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Windows 7 God Mode

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Wed, 20/01/2010 - 10:46am
Create a folder anywhere on your windows 7 installation and give it the name GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}, then open the folder. Might come in handy.

Fixing registry permissions errors when starting services on Windows Vista

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Sat, 16/01/2010 - 4:01pm
Today I got a notebook in my hands which failed to start several essential network services, like NLA, DHCP, ...
The error message shown in the event log when trying to start the NLA service was:
The service "NLA (Network Location Awareness)" has stopped with the
following service specific error: 3221226008

The system might also show the following error code:
1073741288

Why pirating music is old-school

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Tue, 29/12/2009 - 9:37am
Yesterday, my wife asked me if I could get some songs of this new upcoming band boyce avenue. I first checked their website to see what they had to offer and wanted to listen to some samples of their songs. The first link there lead me to the iTunes store and all the albums where available there of course. I listened to a few of the samples and I have to admit that I love accustic guitars so I wanted to download some of the songs.

neuwahlJETZT.at - Dein Recht auf Neuwahlen in Kärnten

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Sat, 19/12/2009 - 12:52pm
Das hier ist - wenn ich mich nicht irre - der einzige Beitrag in diesem Weblog, der auf Deutsch geschrieben wird, weils eigentlich mit dem Hauptthema dieses Weblogs (News from the front) nicht viel zu tun hat, zumindest nicht in technischer Hinsicht.

German Translations FTW!

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Fri, 18/12/2009 - 10:20am
While configuring a Linksys WRT54G3G today, I found the following great German translation on the webinterface of this router:<br /> <br /> <img src="/images/linksys-german-translation.png" width="817" height="268" alt="Zweitens??" title="Zweitens??" class="border" /><br /> <br /> Funny stuff...

Captain, we need more storage space!

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Mon, 14/12/2009 - 9:30am
Running performance tests on Microsoft Cluster Servers is pretty funny sometimes, especially when you're about to do storage performance testing. Some of the tools (like SIO) require you to create a big file on a provisioned LUN which these tools will then use to run their writes and reads on.

Need a Porsche?

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Sat, 21/11/2009 - 11:25pm
Anyone in need of a nice Porsche? One day left on the ebay auction :)

Press reports, links and pictures available at http://www.sportwagencenter.at.

Want to share a desk with me?

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Thu, 12/11/2009 - 1:27pm
If you're looking for a job and if you don't mind sharing a desk with me, apply here:

http://www.lkh-vil.or.at/fileadmin/uploads/KABEG_Portal/LKH_Villach/Allgemeine_Infos/Jobs/Mitarbeiter_IT.pdf

My current workmate got promoted and so I'm looking for someone to fill in the gap :)

AMD 64bit SEGFAULT Fix for Cisco VPN Clients on Linux systems

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Tue, 12/05/2009 - 6:03pm
Today someone contacted me about this issue some of you might well be aware of. Even the latest Cisco VPNClient (4.8.02 as to my knowledge) doesn't work on AMD Phenom (64bit) processors, it always segfaults when you start the service or attempt to connect to your VPN gateway.

AMD 64bit SEGFAULT Fix for Cisco VPN Clients on Linux systems

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Tue, 12/05/2009 - 5:03pm
Today someone contacted me about this issue some of you might well be aware of. Even the latest Cisco VPNClient (4.8.02 as to my knowledge) doesn't work on AMD Phenom (64bit) processors, it always segfaults when you start the service or attempt to connect to your VPN gateway.

Upgrading an old iBook G4 to MacOSX Leopard (10.5.6)

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Mon, 23/03/2009 - 9:39am
A friend of mine bought a used iBook G4 on ebay and asked me if I could "upgrade" it to 10.5.6. I thought this can't be that complicated and said yes, which turned out to be a bad decision after all. He gave me a disk image file of the MacOS X 10.5.6 Install DVD (6.2GB in size) and the first thing I wanted to do is to burn this dmg onto a dual layer DVD+R recordable. Of course, I did not have such a medium at home and after all, they're not really cheap (~€4 for a good quality disc).

Upgrading an old iBook G4 to MacOSX Leopard (10.5.6)

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Mon, 23/03/2009 - 9:39am
A friend of mine bought a used iBook G4 on ebay and asked me if I could "upgrade" it to 10.5.6. I thought this can't be that complicated and said yes, which turned out to be a bad decision after all. He gave me a disk image file of the MacOS X 10.5.6 Install DVD (6.2GB in size) and the first thing I wanted to do is to burn this dmg onto a dual layer DVD+R recordable. Of course, I did not have such a medium at home and after all, they're not really cheap (~€4 for a good quality disc).

Trying to port the mga driver to Xorg 1.5

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Tue, 17/03/2009 - 8:40pm
As people using the unofficial mga driver already know: It doesn't work with Xorg 1.5 because too many things in the API have been changed.
Currently, the only error message when trying to load the mga module in Xorg 1.5 is:
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/mga_drv.so: undefined symbol: xf86ScreenIndex
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/mga_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "mga" (loader failed, 7)
(EE) No drivers available.

