Thursday, June 25, 2009

Visual Studio 2005 & 2008: fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'LIBC.lib'


You tried to re-build an old Visual Studio 6.0 C or C++ project in Visual Studio 2005 or 2008 and you get the following error:

Fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'LIBC.lib'

Root Cause:

LIBC.LIB is no longer supported in the later version of Microsoft Visual Studio product.

Possible Fix:

Use the Multi-Thread-Safe version LIBCMT.LIB instead of LIBC.LIB that may fix.

  • Go to the Project property page.
  • Go to Linker on the left tree view panel
  • Open the Input node
  • In the "Additional Dependencies" you will find LIBC.lib, replace that with LIBMT.lib
Rebuild your project.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mac OS Canon MP Series WiFi Printer Scanner Does Not Scan But Can Print


I have a Canon MP620 WiFi printer and I can print to it but I cannot scan, even though the Canon IJ Network Scan Utility can locate the printer/scanner, and my computer is on the display of the printer itself.


In my specific case, if I am connected to a company VPN (CISCO VPN Client), scanner cannot initiate a communication.


Try turning off the VPN connection.