Windows : Unable to merge cells within a table in Microsoft Excel

If you attempted to merge cells together within a table in Microsoft Excel, you may have faced the grayed out “Merge and Center” button issue. To work around this problem, do the following : 1. Select the cells that you want to merge 2. Right click on the selection 3. In the context menu, click… Read More »

Category: PC

Linux : How to change the OpenVPN lockout time policy

By default, OpenVPN has 15 minutes timeout lockout policy for consecutive unsuccessful authentication attempt (whatever you are using Local, PAM or LDAP authentication). If you want to change it to shorter or longer time period, follow these easy steps below : 1. Push the new timeout value to the configuration using this command (this example… Read More »

VMware : How to install VIB on ESXi host

Almost 10 years ago, VMware released “VMware Installation Bundle”, or commonly known as VIB, to make it easier for 3rd party and administrators to install software components to their flagship virtualization platform, vSphere ESXi. The process is quite straight forward and you usually can’t go wrong if you are installing the right VIB for the… Read More »

Windows : Google Chrome black screen

If you ever experienced the “Google Chrome Black Screen of Death”, where the whole window is just black, and persisting even after rebooting your computer (works well for a short period of time and then go black again), here is the possible cause and solution below. In most of the cases, this is due to… Read More »

Category: PC

Linux : cPanel failed to make connection to backend: httpd-UDS

Experiencing the following error loading a Web site hosted on your cPanel server? 503 Service Unavailable And observing the following errors in the Apache logs :

In my case, this occurred after the Web site account was just migrated to a new server. This is related to PHP-FPM, that isn’t responding to serve the… Read More »

JunOS : fpc0 qsfp-0/0/0 failed to init hw

Encountering the following log event on your Juniper MX router? fpc0 qsfp-0/0/0 failed to init hw This could be caused by various factors, such as : Defective FPC Defective PIC Defective transceiver Incompatible transceiver* *I have observed this error on customer equipment when DAC cables were used. The Juniper MX series does not officially support… Read More »