HP Array Configuration Utility in a Redhat Linux Server

Submitted by donmc on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:20

To review the HP Drive Array Diagnostics in a Redhat Linux Server:

Start the services:
hp-health System Health Monitor and Command line Utility Package.
hpsmhd    System Management Homepage server.

Then start the "Array Configuration Utility":

# sudo  /usr/sbin/cpqacuxe -R

Then browse to the URL on your server (in this example 10.2.2.1):
https://10.2.2.1:2381

Sprint EVO 4G data reset procedure

Submitted by donmc on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 09:26

In order to get your data working again after an outage of 3G or 4G you need to do the following in sequence:

  1. Phone this number: ##3283#
  2. Hit "EDIT" - it will prompt for a password
  3. Hit 287804
  4. Hit "OK"
  5. Select "DATA PROFILE"
  6. Go to Menu --> Restore
  7. Hit "OK" [Twice]

It will reboot, and do stuff...
Then, once it has fully rebooted, go to: Menu/Settings/System Updates/Update Profile
Once that is done, your data connection via 3G or 4G should be repaired.

Windows 7 Upgrade Clean Install - How to get it to accept the Upgrade Key

Submitted by donmc on Fri, 11/19/2010 - 12:36
Topic

How to Install Windows 7 to a NEW Drive using an Upgrade DVD

I recently had to deal with Microsoft Support on this issue, and I can save you a great deal of time by passing on this procedure to you. Here's the scenario: you want to upgrade to a new monster SATA drive, and do a clean install of Windows 7 from an UPGRADE DVD, but the way the upgrade is setup, you need to first install the VISTA or XP version of windows so that the upgrade can run without activation errors. Well, I'm told by Microsoft Support that the following sequence will work:

Xmarks - There is hope...

Submitted by donmc on Thu, 10/07/2010 - 10:21

It seems there was sufficient response to the shutdown announcement on the Xmarks site that thye have opened up a pledge database to see what the numbers are like. If they get 100,000 pledges of willingness to pay between $10 and $20 per YEAR, they will consider not shutting down the servers.

Go to: http://www.xmarks.com/about/company

And make a pledge if you too would like them to continue to offer their service...

XMARKS to close down...

Submitted by donmc on Tue, 09/28/2010 - 00:50

Foxmarks, which became "Xmarks" in 2009, have announced that they are closing their doors in January 2011. I have been a user of this service for several years now, and it is one of my favourite browser apps. See the blog entry announcing the closure here:

http://blog.xmarks.com/?p=1886