Technology Errors

CUDA-Multiforcer: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

After installing a new server recently that uses Nvidia video cards to take advantage of their GPU capabilities I ran into an error while running a program called CUDA-Multiforcer. The CUDA-Multiforcer application is a security audit tool used to check the strength of password hashes encrypted using MD4, MD5, NTLM, or SHA1. After compiling the CUDA-Multiforcer and installing various Nvidia packages I ran into an error with the library. Below I describe the error in more detail as well as what I did to resolve the error.

Technology Insights

How To Switch Between Nvidia Hybrid SLI Modes On A Dell XPS 1340 Laptop

If you have read any of my other articles recently you know by now that I recently received my new laptop which is a Dell Studio XPS 1340 running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit OS. So far I love it and have been learning a bunch of new features related to Windows 7 as well as the Dell laptop. The Dell XPS 1340 has two video card options which include the default Nvidia GeForce 9600M graphics card or the upgraded Nvidia GeForce G210M graphics card. There are a couple differences between them including Hybrid SLI technology which allows you too easily switch between a performance configuration or a battery saving configuration. Below I describe how to easily switch between the Hybrid SLI modes.