Monthly Archives: February 2011

Moving windows partition

Moving a FAT32 partition within a disk will make Windows on it unbootable. Continue reading

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KDE 4 grumbling

Recently I have upgraded my system to Fedora 9, and was generously forced to upgrade KDE 3 to KDE 4. I found it very annoying, and still cannot configure it in a way I’m used to work on my desktop. … Continue reading

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IOGear GWU513 wireless card – Windows 64-bit drivers

I’ve been trying to find x64 drivers for my USB 802.11g WiFi adapter (actually to use them under Linux x86_64, but that doesn’t matter). I couldn’t find Vista nor XP 64-bit drivers for it, neither for any other device with … Continue reading

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Matshita UJDA745 CD-RW/DVD combo drive failure

Matshita UJDA745 (Panasonic/Matsushita) is an ultraslim 9.5mm (regular is 12.7mm high) cdrw/dvd drive build into some light laptops, ie. Sony Vaio PCG-V505BX (and probably other from 505 series), IBM T40. DVD reading problems Unfortunately it seems that it is build … Continue reading

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Debug memory errors with valgrind

Quick look at valgrind – the memory debugger and an option for disabling glibc memory debugging. Continue reading

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WindowMaker DockApp fix

What to do when WindowMaker DockApp does not show, or show in regular window Continue reading

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Playing DVD movie stored in an image on a disk

mplayer dvd:// -dvd-device /tmp/movie-image.iso

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Forward email as an attachment in pine

By default pine attaches forwarded messages inline. Here is trick to forward email as an attachment. It is sometimes important that you preserve original headers when forwarding email. Eg., if you want to report spam. Forwarding as attachment do preserve … Continue reading

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NFS: Permission denied

Not sure since what kernel, but you need to mount nfsd virtual file system on server. Otherwise you will get: mount: 10.1.0.1:/var/cache/yum failed, reason given by server: Permission denied To resolve it type: on server root console mount -t nfsd … Continue reading

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Quick NFS setup

Sometimes you need to setup “on demand” connection to access resources on other machine. I found it useful sharing yum cache (1GB+ of already downloaded updates) with the laptop that needs to be updated as well. Normally laptop update would … Continue reading

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