Saturday, April 30, 2011

SOLVED! - eBay PayPal not working with IE9

After upgrading to IE9*, the eBay payment by PayPal is not working properly. For some reason, it keeps looping back to the login screen.

Workaround: Browse eBay using Firefox, the payment by PayPal should work properly.

Seemingly there's compatibility issue of IE 9 with eBay or PayPal.

*IE9 only available for Windows 7 or higher.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

TIPS - Installing Ubuntu Linux

To make your own Ubuntu Linux system, I'll recommend you download the ISO image and the software tool unetbootin (site: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/). Get a SanDisk 8GB USB thumbrive, by default it's FAT32 formatted, which is fully supported in Ubuntu Linux.

When creating your boot thumb, remember to setup some storage space for your user data. Otherwise, your installed sessions and personal data will be lost in your next boot. For me, I recommend 4GB for data storage.

The whole process is pretty straight forward, surely you're smart enough to get it started.

After install, you may go to the Software Centre to install other software like Skype, VLC video player, etc. You'll be happy that printer drivers are well supported. To my surprise, Windows Remote Desktop Client is fully supported!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

SOLVED! - Pro Tools Recording Delay

Suddenly, my Avid Pro Tools does not respond immediately after pressing "3" to start recording. Recording starts a few seconds after the key is pressed. Here's the solution!

SOLUTION: Press "8" on the numpad to toggle the midi countoff mode.

Give it a try!

SOLVED! - "no default or UI configuration directive found"

After creating an bootable USB thumbdrive of Ubuntu Linux, the resulting thumbdrive can't boot, with the error message "no default or UI configuration directive found".

Google the error message found a number of reasons described by other users, like:
  • FAT32 / FAT16 issue
  • corrupted ISO image file
  • configuration file issues
However, in my case the reason is none of the above. If you're using Pendrivelinux to create your USB bootable drive, the chance is that the tool itself causes the error.

SOLUTION: Use unetbootin - http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Give it a try!