by lunarg on January 21st 2020, at 15:11
For people using Windows 10 LTSC builds, where the Windows Photos app is not available (and not installable), or for people with nostalgic feelings, you can restore the original Windows Photo Viewer from Windows 7.

The full article with registry hacks can be found here: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14312-restore-windows-photo-viewer-windows-10-a.html. It reactivates Windows Photo Viewer as an option to open image files with, though you still need to manually make the association.

In a corporate environment, to force the file association to Windows Photo Viewer for various common file types, you can do so through GPO by creating a file associations XML:

<?xml version="1.0&qu  ...
by lunarg on January 13th 2020, at 14:50

If you want to set the Dock size in macOS to a specific value, you can use the Terminal to do so:

defaults write com.apple.dock tilesize -int 32; killall Dock

This will set the icon size to 32px, and then restart Dock. To get the current value of the Dock size:

defaults read com.apple.dock tilesize
by lunarg on January 7th 2020, at 11:40
It is still possible to provision the Panasonic KX-TGP500B01 on 3CX version 16 (tested with 16 update 3), even though it is deprecated, by following the instructions outlined here.

The phone template is no longer available but can be obtained by fetching it from 3CX version 14 or 15. Most people no longer have this running so as an alternative, you can grab the template from this article. The firmware files are still available for download from the 3CX website (see forementioned link).

Note that the same limitations to the phone usage apply, and with the template it is not possible to add the base station as a FXS/DECT device. Only the first handset is provisionable, additional handsets mu  ...
by lunarg on December 12th 2019, at 12:53

The original version of Boxer is currently no longer in development. Being still 32-bit, it doesn't run on macOS Catalina. Luckily, some people are working on making Boxer 64-bit and have already some success.

You can follow the thread here on github and includes some working downloads.

by lunarg on December 9th 2019, at 16:54
I had an issue where vMotion would no longer work. When selecting the target host in the vCenter UI, the compatibility check would fail with the error:

Error
A general system error occurred: Connection refused: The remote service is not running OR is overloaded, OR a firewall is rejecting connections.

A Google search for the issue reveals quite a bit of possible causes, mostly pointing to several more standard causes, which were all in order. When digging deeper in the logs, I stumbled upon the same message appearing in /storage/log/vmware/vmware-vpxd/vpxd.log.

Continuing the search, someone mentioned that it could be caused by services not started, which can easily be revealed when loggi  ...
by lunarg on December 9th 2019, at 15:45
You can disable password expiration from the command-line when logging on using SSH or by enabling the Bash shell. Note that you will need root privileges (i.e. root account) to make this change.

If shell access is not enabled, you need to enable it first:

Log on to the appliance management portal: https://ip-or-fqdn:5480/.

In the Navigator, click on Access. On the right side (Access Settings), click on the Edit button.

Tick the box next to Enable SSH Login for remote access, or if you rather prefer making the change through the VMRC, check the box Enable BASH Shell. Then click OK. The change is effective immediately.

Log on to the shell using either SSH (using PuTTY or another applicat  ...
by lunarg on December 2nd 2019, at 14:41

HPE has determined an issue with certain HPE SAS Solid State Drives (SSDs) which have a bug in their firmware causing a drive failure at 32,768 hours of operation. A critical patch has been releases to address the issue.

More information: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00092491en_us

by lunarg on November 18th 2019, at 10:14
Updating the firmware on the Dell EMC PowerVault ME 4 series is pretty straight forward. If you are downloading the firmware on macOS, there's a small caveat though.

The download is delivered as a ZIP-file and contains a single binary file with the extension .bin. When unpacking this ZIP file through the Finder, the BIN file also gets unpacked. In order to successfully get the BIN file, you need to unpack the file through Terminal:

Download the latest firmware from support.dell.com

Start up Terminal and navigate to the folder where you downloaded the ZIP file containing the firmware.

Unzip the ZIP file using the "unzip" command:unzip GT280R004-01-dellemc.bin

This will unpack a  ...