Android File Transfer error: Can’t access device storage (solved)

Summary: This article shows a solution to the Android File Transfer app “not working on Mac” problem, where you get the error message, “Can’t access storage device.” (This solution probably also works on Microsoft Windows systems, though I don’t know for sure.)

MacOS “LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error”

Note to self: I often get the following Mac LSOpenURLsWithRole failed with error ... error message when trying to open a Java application I’ve just built on a Mac OS X system:

LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for the file

This happens when I try to open my new application like this:

Waiting iPad apps - possible solutions

Waiting iPad apps: If you run into a problem with "waiting" iPad apps during the iPad app installation or update process, my "waiting iPhone apps solutions" article should be helpful. Because all these Apple devices use the same iOS operating system, and because we've found four possible solutions to the "waiting iPhone/iPod apps" problem, these waiting app tips should work just as well for waiting iPad apps (also referred to as "stuck" iPad apps).

Solved problem trying to configure PHP with GD support alvin July 19, 2009 - 5:58pm


I was just trying to install PHP from source code on a CentOS Linux box, specifically trying to configure PHP with GD support with a configure command like this:

./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs \
            --with-mysql \

Unfortunately this configure command fails, ending with the following two lines of error output:

How to install Apache with the mod_proxy module

Over the weekend I was trying to configure Apache as a reverse-proxy server (specifically as a reverse-proxy server working in conjunction with OpenSSO), and I couldn't get it to work at all. It's been a while since I last installed Apache, and I assumed it was configured with the modproxy module by default, but it turns out that it's not: You have to configure Apache with the mod_proxy module at installation time in order for things like the ProxyPass configuration to work.

PHP check your libxml2 installation error

I was installing PHP on a CentOS (Linux) server yesterday (using the configure script), and ran into an error related to my libxml2 installation. Here's the complete error message that shows up at the end of the configure script output:

Glassfish JDK path problem solved

Glassfish JDK path problem: Some time ago I downloaded Glassfish, and then got away from it for a while. Today when I tried to run this command

C:\glassfish\bin> asadmin start-domain domain1

I got this error message from Glassfish: