A Bash Script Shortcut to Echo Multiple Lines To A New File

December 16th, 2013 Comments off

Script or batch file writing can be very rewarding, especially when the script written works as planned. What is particularly rewarding is when a shortcut is found that greatly simplifies how the script is written and executed. Here is a couple of shortcuts that I picked up from the Internet. The end result all seem to be the same....
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Install JBoss on CentOS with Two Scripts

November 14th, 2013 Comments off

jbosslogo Several years ago, I wrote a set of instructions how to install JBoss on a RHEL / CentOS Linux operating system. Then, the procedure utilized the gui, mouse clicks, and the terminal. Well, as my confort level with Linux has grown, so has the instructions into a script....
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Dual Monitors with Laptop

November 13th, 2013 Comments off

dualmonitorsA user has a laptop with one VGA connection which is currently connected to an external monitor. The user wanted to add another external monitor to the equation. The laptop is neatly tucked away and hidden from sight, so the use of the laptop screen is not an option. The docking station that compliments this laptop does not offer support for dual monitors. After further research, a couple of options came to light....
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Powerline Network Adapter Kit vs. DD-WRT Linksys Wireless Bridge

October 23rd, 2013 Comments off

pwr500The Powerline Network Adapter uses the existing home electircal wiring as a wired network cable. A wireless bridge is used to connect two LAN segments via a wireless link. The Powerline network Adapter is sold as a kit and offered by several companies. However, for this test, the Actiontec Powerline Network Adpater Kit (SKU # PWR511K01) is used to compare against a Linksys wireless N router that has had a DD-WRT firmware applied for added features, specifically the wireless bridge....
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atibtmon.exe Runtime Error! [Resolved]

October 9th, 2013 Comments off

A Toshiba laptop running Microsoft Windows 7 with an AMD processor had been working without issue. After updating several drivers, a Runtime Error! message box presented itself upon each reboot, regardless of the power source. More specifically, a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library error box for the program C:\Windows\system32\atibtmon.exe. It turns out that the error is a result of a setting from within the AMD VISION Engine Control Center....
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HP DL380 G3 support for USB 2.0 exists!

July 30th, 2013 Comments off

A Hewlett Packard HP DL380 G3 server running Windows 2003 needed support for USB 2.0 to transfer files from the server to an external hard drive as a backup. There didn't seem to be any definitive answer or resolution to this after several hours of Internet searches. After coming across a USB 2.0 adapter card at a reasonable price, it turns out there is a definitive answer....
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Windows 7 can't access Share in a Windows 2003 workgroup [Resolved]

July 25th, 2013 Comments off

A fresh, vanilla installation of a Microsoft Windows 2003 SP1 server without updates was introduced to a test environment. It was added to a workgroup. Client workstations are Microsoft Windows 7. A few shares were created on the server, however, from the workstations, the users were faced with a network error pop-up message. The solution is a simple fix....
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Microsoft Windows 7 winsxs directory is huge, how to clean up.

July 12th, 2013 Comments off

I have been running a Microsoft Windows 7 desktop since 2009, in that time and many Microsoft updates later, the C:\windows\winsxs directory has grown to a significant size in proportion to the rest of the hard drive. There is a way to clean this up....
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