Determining PCI Vendor ID and Device ID

Last updated on July 4th, 2015 at 12:17 amIn working with LTSP and K12LTSP I use some old hardware as dumb terminals. Some of this old gear presents problems in determining the correct NIC driver or graphics driver to use. If the old machine still has windows on it I use Craig?s PCI Programs to […]

Mac OS X Keyboard navigation

Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 10:45 pmFor those switching from Windows to a Mac go and read the excellent HOWTO Switch To The Mac article from Tao of Mac If you?re keyboard-oriented, go into System Preferences | Keyboard and Mouse | Keyboard Preferences and Turn on full keyboard access. Now you can deal […]

Installing Etherboot on a Hard Disk Drive

Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 10:29 pmMy Linux Terminal Server Project is going well, however one of the painful support problems in branches is people removing the Rom-O-Matic boot CD?s we use to boot old PC?s on the terminal server. A lot of the old PC?s have hard drives and staff tinker with […]

Compaq HP Presario Keyboard woes

Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 08:50 pmMy Compaq Presario 2100 (actually 2104US) had a keyboard problem. Luckily I did some more searching before buying a replacement keyboard. Having said that, HP?s replacement keyboard is sub $35 AUD so I spent more time on this than it the part was worth. The solution showed […]

HP and Compaq service manual

Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 08:38 pmMy Compaq Presario 2104US laptop is playing up. It?s seems as if a non-printing key like ctrl is stuck down (except I don?t think it is that key). Symptoms: Alt-Tab in windows doesn?t work as if ctrl key is held down. Ctrl-tab works pressing and holding the […]

Addicted to the Internet

Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 03:41 pmThe following quote appeared in an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald on Schools, parents to get talking about chatrooms Last year, a Flinders University study of 114 teenage students found that on average, they spent 13 hours a week online, and one-third were ?in the process […]

Linux Terminal Server K12LTSP 4.4.1 Build notes

Last updated on June 28th, 2015 at 12:06 pmThis is for K12 Linux Terminal Server Project K12LTSP 4.4.1 running on Fedora Core 4. I downloded the CD images and burned them to 5 CD?s. Boot from Disc 1 (of 5) Hit enter to boot into Anaconda, Fedora?s graphical installer. You can cancel out of the […]