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Update to Windows 11 Breaks Mozilla Firefox

Since Microsoft in their infinite wisdom insists on push the masses into their "flagship" Windows 11 by no longer offering Windows 10 licenses from their site (although still possible to purchase elsewhere), where Windows 10 is supported until 2025, I started to test Windows 10 latest to Windows 11 latest upgrades. The goal is to see if anything breaks, before...Read More »

Install ffmpeg on Rocky Linux 8

There are several guides that I followed in attempts to install ffmpeg without success. There were issues with the incorrect cases of the names, like using PowerTools instead of powertools or leaving out much needed repos to make it possible to install. This guide will install ffmpeg on a Rocky Linux 8 linux machine. Install The following commands will install...Read More »

Git Clone Fails

Git clone fails with fatal unexpected and invalid messages. The git repository is over 1GB and there is a work-a-round that made it possible to finally clone the repository successfully. Error Suggestions Some sites suggested using SSH clone rather than http. That wasn’t an option. Another suggesting using git debugging to diagnose the problem. This wasn’t very helpful. Resolution Execute…

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Rocky 9: Failed to start Switch Root [Resolved]

Rocky 9 installed relatively easily on Proxmox using host as the processor of choice. Even the dnf update to Rocky 9.1 went as smooth as anticipated until the reboot. The system simply did not want to boot into the new Rocky 9.1 kernel. I tweaked every setting that I could without success. A boot back to the Rocky 9.0 kernel...Read More »

QNAP NAS RAMDisk Full [Resolved]

A problem that has been lingering around for over 10 years and does not seem to hold a resolution other than rebooting the QNAP is resolved, well at least for my particular situation.  Even on a fairly modern TS-1273AU-RP QNAP this problem persists. This QNAP has only one application installed, everything else is removed that can be removed.  Those apps...Read More »

dnf Module yaml error: Unexpected key in data

While applying recent updates to a server running Rocky Linux 8, an error presented itself. Module yaml error: Unexpected key in data: static_context [line 9 col 3] Module yaml error: Unexpected key in data: static_context [line 9 col 3] The solution turned out to be a simple one. Update the libmodulemd first to correct the problem then perform the dnf...Read More »

Install Updated Linux Utilities on QNAP

There are several extremely useful commands that I frequent.  These include, tar, find, and rsync. On the QNAP, these are much older versions and or dumbed down which negative impacts the capabilities of each of these tools.  There is a cure, Entware_1.03std.qpkg.  This article is a basic overview of how to install the desired tools. Download Go to qnapclub and...Read More »

Upgrade Windows 10 21H1 to 21H2 (KB5003791)

It seems that the official Microsoft position to upgrading to 21H2 from 21H1 is to refresh the Windows Update page. I haven't seen any evidence of that of being a viable solution. It is obvious that there is a KB associated with the update but it seemed difficult to track down. Updates Not only has the appropriate KB been tracked...Read More »

SSLRobot Proxy Warning Resolution

A fantastic little utility called SSLRobot is a TLS/SSL checking tool that differentiates itself from other tools by checking locally installed root CA certificates (Windows or MacOS) to support servers that use custom in-house generated SSL certificates. I wanted to test a known website ... this one.  Just type in the name and hit Go. An Overall Grade A+ was...Read More »

UFS Explorer Data Recovery to Recover Data from Buffalo LinkStation NAS

A Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo Network Attached Storage (NAS) - LS-WVL/E recently developed a problem where one of the drives had failed. The symptoms indicated that it was a drive, with the clicking sound and the red light for the drive as a fail. A replacement drive did not resolve the problem. After several other tests, it turned out that...Read More »

Windows 11: Install on VMware Workstation

There are CPU, TPM 2.0, and RAM requirements that must be met to install Microsoft Windows 11. These requirements are met when installing as a VM on VMware Workstation 16.  This has successfully been tested on October 6, 2021 with the official Microsoft ISO. while preforming a fresh install of Microsoft Windows 11. After you get past the setup screen,...Read More »

NFL Pick ‘Em for 2021-2022 Season Schedule

I had written a little clever script for last season that was supposed to work for every season until the end of time. Well, those hopes were crushed when the NFL changed their links to something that I cannot identify.  The following script is a culmination of several hours of work, many edits and minor scripts to search and replace....Read More »