Posts Tagged ‘hp’

1st annual VMS Reunion

Friday, May 29th, 2009

VMS Quilt, originally uploaded by marcn.

Last night’s VMS Reunion in Nashua was great fun. My very first VMS manager that I had right out of college was there and first person I ever saw carry a cell phone (circa 1988).

Thanks to Susan Skonetski for setting it all up!

More photos here:

HP has released AdvFS under a GPLv2 license!

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

It is nice to see that this well tested filesystem technology has been made available under the GPLv2 and may have another life with Linux.

Press Release HP Contributes Source Code to Open Source Community to Advance Adoption of Linux and the AdvFS site on SourceForge.

HP leaving NH

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Yup, the office building known as ZKO and where I’ve spent the last 20 years working for DEC/Compaq/HP is no longer going to be where I park my butt during the day. I’ll be heading down to Marlboro, MA a few days a week starting sometime in 2008.

Here is what the Nashua Telegraph has to say in their newsblog section: HP to close Nashua site. The news traveled fast — their entry is dated 5:24pm today, just hours after the official announcement to employees.

Update: Wednesday full coverage in the Nashua Telegraph: HP to close Nashua site

I wonder when the new owners will take down the VMS-inspired Non-Paged Pool sign.

Non-Paged Pool sign (1/3)

Most exciting upgrade to Ubuntu/Edgy

Friday, October 27th, 2006

This morning I had a free hour and this is how I upgraded my hp compaq nc6000 laptop from Ubuntu/Dapper to Ubuntu/Edgy. After updating /etc/apt/sources.list to point to the edgy repos…

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -dy dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Well there was a conflict between x11-common and xinit which both wanted to provide the man page XSession.5.gz.

11:45am Wendy calls me and says the school just called and Griffin is in a ambulance on the way to the hospital and to meet her there. He accidentally ate something that contained pineapple — to which he has a severe allergic reactions to.

11:49 I’m on the road approaching the hospital and get a call on my cell phone. The woman says she is the school nurse and starts saying my son is having an allergic reaction. I interrupt her and say ‘Yes, I just talked to my wife and I’ll meet the ambulance at the hospital’. She says ‘Well, your son is sitting here with me in my office.’ Then we realize she is the school nurse from a different chool and is talking about Trevor who is having an allergic reaction! Trevor had his bee/wasp allergy shot earlier this morning and is reacting to that. Since he too was having difficulty breathing, he too is sent via ambulance to the ER.

12:05 — Wendy and I both arrive at the ER before either of the kids do. Explain to the ER admitting person that yes both boys are ours, they are coming from different schools, with the same problem (allergic reaction, breathing difficulty), but different reasons (food allergy vs reaction to allergy desensitizing injection).

Long story short, after evaluation, some benedril and alburterol breathing treatments, we were sent home.

Around 3pm I worked through a few iterations of apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade, apt-get -f install, aptitude dist-upgrade, I have a fully upgraded from Ubuntu/Dapper to Ubuntu/Edgy.

There are a bunch of new, interesting packages to take a look out. The list is here: EdgyConfiguration

Now that was a stressful upgrade.

My Ubuntu/Dapper Configuration

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

I’ve posted some extensive notes on all the post-installation configuration steps needed to make an Ubuntu/Dapper standard install the way I like it — dual head, personal & corporate email, network manager, f-spot, etc

Check it out: My Ubuntu/Dapper Configuration

More on Dual Monitor with Ubuntu/Dapper

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

This is a follow on to last week’s post about Dual Monitor on Ubuntu/Dapper

I’ve been using the xorg.conf-ati.20060621 configuration at work with two monitors, but when at home the laptop didn’t degrade down to working with the one LCD monitor of the laptop. So, here is a new configuration that lets you switch between a single monitor mode (1024×768) or one large one (2048×768) that can be ‘slid over to’ by using the mouse. The key press is Control-Alt-+ (the + over on the side where the number entry is). On the laptop, it is Control-Alt-blue_Fn-?

Here the is xorg.conf file:


Dual Monitor on Ubuntu/Dapper

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

I’ve noticed a number of people asking about dual head support in dapper on #ubuntu, so here is my setup:

This hp/compaq nc6000 laptop/notebook that has an ATI card:

$ sudo lspci|grep VGA
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]

I have two head monitors working with both the ‘ati’ and the closed source ‘fglrx’ drivers.

Here are the configuration files:

  • xorg.conf-fglrx.20060621 — works when booting without the second monitor
  • xorg.conf-ati.20060621 — when booting with out the second monitor attached, it still thinks it is there. Some windows may pop up on the unreachable monitor.
  • Before you start hacking around with your xorg.conf, save a copy somewhere safe.

    HP Press Release: HP Extends Open Source Services to MySQL Software

    Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

    Why HP has such a large presence at MySQL UC this year…

    HP Press Release: HP Extends Open Source Services to MySQL Software and MySQL AB: HP Extends Open Source Services to MySQL Software

    HP and MySQL AB today announced that HP will offer new services for MySQL® database software.

    As part of an agreement, HP will provide consulting, integration and support services for customers implementing MySQL Network database software into their technology environments. HP and its channel partners also will resell MySQL Network subscription services.

    [tags]MySQL, hp[/tags]

    Getting NetworkManager to work on Ubuntu/Dapper

    Friday, March 17th, 2006


    Originally uploaded by marcn.
    I’ve been running the currently unreleased Ubuntu/Dapper release after having upgraded first from Hoary to Warty before arriving at Dapper.

    Somewhere along the way something prevented the cool new NetworkManager from starting up. Whenever I logged it would immedately exit with a useless message about not finding all the needed resources.

    Last night at the GNHLUG meeting, Christopher Aillon of Red Hat told me the magic command to fix it:

    $ sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f /usr/share/icons/hicolor

    The lack of some icon cache was preventing a network configuration tool from running. Ugh.

    This allowed the applet to start, but wasn’t controlling the network devices. For that, I needed to remove references to any network devices so the only thing in my /etc/network/interfaces are these lines:

    # The loopback network interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    Linux Journal Reader’s Choice: HP ProLiant

    Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

    My November 2005 copy of the Linux Journal arrived Monday with the
    Reader’s Choice Awards resultsHP ProLiant wins Favorite Server category!

    Favorite Server

    1. HP ProLiant
    2. Monarch Empro Custom Rack Server
    3. Unisys ES7000 Family

    A note to HP: please take this first-place win here, where second-place votes were less than half of what you received, as proof that we like
    your boxes, so you can cut out the pointless marketing poo-flinging at
    Sun, already.

    Photo of DL380 and sidebar: “Last year, the HP ProLiant BL20p G2 won the
    Editor’s Choice Award for Server Hardware. Now the readers are singing
    the ProLiant’s praises.”

    Yay team!