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phpMyAdmin 5.2.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 Error After Logon (Unknown named parameter $$dbi)

On Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) running PHP 8.2, you may run into an issue after installing the latest phpMyAdmin (5.2.1) using the PPA (ppa:phpmyadmin/ppa). When you try to log in to phpMyAdmin, you will get the following message:  Error: Unknown … Continue reading

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Remove Previous Phone Number from Sprint Blackberry

If you have a Sprint branded Blackberry phone (in this case a Bold 9930 running OS 7.1) that has an old phone number (MDN) on it, you may find that the number remains even after performing a Security Wipe of … Continue reading

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Disable Corporate Encryption and Password on Blackberry

On a Blackberry (in this case a Bold 9930 running Blackberry OS 7.1), you can check for forced encryption on the device by going to: Options -> Security -> Encryption. There you will see a lock symbol illuminated for Device … Continue reading

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Gigabyte Motherboard Q-Flash Steps

If you are having trouble getting Q-Flash Plus to work, below are some tips: Use a dedicated USB disk, freshly formatted using FAT32 with Windows explorer.  I’ve read some tutorials that said smaller size thumb drives are better but I … Continue reading

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OpenMediaVault 5 to 6 Upgrade Results in grub-pc Error Code

At the very end of an upgrade from version 5 to version 6 of OMV, I received the error Updating workbench configuration files … Restarting engine daemon … Errors were encountered while processing: grub-pc W: –force-yes is deprecated, use one … Continue reading

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RAID Array Disappears After Reboot, Power Loss or Failure in OpenMediaVault

I had an unclean shutdown of OMV and when it restarted, all of the shares were no longer accessible. Also when rebooting OMV, you may see a console message related to “a start job is running for /dev/disk/by-label/your-volume-name” that takes … Continue reading

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Internet Connection Sharing Stops After Reboot

When rebooting a Windows 10 system that had ICS enabled, the settings would be lost. Clients that were using the shared connection could no longer access it even though it still showed enabled. The workaround was to disable and re-enable … Continue reading

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Loss of datastore and unable to passthrough after upgrading to ESXi 7

When an X58 + ICH10 based machine (Dell Precision T3500) was upgraded to ESXi 7, the storage adapter and associated datastore was lost.  The ICH10 in this case was not playing well with the native vmw_ahci driver.  In AHCI mode, … Continue reading

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Force Upgrade of VMware ESXi with Unsupported Processor

When trying to upgrade an ESXi host using the console, I received the error below. In this case I was attempting to upgrade to version 7 Update 3k. [HardwareError] Hardware precheck of profile ESXi-7.0U3k-21313628-standard failed with warnings: <CPU_SUPPORT WARNING: The … Continue reading

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RMCARD Firmware Upgrade

These steps can be used to upgrade the firmware and data for an RMCARD205 using Windows 10.  They may also work with an RMCARD305. There are two files used to upgrade the device: cpsrm2scfw_XXX.bin cpsrm2scdata_XXX.bin First make sure FTP is … Continue reading

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