OSD Lockout message on HP LCD [SOLVED]

OSD Lockout message

If you have a newer HP LCD monitor like the HP Pavilion 23xi you may encounter the “OSD Lockout” message when trying to access the OSD (on-screen display). This message locks you out of any adjustments to brightness, contrast, color, etc. and only displays OSD Lockout: Thankfully, to disable the lockout, you only have to press the OSD button for approximately 10-12 seconds and then the normal OSD will appear! If you are struggling with the OSD Lockout message, I

How to flash BIOS upgrade on MSI motherboard via USB

Flashing progress indicator in the MSI BIOS/UEFI interface

If you are trying to update your BIOS on a MSI motherboard, like the new MSI AM1I, be aware that there are some requirements. Specifically, if you are using a USB thumbdrive to contain the BIOS update file, make sure you format it as FAT32 and not exfat or NTFS! You can download the latest version here: (dl link) Once you have a FAT32 formatted USB drive containing the BIOS update, you can boot into the BIOS /UEFI (press DEL

Enable PHP error reporting on Turnkey LAMP Stack

Set Display Error Message to Yes and save your settings! :-)

Recently while using Turnkey Linux I had some PHP scripts that were totally blank. This was just a local test server and I had a pretty good idea there were some PHP errors so I enabled PHP error reporting. If you are on a production server you would probably NOT want to do this. However, if you are like me and just doing some testing, here are the steps to enable error reporting: PHP error reporting is disabled – won’t

AMD Kabini Athlon 5350 review and overclocking

MSI AM1I multiplier selection x21 :-)

I finished my new AMD Kabini Athlon 5350 build yesterday. Here are the specs: AMD Kabini Athlon 5350 at 2.1GHz (overclocked from 2.05GHz) Stock cooler 4GB Kingston Blu DDR3 memory 64GB Lenovo SSD MSI AM1I mini-itx motherboard Mini-itx case Windows 7 So far I am impressed with the system. It boots in < 10 seconds and is very responsive. CPU OC screenshots: http://www.eteknix.com/amd-kabini-am1-athlon-5350-apu-fs1b-review-winning-sub-60/12/ http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1390-page5.html http://www.overclock.net/t/1480711/various-socket-am1-kabini-apus http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2377334 http://www.anandtech.com/show/7933/the-desktop-kabini-review-part-1-athlon-5350-am1 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-5350-am1-platform-review,3801-9.html

Turnkey SSH tunnel for MySQL PHP access

Very useful examples at the Linux Journal: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/creating-secure-tunnels-ssh and I finally found a connection specification that would work: root@lamp ~# mysql -h localhost -P 3308 -u root -psomepassword vlmdatabase ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysq ld.sock’ (2) root@lamp ~# mysql -h localhost -P 3308 -u root -psomepassword vlmdatabase ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysq ld.sock’ (2) root@lamp ~# mysql -h -P 3308 -u root -psomepassword vlmdatabase The last one

Keyboard not working Windows 7 [solved]

Make sure the Filter Keys checkbox is unchecked

Q. My keyboard just stopped working and I have tried plugging in other USB keyboards to no avail any suggestions? -Steve A. Check and see if ‘Filter Keys’ is enabled! Use your mouse to: Click the Start Button Select ‘Control Pane’ Select ‘East of Access’ Select ‘Easy of Access Center’ Select ‘Make the keyboard easier to use’ Uncheck the ‘Turn on Filter Keys’ box Hopefully that will help Followup from Steve: That worked. Thank you! More info:

Fidelity Communications internet and phone service down

The internet and phone service was down in Salem MO this morning for customers of Fidelity Communications. It was quite perplexing at first, because I was working on a wireless upgrade at the Crossroads Inn & Suites hotel in Salem. During the middle of the upgrade, internet connectivity was lost. Eventually we determined that it was not our system’s issue but rather Fidelity’s. After contacting them we learned that a router went down in Kansas City and that caused widespread

Salem MO hotel with good internet [Crossroads Inn & Suites]

This past week I worked from Tuesday through Friday in Salem MO. I stayed at the Crossroads Inn & Suites and had a chance to test their internet over the course of my stay and my work. Here is the speedtest.net result for their free wifi: This result puts is at equal to or better than most hotel’s that I’ve stayed at in Springfield MO (another area where I work regularly). They also have (5) dedicated wifi access points for

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