Installing Debian 7 on HP ProLiant ML350 G5

Today i tried to install Debian 7 64-bit on a HP ProLiant ML350 G5 server and having problem with its network card firmware/driver not included with Debian 7 installation CD.

The driver for bnx2 was not included because it’s a non-free firmware/driver, hence i ended with Debian installation without network connection.

After a search on Google, i found another CD image on Debian website which contains non-free firmware/driver that you can find and download here: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/

Solution for Asus Zenbook UX32VD fan issue

I love my Asus Zenbook UX32VD because of its nice design, dedicated graphic card, full HD screen and upgradeable RAM and HDD. I have upgraded my UX32VD with additional RAM so it has 10GB of RAM, replace its HDD with a Samsung 830 SSD and do a fresh install of Windows 8.

Everything went perfect and smooth, Windows 8 installed fresh without problem. It took me several hours to figure out all drivers needed to be installed so there is no ‘unknown’ devices on Control Panel device management without the need of installing all Asus software crap.

Now, as many UX32VD owners I also had a problem with the fan goes “on off, on off” every 2 seconds or so. The fans goes on when the processor/GPU temperature reach on 50 celsius and goes off when the temperature reach around 45 celsius which is a very short range. 50 celsius is easily reached when you browse a website, then the fans kicks in and when your browser finished loading the page, the fans goes off.

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Solving Verbatim Store ‘n’ Save 3TB External HDD Showing 2 Devices

I got a Verbatim Store ‘n’ Save 3TB USB 3.0 External HDD which showing 2 devices on my PC, one with a capacity of 2TB and one with a capacity of 746GB. This cause the HDD to have 2 drive letters and I have to split data into 2 devices which of course annoying.

On the document it’s mentioned that the HDD purposely divided into 2 devices to maintain compatibility with older operating system. Since this are 2 devices (not partitions) hence I can’t modify it thru Windows 7 Disk Management.

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Solving WordPress Blank Visual Editor After Upgrade

After upgrading WordPress from 3.3 to 3.4 my WP installation is having problem with the visual editor. The visual editor’s icons didn’t shows up and it got stuck on HTML mode. The Visual and HTML becomes disabled (clicking it doesn’t do anything). When I try to edit an existing post, the text color are white which of course making it unreadable because the text area background color is also white.

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Correcting Wrong CPanel’s Nameservers IPs

On CPanel 11.30+ when you go to “Main >> DNS Functions >> Nameserver IPs” and found that the nameservers listed is wrong (this might happen if you just finished doing server migration), you can fix it by following these steps:

1. Make sure that you already update the child nameservers to the new IPs and its fully propagated.
2. Go to “Main >> Server Configuration >> Basic cPanel & WHM Setup” and click on “Assign IP address” button on each of your nameservers. Make sure that the IP being shown on the pop-up window are the correct IP for your nameserver.
3. Login to your server as root and run the script: /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/updatenameserverips to update CPanel nameservers list.
4. Check “Main >> DNS Functions >> Nameserver IPs” again and it should show the correct settings.

Can’t Create or Write on /tmp With Error: No space left on device

I just got a problem with writing error on /tmp on one of my client server. The strange problem is that df -h command shows that /tmp only 35% used so there should be plenty of space to write on.

After some investigation it seems that the /tmp partition hit the number of files limit due to caching files from nginx filling up /tmp, hence it’s not possible to create new files. This problem cause PHP scripts on Cpanel server to show error regarding session as by default Cpanel installation, PHP session are written in /tmp.

Clearing nginx cache files seems to fix the problem. To prevent this from happening again I setup a cron job to clear nginx cache regularly.

Fix: That Account Has Already Been Added Error on Android HTC Desire HD

After updating my HTC Desire HD to HTC Sense 3.0 I can’t login anymore to Twitter app 2.1.2 with error message “That account has already been added”. I tried to update the Twitter app to version 3.0.0 but still got the same problem.

A quick Google search found a page on Twitter help center that mentioning a known bug/issue with the same error message as I got. Following the suggestion I uninstalled the update version 3.0.0 and restart my device, alas it doesn’t fix it. I’m stuck with Twitter version 2.1.2 and can’t uninstall it as it’s embedded on HTC sense.

Then I tried to login using another Twitter account which I didn’t added yet to my phone and it works, I can login. It turn out that the problem was on “Accounts & sync” settings, the Twitter sync setting had a problem with login, so the steps that I take to fix it:

1. Go to Settings > Accounts & sync
2. Tap on the Twitter account
3. Tap on Remove account
4. Go to Twitter app and try login again

Those steps should fix the problem and you don’t need to reboot your phone.

High Capacity 2430mAh for HTC Desire HD is Fake

I have HTC Desire HD Android smartphone which is a great phone, I really love its big screen which make working with it is easy and pleasant. However, the big screen also have its negative impact to battery life. The original battery from HTC only have 1230mAh which hardly last for 1 day on normal usage. My normal usage would be: short phone calls, SMS, automatic email checking, chatting and play scrabble.

Last month I browsed eBay to look for a spare battery and found some seller sold 2430mAh high capacity battery for HTC Desire HD. By the number it should double the life battery expectancy. Interested, I bought one of them from a Hongkong seller. The Delivery was fast, it took 7 working days to arrive in the Netherlands.

Unfortunately the battery doesn’t deliver as I expect it would. The battery life is only 1 day, same with the original battery. But for US$ 10 with free shipping I wouldn’t complaint, I was pessimistic when bought it but decide to buy it anyway. Well.. at least I have spare battery now :)

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