Entries by Stefan Helander

Joomla! templates looking strange in MSIE8



Some Joomla! templates looks nice in all browsers except Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8). One easy solution is to add the following line to the <head> section of the index.php for the template in question: <head> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7"/> Be careful to check that your site works as expected after applying this solution.

How to move a osCommerce site



When you move an osCommerce installation from one webserver to another it often isn’t possible to just move it and update your DNS-names, unless the conditions, like paths and database users etc are exactly the same. This is a step by step guide how to do it, and if you find something that I didn’t […]

Calibrate Vivotek PT7137 from URL



The Vivotek PT7137 is a pan-tilt network camera from Vivotek. After panning and tilting for some time, especially after hitting the boundaries a couple of times, the camera is in need of calibration. You can see this if you have some predefined postition and selecting it doesn’t bring the camera centered to the selected position. Calibrating the […]

Siemens Gigaset WLAN camera vulnerability



The Siemens Gigaset WLAN camera is vulnerable for unauthorized users to gain access through telnet and ftp by logging in as the user root. The user can log in without any password. When logged in, it is possible to view the cameras configuration file where the administrator password is stored in clear text. The vulnerability is verified to […]

Rebuild the journal in a ext3 journaled filesystem



The symptom of a broken ext3 journal is that the system will boot normaly but after a while the filesystem will be remounted read only and according to the log there are problems reading a block in the journal. Boot on a rescue cd or boot but make sure the filesystem is in read only […]

How to make a Windows XP install CD with SP2 or SP3



If you have a Windows XP installation CD that do not have Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Service Pack 3 (SP3) on it, you will sometimes get in trouble when trying to install it on a computer with newer hardware. If you get a blue screen of death during the installation, it might be a […]

Trillian can’t connect with ICQ, unknown code 27



Sometime in mid July 2009 Trillian users started to experience problems in conneting to their ICQ accounts. Their ICQ account was in working order as they could use ICQ2Go to login. The error message displayed in Trillian is: Error logging into ICQ: Unknown code 27. The problem is caused by ICQ removing an older ICQ protocol. Trillian have […]