VLC Media Player Problem under Vista

[Update] I tried the latest version of VLC player (0.8.6d) and it played OK without modification. 12/27/2007 VLC is my favorite media player. It plays almost every media format and you can get it for…

HTA: Check Process Example

Microsoft has a less known technology called HTA (HTML Application). Basically, it gives scripts a GUI front end using HTML notation. I have known HTA for years, but I never get around to try it.…

How to Prepare Intel RAID Disk for Multi-boot

I often help my users set up their machines for multi-boot. For older computers without RAID, it's quite easy. There is a nice GUI application QtParted to do it. The problem is QtParted doesn't work…

How to Restore Solaris Tapes under Linux

We retired our Solaris server several years ago. I thought I am done with it forever. I was wrong. One user asked me to restore some 8mm tapes which were backed up under Solaris. The…

How to Add User to Admin Group Using…

Under most flavors of Unix, it's quite easy to add a user to a group. You just edit the /etc/group file and it's done. You cannot do that under Mac OS X. OS X introduced…

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How to Restore Grub on a Multi-boot Computer

I have made my Ferrari 3400 a triple-boot machine. I have Windows XP, Vista RC2 and FC6. The proper way to set it up is to install the XP first, then Vista and finally FC6.…

Compiz Key Combinations List

Here is a list of default compiz key combinations list for Fedora Core 6. Remember that you can always use gconf-editor to change the default key combinations if you don't like them. Legends: Button1: Mouse…