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Little IT Tricks

Thomson TG585v7 firmware upgrade

If you have a Thomson TG585v7 used on O2  and thus with the O2 firmware you might like to replace this firmware with something more flexible and powerful. Moreover, in my experience, the O2 firmware will not allow you to run the router on another broadband service so let’s replace it following these general guide steps :


troubleshooting unixODBC install

common errors while installing unixODBC on unix/solaris

tar.gz file extraction

Small placeholder on how to extraxt tar.gz files.

Check disk space on Linux Solaris

the command to check all the system partitions is


to view the partition details in a more readable format with Gigabytes, Kilobytes etc use the h option

df -d 

Configuring DNS Primary Server – Solaris 8

If your solaris machine is not configured for DHCP, you need to set up the files

run configure for freeTDS with unixODBC

this it the command

./configure --prefix=/rsw \ --with-tdsver=8.0 \ --with-unixodbc=/rsw \ --with-openssl

in the prefix put the folder you want to install freeTDS to

with-unixodbc needs to be the folder where it has been installed 

How to configure Lynx, netscape, mozilla, IE, Mosaic proxy

For all configurations you may want to do you need the following two data elements

Solaris – view routing table and add route

You can use netstat to view routing information.

Solaris 9 shutdown

System Shutdown

  • Complete a system shutdown.
  • Interrupt a hung system.
  • Given a scenario involving a hung system, troubleshoot problems and deduce resolutions.

Solaris has been designed to run continuously—7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Occasionally, however, you need to shut down the system to carry out administrative tasks. At other times, an application might cause the system to go awry, and the operating system must be stopped to kill off runaway processes, and then be restarted.

Enable WebDAV on Windows XP SP2

After installing Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, you will no longer be able to connect to your account using WebDAV.

Then, if your server uses BasicAuth (basic authentication) to verify your username and password when you connect to your account via WebDAV it might not work with your Windows XP Service pack 2 . Service Pack 2 for Windows XP disables support for BasicAuth.