Two Ricoh MP C5502’s exhibited the same symptoms, they were both stuck at updating their @remote certificate. Look at the bottom left corner of the sceen on the MFPs. The MFPs were fully functional, but nevertheless I wanted to get @remote up and running. Continue reading
Strangely enough, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) fails to register
javaws.exe as the handler for
.jnlp files when installed in Windows 8/8.1.
Just remember to choose
Further more, Blackboard Collaborate insists on using 64-bit JRE on 64-bit Windows, i.e. visit the directories and files usually found in
C:\Program Files\Java, not the ones found in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java
BTW, download your clean JRE from http://java.sun.com/ or from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index.html. On 64-bit Windows it’s usually wise to download and install both 32-bit and 64-bit JRE, i.e. Windows x86 Offline (e.g.
jre-8u20-windows-i586.exe) and Windows x64 (e.g.
I tried to install some construction estimation software requiring MS SQL Server 2008 on a computer running Windows 8 only to encounter an unusual anomaly. MS SQL Server 2008 refused to install due to corrupted performance counters. The error message was kind enough to mention http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300956, but you should really go and visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2554336. Continue reading
A Dell Latitude E6430 had Windows 7 reinstalled this August, and the firmware was upgraded along to revision A15. Somehow the firmware setting for Optimus video got disabled and I regrettably missed the change.
Today, while upgrading the firmware to revision A16, I spotted the disabled Optimus video setting. Thus, I enabled the setting, and now both the Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the nVidia NVS 5300M graphics cards show up in Computer Management. Just remember to install the Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver prior to installing the nVidia NVS 5300M driver.
Hopefully, all stability issues we’ve seen lately should now be resolved.
I began to question if the firmware update process is always able to restore every setting. The moral of this story is to verify the firmware settings after each upgrade.
Fra en fylkeskommune her til lands, kom følgende frem for noen år tilbake:
En ansatt ved fylkeskommunens IT-avdeling hadde ikke lyst til å bruke revisjonssystemer for de skriptene som vedkommende produserte, fordi vedkommende ville ikke at de andre på avdelingen skulle se feilene som ble begått underveis. I samme tidsrom hadde vedkommende brukt mye tid på å feilsøke et av skriptene sine, bare for å finne ut at vedkommende hadde i vanvare slått inn en fnutt (
') et godt stykke til høyre på en kodelinje, og dermed gjort en stor del av utsagnet (statementet) om til en kommentar. Jeg innbiller meg at det var snakk om VBScript. Det hører med til historien at vedkommende brukte
notepad.exe som editor. Continue reading
Sometimes we need to modify single pixels in our image files. Strangely, GIMP does not provide a 1×1 brush out of the box. Below are the settings you must use to create your own 1×1 brush.
A student had recently installed Autodesk Inventor Professional 2014 SP1 on his Dell Inspiron 7520, running Windows 8.1. Inventor refused to run and crashed with a more or less useless crash report.
It turns out that Dell or possibly someone else hadn’t properly installed the driver for the AMD Radeon HD graphics card. Catalyst Control Center was surely missing.
A trip to support.dell.com to download the current driver for the AMD Radeon HD graphics card was required. I ensured that Inventor always run using the high performance graphics card and that power savings are disabled regardless of the charger being used or not.
Inventor Professional 2014 SP1 now runs happy on said student’s Dell Inspiron 7520.
It’s the same story all over again. While preparing installation instructions for Autodesk Inventor Professional 2015, for my students, I came across an error I thought would have been fixed by now. Continue reading