Friday, October 30, 2009

Weird error on 8.5.1 Notes client

Has anyone seen this error before?

It says CLFNM0257E: An error occurred trying to get a previewer from COR. Please contact your administrator. Widget is disposed

Then after I click ok my preview pane no longer works. However closing the tab and re-opening it fixes the issue. I am running 64 bit vista...

Weird right?

Update: this error seems to only happen with I use my scroll wheel on my mouse... It opens an email at random when I'm scrolling and that error shows up. When I close the email the preview pane doesn't work.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lotus Sametime issues with tunneling

The other day I ran into an issue with a sametime website not displaying. When i type the page returned to my browser was blank. Even if I view page source there is nothing there!

However, if I type the web pages returns with stcenter.nsf. This is sometimes ok except that I had issues with sametime connect download ( error: "This feature has not been enabled" in the popup window ). However I got this working by editing the and checked the property:


The sametime connect download window would come up ok, but only under IE 8 and Google Chrome 3.x. My Firefox 3.5.3 did not like it and still displayed the error "This feature has not been enabled". Weird right?

When looking at one of the servers I saw this on the console:

Process D:\Lotus\Domino\stbroadcastgateway.exe (4628/0x1214) has terminated abnormally

It would show up every few minutes and didn't stop. I had two server's with this issue and only one server had this error on the console.

The one temperamental thing about sametime servers is the fully qualified internet host name field on the domino server document. The server must be able to resolve this name to itself. The issue with the two sametime servers is the FQHN did not resolve to the IP address on the server. It resolved to an IP address that was NAT'd to the internet.

As a test, I pinged the FQHN and it did resolve the NAT'd address instead of the server's address. Next, I made a change in the window's hosts file to resolve the IP address to the server's IP address. A quick ping revealed this worked.

For the Lotus Sametime server to update this, the Domino server must be restarted. After the restart everything worked.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New 1.6 update for Android

I received the new 1.6 update for my G1 about two weeks ago. I have to say I am very impressed with the speed! Opening applications and backing out is 1000 times faster. I now only get the forced close or wait message a few times a day.

The most noticeable improvement was the amount of resources used when finding a network signal. I take the metrolink to work. Pre 1.6, as soon as the metrolink goes underground the phone would almost lock up and my bluetooth stereo head set would cut out when playing music. It would keep trying to connect to the network and all the other applications would suffer. This was very annoying. However since the 1.6 update I don't notice it at all!

Lotus Notes 8.5.1 RCP Base Plug-in not found

I had a co-worker receive this error while upgrading from Lotus Notes 8.5 to 8.5.1. After looking closer she had 8.5 standard full install with admin and designer. The issue was the 8.5.1 package installed was the 8.5.1 standard only ( CZ5S3EN ) when it should have been 8.5.1 Standard full ( CZ5S0EN ). After running the correct install, the error did not come back

Monday, October 12, 2009

Lotus Notes 8.5.1 upgrade

Please read this first before proceeding: AllClient Errors

I had a co-worker get "Cannot upgrade AllClient installation to Notes client. The upgrade you are attempting is not supported" when upgrading from 8.5 to 8.5.1. After some google searching I found that you have to change the InstallType=2 to InstallType=6 in your notes.ini.

I've been noticing a lot of traffic to this web page so I decided to re-vist this post:
Here is a list of valid values for Installtype

Valid Values for notes 7 are:
2 - All client install (including Designer and Administrator)
3 - Notes client only
In previous versions of Notes this variable had many more values. It used to be used to Identifies the type of Notes client installed, as follows:
0 = Designer License Type
1 = Administration License Type
2 = Designer and Administration License Type
3 = Domino Mail Server License Type
4 = Domino Enterprise Server License Type
5 = Domino Application Server License Type
6 = Notes Client License Type
7 = Notes lite License Type
9 = Unknown, set by default at start of installation process, set for shared install

In this instance, a co worker was trying to install the admin / designer 8.5.1 client over the admin / designer 8.5 client. Why the InstallType needed to be changed from 2 to 6 is beyond me, but it works. IBM also has a tech note relating to this and they explain that the difference is between older versions and the 'all client' and 'client only'. Check the reference below under Upgrade. IBM's official fix for this is to uninstall Lotus Notes and install the correct package.

For smart upgrade users, this can be an issue when trying to roll out the installer. check the reference below for the full detail. The error is the same, the InstallType is 2 and needs to be changed to 6.

Upgrade to Notes 8 client fails with the error: 'The upgrade you are attempting is not supported'
Smart Upgrade:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Xbox media center

Last week I noticed a familiar clicking sound coming from my hard drive. I also noticed that the xbox media center was locking up. This was upsetting because I have to buy a new PATA drive. I found one on newegg:

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

I just received it yesterday and I connected it to my xbox with my original drive and tried to run the HDD upgrade tool from my Xenium chip. Everything looked good except I kept getting errors saying cancel or ignore. If I kept hitting ignore, the format and copy failed. I plugged it into my pc and it worked just fine. Great. This sucks!

