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Windows / Linux: The local device name is already in use. This connection has not been restored and IP checksum offload

While setting up my gigabit ethernet network, during simulataneous Windows 7 file transfers to the HTPC+B setup, I've received a number of disconnects, virtually every time while transferring my files.  At the point, I not only lost connectivity with the HTPC+B but also my web access most of the time.  Here are the culprits and [...]

Linux: Getting new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address or device descriptor read/64, error -62

Tried to connect my Camcorder to my RHEL based system over here but instead of connectivity I got: # grep usb /var/log/messages Aug 28 14:08:32 mbpc kernel: usb 7-4: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3 Aug 28 14:08:32 mbpc kernel: usb 7-4: device descriptor read/64, error -62 Aug 28 14:08:32 mbpc [...]

HTPC / Backup Home Server Solution using Linux

Overview: HTPC / Home Backup: MDADM, RAID6, LVM, XFS, CIFS and NFS In this post we'll take a look at setting up a 4TB storage, HTPC, and active backup using basic components that can be bought from the local PC store and freely available software.   Here I set out to try and consolidate my storage [...]

Linux Wireless Networking Step by Step HowTo

For this howto we will be using the TP-LINK line of USB wireless cards.  More precisely the 54Mbps TL-WN321G and the 300M TL-WN821N adapters otherwise known for running the Atheros Communications, Inc.  Atheros eXtended Range™ technology.  This is an important note because this is how this card will appear under Linux. I find these adapters [...]

Apache: Configuring mod_security (modsecurity) for Apache on Fedora.

INTRODUCTION Most people today know or have some idea what a firewall is.  For those not too familiar with it, it's essentially a piece of software or hardware that sits between your computer and the internet (outside world) helping to prevent unauthorized access to your computer / workstation.  The firewall does this by blocking certain [...]

Device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization: Linux Networking

PROBLEM You receive random errors failing to initialize your network card at boot time or during manual restart that look like the one below: $ifup eth0 via-rhine device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization. $ Or just a form of the # service network restart . . device does not seem to [...]

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