Cryptic error message of the day

I love Linux, but sometimes you have to wonder just what was going through the minds of some of the developers. Take, for example the following error message that appeared when I (for all intents and purposes) clicked on my DVD drive:

Linux Error Messages Suck

Can you figure out what the problem was? No? Neither could I. And then I looked at the DVD drive, which was open…


Error messages should be expressed in plain language (no codes), precisely indicate the problem, and constructively suggest a solution – and I can see that it’s trying (it’s trying real hard) – but I really still would have preferred “No disc in drive. Please insert a disc.”

How To: Remove Adobe Drive

Adobe Drive is in the default install list for CS4, and even if you deselect it, you still end up with the explorer context entries for it, which point at absolutely nothing. As there’s no separate remove option for Adobe Drive, and I’m not using Version Cue servers, you need to find another way to get rid of said useless, space-occupying junk. Like this one…

On 32-Bit Windows:
Go to Start | Run… and enter:

regsvr32 /u "%CommonProgramFiles%\Adobe\Adobe Drive CS4\ADFSMenu.dll"

Or on 64-Bit Windows:
Go to Start | Run… and enter:

regsvr32 /u "%CommonProgramFiles(x86)%\Adobe\Adobe Drive CS4\ADFSMenu.dll"

This will unregister the Adobe Drive DLL and get rid of the context menus in one fell swoop…

If you (wisely) didn’t install it in the first place and just want to get rid of the context menu entries, fire up regedit and delete the following keys:


Job done.

Source: here.