Technology Errors

last: btmp: File too large, Read Large btmp Files

Earlier today while investigating the logs on a CentOS Linux server I noticed the btmp file had grown to over 5GB. I was curious to look into the log and when attempting to read the 5GB file using last I received an error since last will only handle files that are 2GB in size or less. So what needs to happen is to split the file into multiple pieces so they can be read via the last command. Below I describe the error in detail, how to resolve it by splitting the btmp file into multiple files, and then how to join them together if you need to read logs older than the last split file.

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Vivitar ViviCam X029 Card Full, Memory Full Insert A SD Memory Card To Transfer Photos

One of the hair stylist from barber shop a couple doors down from our computer shop came in today with a problem on her Vivitar X029 digital camera she got for Christmas. The 2GB SD memory card she was using was not working properly in the camera and she also let me know that this was already a new SD card because he first SD card she used had the exact same problem. Below is information about the problem itself and the steps used to resolve the problem.

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Unable To Receive Email With Outlook Express, Error Number: 0x800C0133

A client of mine that still uses Outlook Express called me because they were unable to receive mail on one of their PC’s. After a little troubleshooting I determined that there was nothing wrong with the account itself but it appeared the issue was on the computer. The specific error they were receiving is below.

Error:An unkown error has occurred. Account: ‘mail.example.com’, Server: ‘mail.example’, Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800C0133

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Tips for Replacing Memory on Macbook1

Below are a couple tips for replacing memory on a Macbook (1.1) laptop. Make sure to purchase the proper memory as noted below and always handle the Macbook and RAM carefully.

  1. Purchase Correct Memory: I upgraded this Macbook from 512MB of RAM to 2GB of RAM. It uses PC5300 DDR2 667 MHz so-dimm memory.
  2. Carefully Remove: Follow the instructions from the below manual to remove the memory.