To debug is to attempt to locate and remove errors (bugs) in a computer system.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
4answers
2k views

Hard disk has space, but I can't transfer a file to it?

I've got an external hard disk that has 147 GB of free storage left, but when I try to transfer a file to it, it gives an error: What's causing the error? How can we fix it?
1
vote
2answers
696 views

Howto analyze dump files [closed]

PDF-XChange Viewer keeps crashing on my Windows XP sp3 and I'm investigating the reason. Since I don't have the sources and the support team could not reproduce my error, I decided on debugging it on ...
1
vote
1answer
221 views

Looking for tool to show IP packets (and do analysis) sent/received from/to my machine (want to debug why can't mount network drive)

fiddler2 comes close but this only deals with web browsers it seems. I need this tool to debug why I can't mount a common standard network/NAS drive (e.g. via SMB/SAMBA) in Windows 7 Pro and Home. ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

In GDB, how can I jump directly up to the topmost call stack frame?

I have a C program that seg faults after descending deep into an infinite recursive mess. Backtracing the process in GDB is useless because the call stack frame is at least 1000 frames deep, and the ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Eliminate cause of crash - if rooted on host

Is there a way to pin down the moments (e.g., 15 seconds) just before a program crashes on windows-xp-sp3? It would be interesting to inspect applications and executables and their communication ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

How to bring up Firebug debug consoles?

Everyone says you simply click the 'scripts' tab to bring up the debug console. But I don't have that tab/window/pane. How do I bring it up? Here's a screenshot of my Firefox 5 - I really don't have ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

What causes “host process for windows services stopped working and was closed”?

When computer (32-bit Windows Vista 32-bit 6.0 Home Premium SP 2) randomly has a "Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed" error: This popup message simply occur out of ...
0
votes
1answer
547 views

Why do I not have permissions to run this method?

I'm using a Ruby gem called IMGKit and when I use the gem's to_img method in the console I get this error: IMGKit::CommandFailedError: Command failed: /rubyprograms/search --format jpg ...
-1
votes
2answers
352 views

BIOS Interruptions, how to trace and how to manipulate it on Windows?

Is there a way to see BIOS interrupts that raises to Windows? Can I use "debug" (cmd command) to send interrupts to BIOS and trace some results?
12
votes
2answers
4k views

Safari Web Developer Tools?

Where do you enable web developer tools in Safari on windows? I can't find it anywhere. A quick web search found some really complicated instructions that felt more like a hack then turning on a ...
1
vote
1answer
192 views

Verifying Flash Player debug version installed: Is there a webpage that purposefully causes a Flash exception?

I need a quick way to verify that the Flash Player debug version is properly installed. I'm thinking that a page that has a flash widget embedded that tries to do x=1/0;... Basically I just want to ...
0
votes
1answer
237 views

In Flash Builder 4.5 for Mac, how can I use xdebug as my PHP debugger (instead of Zend Debugger)?

Currently, under Preferences>PHP>Debug>Installed Debugger, only Zend Debugger is shown, and there is no way to add xdebug, even though I have verified that it is active using phpinfo(). Does anyone ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

How to debug Remote Desktop Connection when intranet connection works, but not external

How can I setup Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) when I've exhausted all my known searchable resources? I am attempting to set up Remote Desktop Connection on my Windows 7 Ultimate version and have ...
4
votes
2answers
187 views

What debugger is preventing my application from further execution?

I have an auto-run application that says: So, I go on and debug it and see: (df0.c2c): Access violation - code c0000005 (first chance) First chance exceptions are reported before any exception ...
39
votes
2answers
37k views

How do you display POST data with cURL?

As an example, POSTing to a web server with the -v argument: curl -v http://testserver.com/post -d "firstname=john&lastname=doe" And the output > POST /post HTTP/1.1 > User-Agent: ...
7
votes
1answer
6k views

Where is the javascript console in Safari 5.0.5 for Windows?

Just what the title says. Where can I find the javascript console in safari?
2
votes
2answers
36 views

MS Visual Studio Debug

Previously, when my program crashed during debugging VS would bring me to a line of code where crash happened. Now... its always looks like this: And i have no clue where and why it crashed :( I ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

What is the DOS debug script to low level format a hard drive?

