Author: Guenther Schmitz

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so you want to test your internet speed? use fast.com!

When I first heard of http://speedof.me I instantly fell in love with it. In the beginning it was ad-free, fast, reliable and mobile-friendly. Eventually they added ads and I didn’t like the delay in page load time. Furthermore, all i wanted to know when running those speed tests was the download speed. SpeedOf.Me offers more, …

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Robocopy – ERROR 123 (0x0000007B) – copy directories with spaces

the problem Using a current PowerShell with tab completion (the shell adds all quotes and spaces) you get the command: Robocopy.exe ‘C:\tmp\source with spaces\’ ‘C:\tmp\target with spaces\’ /e And executing it you get the error message: Note that the source and target are “strangly” interpreted. The \’ at the end of the source and target …

powershell

Backup Exec – TECH126877 – the device or media server cannot be deleted because existing jobs or selection lists remain

The Problem Quite some time ago I wasn’t able to delete a device (storage target) named “internal RAID” in Backup Exec 15. The GUI came up with this error message: “The device (or media server) cannot be deleted because existing jobs or selection lists remain.” Going through all jobs in the GUI i could not …

linux-mint-ubuntu

laptop does not suspend when lid is closed

suddenly my laptop did not suspend when i closed the lid. i checked all settings of my linux mint 17 installation and all settings where correct. a quick search pointed me to http://askubuntu.com/questions/395428/laptop-does-not-suspend-when-lid-is-closed. the solution for me was to edit /etc/systemd/logind.conf, changing the option HandleLidSwitch to suspend (valid options are suspend, hibernate and poweroff) and …

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my favourite radio stations – a link collection for using on the go/mobile

why this? when egofm (my favourite german radio stations) stopped supporting my mobile operating system (ios 5) with their app i looked for the direct link to their stream. i was using direct links for my other favourite radio station somafm for several years and thus created a site with direct links to the streams …

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Uninstall Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Remote Agent for Windows Systems (RAWS)

as i couldn’t find a hint on howto uninstall Backup Exec 2014 Agent from my GUI-free Windows Core Servers here a short summary of how you can do it: i found the “_Setup.exe” I was looking for in the following folder C:\Windows\Installer\{856D9205-4AA3-48FB-ADD2-CE6EFF23ED9E}\ to find out how to uninstall the agent i ran “_Setup.exe /?” on …

linux-mint-ubuntu

installing linux mint 13 (mate) on a fit-pc3 – xserver no screens found

i set up my fit-pc3 and had some trouble getting my xserver working .. here is how it went … i was pleased to see a page in the wiki from compuLab but IMHO there are some points missing: boot from usb flash drive i changed the boot order in the bios (which you can …