Tuesday, July 23, 2013

GRUB in ur face

Sometimes it is really hard to find very simple information.

If you compiled GRUB with your own module (for example to create BOOTX64.EFI file to use setup_var command), and suddenly on booting from this file it throws:

Welcome to GRUB!

incompatible license
Aborted. press any key to continue.

Don't worry and just insert GRUB_MOD_LICENSE("GPLv3+"); into your .c source code.
It means nothing else.
Now you know what I feel after spending almost an hour for inventing that solution (since googling didn't help :()...

Sunday, May 5, 2013

KB2670838 issues

Just experienced Aero Glass missing, Calculator broken ( :-O ) and other windows UI issues after installing KB2670838 (as part of IE10 installation) on friends laptop. I was blaming video drivers since it has U3600 processor (integrated Intel HD video) and was already going to uninstall dreaded update, so god bless I noticed post on dpreview forum linking possible KB2670838 issues to FastPictureViewer Codec Pack. I had no codec pack, but uninstalling FastPictureViewer itself solved the problem immideatly (after restarting Desktop Windows Manager). 

I also saw post linking KB2670838 to some 3d party USB Video driver installed (not even device plugged in), so if you are experiencing such troubles I would recommend uninstall all 3d party video drivers and codec packs first before rolling back IE10 and linked updates.