Yearly archives: 2012

For those of you out there who are fortunate enough to own a very cheap and excellent Playbook Tablet, you may want to convert some MKV files to watch.  The quality of the Playbook is superb, but the screen size means that you need to down-convert. Grab yourself a copy […]

Handbrake Blackberry Playbook Settings

I don’t know if anyone else out there runs any LMDE installs, it’s a cracking build of Linux based upon Debian Testing but with all the bells and whistles of Ubuntu install (it’s user friendly).  It’s a rolling distro and works pretty damn fine and I’m from a Gentoo background. […]

LMDE with UP5 on 2012.04 not connecting to SMB/CIFS

Awhile ago I made a post saying how VLC can be rolled out via script for GPO but lets face it, the MSI is a better wrapper for distribution on Windows via GPO. I went on the hunt again for details but instead came across the private page area of […]

VLC v2 from GPO (Group Policy)

I was trying to upgrade Fruit Slash and Tiny Bird on appworld on the playbook today and I kept getting this error which was driving me nuts. As per usual, it’s the simple things in life and this was definitely simple. Open appworld, click on My World, click Refresh and […]

Blackberry appworld error 35005 playbook

I hit the wall the other day with Gentoo where I couldn’t get Evolution 3.4.4 to build although 3.4.3 would build absolutely fine.  The error out message was: .libs/libeutil_la-e-util.o: In function `e_restore_window’: e-util.c:(.text+0x7a5): undefined reference to `gdk_screen_get_monitor_workarea’ collect2: ld returned 1 exit status make[3]: *** [] Error 1 make[3]: Leaving […]

Gentoo Evolution 3.4.4 won’t build

We’ve just upgraded our kit at work from the 29xx series to something a little more industrial.  4 x Gb links for wan and 2 x Gb lan links and this puppy is solid. One thing bothered me, where the Hell did Draytek move the telework or remote VPN section […]

Draytek 3900 Teleworker connection

Sometimes you go looking for information and no matter how much you try, you can’t actually find what you are looking for. This is yet again one of those occasions. I’ve recently had my speed increase on Virgin Media to 60Mbps and I was dismayed that I wasn’t getting the […]

Draytek Vigor 2910VG wan speeds

I ran in to this rather peculiar issue on my bosses computer where she couldn’t view images in Windows Photo viewer. The application just sits and hangs without an error message. After trawling the internet for quite sometime and trying the various fixes, the solution turns out to be a […]

Windows 7 photo viewer fails to open image

I’ve spent a lot of time frustrated because I couldn’t get Handbrake to build on Gentoo; whether by someone’s ebuild or my own or just trying to manually build the bloody thing. Fortunately, things have moved on slightly and a quick ‘layman -a init6; emerge -v handbrake; etc-update; -5; emerge […]

Handbrake on Gentoo (0.9.6) working