What is the DOS debug script to low level format a hard drive?
3
votes
4answers
16k views

Recurring crash: “An unhandled win32 exception occurred in mscorsvw.exe”. How to diagnose/fix?

I recently got a new PC at work and had to reinstall development tools, etc. The PC runs Windows XP (blech), and I've got Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Frameworks 2.0, 3.5, and 4.0 installed, each with ...
2
votes
3answers
641 views

How to grab a random section in the middle of a huge file?

I have a huge log file of around 3.5 GB and would like to sample random sections in the middle of say 10 MB for the purpose of debugging what my application is doing. I could use head or tail ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Someone hacked my pc, please help. (debug.log.sent)

Once every hour my computer sends out debug.log files. Example: debug.log.110422_171810.sent 4/22/2011 10:13am I don't know to whom these files are being sent, nor do I know what's in them. I do ...
0
votes
4answers
1k views

How to Export/Parse files from memory.dmp?

My computer got bluescreen, and saved all info to a memory file before restart. I have memory.dmp, and i have some very important files that i didnt save. All the files I need to recover were txt ...
2
votes
2answers
280 views

Finding the culprit of a slow network

My network connection is reeeeaaaaaal slow lately. How can I analyze the problem to find the culprit? Candidates I see are: my machine (although it works ok on other networks) my wlan (reception is ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Problem installing Android SDK on Eclipse Galileo

I am using Kubuntu 10.10 and Eclipse Galileo and am trying to install the SDK. I am following the instructions provided at http://developer.android.com. The step where my Eclipse detects the plugin ...
1
vote
0answers
364 views

ARM Linux kernel debugging on AT91SAM9261

I have ported Linux to AT91SAM9261 board, I have compiled my own Bootstrap, Uboot, Kernel and filesystem. Now I want to debug my Linux kernel 2.6.30 using KGDB and GDB. I have host with Ubuntu ...
0
votes
2answers
383 views

linux firefox flash debug: i don't get alerts when errors occur

I use firefox 3.6.13 on linux gentoo amd64 and flash 10.2 debug version, i also have firebug flashbug and flashfirebug installed. my problem is that whenever I run a flash application that encounters ...
0
votes
1answer
797 views

How should be system configured for use breakpoints of xdebug for phpunit tests on netbeans (ubuntu)

How should be system configured for use breakpoints of xdebug for phpunit(3.5) tests on netbeans 6.9 (ubuntu 10.04). Example1 (breakpoint inside Test file): in ExampleTest.php I want to put ...
0
votes
1answer
329 views

mac mini no drive detected - steps to fix it

I bought a used mac mini off ebay 2 weeks ago. It's been working fine. Earlier today, I came back to my mac mini and logged in (typed password and hit enter). The computer just froze, and after a few ...
0
votes
1answer
275 views

Outlook 2003 Crashes

Outlook 2003 just started crashing. There's not much to go on. I get a window that says "Microsoft Office Outlook has stopped working". I've archived all but 1 month of emails. I turned off the ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Copy entire firefox error console

In firefox error console (Ctrl-shift-J in my locale), there is the option of rightclick -> copy to copy one event to clipboard. I want to save the entire content, while debugging an app, which writes ...
3
votes
2answers
563 views

Firefox - built in search engine toolbar broken

When I change the order of the search engines (Toolbar -> Manage Search Engines -> Move up / down -> Ok) it changes the order, until I close and reopen the browser. I can't imagine that's the way ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Test IE7 without installing it - how?

Is there a way to test IE7 functionality (intented to test the functionality of a website) without installing IE7? If so, how? Something like an online service?
0
votes
4answers
9k views

How to debug the cause of infrequent freezes of my iMac?

I have an iMac that freezes up on me irregularly. Sometimes I can work for two weeks and everything is fine. Other times I experience 3 or more freezes a day. On average my iMac (bought in June 2010) ...
1
vote
1answer
531 views

Is there a tool like fs_usage that will show the specific bytes being read or written?

