Archive for November, 2009

Windows7 & Samba Shares

I recently upgraded a machine to Windows7 and was unable to see mount any of the network Samba shares (from an Ubuntu server). After a bit of Googling I found this fix…

  • Open Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools
  • Launch Local Security Policy
  • Select Local Policies->Security Options
  • Find the ‘Network security: LAN Manager authentication level’ entry & click to change
  • Change the dropdown to ‘Send LM & NTLM responses’ & OK
  • Find the ‘Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clients’ & click to change
  • Ensure both options are not checked

That should do it, go back to the network area in explorer and refresh to see your Samba shares again (hopefully).

So far not overly impressed by Windows7, it’s shiny and boots/shuts-down quicker than old Windows (no where near as fast as OSX though, about the same as Ubuntu9.10) but under the hood it still seems as clunky as ever, and there’s dialogues that obviously haven’t changed since XP (e.g. joining a workgroup).

Fixing dsdt.dsl for IP35 pro

If you try to edit a dsdt.dsl generated for an IP35 pro (to fix the cmos reset issue on Snow Leopard for instance), you may get an error when you try to recompile it something like…

5824:                         Store (GAHS (Zero), Local6)
Error    4060 -           Called method returns no value ^

This prevents you recompiling a useable dsdt.aml. The fix is to return a value from the GAHS method. Search for ‘GAHS’ and you will find a function that should look like this…

Method (GAHS, 1, NotSerialized)
    {
    }

and change it to…

Method (GAHS, 1, NotSerialized)
    {
	Return (0x1)
    }

…and you should be good to go.

NOTE: This issue may not be exclusive to the IP35 Pro, but I did find several others with the same Mobo & issues in my Googling for a solution. Not sure either if 0×1 is the correct return value, or if it even matters, but it does fix the compile error and seems to work fine on my system. YMMV