Horde Groupware Webmail alarms.php memory problem

To enable alarms in Horde Groupware Webmail you must add the following to your crontab:

# Horde Alarms
*/5 * * * * /usr/bin/php /var/www/horde/scripts/alarms.php

Depending on your system, the paths above might be different.

You may experience the following error message when the script is run by cron:

Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 147 bytes)

To resolve this, edit the file /etc/php4/cli/php.ini. Depending on your system it might be located somewere else on your particular system. Change the memory limit to 128 MB by changing the memory_limit parameter:

memory_limit = 128M

The above problem has occured with Horde Groupware Webmail version 1.2.3 but might occur in other versions as well.

Ubuntu eee: Intermittent DNS problems with Windows Vista Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

When connecting an Asus EeePC 900/901 running Ubuntu eee 8.04 (‘Easy Peasy‘) to the Internet through a Windows Vista machine running Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) and you are experiencing intermittent DNS-problems, the problem can be related to IPv6 being enabled but there is no IPv6 Internet connection (only IPv4). In Firefox there is a DNS-error displayed, but hitting reload one or more times will bring up the desired web page. Internet access can also be experienced as slow or sluggish.

The problem can be that IPv6 is enabled in both the Windows Vista and the Ubuntu machine but there is no IPv6 Internet connection. The problem can be resolved by disabling IPv6 in Windows Vista running ICS. You can of course solve it by disabling IPv6 in the Ubuntu machine but then you have to disable it in every client inte network using the ICS, so it is more efficient to disable it in the Windows Vista running the ICS.

Instructions how to disable IPv6 in Windows Vista is found here. Don’t forget to enable it once you hook up your Windows Vista machine into an IPv6 enabled Internet connection Wink

Ubuntu eee: Youtube video problem

In Ubuntu eee 8.04 for Asus EeePC 900/901 (‘Easy Peasy‘) there is a problem when trying to look at Youtube videos. Almost all videos gives a message saying that it is not currently available.

The problem is the flash player included in the Ubuntu eee installation. To resolve the problem:

  1. Try do uninstall ‘flashplugin-nonfreebeta’ using the Synaptics package manager.
  2. Go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer, download and install the latest flash player for Ubuntu 8.04.
  3. Restart Firefox.

WordPress blog: Problem with uploaded images

In WordPress blog software version 2.7.1 there is a problem after a default install when uploading images. The images are stored in the ‘wp-content’ folder but referred to with ‘wp-content/uploads’ path. The result is that uploaded images can’t be used in blog articles.

To resolve this problem, click on Settings, then Miscellenous. Note that the media path is ‘wp-content’ but the note at the right says that default is ‘wp-content/uploads’. Just click the ‘Save Changes’ button and the problem will be resolved.

There seems to be some default reference to ‘wp-content/uploads’ in the distribution of WordPress, but the settings are set to just ‘wp-content’.

WordPress image problem

osCommerce templates

To get your own style and feel of your osCommerce webshop there are different options at hand. One is to have someone to tailor your own design. This way your web shop will be truly unique, but of course at a cost that can be high.

Other options are using free templates or buying a ready made one. Sometimes there is an option to buy a template “unique”. This means that the template will not be sold to any other customer after you have bought it. Normally you can also see how many that have bought the template before you.

By using a free or commercial template you can get a starting point from where it can be modified to fit your needs. A lot of time and effort can be saved by using a ready made template and just modifying it.

These are some sites were you can find templates or themes for your osCommerce webshop.

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Changing “Welcome to the Frontpage” heading in Joomla!

When installing the sample data during the installation of Joomla, the heading of the front page is "Welcome to the frontpage". To change this text,

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How to change the welcome email in osCommerce

The content of the welcome email message sent to new customers in osCommerce can be changed by editing the following file(s):


Where XXXXX is the subdirectory for the language you wish to change the welcome email for. For example “english”. There are a number of texts that appear in the welcome email. They are beginning with:


Make sure you make the same changes for all the languages your site supports.