So I did some searching around and found a program called XboxHDM that would make it work. The first website is a repository of all hard drives that did and didn't work for the xbox. It can be found here. Next, I found an online tutorial or a how to use XboxHDM and that can be found here. So tonight I will try this program and see if that works. Otherwise I'm out 50 bucks!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Getting around T-Mobile text messages with G1

So I started poking around the google voice settings for my cell phone. There are two ways to stop SMS messages being forwared to my cell from google voice.

First let me explain how this works. On my G1 I have an app called google voice. I open this app and it looks similar to the email app. I can view all my SMS messages and compose a new one. I've noticed that I can only send txt to one person but eh, it still rocks! Then the person responses to my SMS and it shows up as an SMS message to my phone ( forwarded ) and in my google app. The SMS on my phone comes from a completly different phone number than my friend's number and it pre-appends my friends name as it is spelled in my address book. Last, if I want to SMS that person back through google voice and not using the app, I just SMS back to the same number google sent to me and it gets routed through google to my friend. I'm not sure why someone would want to do that, just that it can be done. So in short, if you have SMS history saved on your G1, you will start seeing strange numbers. Don't worry, those are just the google numbers.

So back to the issue at hand, I first tried changing my phone type in google voice settings to Home. However, with my google voice app loaded the notification never came through ( this might be a fluke but I did wait about 10 mins, and usually it shows up within a minute ) when I received an SMS through google voice.

Second, I changed the type back to cell and unchecked "Receive SMS on this phone (mobile phones only )". That seemed to work because I didn't get the SMS forwared to my phone but I did get a notification from my google voice app! Hooray!!

T-Mobile can go to hell with charging me more than a regular phone data and msg plan! Wouldn't it be awesome if google became a cell phone company? Down with the status quo!!

T-Mobile pisses me off!!

Just got my bill today for last month and I somehow received $27.60 in text messages overages. I checked my account and I went over by 138 messasges. That equals $0.20 a text message!! When I was with ATT it was only $0.05!

So I checked Verizon, T-Mobile, and ATT and here is the break down:

T-Mobile - .20
Verizon - text only .20, Picture/Video Messaging .25
ATT - .05 for the 1500 plan, .10 for the 200 plan

The thing that kills me is how do the text messages cost that much. I mean, really?? And as I was looking around the T-Mobile site, I started creating a new plan with the Motorola Renew and found they have 'unlimited web + Umlimited Messages for phones' for $20.00!!!!This is bullshit that I am paying more just because I have a different phone. I don't think the G1 has a server like blackberry, so why should I pay for it?!?!? And now T-Mobile dropped the 400 txt msg on the $25 plan!!

I'm going to do some searching around and find away around this. I will post my results. I know with ATT I bought a 2 year plan and got a free phone with 20 unlimited internet and text then bought an unlocked N95 and it worked just fine.... I wonder if the same principle applies?

Below are screen shots from each company:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

St. Louis T-Mobile 3G finally!!

While at the Green day concert last night I noticed a 3G symbol on my G1! I've seen this before in elevators or out on 55 as a glitch, but I woke up this moring and it was still there!

Now google maps is usable, and web browsing is a pleasant experience. I live inside the 270 loop and I remember hearing that is phase 1. Phase 2 ......... Phase 3, profit! Oh, sorry, phase 2 is west of the 270 ( not sure if this includes St. Charles or not ).

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Google Voice android app

I just downloaded the google voice android app last night and I am impressed! When I make a call, it asked me to use my phone number or google voice. I choose to use google voice as default, and there is a delay of 4-10 seconds before the call is made. However this beats trying to dial my number, press 2 to make a call, browse my contacts for a phone number and manually enter it in!

The only gripe I have is the txt/sms message feature. They need to have an option to not forward txt/sms messages to my phone because I get two notifications when someone txt/sms me. I get a notification from the google voice app and the sms/txt message!

One other feature I would like to see besides the txt/sms message is the ability to convert txt/sms messages to email. I do not have the unlimited txt/sms plan. I know I can email sprint customers and that get's converted to txt/sms for them but having this integrated with google voice would be great!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Google voice

Just got my invite for google voice tonight! I've been on the waiting list ever since it was grandcentral. I just added my google number to my favorite five list, I wonder if that would really work :D

When I first registered for google voice it takes you through a home/work/mobile number verification process. I noticed that when I would click on the 'call me' button a yellow status message saying that my phone could not be verifed. I must have spent about 10 minutes trying to get the site to call my cell but it wouldn't. After a period of time, it would say 'verifying....' and then say it couldn't verify. After I gave up I got a phone call 10 minutes later and it was the verification call! It was asking me for verification code and it wasn't on my screen anymore. Good thing I remember numbers well!

Well, I'm going to check this out later and will post. Check out the url link for all the features of google voice: