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SuperMicro Server Reboots Automatically / Every 5 Minutes

Look for a watchdog feature (jumper on the motherboard or bios setting) and turn it off.
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Ceph qemu kvm performance issues in Windows (it’s slow)

Here are my benchmarks. I’m comparing a Samsung EVO (on a workstation) with a Windows 7 qemu-kvm running on my Ceph cluster.
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libvirtd socket error

Error: Failed to connect socket to ‘/var/run/libvirt/virtlogd-sock’: No such file or directory Solution: Start virtlogd.socket manually: systemctl start virtlogd.socket
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Streaming Errors with VLC on the Raspberry Pi

I’ve had tons of problems setting up my Raspberry Pi (specifically the first edition) for playing radio in sync over udp or rtp. I’ve managed to find a solution!
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iPhone/iPad “Storage Almost Full” message appears after deleting apps and freeing space

I was having this issue on my iPad running iOS 6. The available space kept filling up after I freed space. Turns out it’s a glitch with the iCloud backup system. If you manually start an iCloud backup and let it finish, it frees up a bunch of cache. I went from having 0 bytes
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Computer switches to 640×480 after rebooting (even with the latest drivers installed)

If you’re a Windows user and your computer is switching back to 640×480 after every reboot and you have your drivers installed correctly, I should have the answer for you. Open up your msconfig (start > run > msconfig) and go to the Boot tab and uncheck “Base Video”.  I had turned this on for
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Stuck: Can’t advance in GTA 5 past Caida Libre

I’ve been stuck and haven’t been able to see the yellow ring on the ground to advance past the Caida Libre mission on GTA V. I did not have a save game to restore to.
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Can’t type/click/interact in Windows 8 native apps

I haven’t found a solution yet, but I can’t type inside Windows 8 “metro” apps when they pop up a browser and ask me to log in. For example, in the Microsoft People app, I go to log into Facebook and a white screen opens where I’m supposed to type my email address and password
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Computer shuts off after one second

If your PC is shutting down right after you turn it on (about 1 second), make sure the 12v (2×2 pin) cable is running to the board. This is separate from the main cable that plugs into the board. The fans spin up then spin down quickly when this is not connected and is dangerous.
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Moved your Magento install, admin section broken

If you’ve moved your Magento install to another folder and assume you’ve covered all your bases, but for some reason the admin section just won’t work, then I have a fix for you. Specifically if you can log into the admin section, but once you click on any link it gives you an error.
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Make More Room in Google Calendar for Automatically Updating iCal Feeds

Go to your calendar settings and set your 4 day custom calendar to either 2 or 3 weeks depending on how much space you need per day. That calendar will morph into the style of the monthly calendar, just with more space for events.
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Magento Downloader – No Extensions Listed

If you can’t see any packages or extensions listed in the Magento Connect Manager (Downloader), I might just have the fix for you. First thing I noticed was  we didnt have pear installed (use this script to make sure your server is compatible). After I made sure the server was compatible, the extensions still weren’t
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DD-WRT TX Errors – 0% 0 OK

Wireless – Wireless Security: Set to “disable” (Wifi signal will now be visible) Wireless – Basic Settings: Set “Wireless Mode” to “Client Bridge”. Save, then Apply. (Your internet will go down, manually load your routers address or you will just wait forever.) Wireless – Wireless Security: Set to “WPA2” or whatever you had before (Wifi
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The network path was not found

The following Windows 7 error kept me from accessing shares on the network. 0x80070035 The network path was not found
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Error Starting HomeGroup Listener

In Windows 7, if you get the following error: [code]The HomeGroup Listener service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147023143.[/code] You must have the Windows Firewall service disabled. Start it up and then HomeGroup Listener should start.
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Nagios SSL/Connection Issue Solved

On /etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg, (remote server) comment out the following line: #allowed_hosts= They say it ignores this config line if you use xinet.d, but they are totally wrong. I used to get the “Host <blah> is not allowed to talk to us!” error because of this. The command I used to test the connection (on the host
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Duke Nukem 3D HRP Multiplayer

Download Duke Nukem 3D and install it. Download Duke HRP and install it to the Duke3D directory. Download YANG. Run YANG. On the Source Ports config screen of YANG – Tell it where where eDuke3D.exe is in that Duke3D directory. On the Source Ports config screen of YANG – Give it the same directory as
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Stop Windows Media Player from Indexing in the Background

Set all .wmdb files to “Read Only” in this folder: C:Users[yourname]AppDataLocalMicrosoftMedia Player
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My New iPhone Uncommon Case

My new Uncommon case arrived, with custom printed graphics: [nggallery id=34]
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Google News Results Suck

SPOILER ALERT: If you watch Celebrity Apprentice or 24 please look away! So in one night, on two separate occasions I decide to look up a cast member of each show I was watching. Each time with only about 8-10 minutes left in the show. This is what I find.
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Reducing the Size of Your Magento Install

