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About Grafitti

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  • Birthday 08/31/1981

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  1. The server is online... I left everything at the defaults --Apache running on port 80MySQL running on port 3306The error I get from other machines is the typical "page not found" browser error.My httpd.conf file is already set to "allow from all"I think it might have changed now from a SMF install problem (my ignorance) to a networking problem (cause?)
  2. Yes, you're right, I had used the wrong path to the file. Now it works fine, and the forum is set up. How though am I supposed to get to the forum from a networked computer? Let's assume that my machine running this forum has an IP of and has Simple File Sharing enabled.I'm able to access it through <LOCALHOST>but not through <> (my IP address) on my own computerTrying to access it through another computer on the network, I also get an error, trying both <> and .. opened port 80, but no luck so far.
  3. I installed Wampserver, and then extracted the SMF package to C:/SMF so Apache, MySQL, and PHP are all running, according to Wampserver. But when I type the address for installing SMF, it gives me an error saying "Sorry, this installer requires PHP!" why?
  4. Yes, it does. Thanks. Let me get a couple things clear though. When you say "web server & database" you're talking like IIS or Apache, and MySQL?Or are you referring to something different?Then if I were to install the different applications separately, would I run into more problems than if i were to use a prepackaged collection?Also: You didn't say if it will run on XP, or if I need to use a server version. ?Thanks!
  5. I've been thinking about setting up a forum for our office here, since the internet here is down most of the time, and everyone relies on email to communicate, lots of things get dropped. So I thought that a good idea would be to have a forum on the intranet, so that even if the internet goes down, everyone can still communicate. They're also totally clueless with anything more than basic, so the original idea of FTP and shared directories went out the window. So I've been recommended to use SMF as a simple and free forum software, but as I have almost no understanding of it, I have a few questions. Can I install it on windows XP Pro, and have that computer be the host? What else do I need to install? I was told XAMPP or WAMPserver. Is that all I need to install? Then once I get to actually installing it, how would I set the forum url? Would I put in the LAN IP address of the computer I'm running it on? Currently all the computers have XP Pro on them, and support for the 2000 and 2003 server versions isn't very good here, so if it's not absolutely necessary to run in on one of those it'd make life easier.
  6. This is just a formal request, in case the termination script doesn't work, but unfortunately I no longer am able to keep my account alive, and there's no point in keeping the disk space anymore. Since moving to a new job I can't seem to find the time to post with both the volume + quality needed to keep my hosting active. Just wanted to say thanks, though, starting back when Xisto had, i think, 100MB for the package #2 and then steadily increasing, it's always been the best free webhost around and only once did i experience any downtime, when the servers were being upgraded. Still will continue to be a part of the community and add my two cents whenever I do get online. Thanks all~Grafitti
  7. That's a bummer... I guess I could get the guy to burn me a copy... still, for being such a large corporation, you'd think they'd offer better customer support.
  8. And apparently from Vista Sp1 there won't be that problem anymore.... they're removing the major shutdown of features if a pirated/unregistered copy is detected, and simply removes your desktop wallpaper and gives you the notifications that your system has not passed windows genuine advantage validation, like what exists with XP now.
  9. I wish I could have bought stuff.... here there's really no concept of online ordering.
  10. I've got an Acer Aspire 5611 laptop, which was a replacement for another that went bad. This one didn't come with any software or windows installed, I had to get a new copy for it. I've been able to download all the acer drivers and the acer utilities sets, but I can't find anywhere to download the Acer Arcade software, which seems to be a requirement for being able to use the dedicated media buttons on the side of the laptop. Does anyone know where I can find this, or if it's even available? Searching for ideas, I've found one thread that said to use the advanced search function on Acer's website, but it doesn't work for me. Only the regular search button works. It's also a little irritating to find that Acer doesn't have any live technical chat support. With my previous compaq model i was able to chat them up anytime when something went wrong. Now I can't, and on the website the closest support center to me is singapore. Not exactly next door. Any suggestions are appreciated.
  11. Actually that's not a stumbling block.... when setting up ICS windows does automatically set the gateway/IP to, but then you can change it. I know because I have two internet connections, one of which is shared and the other isn't. The unshared one has to be set to, but when setting up ICS it sets the other one to that IP. So I just go into the shared network properties, and change that IP to something else.. in my case, and then I go and set the other internet IP back to Then on the other computers that will be connecting to the shared connection, I set their gateways and DNS to and they connect straight through that one... no problems so far.
  12. Huge post there, but what the hell is it supposed to mean? Not everyone speaks Spanish. At least try putting it in English, even if it isn't perfect.
  13. You can also buy a cheap used copy on ebay... not the latest, but a good bargain definitely.
  14. Building your own computer is actually quite easy, there's barely anything to it. You just need to know basics, what is what, and it's a breeze putting stuff together. Unless you have absolutely zero knowledge or interest in it, and then a preassembled computer is maybe better. But I will never buy a branded computer.... a waste of money.
  15. here are some threads dealing with this: http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=742908http://http://www.velocityreviews.com/threads/ad-hoc-network-between-xp-and-vista.515095/apparently though ad hoc netwroking only supports WEP encryption, so you might want to make sure it's not in range of any spots other can get on.
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