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 […]
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About Stefan Helander
I was born a nerd! As a child I was fond of fiddling with all kind of thechnical stuff, discovering how things work and often fixing them. As a 6 year old I fixed my grandmothers 220 volts wiring.
The interest in technical stuff grown even bigger in the teenage years where I got my amateur radio license and developed a keen interest in computers.
Today I am proud to be a nerd. It is a part of my profession.
To all of you nerds and geeks out there - remember that nerd is the new sexy! :)
Entries by Stefan Helander
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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. […]
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 […]