Archives: 'Field-tested'

SCHAPPY — 30. January 2018, 18:21

[SOLVED] Samsung TV channel list cannot be imported due to invalid country code (UExxD6xxx) 6 Series

Issue Trying to import a channel list to a Samsung TV (re-imported) from other country. In my case, I tried to import the German channel list to a UE46D6540 non-German version. Copying the SCM file to an USB stick and trying to import it to the TV results in error message indicating that the corresponding […]

SCHAPPY — 30. November 2016, 17:24

RAM Disk for Mac OS X Sierra (10.12.) and High Sierra (10.13.)

As Apple announced that StartupItems are not longer supported, please find attached an updated version of the RamDisk script of Philipp Klaus making use of the launchctl. Install Download the code and store it in a file, e.g. ~/ Make the file executable, e.g. chmod +x ~/ Execute the file to install the launch daemon […]

SCHAPPY — 13. July 2015, 12:15

[Fixed] Photos from are not synced through iTunes

Issue: After migration from to in Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, photos are no longer synced to mobile Apple devices, e.g. iPod, iPad, iPhone, through iTunes 12.2.0. Solution: Quit any running iTunes instances Open (look into /Applications/ Quit iPhoto, which results in updating the photo library Open Preferences -> General: Click […]

SCHAPPY — 21. May 2015, 11:14

[FIXED] After dist-upgrade from wheezy to jessie php scripts are not executed anymore

Situation: I upgraded a debian distribution wheezy to jessie with no significant issues. After upgrading I experienced that some of the already installed and formerly working php scripts stopped working. Content of some included php scripts, e.g. wordpress configuration, were printed as HTML content instead of being evaluated. Reason: The updated php.ini disables short open tags […]

SCHAPPY — 17. January 2014, 13:46

[FIXED] Google Drive Update Version 1.13.5782.0599 get stuck on Mac OSX Maverick 10.9.2

Problem: Google Drive asks to perform a update. When clicking update there is no prompt or action. Solution: Quit running Google Drive processes Open and execute the following command (replace 10.9.2 by your currently running OSX version, you can find it in the “About this Mac” menu): /Applications/Google\\ Drive –overlays_enabled_finder_versions=”10.9.2″ Google Drive will […]

SCHAPPY — 18. June 2012, 7:53

Mac OSX 10.8: New feature calender weeks (counts wrong)

In Mac OSX 10.8 developer preview, Apple added a long desired feature to the for business use: calender weeks. Problem: However, the displayed calender week is one week ahead the real calender week. Typically calender weeks starts with the first full week of the year. But, starts calender week one in the week […]

SCHAPPY — 11. April 2012, 6:49

[Solved] Java 1.6.0_31 update breaks subclipse / Eclipse hangs during launch on Mac OSX 10.7.3

After the yesterday’s java update for MAC OS X 10.7.3, my Eclipse stopped working this morning after a clean reboot. Eclipse hangs in the launch screen and no CPU activity can be measured. How to detect the current java version: $ java -version java version “1.6.0_31” Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_31-b04-414-11M3626) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit […]

SCHAPPY — 12. September 2011, 15:19

[Solved] Netapp: Assign disks to partner

Start with options disk.auto_assign off on both partners FAS1, FAS2. fas1> disk assign -s unowned 0a.23 – remove ownership on system that owns the disk (FAS1). fas2> disk show -n – the disk shows up as unowned with the physical address it has on FAS2 fas2> disk assign 0b.23 – take ownership of the unowned […]

SCHAPPY — 23. August 2011, 6:36

[Solved] Visual Editor (TinyMCE) stopped working after upgrade to WordPress 3.1.2

Problem: Debian release 6, wordpress installed from testing via “aptitude install wordpress -t testing”. This worked fine for years, however with upgrading to 3.1.2 users noticed that the visual tab does no longer display any text and no toolbar was loaded. Similar problems were noticed earlier, e.g. here, here or here. However, deactivating plugins was […]

SCHAPPY — 12. August 2011, 15:05

[Solved] Repeated Character in Vmware remote console

Problem: When typing via an UMTS connection or bad remote line via remote console, it is even impossible to login since credentials will by cryptically repeated. A single key stroke results in multiple characters printed. Solution: Power off the virtual machine. Add the following line to the end of the machine’s VMX file. This specifies […]