Quoting a Magento Professional Partner nicknamed “Crucial”: Yes, it’s safe to delete that data. I always clear it out after an upgrade: rm -rf downloader/pearlib/cache/* downloader/pearlib/download/* Basically when you are upgrading and installing, your downloader folder will become very large, and you are safe to clean out the two following folders: /downloader/pearlib/cache /downloader/pearlib/download
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Linux Commands and Paths for a Plesk Server

This is my on-going cheat sheet of Linux commands for my Plesk server running on CentOS 5. I will keep updating this as I go on. Read more to see the list:
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SMARTd Commands for SATA Drives

Show all SMART information [code]smartctl -d ata -a /dev/sda1[/code] -a = Show all SMART information for device. -d = Specify the device type to one of: ata, scsi, marvell, 3ware (ata is selected above). /dev/sda1 = The drive. Run a self-test [code]smartctl -d ata -t offline /dev/sda1[/code] [code]smartctl -d ata -t long /dev/sda1[/code] Output self-test and
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Setup Guide for AC-7 Wireless DAW Control Surface

The information for setting up this iPhone app on XP with Reaper is very limited. Here is a quick guide.
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Use cheat codes in Doomsday for Doom, Hexen or Heretic

To use cheat codes in Doomsday for Doom, Hexen or Heretic, just press the tilde key (~) and type cheat, put a space and then use any one of the original cheat codes. Example: [code]cheat nra[/code] This gives me all the weapons in Hexen. Hexen Cheat Codes Heretic Cheat Codes Doom Cheat Codes
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List of CC Spells for Power Aura’s Classic

Stuns Kidney Shot/Hammer of Justice/Cheap Shot/Maim/Charge Stun/Intercept/Concussion Blow/Pounce/Shadowfury/Deep Freeze/Gnaw/Intimidation/Repentance/Impact/Blackout Silences Silence/Strangulate/Counterspell/shield bash/bash/pummel/kick/Mind freeze/earth shock/spell lock Roots Entangling Roots Snares Polymorph/Freezing Trap/Frost Nova/Frostbite/Hex Slows Slow/Typhoon/Hamstring/Daze/Wing Clip/Earthbind/Piercing Howl Disorient Cyclone/Blind/Fear/Banish/Psychic Scream/Mind Control/Wyvern Sting/Seduction/Shackle Undead/Hibernate/Mind Control/Sap/Turn Evil/Scatter Shot/Scare Beast/Gouge/Howl of Terror/Death Coil/Intimidating Shout
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Edit Games in the Windows 7 Games Explorer

Someone has developed a tool that enables you to edit your Games Explorer in Windows 7 (or Vista). You can add missing box art quite easily.
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Install mod_security 2 on CentOS/RedHat

This is a translation from Spanish to English, but still the best guide I’ve used so far. Modified slightly to help others but could use more work. Important: ModSecurity blocks lots of UNIX commands. I had to add dots to them. They are colored red so you know to change them. This article assumes that
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ListMessenger SMTP Error

I started receiving the following error after making some network changes: [code]Unable to send message to [email protected] LM_Mailer responded: SMTP Error: Could not connect to SMTP host.[/code] How I fixed it: I set my ListMessenger to use PHPmail and then edited my php.ini file. In that file there is a setting for your smtp server,
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Logitech G15 Display Customization – LCDStudio

I’m working with LCDStudio to create the “ultimate” display that shows me everything. So far I’ve included: Foobar200 (bottom left, with progress bar) System temperatures (top left, comes from the software Everest) Local weather (middle) Upload/download bandwidth (right, has bars that show how much capacity is in use) CPU/RAM usage Hard drive usage Volume (far
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Boot Acronis with USB on an EEE PC

There are a few basic guides: powerex’s guide where you format with an HP tool ziggywas’ tip to format with PeToUSB (The following step to those 2 summaries is to just use the Acronis Rescue disk creator) There’s only one small catch. Setting the first boot device to “Removeable Device” doesn’t include your usb stick.
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Useful Firefox Plugins for the EEE PC

Tiny Menu – Condenses all the file menus (File, Edit, View, etc.) into one option called Menu. I suggest using this, then dragging all the nav buttons and such onto the same row. Saves a lot of screen real estate, and it’s one of the most important addons in my opinion. autoHideStatusbar – Auto-hides the
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Enable Advanced Mode on the EEE PC 1000

How to set up Advanced Desktop or Full Desktop on an Eee PC 1000 Press Ctrl & Alt and T at the same time to get to the terminal. Type sudo synaptic Click settings and then repositories Click add in the bottom left corner Put http://download.tuxfamily.org/eeepcrepos/ in the URL: Put p701 in the distribution Put
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Install Wine on the EEE PC