Trying to port the mga driver to Xorg 1.5

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Tue, 17/03/2009 - 8:40pm
As people using the unofficial mga driver already know: It doesn't work with Xorg 1.5 because too many things in the API have been changed.
Currently, the only error message when trying to load the mga module in Xorg 1.5 is:
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/mga_drv.so: undefined symbol: xf86ScreenIndex
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/mga_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "mga" (loader failed, 7)
(EE) No drivers available.

Modifying Crystal Report (.rpt) files

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Wed, 11/03/2009 - 10:54pm
Today I was in the need to modify some text passages in a predefined crystal report file (.rpt) used by a very old application which is still an essential tool for the customer.

Of course, things like cellphone numbers, etc. change over years and that's where the need arose to change some things in the heading of the printouts of this application.
After googling a lot, I found a finally working application to modify these reoprts (the latest version of crystal report viewer didn't support these specific rpt files, because they were too old):

Modifying Crystal Report (.rpt) files

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Wed, 11/03/2009 - 10:54pm
Today I was in the need to modify some text passages in a predefined crystal report file (.rpt) used by a very old application which is still an essential tool for the customer.

Of course, things like cellphone numbers, etc. change over years and that's where the need arose to change some things in the heading of the printouts of this application.
After googling a lot, I found a finally working application to modify these reoprts (the latest version of crystal report viewer didn't support these specific rpt files, because they were too old):

Analyzing Microsoft Minidumps

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Wed, 11/03/2009 - 10:49pm
This entry is more a virtual, searchable post-it than something I'd like to blog about, but to help me not forget that anymore, here it is (maybe it even helps someone else who asked google about how to analyze a minidump file):

Analyzing Microsoft Minidumps

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Wed, 11/03/2009 - 10:49pm
This entry is more a virtual, searchable post-it than something I'd like to blog about, but to help me not forget that anymore, here it is (maybe it even helps someone else who asked google about how to analyze a minidump file):

New Matrox Parhelia Driver (mtx) for Linux 2.6.26/2.6.27

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Mon, 13/10/2008 - 1:01pm
After far too long of a bringup, I finally upgraded my desktop system at work to 2.6.27 and for that to work, I had to upgrade the mtx driver too, so, here it is (the list of changes):

New Matrox Parhelia Driver (mtx) for Linux 2.6.26/2.6.27

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Mon, 13/10/2008 - 12:01pm
After far too long of a bringup, I finally upgraded my desktop system at work to 2.6.27 and for that to work, I had to upgrade the mtx driver too, so, here it is (the list of changes):

VMware ESX August 12 bug - Survived!

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Wed, 13/08/2008 - 3:14pm
Some of you may have already heard about the VMware ESX Server 3.5 Update 2 August 12 bug (lovely called KB1006716 by VMware) which has hit thousands of data center farms around the world.
I don't want to complain about bugs in software because we all know that bugs in software do exist and that you can never be sure that there are no bugs, but this bug was a timebomb - which makes it pretty hard to detect it, even after testing.

VMware ESX August 12 bug - Survived!

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Wed, 13/08/2008 - 2:14pm
Some of you may have already heard about the VMware ESX Server 3.5 Update 2 August 12 bug (lovely called KB1006716 by VMware) which has hit thousands of data center farms around the world.
I don't want to complain about bugs in software because we all know that bugs in software do exist and that you can never be sure that there are no bugs, but this bug was a timebomb - which makes it pretty hard to detect it, even after testing.

Configuring my first Linksys SRW224G4 switch

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Wed, 13/08/2008 - 10:18am
Today I got my first Linksys SRW224G4 switch (I do usually only work with Cisco but the customer looked for something cheaper and so I decided to go for Linksys, a Cisco division).
Alright, plug and play, the Cisco console cable doesn't work so you have to use their serial console cable. Now you get greeted by an ugly interface that reminds me of the good old AS/400 times, log in there and see a somewhat crippled menu where you can just configure a few things, but definetly not everything this switch is capable of.

Configuring my first Linksys SRW224G4 switch

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Wed, 13/08/2008 - 9:18am
Today I got my first Linksys SRW224G4 switch (I do usually only work with Cisco but the customer looked for something cheaper and so I decided to go for Linksys, a Cisco division).
Alright, plug and play, the Cisco console cable doesn't work so you have to use their serial console cable. Now you get greeted by an ugly interface that reminds me of the good old AS/400 times, log in there and see a somewhat crippled menu where you can just configure a few things, but definetly not everything this switch is capable of.

About online communities

[www.tuxx-home.at] - Website of Alexander Griesser - Fri, 08/08/2008 - 9:05pm
You know what's going on in online communities. You join them, you want to be part of something really cool, you post a lot there, you try to help/contribute/troll/whatever and then you leave again because there's something that you don't like or that doesn't get you further (in my case, it's mostly stupid people around there in these so-called communities without any kind of social skills).

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