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  2010-04-08 04:22:14 PM
Yup, farking DNS, that did it. Had to set it as 172.16.1.1 for srv1. I assumed since the link between srv1 and dc1 is on the same network, it would automatically find it. Guess not.

(Love the photoshop, got a kick out of it.)

No need to relay DHCP in this scenario, the 192 addresses for DHCP clients are all connected to srv1 (the other 3 LAN adapters on srv1 have a static address on those scopes).

Just need to play with static routes and whatnot on the machines for gateways and networks in the land of beyond.
 
  2010-04-10 03:54:33 AM
Anyone else experiencing system freezes when Windows 7 turns a screen back on from power saving?
 
  2010-04-10 03:23:20 PM
No_47: Anyone else experiencing system freezes when Windows 7 turns a screen back on from power saving?

Yeah, mine never comes back from those. Lights come on but no fan/video/hd.
Presuming you mean sleep/hibernate and not just screensaver.
 
  2010-04-10 03:27:27 PM
I have it set to turn the screen off after half an hour. When I move my mouse the screen wakes up, mouse cursor moves, but no applications, nor explorer, are responsive. Then it freezes completely and I have to reset.
 
  2010-04-10 03:33:40 PM
I did a lot of googling on it, something about a BIOS setting but I could never find it.
I guess you've checked all the power saving settings in the control panel already for wake up stuff.
 
  2010-04-10 04:10:18 PM
Coming out of sleep is fine.
 
  2010-04-10 09:58:36 PM
In case anyone here ever wanted to know, a Core Duo T2130 is not compatible with the Compaq Presario V5209.
 
  2010-04-11 07:13:02 PM
Farking DHCP classid`s, farking everything up.
 
  2010-04-12 10:33:02 AM
Should I be concerned if FireFTP suddenly pops up a window (cant change directory to :/ access denied) on its own? (The issue is not that I cant change directory, the issue is FireFTP, or someone, seems to be trying to connect.)

Im working on a site, Im in another tab (not FireFTP), when that popped up. I look at the logs and see

220-You are user number 4 of 100 allowed.

Ummm.... wtf?

Im on a ubuntu system, if that matters. Anything else I can check? Or ideas? Im getting kinda paranoid here.
 
  2010-04-12 12:24:56 PM
Okay, this is driving me nuts. I had someone show me a way that the content on your television or computer monitor could be inadvertently broadcast over a telephone when you are talking on it nearby, and I can't for the life of me remember what the process was called. Can anyone help?
 
  2010-04-12 12:27:11 PM
Magic?

You can send the content of your television screen over an audio connection? That I gotta see.
 
  2010-04-12 12:35:39 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking until he showed me how it's done. It takes some hardware on the other end to decipher it. Super cool spy shiat and all that. And now, I can't find it for the life of me. I fail at google.
 
  2010-04-12 12:50:56 PM
Found it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Eck_phreaking
 
  2010-04-12 01:09:38 PM
There's not enough bandwidth on a phone line to pick up those kinds of high frequences. Phones max out at only 4 khz. That's why they talk about using VHF antennas.
 
  2010-04-12 02:51:38 PM
That is awesome.
 
  2010-04-12 02:52:04 PM
outback_rebel
Van_Eck_phreaking

I'm pretty sure you don't use phone lines for that, the folks doing that are more likely to be the ones sitting in that black van parked in front of your house. Or on your neighbors balcony.

nosajghoul
You can send the content of your television screen over an audio connection?


*readies modem*

Let me introduce you to something called "the internet". ;-)
 
  2010-04-12 04:40:52 PM
Hay Guys. A few quick opinions, please, on HDs.

My brother is looking to do a large storage capacity jump. He's looking at the different 2 TB SATA Hard Drives. No gaming.

Was it Seagate that had a link here about quality problems? (Amazon has many reviews about noisy and hot Seagates. WD has fail reviews.)

What is SATA-2? A Speed upgrade only? Sata connectors are the same, I presume.

