Dell 5224 Password Reset

Submitted by donmc on Thu, 09/23/2010 - 17:19
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The documentation doesn't appear to give this up very easily: to reset to Factury Defaults, you'll need to restart the switch while having a serial console open, and hit CTRL-F (lots of times) until the boot completes, and it drops down to a boot-rom style prompt.

Fixing the Twitter module in Drupal

Submitted by donmc on Sun, 09/19/2010 - 20:56
The Twitter module for Drupal now needs to use the new OAuth module for authentication in Twitter.  This has broken many web sites.  I use this feature on this site to automatically post a tweet whenever I add a new blog entry.  I use a global account in Drupal to do it, rather than individual Twitter accounts for each drupal user.

Interface config in Debian Linux

Submitted by donmc on Sat, 06/19/2010 - 13:24
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Configuring DHCP address for your network card

If you want to configure DHCP address you need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces and you need to enter the following lines replace eth0 with your network interface card

sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
# The primary network interface: DHCP address assignment
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Configuring Static IP address for your network card

Clear the Print Queue in Windows 7/Vista

Submitted by donmc on Mon, 04/05/2010 - 14:56

If you have hung print jobs in Windows 7 or Vista, you can clear the print queue easily by using these steps.
1. Click Start.
2. Type Command.
3. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
4. Type net stop spooler then press Enter.
5. Type del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q then press Enter.
6. Type net start spooler then press Enter.
The print queue on your Windows 7/Vista system should now be cleared. Type exit and press Enter to exit the command window.

Windows Live Mail - the missing menus

Submitted by donmc on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 16:24

Those out there that use(ed) Outlook Express should know that there is no such thing in Windows 7. Also true in Vista, where "Windows Mail" was released.

Yet another major change for Windows 7: the new (free) email client is called "Windows Live Mail" and the most annoying new "Feature" is the missing menus.

To see the old menu you are looking for; hit the "ALT" key by itself. Then, the menu will magically appear.

Mystery solved!