Working on a project to reverse-engineer Mail applications changes to keychain files. Using fs_usage I can see # of bytes written to keychain file, but I am unable to determine dynamically exactly ...
3
votes
3answers
9k views

How do you tell the version of Flash Player running in Chrome?

I am getting an error trying to debug in Flex: it says to make sure I'm running the debugger version of Flash Player. I downloaded it and installed it, but still am getting the error. But I wonder ...
1
vote
3answers
549 views

How to capture the arguments passed to an .exe when is called by another program? (Windows)

I have two programs: When A.exe is running, it calls B.exe with a series of arguments. Any suggestions as to how can I see these arguments? I could write another B.exe program to do that, but it ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Problems Receiving a Multicast stream - How to Debug?

Through my university I've got a multicast stream that I can watch (using VPN). I try to watch it using vlc, vlc udp://@233.121.29.1:1234 but nothing happens. When I try to double click to start it ...
4
votes
3answers
130 views

What's the easiest way to list all files opened by a program?

I'm debugging the initialization of a program (on a mac) and would I'd like to get a list of all the files opened during the execution, preferably in time order. Can this be done?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Debugging Windows 7 FTP woes

I am having issues with a device sending files to an FTP site on a Windows 7 Pro machine. I am not seeing the same issue between the same device and a windows XP machine or between the windows XP ...
0
votes
1answer
157 views

Dragging a PDF file to a folder causes a hard freeze. How to debug? Causes?

When I drag some PDF file to some folder it causes my computer to have a hard freeze, this even disallows me to use CrashOnCtrlScroll to generate a BSOD to see where it hung... As my HDD & MEM ...
1
vote
2answers
990 views

Tool for determining which service is using all my CPU

I am wondering if a tool exists that can tell me which service is causing services.exe to use all CPU time. Basically a Task Manager for services.exe. Does anybody know of such a tool.
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I debug why safari is so slow loading a page sometimes?

On Mac OS X 10.6.4 with Safari 5.0.1 I entered a web address in the browser bar and sometimes it's lighting fast, and sometimes terribly slow. My wifi connection has a perfect signal strength and the ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

ASCII-art unicorn one-liner [closed]

I need to spruce up my debugging messages. I have a smiley in there :D, but someone suggested using a unicorn. There are some nice resources on ASCII unicorns (e.g. ...
13
votes
3answers
5k views

How to prevent Chrome from refreshing page when viewing source?

When viewing page source in Google Chrome, the browser opens a new tab and basically pastes the URL in with the view-source: prefix. This is undesirable. As a developer, I may include some diagnostic ...
1
vote
2answers
244 views

VS2008 Debugger Unattached

I have no idea why, but the debugger for a specific project has spontaneously stopped working. I say spontaneously because it worked one day, I went home for the weekend, came back, and suddenly it ...
0
votes
1answer
670 views

Where to get the debug version of indesign cs5?

I want to create plugins on my own. Before doing that, I am trying to run the samples given in the Indesign sdk samples. I am using Mac, I downloaded the entire eclipse archive and set the indesgn ...
1
vote
0answers
104 views

Is there any ucSim GUI frontend?

Is there any ucSim GUI frontend? Cygwin or Ubuntu either is ok. Or if there is any free source MCS-51 simulator/debugger?
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to troubleshoot Windows XP boot process?

I have an XP installation that won't boot properly. Windows boots until just before I have the option to select a user. I can't get into Windows normally (and Safe Mode is the same) to check things ...
5
votes
2answers
10k views

How to debug a program as admin within Visual Studio

I'm running VS2K8 in Win7 64-bit. I'm logged in as admin and I'm running it as admin, but the program I'm working on fails with access denied when I call a restricted API. If run the program from ...
5
votes
3answers
8k views

How to “debug” a keyboard in Linux? Like pressing a key and seeing a code in a terminal

I didn't have an answer to my problem about adding additional keyboards in my Ubuntu 10.04. Questions mark is not working in my keyboard, only using Alt Gr key + W. So, I don't know if this is a ...