General preferences for;

Seagate

Western Dig

Hitachi
 
  2010-04-12 06:13:43 PM
You'll find people that love and hate all brands of drives. Everyone's had good and bad years. Hitachi had the old Deathstar stuff, Seagate had firmware bugs in the 7200.11 line, WD's Green drives have obnoxious issues w/ their power-save feature, there's some firmware issue w/ some Samsungs that I just read about but forget the details of... Personally I tend to stick w/ Seagate because I'm used to their quirks :)

The upshot is, if this is a desktop PC... whatever you get... get two, and mirror them. And do backups.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

All versions of SATA use the same plugs and cables. SAS (serial SCSI) uses sort-of-the-same stuff too. Speed's the main difference, plus SATA 2.0 has NCQ, hotswap, etc. SATA 3.0 is just starting to show up.
 
  2010-04-12 09:24:01 PM
Thanks, Mike.

I had zero info to add to my owning a 1 tb WD.

My Brother is penny pinching and is looking for longevity.
 
  2010-04-12 10:21:26 PM
Like Mike said, you'll get positive and negative views on every manufacturer out there.

I also stick with Seagate. I've had a couple of drives that died prematurely but overall I like them better than the drives I've had from others.
 
  2010-04-13 02:05:12 AM
fwiw Fark is all Barracudas and Cheetah 15K's, except for two recently added Intel X25-M SSD's used as L2 cache for the 8 Cheetahs.
 
  2010-04-13 10:04:01 AM
I have one or two Samsungs and lots of Seagates because the last times I needed drives they still had that 5-year-warranty.
Since I need new ones and AFAIK they dropped that 5-year-warranty for most or all of their models, I'm thinking about another pair of slightly cheaper ~1.5TB Samsungs to replace a bunch of IDE drives in the 160-250GB range.
 
  2010-04-13 12:21:44 PM
Specifics:

Seagate 7200.11 drives had a firmware glitch that would cause the drives to just brick themselves. Some kind of off-by-one error in the firmware writing to an internal log buffer. Updated firmware has been out for about a year now, and so has a newer 7200.12 series of drives. Most of ours are 7200.10 anyway... and the only firmware bugs there are strictly performance related...

WD Caviar Green drives park their heads after 8 seconds of inactivity, which on anything other than a non-raid Windows setup causes the heads to load/unload thousands of times more than they should, so you hit the drive's rated max within weeks/months instead of years... WD has a utility that changes the firmware to fix this, though apparently some people have had the drive erase itself or change its size by +/- a few hundred sectors (!!) when running that utility.

I can't find the discussion I was reading about Samsung drives now, or what their specific glitch was. Might have been related to write caching or NCQ.

Also watch for the new "advanced format" drives, there are some performance quirks on those that -- depending on which OS you run -- may require twiddling a jumper on the drive to fix.

https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Known_issues is also interesting reading
 
  2010-04-13 12:47:01 PM
The Voice of Doom: nosajghoul
You can send the content of your television screen over an audio connection?

*readies modem*

Let me introduce you to something called "the internet". ;-)


I knew someone would bend my meaning just to troll.

Hes not talking about a connected system, like a screen and a modem. Hes talking about intercepting the VHF that the coils put off as a side effect of how they work why am I wasting my time
 
  2010-04-13 05:52:03 PM
nosajghoul
I knew someone would bend my meaning just to troll.

Or, sometimes people might just make a joke.



Mike
Also watch for the new "advanced format" drives, there are some performance quirks on those that -- depending on which OS you run -- may require twiddling a jumper on the drive to fix.

They don't all have that jumper (only WD?), for some you have to pay attention yourself when partitioning them.
But..could that be related to:
WD has a utility that changes the firmware to fix this, though apparently some people have had the drive erase itself or change its size by +/- a few hundred sectors (!!) when running that utility.

..i.e. people using such a 512b/4kb sector-aligning utility the wrong way and messing things up?

Anyway, if you have one of those "advanced" 4kb/sector drives without a jumper (Samsung's "/Z4" models, I believe), you can use something like fdisk for Linux to manually put the partitions so that they start at addresses divisible by 4kb (IIRC the problems are with the Windows XP installer; while current Windows and Linux versions pay attention to the 4kb-alignment, XP wants partitions to start at sector 63 or something; the jumper on the WDs just shifts everything back by one sector so that sector 63 really is 64 under the hood)
 
  2010-04-13 06:02:01 PM
Or use GPT partitioning instead of MBR partitioning, if you can.

The starting-on-sector-63 thing is MBR trying to line up partitions on a cylinder boundary, even though the whole tracks/head/cylinders head thing has been bogus for over a decade.
 
  2010-04-13 09:26:45 PM
Windows can't boot from a GPT volume.
 
