router, a Belkin G Wireless Router, the F5D7234-4 to be precised.

    I have been looking for the IP address of the device for 30 min. It is actually specified on page 26 (i.e. the Alternate Setup Method area). The IP address is 192.168.2.1.

    Very annoying since my server is also 192.168.2.1. In other words, I cannot talk with my server to that darn thing!

    Well... I'll do it from another computer, but quite annoying, if you ask me!

    I have a Cayman for my Internet connection and it uses 198.168.1.254. At least I find that much more practical.

    Next I wanted to setup the ...

  • Copying an entire partition to another when both are not of the exact same size (in blocks) can be tricky, especially if that partition includes special files such as /dev/hda and FIFOs.1

    Yet, there are several ways to do so:

    • 1. Note that was the case especially in the 90's. As of today, things have come a long way and there are command line options one can use with the cp and tar instructions to copy pretty much anything. You will still have problems with some files such as locks, though. But you should not have to copy them!
  • [vtoc title=Boot Sector; minlevel=1; maxlevel=4;]

    Error 16

    Today I got an error 16 with GRUB on one of my machines. This had happened before so I did not worry too much. It is just quite annoying.

    Ubuntu CD

    A Ubuntu boot CD has a cool feature one can use to rescue such a system (i.e. re-install GRUB properly.) More or less, boot the CD, select the rescue mode, let it do its things for a moment (after you select options like keyboard, etc.)

  • Earlz found a way to hack the NVG510 device and wrote a page about it: Rooting The NVG510 from the WebUI

    He also offers a page that one can use to allow telnet connections to the NVG510 (by default it is locked up.) From there you can allow ssh and tftp connections too.

    Note that this means if you are logged in your NVG510 and you click on a link on a bad server, you could actually allow remote connections from anyone! So that's a dangerous back door, although if you are not logged in the Web interface, then it is fine (assuming you do not then log in without thinking!?)

    Just in case ...

  • Barnes and Noble Nook (Electronic device to read books anywhere!)Introduction

    Today I was requested by my wife to make her Nook work on our wireless network (she usually can use our neighbors but the connection drops all the time.)

    The Nook makes use of DHCP only. So on my static IP address only network, it's kinda not going to work as is! (I must have static IP addresses for security so I can setup a strong firewall.)

    So I had to go through a few hoops as follow to get everything to work. Interestingly enough I have not found another website that was talking about such things and their solutions on Linux.

    Oh! Wait! Nookers are probably not Linux ...

  • Getting the OS

    First go to http://www.ubuntu.com and get the latest version you're interesting in. They offer server version that they support for 5 years or so. I suggest one of those if you want to run a server. This is an ISO, in generate around 600Mb so be ready to wait a few hours... Even with a really fast connection, because the transfer will be limited by the mirror in most cases.

    WARNING
    Unless you know better, I strongly suggest you get the Ubuntu Server version. Maybe a bit more annoying to use BUT it works on ALL computers. And ...
  • Well, first... what is RAID?

    Loads of very detailed info are available on Wikipedia. Just in case, it means: Redundant Array of Independent Disks.

  • How to install your system to be able to boot from any Operating System

    Problems

    Problems with booting... numerous emails & posts about this one, that's for sure!!! Real solutions? Not really... In many cases people end up reinstalling their system from Scratch and once in a while even that doesn't work! But smart people have a way to fix their boot sectors without too much hurdle (instead of the hours it takes to install an OS.)

    Yes! There ought to be a reason for things not to work so well once in while. In most cases, if you only have proper ...

  • As I upgrade to 13.10 of Ubuntu, I'm having to do work to get my system back to normal...

    Today I stumble on the fact that USB ports are now not accessible by everyone by default. So when I tried to scan a document, it told me that I had no scanner. Panic... and then I found out that the permissions were changed, widely, so only users who are root (by default) can access the scanner.

    I changed the group to a group I'm in and it worked without having to reboot or relog in. However, it is not unlikely that the group won't stick... TBD!

    To find the USB port that has your scanner, ...

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