Author Archives: Vitorio

Creating an anonymous SMB network share

Today I needed to open a SMB share to be accessible outside of the domain, without asking for a password. Followed the instructions of Nikola’s blog and it’s done. Remark that Winodows is so intuitive that you need written instructions … Continue reading

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Get NTFS/exfat access on CentOS 6.8 i386

Today I needed to have pen drive support on a CentOS 6.8 i386 box. That’s how I got it: Getting the NTFS/exfat support su yum install epel-release yum install ntfs-3g yum install ntfsprogs ntfsprogs-gnomevfs yum -y install epel-release && rpm … Continue reading

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Using galleries (or other accesses to ORDER BY FIELD() ) in WordPress over PostgreSQL using PG4WP driver

Issue Galleries in WordPress 3.6 does not show in a setup over a PostgreSQL database using PG4WP driver. Diagnostic The gallery functionality makes use of ORDER BY FIELD() MySQL command that is not handled by the PG4WP 1.3.1 driver. Solution … Continue reading

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Regroup linked files inside a Word document (Office 2010/2013)

Problem: Got a Word document (this works with Excel/Powerpoints as well) with linked images instead of embedded ones. Needed to put all of them into the document. Solution: Open Word, and go to ‘FILE’ -> ‘Options’ Go to ‘Quick Access … Continue reading

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Installing wifi access points based on DD-WRT with multiple SSIDs and separated networks

Context: In our LAN, we needed multiple wireless access points serving two different SSIDs, a main one with full access to the private network, and a guest one, only allowed to go to Internet. Cheap personal wireless access points do … Continue reading

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Bug: VirtualBox 4.3.18 and VT-x incapable architecture

Symptom: Your VirtualBox VM is crashing randomly after some hours of work with a Guru Meditation alert box. The VM was stable until 4.3.16. The VBox.log shows incidents like this: 04:10:00.862330 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 04:10:00.862334 !! 04:10:00.862335 !! Guru Meditation -2403 (VERR_TRPM_DONT_PANIC) … Continue reading

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rsync error 255

Today I was facing this error in a complex ssh/rsync backup: rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at clientserver.c(778) The origin of this error was, in my case, a problem with the IP address in the “hosts allow” section of … Continue reading

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