Entries by Stefan Helander

Toshiba laptop green blinking LED light



A Toshiba laptop I encountered recently was deemed “possibly dead”. It would not boot and screen was just black. A blinking green LED was present, meaning the battery is discharged. Further investigation revealed that the power supply electric cord had fallen out of the socket. Plugging it in again turned the blinking green LED to […]

Samsung SL-M3375FD scan to email and SMB stopped working



Samsung multi function laser printer SL-M3375FD could suddenly not send email (scan to email) and SMB shares stopped working. Logging in to the printer web interface, using the test function for the SMTP settings just resulted in “failed” when it tried to authenticate to the email server. Recently the email server’s SSL-certificate was updated because […]

/etc/cron.daily/amavisd-new: Please run this cronjob as user amavis



After a system update I started to receive cron messages saying “/etc/cron.daily/amavisd-new:Please run this cronjob as user amavis”. It turns out that this happens because the cron script is replaced by a new one located in /etc/cron.d and the one in /etc/cron.daily is left behind giving this error message. Solution: After checking that the new […]

Windows 10 VPN-problem after update to 1903 [workaround]



After installing the 1903 Windows 10 update, also called may 2019 update, users experience problems when trying to connect a VPN connection. The problem occurs when clicking Connect on the VPN-connection through the system tray. When the dialog box for user name and password should appear, nothing happens. Until Microsoft solves this a temporary workaround […]

WordPress Live Chat support plugin redirect vulnerability – how to fix



A security problem in the WordPress Live Chat support plugin made it vulnerable for XSS making it possible for an attacker to add custom javascript to the configuration of the plugin. This can be done from the outside world without being logged in to the site. The exploit has been used to infect WordPress sites […]

How to run Zello on Mac OSX



Unfortunately there is no version of Zello available for Mac OSX but it is possible to run the Windows version using Wine. Download and install XQuartz version >= 2.7.7 Log out and log back in on your Mac Download and install “Wine stable“ Download “Zello for PC“ Launch Finder, go to Programs and run “Wine […]

Netbeans 8.2, git clone over ssh “Incorrect credentials for repository at ssh://”



Trying to git clone a repository over ssh in Netbeans 8.2 displaying an error message saying “Incorrect credentials for repository at ssh://” gave me a bit of a headache. I could successfully connect to the repository server using ssh from the terminal in my Mac running OSX. After spending some time troubleshooting I tried to […]

Fixing “Regular Labs Library plugin is outdated. Try to re-install Modals. Modals cannot function.”



After an update I had the error message saying: Error Regular Labs Library plugin is outdated. Try to re-install Modals. Modals cannot function.Regular Labs Library plugin is not enabled. Modals cannot function.Regular Labs Library plugin is not enabled. Articles Anywhere cannot function. In my case, the extension causing this was cause by Articles Anywhere. Solution: […]

FreeNAS, VMware and iSCSI with MTU 9000



In order to improve perfomance there are recommendations to set the MTU for the iSCSI interface to MTU 9000 instead of the default 1500. To do this, it important that you set MTU to 9000 on all devices involved; FreeNAS network interface, VMware NICs and vSwitch and all switch ports on the switches connecting those. […]

Akeeba restore error – 1118 – Row size too large (>8126) [solution]



When restoring an Akeeba backup of a WordPress site the restore process was interrupted with the error message saying 1118 – Row size too large (>8126). Solution: Use SSH to log in to your database server Edit /etc/mysql/my.cnf or if you use a config file under /etc/mysql/conf.d, edit that one Under the [mysqld] section add:internal_tmp_disk_storage_engine=MyISAMinnodb_strict_mode […]