Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Open terminal in xbmc, Raspberry Pi version

Start the media center.
Choose power of the machine.
Select Exit.
You will be prompted to press Esc for terminal windows. Press Esc!

Login: Pi
Password: Raspberry

By default root account is inactive. To activate it you have to set root password:
sudo passwd root
Enter the new root password

Type su and enter your newly created password to login as root


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

My first Raspberry Pi

Today is 2014 and this is still the worlds smallest and cheapest computer which has been released back in 2012.
It has two USB ports. Usually one port is for mouse and second port is for keyboard.
Another way to use usb ports in one for wireless keyboard together with mouse and second port for USB wifi dongle.
If you do not use wifi then use external HDD instead. SD card which is used as raspberries internal storage for operating system goes at the bottom of motherboard. The video output can be TV or HDMI. Building HDMI as a video output is absolute brilliant cause HDMI also included audio track transferred to you screen/tv. DVI also is welcomed but once your raspberry detects that digital video output is uses it also takes the default audio output as HDMI's. So the default audio output track goes in the air to nowhere and then you have to manually choose audio output to 3.5 mm jack and the restart the file you are playing.
I don't know how this is possible but this little friend which has no CPU and GPU cooler can play Full HD videos which is still encoded with x264 video codec and aac audio track. This is awesome.

First time i load the media center into raspberry and connected to the lan the whole operating system was freezing so many times. My SD card has class 10 but it still freezes so deeply. I start to think that my pi is broken. After 15 minutes the OS has quite normalized and it start to work well. By surfing into various menu sections i found out that auto update option has turned on. I guess and hope that this was the reason why pi were freezin'.

If the raspberry is connected to old style tv then the image resolution of operating system is converted to something like 320x240.
It is little bit silly to play 1920x1080 video which is presented on old TV screen in 320x180.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SELinux status, disable, enable, debug

Check SELinux status:
Turn off SELinux:
setenforce 0
Check SELinux config:
grep "^SELINUX=" /etc/selinux/config
Disable SELinux globally on next system boot up:
sed -i "s/^SELINUX=.*$/SELINUX=disabled/" /etc/selinux/config
Turn on SELinux:
setenforce 1
Enable SELinux globally on next system boot up:
sed -i "s/^SELINUX=.*$/SELINUX=enforcing/" /etc/selinux/config
install audit2allow selinux debuging tool
yum install policycoreutils-python -y
Show only blocked policies:
audit2allow -a | grep -v "===\|^$" | sed -e '/#!!!!/,+1d'
Install all local SELinux policies:
audit2allow -a -M local && semodule -i local.pp

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

How to install BITS 2.5 on Windows 2003

<![LOG[Failed to query BITS 2.5 interface with error 0x80004002]LOG]!><time="18:00:28.042-120" date="03-17-2014" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="3" thread="6224" file="util.cpp:1177">
<![LOG[This operating system does not contain the correct version of BITS. BITS 2.5 or later is required.]LOG]!><time="18:00:28.042-120" date="03-17-2014" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="3" thread="6224" file="ccmsetup.cpp:1934">
<![LOG[A Fallback Status Point has not been specified.  Message with STATEID='321' will not be sent.]LOG]!><time="18:00:28.042-120" date="03-17-2014" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="1" thread="6224" file="ccmsetup.cpp:9428">
<![LOG[CcmSetup failed with error code 0x80004002]LOG]!><time="18:00:28.042-120" date="03-17-2014" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="1" thread="4088" file="ccmsetup.cpp:10544">

Now you run Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.5 for Windows Server 2003 (KB923845) and you get "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

To really install WindowsServer2003-KB923845-x86-ENU.exe you must at first open command prompt, move to the directory where BITS 2.5 setup file is having a good time and launch the file.

Restart the server to let the BITS 2.5 be

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Download Service Pack 1 for Office 2013

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Mount VDI image on windows, VirtualBox

I really want to mount any type of VirtualBox disk image with some kind of free tools.

The best way i find out today (which is not really solution) is to convert VDI file to to RAW image.
Then open the file with 7-zip or daemon tools.

To convert to RAW image you need as much free space as big is your file system inside in vdi file.
For Example this is 40GB hard disk which takes only 5GB on disk.
You can get this information with VBoxManage showhdinfo image-file.vdi
Now you need 40GB for img file, pretty nice hdd write speed and, of course, time to get the job done.

To enter this solution use
VBoxManage clonehd --format RAW input-image.vdi output-image.img
If the destination drive has not enough space you get error instantly.

Be accurate when next time choose size of additional hard drive.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server

Maybe you have installed only mysql-client instead of mysql-server.
Please install mysql-server with
yum install mysql-server
And start the service
service mysqld start