  2010-04-13 10:15:39 PM
That'd be the "if you can" part. :)

I think you need an EFI-based system to do that. The Intel DG45ID motherboard I have in my MAME cabinet has EFI and I have a GPT-based Windows 7 x64 install on it. I think some Gigabyte boards now have EFI, and of course all Macs have it...

That said, there is no tech reason why a BIOS-based system cannot boot GPT -- so hopefully Microsoft will fix that little limitation of theirs in the first service pack for Win7/Server2008R2. I have several Supermicro servers that are definitely BIOS only and are booting FreeBSD from GPT disks (tho they do have a quirk in that the PMBR has to be marked active...)
 
  2010-04-14 11:51:53 AM
I want to do something for three Sikh students in my program (1/2 year ahead of me) who saved me a fair chunk of $ for my books. Any suggestions?

difficulty: I'm a poor student, and I am not familiar with Indian culture... want to do something nice, but don't want to do something that inadvertently offends.
 
  2010-04-14 12:38:53 PM
question for the Geek forum... and I tried, but Google failed.

I have a SQL dbase nearing 1gig. The log file (.ldb file) for that dbase is over 5 gigs!

running M$ SQL server Management Studio Express... which doesn't have the agent to run Maintenance plans (I did find out by googling)

the software connected to this dbase is running slooowwww... so I want to run some update/rebuild table maintance on this DB to see if that helps.

I'm figuring create a script in MSSSE, new query, paste script, execute... but have no clue on script building nor could find one.

halp me.

p.s. - I did try shrinking just the log file... but nothing happened!
 
  2010-04-14 02:27:28 PM
Can you profile the queries first (see if they're using indexes vs full table scans, etc)?
 
  2010-04-14 10:44:36 PM
Is there any keyboard shortcut in Win 7 to switch to the desktop without pressing the win key? I want a button on my mouse to do that but the software doesn't recognize the windows key when I try to set a key combo for it.
 
  2010-04-14 11:06:17 PM
I should add, I googled, all of the best choices used the windows key. Surely windows had a show desktop combo before 7 though right?

Is there a kind of file/program/ect you can run that functions as a show desktop? The mouse button can run a program, but the "button" I found from google didn't work when executed like that.
 
  2010-04-14 11:25:07 PM
Windows comes with a link called show desktop... if you look in the properties of that shortcut on the shortcut tab there is a place to put in a key that will activate the shortcut.
 
  2010-04-14 11:35:38 PM
paleryder69: Windows comes with a link called show desktop... if you look in the properties of that shortcut on the shortcut tab there is a place to put in a key that will activate the shortcut.

That was always on the quicklaunch bar, I'm not sure if the link made it to 7 at all. I'm not sure if there's a 7 specific kind (aside from aero peek) or what though.
 
  2010-04-15 12:06:06 AM
You can recreate the script that the "show desktop" link ran by following the instructions here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190355

It works in Win 7, too.

If your mouse software lets you define programs for the buttons, it may let you just run the scf file.
 
  2010-04-15 12:33:28 AM
Weird, mapped it to an F key on my keyboard and it tries to open the file, but the window borders just blink and the desktop doesn't come up. Clicking it works though, so I don't know why this doesn't.
And it turns out it won't let me set the mouse button to a program I guess. Is there no "minimize all windows" shortcut?

/It just has to be thiiis close to perfect, just to piss me off. Maybe document flip is the closest I'll get
 
  2010-04-15 01:41:53 AM
Assuming your mouse has a "standard" mouse button #4 and/or #5 you should be able to use something like autohotkey^ to map one of them to the Win D sequence.

Mapping the 4th mouse button would look something like this:

XButton1::send #d

Mapping the 5th button would be

XButton2::send #d

(You can also map any of the 3 regular mouse buttons)

You'd have to put a link to the ahk script into your startup folder as the final piece of the kludge.
 
  2010-04-15 06:35:03 AM
Mike: Can you profile the queries first (see if they're using indexes vs full table scans, etc)?

hey Mike... I have SQL server management studio express... I don't think it has a profiler or tools to run profiles from my understanding.

we're running SQL server 05, shall I switch to full management studio 2005 first?

 
  2010-04-15 06:43:11 AM
eh... can I switch? all I see in the SQL folders /tools is SSMSE stuff.
 
