Friday, October 30, 2009

Solution to BSOD 0x000000E3

In researching this particular error I came across the exact answer I was looking for at state of the tech.

method for uninstalling any Microsoft update that is applicable here. Here is the quick rundown:

1. Boot from your Windows XP CD or DVD and start the recovery console (see this Microsoft article for help with this step)
2. Type this command: CHDIR $NtUninstallKB971486$\spuninst
3. Type this command: BATCH spuninst.txt
4. Type this command: exit

The computer should restart and hopefully your problem will be fixed.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

GPointingDeviceSettings on Moblin

If your like me, you don't like touchpad scrolling; thankfully there is the program, formerly known as gsynaptics, gpointing-device-settings. Unfortunately Moblin doesn't have a package for this program yet, fortunately all the dependencies (gtk2-devel, libXi-devel, GConf-dbus-devel) are available from the Moblin repositories. The steps are as follows:

$sudo yum groupinstall “Development Tools”
$sudo yum install gtk2-devel libXi-devel GConf-dbus-devel
$tar -xvf gpointing-device-settings-1.3.2.tar.gz
$cd gpointing-device-settings-1.3.2
$sudo make install

After this process you can run the program with the command gpointing-device-settings.