Monday, November 28, 2005

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Domino using Active Directory via Directory Assistance

After a little faffing around I setup Domino 7 to have no users local to its directory (other than a Domino admin account). All usernames that accessed the Domino applications, via http, were held in Active Directory 2003.

It's simple enough to repeat. Just use "Directory Assistance" with...
Domain type "LDAP"
Make this Domain available to...Notes clients and Internet Authentication and LDAP Clients (last bit for another purpose).
Group Authorization = yes
Enabled = yes
The naming context rules I left as wildcard... */*/*/*/*/* yes and yes
On the LDAP tab..
Hostname =
credentials = CN=testadmin,CN=Users,DC=company,DC=com

Save the document and then edit the ACL of the Domino application you want people to acess. For a test I added a wildcard access in the ACL with the syntax as follows....
*/CN=Users/DC=company/DC=com (with access set to Author).

Nice and easy for any basic Domino administrator

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Linux and DVD

If you're running Linux and want to watch your legally owned DVDs on your legally owned PC you might find that some distro' do not include the code to view them. Opensuse 10 is a case in point.

Apparently WinXP is the same - Media Player cannot run a DVD unless you have the codecs installed from elsewhere - such as WinDVD.

The following URL should help improve your viewing pleasure.

Make sure you remove the existing "xine" and "kaffine" from your suse10 system first as they have been scuppered.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Wireless works

I finally got around to sorting out my wireless networking issue.

I ran through the networking setup as if from scratch and everything just worked. Simple.
WEP is enabled and all works perfectly.

good stuff

Monday, October 24, 2005


Now that Suse 10 is up and running - it's pretty useless until I can get the Wireless networking sorted. The system is dual boot with WinXP.

The card is a netgear MA311

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Grub error 18

Well - I installed Suse 10 alongside WinXP on my home system. I recently upgraded the dying hard disk from 60GB to 180GB (supposedly a 200GB HD - but you know the score).

During the install and after the 1st CD - the system reboots as expected but fails to restart with "grub error 18".

It turned out that creating a boot partition 0f 0.5 GB (probably 100MB would do) fixed the problem. It seems that grub has an issue with large partitions.

Friday, July 01, 2005


When the kids get chickenpox it really slows down your entire weekend.

At least it should all be cleared up before we go on holiday as the airlines would stop any infectious kids getting on.

hey ho