Technology Errors

Firefox Won’t Open On Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Firefox Won’t Launch In Safe Mode

I use multiple browsers on a daily basis either because some sites work better in some browsers versus others or to test web applications, etc. Typically I prefer Chrome over any other browser but sometimes I use Firefox because of some of the plugins available. Sometime in the past the Firefox installation on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop became corrupted so when I attempted to launch Firefox it would flash for a moment in the taskbar and then close immediately. The Firefox window would never display on the screen or even attempt to display on the screen however you could see the process for a moment in the Windows Task Manager as shown in the below image.

Technology Errors

Error Upgrading Dell Poweredge 2650 BIOS: Error while loading shared libraries:

Last week I spent a lot of time trying to upgrade the BIOS on a Dell Poweredge 650 server which ended up being a pain not only because the server is so old but because of various other issues I ran into along the way. This weekend I thought I was going to be in for the same issues when I wanted to upgrade the BIOS on a Dell Poweredge 2650 but thankfully I was incorrect. After initially attempting to upgrade using the same floppy disk method I used on the PE650 I decided to try the Redhat executable provided by Dell and ran into an error which is noted below along with what package was installed via the Yum Package Manager that resolved the error.

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Modify The Scrolling Message Located On The Front Of A Dell Poweredge 2650

Earlier I was doing some work on a Dell Poweredge 2650 with CentOS Linux installed on it which we use for a development server at the shop. The message on the screen had been set awhile back with a joke message but I forgot how it was set so while I was poking around in the BIOS for some floppy disk settings I stumbled across how to modify the message that scrolls across the tiny screen on the front of the Dell PE2650 and wanted to share. Below is more information regarding how to modify the message and what it looks like once it has been modified.

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Crark Error: File rarcrypt1.dll not found – this CUDA architecture not yet supported

I recently upgraded crark on a CentOS Linux server from an earlier version to Crark version 3.3a. Initially it looked as if everything worked without problems and the speeds were improved slightly over the previous version of crark I had installed. After the initial testing though I noticed an issue when attempting to run crark from a directory besides the one I had unpacked all of the contents in and received some errors. Below is output showing the crark errors along with what was done to resolve the issue.