Tomorrow: Howto Windows 7 32bit AND 64bit Sound with KVM / libvirt and the Spice client

by Jason L Froebe on February 9, 2013, 2 comments

Finally got sound working in a Windows 7 64bit KVM virtual machine with Spice. There are a few conditions for it to work: ICH6 audio Spice guest drivers installed NOT VNC QXL video QXL driver (64bit) Since I’m using Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit, I had to build and digitally sign the driver. Not difficult at […]

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Optimizing the Firefox (SQLite databases)

by Jason L Froebe on January 27, 2013, no comments

Most people that want to speed up Firefox know about the various settings in about:config but many forget that Firefox uses SQLite databases that can become cluttered. In your home directory ($HOME on *nix/Mac and %APPDIR% on Windows), run sqlite3 with vacuum, reindex and analyze on eche of the *.sqlite databases. Don’t have sqlite3? No […]

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Proxmox VE 1.8 and KVM: Adding sound to your virtual machines!

by Jason L Froebe on April 7, 2011, 2 comments

This assumes that your host machine has a sound card! Add the args line in your /etc/qemu-server/<vm id>.conf file should give you sound: args: -soundhw On my Proxmox VE 1.8, I have several virtual audio devices available.   I’ve had the best luck with ac97 with Windows XP/Vista and Win7. red:/etc/qemu-server# kvm -soundhw ‘?’ Valid sound […]

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How to disable the “uninstall password” to uninstall Symantec Antivirus

by Jason L Froebe on March 10, 2010, 6 comments

I was trying to install Oracle 11g client on to a WinXP box but Symantec Antivirus wouldn’t let me because it thought it was infected with over 800 viruses.  Same file was marked clean on another box.  So, I picked several of the viruses it said was infected with and looked for any evidence of […]

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Get it here! Perl DBD::Sybase 1.09.01 for Active State Perl 5.10 and 5.8 on Windows XP/Vista/7 32bit

by Jason L Froebe on March 9, 2010, 10 comments

Assuming that you installed Sybase OpenClient 15.5 from the 15.5 PC Client: Install ActiveState Perl from http://www.activestate.com (free) and install DBI if it isn’t already installed.  It should be but you never know… Start -> ActiveState Perl -> Perl Package Manager install DBI exit Now, the easy part.  Install the DBD::Sybase 1.09.01 PPM: download DBD::Sybase […]

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