Google Now on Tap doesn't turn on

if Google Now on Tap (Android Marshmallow or better) doesn't turn on or turns on, but quickly turns off, then you probably have an account on google apps.  Your domain administrator needs to do the following (referenced from:  https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/websearch/hLazcAVC5MA/0kV53XllqFkJ)

open admin console (admin.google.com), then choose Apps, then Additional Google services. Then disable filter "Top featured services" near the top half of the page. This is important (!). When you turn filter off you will see a long list of google services, you have to find "Web history" and turn it on. 


lp printer save / restore

if the restore don't work, make sure /var/sam/lp and contents are owned by lp:lp


chrome / chromebook sync issues

try resetting the sync data stored on the cloud - "reset sync" button at bottom of this page:  https://www.google.com/settings/chrome/sync


add web-site url to chrome shelf

add a website or url to the chome shelf:

basically go to the "hamburger" menu  in chrome browser, "more tools", "add to shelf"


convert hex to binary in bash shell on linux

remember hex must be in uppercase for BC command on most linux / unix distros

echo "ibase=16;obase=2;000000004B817EFB" | bc
space it out to make it easier to read:
alias spc=" sed 's/./& /g'"
echo "ibase=16;obase=2;000000004B817EFB" | bc | spc
1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 

chrome remote desktop host component install for centos / rpm based distros

basically convert the deb install file to rpm format using the alien tool, then rebuild the rpm file with rpmrebuild tool.


find last ignite server used by client

find last ignite server used by client

file:  /var/opt/ignite/recovery/previews  contains information of last ignite recovery ( make_recovery / make_net_recovery ) completed or done on that server.


swpackage error / copy depot bundle to file

ERROR:   The fileset XXXXX will not fit on the tape

         "/tmp/XXX.depot".  The fileset requires 4249089 Kbytes of

         tape space, but the tape provides only 1298828 Kbytes.  The

         fileset requires a larger tape.


Fix by:

swpackage -s /source/dir -x allow_large_serial_depot=true -x media_capacity=50000 -x target_type=tape @ /ignite/r11.depot bundle/package/etc

media_capacity=larger than depot file


ldapclientd won't start hpux

mmap failed or messages like that on ldapclientd.rc startup ---

remove the status file:


sendmail errors: Deferred: local mailer (/usr/bin/rmail) exited with EX_TEMPF

-----Q-ID----- --Size-- -----Q-Time----- ------------Sender/Recipient-----------
t0F800jK001682      255 Thu Jan 15 02:00 root
                 (Deferred: local mailer (/usr/bin/rmail) exited with EX_TEMPF)
t0F7o3vI001264      704 Thu Jan 15 01:50 root
                 (Deferred: local mailer (/usr/bin/rmail) exited with EX_TEMPF)
t0F6F19E026586       58 Thu Jan 15 00:15 MAILER-DAEMON
                 (Deferred: local mailer (/usr/bin/rmail) exited with EX_TEMPF)

it can't deliver local mail since the /var/mail didn't exist in this case....
/var/mail needs to be created and bin:mail ownership and 775 permissions