Using Steam Big Picture Mode on Ubuntu 15.10, with a PS3 Sixaxis controller over Bluetooth, was proving difficult. Every time I would restart BPM, it would lose all of my controller mappings. The normal solution of using xboxdrv didn’t work, since this was via Bluetooth and not wired. I configured the controller as normal via […]Read More "Maintaining Sixaxis Settings in Steam Big Picture Mode on Linux"
When running the AD Best Practices on Server 2008, you may receive the following error: The AD DS BPA should be able to collect data about Group Policy Results setting “Access this computer from the network” from the domain controller <DCNAME> Check the XML log file for a more detailed error message. It can be […]Read More "2008 BPA for AD Group Policy “Access to this computer” Error"
When using the Active Directory Migration Toolkit, you may receive an error that a user cannot be moved while they have child leaf objects. This is usually due to the user tying a device to their Exchange account via ActiveSync. To solve this, make sure you have the Support Tools for Windows Server installed. Open […]Read More "ADMT Child Leaf Objects Error"
I’ve had a fairly bad oil leak since I got the Subaru running. Turns out that the valve cover gaskets are a fairly common item to go out on this model, so I decided to replace them. As long as I had everything apart (the drivers side in particular isn’t easy to get to), I […]Read More "Replacing Valve Cover Gaskets"
(most of this is copied/pasted from my post in the LegacyGT Forums back in September last year) This past week, I did the $50 Rustoleum Paint Job. I’m not going to cover everything in detail, since a lot of the guides already do an excellent job. I went from this To this I mostly followed […]Read More "Legacy Rustoleum Paint Job"
(this is actually from November 2010, figured I’d post it and then follow up with a couple ‘since then’ posts) Over the past few months, I’ve been working on a 1991 Subaru Legacy I got from my parents. While it’s hardly a sports car, it would be a significant improvement over my ’99 Durango in […]Read More "’91 Subaru Legacy"
What better way to revive a near-dead blog named SmashTech than by smashing a dead LCD with a 3 lb drilling hammer? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWCs6BjeOpU]Read More "Dead Monitor"
While rolling out a new logon script, I started getting reports of an error message like this one showing up. Error 0x80005000 with a source of (null) isn’t particularly helpful. The particular section of code referenced in the error dealt with pulling a user’s group membership from LDAP, and mapping drives accordingly. After stepping through […]Read More "Error 0x80005000 using LDAP in VBScript"
It’s a common theme you read on many sysadmin forums – ‘RAID is not backup!’ I have always agreed with that statement, but it didn’t hit home until recently. A little over a month ago, I was on site in Kentucky to switch some T1 lines around. When I got there, I noticed one of […]Read More "RAID is not Backup – My Experience"
Out of blank CDs? Is your burner giving you nothing but coasters? With UNetbootin, you can download almost any of the common Linux distros or various utilities such as NTPasswd or SystemRescueCD, all from within one small program, and create a bootable USB flash drive. It also works with any GRUB or isolinux based CD […]Read More "UNetbootin – Create Linux & Utility Bootable Flash Drives"