Category Archives: Information Technology

Works and Days

So my blog has been rather silent for some time.  Basically, I was suddenly catapulted to a more prestigious and labor-intensive position at work, and I have been working to a degree that is unprecedented in my life, both professionally … Continue reading

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Fedora, Firefox 52, and NPAPI Plug-Ins

Quick Fix Up Front: Open up Firefox 52, navigate to about:config. Right click and add a boolean configuration variable named “plugin.load_flash_only” and set it to False. Restart Firefox 52 A Brief Write-Up: So, Firefox 52 was just pushed to Fedora … Continue reading

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FreeBSD and OpenZFS Enable Scientific Discovery: How Long Do Seagate Hard Disks Live?

Ok, I don’t usually post little “yay for me” articles ’round here, but I’ve been buried in work to the point of not being able to post much at all so at the risk of taking a solid step in … Continue reading

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Fedora, NFS Home Directories, and You: Proprietary NVidia Driver Edition

Well that was one hell of a circuitous problem solving tale of woe.  So here’s the rundown: After some upgrades, I ran into the following slew of errors on reboot (in reverse chronological order): Jan 31 23:31:48 gdm[1217]: GLib: g_hash_table_find: … Continue reading

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Potential Resolution for Remmina Error ERRCONNECT_CONNECT_TRANSPORT_FAILED [0x2000D]

If you attempt to connect to a Windows 7 workstation using the RDP protocol TLS security, you may encounter the following error information from Remmina: Dec 30 21:25:00 hostname remmina.desktop[4836]: [21:25:00:443] [4836:5478] [ERROR][com.freerdp.core] – freerdp_set_last_error ERRCONNECT_CONNECT_TRANSPORT_FAILED [0x2000D] Dec 30 21:25:00 … Continue reading

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Bug Report: mutter.3.22.2-1.fc25 Breaks GDM and GNOME for Proprietary NVidia Drivers

MAN.  That took hours to figure out.  I simply ran a dnf upgrade on my Fedora 25 system (using an NVidia GeForce GTX 960 with the proprietary drivers) and, when it rebooted, I was greeted with a failure to start … Continue reading

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Adding a New Boot Disk in Fedora 23 with UEFI

Well THAT was a hell of a learning experience.  You know, I spent all this time learning about GRUB 2, the MBR, and bootloader operation in general, and just when I thought I really had the bootloader stuff down, I … Continue reading

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