  2010-04-15 08:26:39 PM
Barakku: guess. Is there no "minimize all windows" shortcut?

Win+D will minimize all windows instantly, but you have to press it again to restore them.
 
  2010-04-15 08:56:31 PM
HansensDisease: You'd have to put a link to the ahk script into your startup folder as the final piece of the kludge.

Thanks, that works. I feel kind of stupid for using Logitec's hotkey program to input a hotkey for a second hotkey program, but as long as it works I guess. Thanks for the help everybody!

paleryder69: Barakku: guess. Is there no "minimize all windows" shortcut?

Win+D will minimize all windows instantly, but you have to press it again to restore them.


Yeah, that's the one my mouse can't use (won't use win key). Turns out this is a brand new version of the logitec software so maybe that's why it won't recognize the windows key.
 
  2010-04-16 04:53:56 AM
Logitech mouse software? Recording a custom macro for a mouse button doesn't work? Works for me.
 
  2010-04-16 07:11:59 PM
No_47: Logitech mouse software? Recording a custom macro for a mouse button doesn't work? Works for me.

It works with every button but the windows key, probably because it takes focus, though I've had other hotkey things allow me to use it.
 
  2010-04-19 12:11:34 PM
Barakku: No_47: Logitech mouse software? Recording a custom macro for a mouse button doesn't work? Works for me.

It works with every button but the windows key, probably because it takes focus, though I've had other hotkey things allow me to use it.


Tekzilla had a Daily Tip a few months ago about adding a button to show the desktop. Not sure if it's helpful, tho: Link (new window)
 
  2010-04-25 04:58:10 PM
Any AV guys have a favorite free video compression type tool? I use a recording tool to make AVIs and sometimes they end up a bit big (with plenty of unneeded information) to upload to youtube (500-600MB for a 10 minute video). I'm currently using Windows Movie Maker to recompress them, cuts the size in 1/4 or less, but it's very slow compared to my other program (virtualDUB, which doesn't however seem to yield the same compression) and the options are very restricted. Any compressors or general video editing tools anyone has to recommend? Novice at video editing here, but looking to learn something a bit more powerful than Movie Maker.

rgdelong:
Tekzilla had a Daily Tip a few months ago about adding a button to show the desktop. Not sure if it's helpful, tho: Link (new window)


Thanks for the wip, but the kludge works for now. Hopefully logitec's next version of setpoint will fix a few bugs, it just seems like 6.0 is a bit sloppy.
 
  2010-04-25 05:59:06 PM
I don't know Movie Maker, but I'm usually using avidemux.
 
  2010-04-26 09:34:52 PM
Anyone have an opinion on the Dazzle Video Creator plus HD Capture Card? Pinnacle just devours my space and the capture is so stuttered and out of sync.
 
  2010-04-27 02:47:02 PM
NeverDrunk23: Pinnacle

May not be the same problem, but I use Virtual Dub to correct audio desync after recording in Camstudio. Turns out Camstudio is essentially running the video at a lower framerate than will match the audio length, and VD increases the framerate slightly and corrects it. You can check the framerate tab in the menu and it tells you if the video framerate doesn't match the audio, may be worth a shot.

http://www.virtualdub.org/

The Voice of Doom: I don't know Movie Maker, but I'm usually using avidemux.

Will take a look. I'm actually kind of surprised how well MM works but it restricts the options. Which I suppose is perfect for people that don't understand video editing stuff.
 
  2010-04-27 07:47:34 PM
Barakku: NeverDrunk23: Pinnacle

May not be the same problem, but I use Virtual Dub to correct audio desync after recording in Camstudio. Turns out Camstudio is essentially running the video at a lower framerate than will match the audio length, and VD increases the framerate slightly and corrects it. You can check the framerate tab in the menu and it tells you if the video framerate doesn't match the audio, may be worth a shot.

http://www.virtualdub.org/


Thanks.

I've used two capture cards before this: USB 2.0 TV Box and Roxio (Roxio had amazing quality, but the view screen was tiny. I may get that again though and deal with it). Both were fine after recording and even when editted on WMM they synced up and everything. However, if I upload the video to Pinnacle editor, after one minute of video you can start to notice the video and audio separate very slowly. I may return this video capture card.

WMM was fine to use, but it freezes way too easily and crashes often. Plus, it won't upload any video recorded as a MPEG2.
 
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