Dec 21 2014

How to Install Team Speak 3 on Linux Mint 17.1

If you are into gaming and love gaming in Linux then you probably want to use Team Speak to chat to your mates while in game shooting things up or looting monsters.

This video shows you how to install Team Speak 3 in Linux Mint 17.1 but should work on most debian based Linux desktops.

Dec 21 2014

Upgrade Linux Mint 17 to 17.1

Hi everyone. This video below just shows you how to upgrade Linux Mint 17 to 17.1. I use Cinnamon edition and have to say that I just fell in love with 17.1

Click here to visit the Linux Mint website for getting your Mint on and to read all about Linux Mint.

Dec 21 2014

Install MusicBee in Linux Mint

I recently decided to get rid of iTunes as it just felt bloated and slow. The biggest reason for this move was that I could not transfer music to my iPod from Linux and decided I wanted an application that can manage my music and transfer music to any device using Linux and Windows.

I came across MusicBee. MusicBee has been developed for Windows but I managed to get it running without any issues on my Linux Mint 17.1 PC. (The best music app I have come across yet)
Below is the link to the forum post I used and a video showing you how to install MusicBee on Linux Mint. This should work on most Linux distributions that has Play on Linux installed. Take note that I used the post by megalithic with one exception, windowscodecs could not be found and I used wmpcodecs.

Link to forum post.

Dec 21 2014

Microsoft Exchange Replication Service Starts and then Stops

We had an Exchange 2007 CCR cluster where the passive node databases stopped seeding. After some investigation we noticed that the Exchange Replication Service starts and a second or two later stops. The event log did not give us much information, only stating that the service started and stopped again.
We checked all the databases on the passive node and noticed that they were in a dirty shut down state as the logs stopped replaying to the database a few days earlier.

Resolution that worked for us:

1. Move each database to a new folder on the disk that it resides.
2. Start the Exchange Replication Service. (We monitored the service and noted that it did not stop again.
3. Opened Exchange Management Console, chose a database and selected to update the database copy. Made sure to tick the option to delete the log files on the passive node.
4. Exchange started the seeding process and we deleted the copy of the database that was moved to the new folder to create disk space for the new seeded database.
5. Seeding finished and the copy status was healthy again for that database. We then continued with the other databases.





Dec 11 2014

Reset a Samsung Galaxy S3 to factory default

It’s an exciting day today! I received my new phone and it could not have come at a better time. No there’s nothing wrong with my Samsung Galaxy S3 but there is something seriously wrong with my mom’s.

I decided to give her my old S3 till she gets her new phone. I decided to do a full factory reset on the phone before giving it to my mom so that she can start with a phone that is clean and does not have all my contacts, apps and data on it.

I show you how to do a quick and easy factory reset on the S3 below:

Dec 4 2014

Logitech G27 not working in Windows 8.1

Contrary to what Logitech says, the G27 does not seem to work that well in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. I recently rebuilt my racing rig and attached my G27 Steering wheel to the PC. Windows 8.1 picks it up as a joystick instead of a wheel. Another thing I noticed is that the wheel starts turning a bit and stops when booting Windows as if it looses power. The green LED also comes on and goes dim then off. First thoughts I had is that I have a power supply issue.

Turns out it was software related:

I downloaded the latest driver (lgs846_x64) from Logitech’s website but the software failed to pick up the wheel. Windows also showed the wheel as an unknown device. I then downloaded lgs510_x64 from the G27 wheel’s site on the Logitech website and after installing the software it failed to see the wheel.

After a long search on the internet I found the below website and downloaded the 508_64 driver. Removed the previous Logitech software and installed the lgs510_x64 drivers. Voila! it picked up the wheel without any problems.

So if you are having the same problem go to Driverscape and download the lgs510_64 drivers.

Hope this will help some of you out there that experienced the same issue as I have.