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Dec 28, 2010 - 1 minute read

Some QEMU Commands 9/20/09 * Create an empty compressed 10 Go disk image (in qcow format): view sourceprint? 1.qemu-img create -f qcow /home/kevin/qemu-disk-image.qcow 10G * Boot on your machine’s CD-Rom in qemu with previous disk image as primary HDD: view sourceprint? 1.qemu -cdrom /dev/cdrom -hda /home/kevin/qemu-disk-image.qcow -boot d * Same as above but with a CD-Rom iso image: view sourceprint? 1.qemu -cdrom /home/kevin/ubuntu.iso -hda /home/kevin/qemu-disk-image.qcow -boot d * Boot the previously created disk image: view sourceprint?

Dec 28, 2010 - 1 minute read

Mount.cifs fails Error 20

FreeMEG Computing Services - Mount.cifs fails Error 20… 11/6/09 Mount.cifs fails Error 20 When you mount an older style SMB device you get the following error: mount error 20 = Not a directory Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs) This is becuase it is not compatible with the new CIFS Extensions. To get around this, before you mount your SMB disk disable the CIFS Linux Extensions firs by using the following command: # echo 0 /proc/fs/cifs/LinuxExtensionsEnabled You then should be able to mount the disk as per usual.

Dec 28, 2010 - 2 minute read

Linux Mint Chrome Crashes at open - Google Chrome Help… [28787:28801:12760629989:FATAL:/usr/local/google/b/slave/chrome-official-linux/build/src/base/] Check failed: NSS_VersionCheck(“3.12.3”). We depend on NSS >= 3.12.3 Trace/breakpoint trap Hope it helps…. 1 of 1 people found this answer helpful. Did you? Yes No Report abuse [![]( ]( [Bapabooiee]( Top Contributor Chromium Kitten 2/12/10 It pretty much tells you exactly what the problem is, Preistt: you either don’t have NSS installed, or the currently-installed version isn’t high enough to satisfy Chrome’s dependency on it. Trying launching Synaptic, and go do a search for a package called “nss”, and see if you can install a version of NSS that matches or is higher than the requested version from the error output you got.

Dec 28, 2010 - 9 minute read

The Linux Kernel, Kernel Modules And Hardware Drivers… 4/10/10 Introduction * Linux is a Kernel that comes with built-in Drivers for many types of Hardware. * Yet, with newer Hardware, the installation procedure does not always manage to configure a proper Driver… * …Or the Driver is not found in our distribution’s Kernel. * In these cases, we want to be able to find the right Driver, install it and configure it to work properly. * In this lecture, we will get an initial idea of how to do that.

Dec 27, 2010 - 1 minute read

Vyew - chrome collaboration addon Vyew is a tool that allows you to meet and share information both in real-time and continuously. Upload images, files, videos and more, and Vyew will store the information in one “Room” that anyone can access and contribute to at any time. You can work independently over periods of time or in groups in real-time. All meeting content is auto-saved in real-time with no worry of losing work, even if a connection is lost.

Dec 18, 2010 - 3 minute read - meetings

Meeting - Jolicloud and Android in the snow

Les, Colin and Mike braved the snow for the last meeting of the year. This is me preparing to leave for the last LUG meeting of the year. From meetings Once everyone had arrived, Mince pies and coffee was served, and a festive time was had by all. Les brought his O2 Joggler to demonstrate Jolicloud Linux booting from a USB stick on this small tablet type device. Colin installed tinycore Linux on the Toshiba that he had taken away at the previous meeting.