internet connectivity failure in virtual machines on workstation

I have VMware workstation environment on my laptop. Also there are 2 Wifi cards. The configuration of VMware virtual network editor is following vmnet8 and network setting for virtual machine network adapter is following virtual machine network adapter settings Windows IP Configuration in Virtual Machine Ethernet adapter Ethernet0: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : localdomain Link-local…

External disk drive write performance decreases after some time. What could be the reason?

I have an external USB 3 “spinning rust” 2.5” Harddisk. Serial number lookup at Western Digital reveals this is a model WDBYNN0010BBL, “WD My Passport (Ultra) Portable Storage, Blue”. 1 TB = 931.48 GB, cheap and cheerful. No data sheet. WD instrumentation software provides no way to find out more about the actual harddisk in…

Is there any workaround to make Firebird v2.5 under Arch Linux attach existing databases and open them?

I have tried almost everything to get Firebird v2.5 under Arch Linux connect to an existing .fdb database without getting the error message: *** IBPP::SQLException *** Context: Database::Connect Message: isc_attach_database failed SQL Message : -902 Unsuccessful execution caused by a system error that precludes successful execution of subsequent statements Engine Code : 335544831 Engine Message…