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Building pssh using Cygwin

This is how I build pssh on Windows XP, using Cygwin and prc-tools. Advertisements

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Making the brightness keys work on a VAIO VGN-FE31H

After installing Windows XP on the VGN-FE31H, the screen brightness keys (Fn-F5 and Fn-F6) no longer work. To make them work again you need to install some of the utilities that ship with the laptop, which are also available in … Continue reading

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Building MySQL from source

After the introduction of the MySQL Enterprise Server, and the subsequent source-only release of Community Server 5.0.33, there was concern that MySQL would no longer provide official binary builds of the free Community Server. Fortunately, these concerns have now been … Continue reading

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Installing Windows XP Professional SP2 on a Sony VAIO VGN-FE31H

I recently bought a Sony VAIO VGN-FE31H. It’s a pretty nice laptop, except for all the proprietary software that it comes with. The first thing I wanted to do was reinstall Windows XP from scratch. I hoped that I would … Continue reading

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Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP

So, getting Apache and PHP to work on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 was harder than it should have been… if you get this in your Apache error log: PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library ‘D:/PHP/ext\\php_mysql.dll’ … Continue reading

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Routing and Remote Access error 2147483720

Getting this error when trying to allow incoming Bluetooth connections? Event ID: 7024 Description: “The Routing and Remote Access service terminated with service-specific error 2147483720 (0x80000048).” Try this: unplug your Bluetooth adapter go into Control Panel → Phone and Modem … Continue reading

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