Someone came to me recently because Nero, a company that makes DVD burning and imaging software, said that the reason their software was not functioning well was because a rootkit […]
So my DWL-G550 arrived today.”D-Link DWL-G550 High-Powered Wireless-G PCI Adapter” (D-Link Systems, Inc.)I threw it into the system and it powered up and loaded the correct Atheros drivers…. (Personal meaning you’re not running a authentication service like RADIUS, EAP or LEAP (which is just another kind of LEAP by Cisco), or 802.1x, but using PSK [Pre-shared Key] or a certificate.Second, now that you have your /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf configuration figured out from reading the instructions or from that link I mentioned.
One of thousands of such nights dealing with problems such as this.Current situation: I’m attempting to set up a custom box that will serve as a general project server. I want wireless working on it so that I can stash it wherever and not worry about it rumbling around, someone spilling something on it, people tripping over it, or any other mishap.A happy server is a hidden server.This is the same problem box where the raid card wasn’t happy.
A couple of years ago, I put together a custom system for myself consisting of an ASUS A8V Deluxe mainboard, a brand new AMD64 processor, a large aluminum server case, a Highpoint RR1820A SATA RAID controller capable of supporting 8 drives, a pair of IDE boot disks in their own drive coolers (to be mirrored), and a bunch of supporting fans with a separate fan controller.Not a bad configuration, I thought.I assembled all of the components and made sure everything was working…. This didn’t accomplish anything, but did make me feel a little clever until I booted the system again to discover that it still wouldn’t work with all of those SATA drives.I’ll now post some of the configuration details in the hopes that if someone else is having the same issue as I am, that they will at least be able to know that they are not alone in their plight.*Name : Ian Gorrie*Country : United States[Product Information]*Product Type : Motherboard*Product Model : A8V Deluxe[Motherboard Specification]*Motherboard Revision : A8V DELUXE*Motherboard BIOS Revision : 1018 BETA 1[CPU Specification]*CPU Vendor : AMD*CPU Type : Socket939*CPU Speed : 3800+[Memory Specification]*Memory Capacity : 4G[Problem Description]None of these other details matter as system will boot and operate without issue if my RAID card is not seated.When booting my ASUS A8V Deluxe mainboard system with a Highpoint rr1820a SARA RAID controller in a PCI slot, I have the following conflict.The system freezes upon entering bios configuration or when system boot should occur if the delete key has not been pressed.Interestingly enough, my system booted without issue before building a 1Tbyte array comprising of 6 200G SATA disks in RAID 5 configuration.
A bit of scratching my head this morning over why a microdrive wasn’t detected as a valid boot device on my PPC Apple hardware.As it turns out, x86 macs can boot off of USB2 without difficulty.
That is, of course, until they just break.For instance my G5 tower, after some quality time in cold storage, wouldn’t detect it’s wireless card. The bluetooth abilities, which are located on the same piece of hardware, were functional. I figured that something non-hardware was the problem.
This was a random thing I encountered, so it bothered me until I figured out why I could not remember the password set for my System Keychain.The reason was that I didn’t set one, and that it is randomly generated…. To view them, you need to have access to the keychain.What is a geek to do?