Category Archives: Solved Problems

Problems and solutions. Good stuff.

The Windows XP PowerToys, archived here for your pleasure

These are apparently slowly disappearing from the intertubes. This is my attempt at archiving them. -> DOWNLOAD HERE <- Included PowerToys: Alt-Tab Replacement Task Switcher replaces the simpler Alt-Tab switcher with a more visual one which shows live window previews. CD Slide Show Generator generates a slideshow from photos burned to a CD. ClearType Tuner […]

Duplicate bind mounts with chroots on systemd

When setting up jails, I commonly end up with structures like this in my /etc/fstab: /dev /jail/test/dev auto bind 0 0 /dev/pts /jail/test/dev/pts auto bind 0 0 /dev/shm /jail/test/dev/shm auto bind 0 0 /proc /jail/test/proc auto bind 0 0 /sys /jail/test/sys auto bind 0 0 /dev /jail/test2/dev auto bind 0 0 /dev/pts /jail/test2/dev/pts auto bind […]

Fixing empty search results in the Windows 10 Settings (the shiny new Control Panel)

This happened on a few machines I am responsible for, after the upgrade to Windows 10. You click “Start”, type “updates”, it suggests “Check for Updates” in the “Settings” app, you click <enter> and it opens an empty settings window with no search results. Great. After looking around for a while, I stumbled over the […]

W: [pulseaudio] authkey.c: Failed to open cookie file ‘/home/user/.config/pulse/cookie’: No such file or directory

W: [pulseaudio] authkey.c: Failed to open cookie file ‘/home/user/.config/pulse/cookie’: No such file or directory W: [pulseaudio] authkey.c: Failed to load authorization key ‘/home/user/.config/pulse/cookie’: No such file or directory I had this problem on an embedded box, with no X11, or even a screen. Turns out that at least some versions of Debian have an issue […]

Enabling Quick Launch in Windows 10

I have my taskbar set to “Use small taskbar buttons” and “Never combine”, probably as much out of habit as anything else. This means that when I pin programs to the taskbar, opening one of them, suddenly making it display a title for one or more windows, will push any pinned programs to its right […]