Download lazyeeepc and run it. It should give you an easy option to install wine for the eee pc. More info (translated): Lazyeeepc contain easy-to-use GUI and a scripts collection, which can use to install software and enhance EeePC easily. lazyeeepc 0.0.5.2 is a first english version release, but we are release for traditional chinese
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Get Ventrilo to Work on the EEE PC (Sort-of)

1. Edit the file: ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system.ini 2. And add the following line: MSACM.msgsm610=msgsm32.acm 3. Next you need to get your hands on the windows file ‘msgsm32.acm’ from an existing windows partition (C:/WINDOWS/system32/msgsm32.acm) and copy it to ‘~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system/’. 4. Run vent. Note: When I transmit, I can usually only transmit until I let go of the talk
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Extract Music from your iPod Easily

I used this little freeware app called iDump. Download using the “Executeable only” link. Take that file that you downloaded and put it on your iPod with Windows Explorer/My Computer. Open it up and it should show you your songs.
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MSN Messenger Error 80048820

Correct your system date and time before logging on and it should stop this issue. I had this problem because my CMOS battery isn’t working as well and my date/time resets after leaving the PC off for a while.
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Replacing Headlights on a 2003 Acura TL

Replacing the headlights is actually kinda tough. I found great instructions with pictures here, then made a post about the difference between my car and the type-s. I believe the change is also due to the fact some people remove the part that’s in my way completely for better engine sound. These instructions are for
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’03 Acura TL Xenon Headlights, Keyless Entry – DIY FOOL!

I spent $150 for keyless entry when you can buy them online with instructions for only $35 USD. I was offered $200 to replace each Xenon HID headlight and passed. Lucky I did because I found a pair of Philips lights online for $88 USD. Probably a whole number of other things that are way
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Disable Auto playing the next podcast on iPod’s

The new iPod’s play podcasts continuously, so if you decide to go to sleep with an hour-long podcast going and fall asleep, you’ll wake up with a whole bunch more podcasts marked as played that you never actually listened to. The solution: Go to the main menu, then change the Shuffle setting from “Off” to
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Fix MBR for an Old MS-DOS System

I accidentally installed grub and couldn’t figure out how to uninstall or override it with another boot loader. The others just weren’t working. Running fdisk /mbr didn’t work for me either. What I had to do was insert and boot the XP CD, then go to the repair console and type fixmbr. I just rebooted
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Acronis 2009 Breaks Dynamic Windows Raid Array

I just tried installing Acronis True Image Home 2009 and ended up having to use system restore twice now because it would disable my dynamic windows raid array I have setup on my pc after the next reboot. The only way I was able to fix the problem was to do a system restore. I’m
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My Telus Tech Support Story

One day, many years ago I spent an entire day on the phone with numerous Telus tech support people. Our internet was down and we needed it up because we were hosting a couple websites and email servers that needed to be up in order to do business. I spent the whole day listening to
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Edit the Magento Invoice PDF Templates

Code Location /app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Model/Order/Pdf/Invoice.php /app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Model/Order/Pdf/Abstract.php Changing the font size Change the font size in the two files: /app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Model/Order/Pdf/Abstract.php (line 487-507) /app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Model/Order/Pdf/Items/Abstract.php (line 255-274) Change the invoice logo Admin -> Configuration -> Sales -> Invoice and Packing Slip Design More info Changing the invoice size from A4 to letter Changing the font from Libertine to Helvetica Read
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Remove the Store View from the Magento Meta Title Tag

Having problems with the word ” – English” showing up on all your meta titles? Here’s the solution:
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Slow Windows Load Time

I’m trying to solve a problem where my computer at work takes forever to become usable after logging onto windows. Edit: For lazy people, the end result was mapped drives were slowing boot time significantly. The following tweaks helped only with the delay between logging in and seeing the taskbar. First thing I tried was
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Make icons in Photoshop (Free plugin)

Toby Thain has made a free plugin for Photoshop that lets you save graphics as .ico files. It’s not over the top like some plugins, its just real basic save as, pick the sizes, etc. Download it here.
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Updates to the Zack Same Music Blog (2008/10)

I decided to work on making my music blog better tonight. New features: AJAX search bar (in the header) The ability to rate artists, with highest rated stats on the sidebar An archives page A “browse” page where you can browse artists alphabetically A tags page for browsing genres Some new posts
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Useful hMailServer Tips & Tricks

Tricks Using TrendMicro Security Server Speedup downloading large attachments in Thunderbird Use hMailServer to share email across a home network Spam Installing ASSP with hMailServer Use ASSP with hMailServer Add ASSP multiple report buttons in Microsoft Outlook Dealing with Problems Very large mailbox crashes hmailserver
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osCommerce Error: Unable to determine the page link

This is a simple PHP4 -> PHP5 error. Make sure the following is in your .htaccess file. [code]php_flag register_globals On php_value register_long_arrays On[/code]
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