Monday, August 04, 2008

Windows Vista user-defined Send To shortcut

To customize the Send To shortcut in Windows Vista, go to
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo (or %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo) then create a shortcut to either an application or folder.

When right click an item in Windows Explorer and select Send To, the new shortcut will be available.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Install Acer TravelMate 2300 IPN 2220 WiFi driver on Ubuntu 8.04

I have two Acer notebooks with Inprocomm IPN 2220 Wireless card and the card is not supported out of the box by all known versions of Ubuntu. Given the limited experience with Linux in general, this is somewhat frustrating when the OS lacks complete hardware support.

By reading this notes on installing Ubuntu Linxu on Acer TravelMate 2304WLMi by merriam, it helped. I tried the same steps with Ubuntu 8.04 but did not work; because the steps are slightly outdated. The modified steps are:

0) Load Ubuntu 8.04 CD or install Ubuntu; log in to the system
1) Click Applications -> Add/Remove...
2) In the Search field, type "ndiswrapper" then select Ndiswrapper driver installation tool and click Apply Changes
3) Complete the installation
4) Click Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

5a) wget ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/travelmate_4000/driver/a802.zip
5b) unzip a802.zip
5c) sudo cp -r A802/ /opt/
5d) sudo ndiswrapper -i /opt/A802/Winxp/neti2220.inf
5f) sudo ndiswrapper -m
5g) sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
5h) sudo ifdown eth0
5i) sudo ifup wlan0

6) Click on the network icon, click Create New Wireless Network...
7) Type in the Network Name, select Wireless Security, type Key, then click Connect
8) Complete the process.

Note: if the wireless did not connect, try single click on the network icon and try the connection steps 6~8 again.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Firefox 406 Not Acceptable: "An appropriate representation of the requested resource / could not be found on this server."

When using Firefox and encounters "406 Not Acceptable: An appropriate representation of the requested resource / could not be found on this server" error, make sure all private data are cleared and restart Firefox to resolve the issue.

If you simply tried to uninstall Firefox and reinstall, it will not resolve the issue.

If you enabled the option to "Always clear my private data when I close Firefox" and restart, it will not resolve the issue. This may be some indication that clear private data on exit option failed to do a proper clean up job.

To resolve the problem, click Tools->Options. On the Privacy tab, check "Ask me before clearing private data" then click Clear Now. On the Privacy tab, check "Ask me before clearing private data" and click Clear Now. At Clear Private Data dialog box, select everything then click Clear Private Data Now. This will resolve the problem.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Remote Assistance does not respond after accepting the request through MSN/Live Messenger

After you accepted Remote Assistance request through MSN/Live Messenger, there is nothing happen. You read a number of pages on Microsoft support site or may have searched a number of different web pages already on why Windows Remote Assistance does not respond. Even though you had validated your network access and firewall setting, there is nothing that helps. Why?

One detail that been overlooked: does your router support uPnP (universal Plug and Play)? Older routers generally do not support uPnP and Remote Assistance requires this feature to work properly.

Getting a new router or try other method to start Remote Assistance?

If you want to send the invitation through email and want to avoid the complex steps of navigating through the menu, click Windows-R, type "msra" to run. Follow the on screen instructions to generate the invitation file.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Customize Windows Vista AutoPlay function by adding a new option

1) Add a new key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\ to add additional program for AutoPlay option.

2) Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlers\, add a REG_SZ key under the desire event. Make sure the name matches the key name created previously. The value is empty.

3) Control Panel -> AutoPlay, set the desire event to use the new AutoPlay option.

Done.