Posts

Showing posts from September, 2010

Mac OS X Kernel Panic.

I love it when I push a machine to it's limits. Some day I'll review the errors and figure out what caused this bomb.  I must say that I do miss the old Mac bomb icon in system 6.  the new multi language message that tells you to that your system has crashed is so boring.



Interval Since Last Panic Report:  3102596 sec

Panics Since Last Report:          1

Anonymous UUID:                    F2C3F164-E22C-4CED-9F75-D38C6BF746D9

Wed Sep 29 06:48:58 2010

panic(cpu 1 caller 0x2a8ab2): Kernel trap at 0x96fb3f40, type 14=page fault, registers:

CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x0cefb004, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660

EAX: 0x818d3e2c, EBX: 0x0cefb004, ECX: 0x0cefb004, EDX: 0x00000000

CR2: 0x0cefb004, EBP: 0x818d3dd8, ESI: 0x818d3ecc, EDI: 0x818d3ec0

EFL: 0x00010282, EIP: 0x96fb3f40, CS:  0x00000008, DS:  0x00000010

Error code: 0x00000000

Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

0x818d3bd8 : 0x21b455 (0x5cf328 0x818d3c0c 0x2238b1 0x0)

0x818d3c28 : 0x2a8ab2 (0x591664 0x96fb3f40 0…

Mac OS X and FreeBSD

Sometimes I for get about the Mac OS x being a variant of BSD. I am working on getting my Soekris appliance updated from Debian 3 to FreeBSD 8.1.  In the process I was using a VMware Fusion FreeBSD virtual machine to build my image for my embedded network appliance.  When it came time to update the BIOS on the Soekris box I needed to work from the command line and not through the GUI serial terminal procram that I had been using called CoolTerm.



So I proceeded to install Lrzsz, which needed the Mac Ports which needed Mac Developer environment XCode. The hardest part about this step was registering as an Apple Developer to get the free download of XCode SDK. I am registered as a Safari Developer, Yooo Hooo!.



Mac Ports installed Lrzsz here:

/opt/local/var/macports/distfiles/lrzsz

/opt/local/var/macports/software/lrzsz

/opt/local/var/macports/sources/rsync.macports.org/release/ports/comms/lrzsz

/opt/local/var/macports/distfiles/lrzsz/opt/local/var/macports/software/lrzsz/opt/local/var/macports…

Exchange 2010 Continuous Login

The way that it was explained to me is that Exchange needs to authenticate you for each email session.  This should happen only once when you start Outlook.  Every time that you quit Outlook Exchange will ask for your credentials once.  Make sure that your are authenticating with asuramsyourusername and no other server.  Once you do this you will not be prompted again for authentication until you exit Outlook.



This is an enhanced security feature for Exchange.  One advantage to this feature is that it allows you to access email without VPN.  The email connection is secure and encrypted between your remote Outlook client and Exchange.  To make sure that it is you when your laptop or computer starts up Exchange wants your authentication to give you access to your email.



I fixed the problem with Dr. King-Jupiter because the pop-up was populated with webmailyourusername.  I am not sure why that happened, but after I changed this to asuramsyourusername the pop up only displayed once each Out…