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  1. vujsa, I'll reinstate you once you return.

  2. The best method for uploading files in cPanel is to leave them zipped! Upload the zipped file either with an FTP client or better yet, you the cPanel File manager.Once uploaded, you can then decompress the zip file and it will extract all of the files in their proper place and many times with the correct permissions.The next step is to create a database, username and password and give it permission to use the database. I suggest a database name like username_smf01, then a username that is the same. The password should be complex! Very complex in fact. There is an automatic password suggester that I suggest that you use. Be sure to save this information!I believe that the new versions of SMF use FTP for various file system functions. This prevents the infamous user 99 error many have seen in the past with PHP creating server owned files that the account owner can't access. I suggest that you create an FTP account for SMF and limit the account to only the forum directory. The biggest benefit of this is that you don't have to worry about your master FTP account name and password being stolen. The master account has much more access than a directory limited account so it is a good security idea. I suggest using the same password as the database username you used. The FTP username could be similar to your database username like smf01 and the login username would look like this smf01@domain.com.You can then initiate the installer as described in the SMF install instructions found on their website. I recommend that you send yourself an email to a permanent email address that you will check regularly like that one provided by your ISP with the database name, username, and password as well as the ftp account name, login name, and password for your SMF installation. This may come in handy some day.Considering that we offer unlimited databases here, it is important to remember to always use a new database for each script you install. Very large databases run slower.Well, this isn't a step by step for the installation of SMF but i think it will help you avoid errors, security issues, and frustration.vujsa
  3. Okay, there is a little confusion about the various specifications used to measure computer components...There are 2 specifications used to measure a processor, the first is the processor speed or clock frequency. This is a measurement of how many instructions the processor can handle in one second. So a 2.5GHz processor can process 2.5 billion instructions per second. The second measurement is the front side bus speed which determines the amount of data that cat go in and out of the processor in one second. For both measurements, the hight the number, the faster the computer. Additionally, there are different units to measure frequency at work here. 1000MHz = 1Ghz So a 1.8GHz processor is the same a 1800MHz processor. The reason I bring this up is because you stated that your games require 800MHz which is a measurement of the processor speed, not the front side bus speed. So having a FSB speed of 400 MHz will be fine as long as your processor speed is above 800MHz or 0.8GHz. You may have to buy a used processor on eBay to get the issue resolved since a quick search has not found any online stores that sell new processors that would fit your system. If Dell motherboards didn't require special power supplies (at least they did when your system was built), I'd suggest getting a new motherboard, CPU and memory. I know this doesn't really help you but at least you should be able to make a couple of decisions that I'm sure you have been stressing out about. vujsa
  4. I didn't realize that the problem was so big. Nor did I realize that it had been going on so long. I tried to search for a member's posts the other day when I noticed it. I sent an email to OpaQue as soon as I noticed and he resolved the problem in about 2 hours.Be sure to PM an Admin if this happens again.Thanks,vujsa
  5. Well, I have a few concerns...First, the CPU information was "melted" off? Intel acid etches this to the microprocessor cover plate. Perhaps, the thermal compound used has made it difficult to read but cleaning that off real well should reveal the data you are looking for. I suggest rubbing alcohol (70 - 90% isopropyl alcohol solution) and a Q-Tip (cotton swap) or even tissues if you don't press too hard. You should also clean the mating surface of the heat sink to remove any old thermal compound if you don't get a new heat sink and fan with your new processor. Remember, you must use new thermal compound or a new thermal pad between the processor and heat sink to properly transfer heat from the processor to the heat sink. Otherwise, your processor will likely overheat and burn up.My second concern is the bent pins on the old processor. How did you manage that? Socket 478 is a ZIF socket. You drop the processor in with the arrows or triangles aligned and flip the lever to lock the processor. The exact opposite procedure is used to remove the processor. You flip the lever to unlock the processor and gently pull it out with two fingers. I suppose that if you don't take the heat sink off before you remove the processor, it would be difficult to remove the heat sink from the processor probably bending pins in the process.Of course, none of that helps you now...It is true that socket 478 Celeron processors are interchangeable with socket 478 Pentium 4 processors which have the same motherboard requirements. For example, I have a Pentium 4 socket 478 processor running in one of my computers but the motherboard is not capable of Hyper Threading technology which limits the processors that are compatible. Additionally, the motherboard I have is only capable of 533MHz front side bus so I can't drop an 800MHz processor in there.Now, I have a very old socket 478 motherboard. That socket had only been out for about 6 months then and most Pentium 4 computers were using the socket 423 processor. Perhaps you have a new enough motherboard in your system that it doesn't matter.It is possible that you damaged the socket when you removed the old process since you bent some pins in the process. The only way I would know if your new processor is compatible is if I knew what chipset the motherboard is using. I'm wondering about the guy that installed the Celeron processor... You said that you cross-referenced with Dell so is this a Dell computer? did he do an upgrade for you when he installed the Celeron processor that you removed? Why did you remove the old processor since you determined that you had to replace it after it was removed, I didn't gather that you were trying to upgrade the Celeron when you started.If you could answer a few of these questions, perhaps we can determine if your system is compatible.=============================================================================I guess that I took too long to write this, someone else has also responded...The maximum CPU frequency is reliant on the chipset used in the motherboard. So, the chipset must have a maximum speed set various processors. It could simply be that the 2.5 GHz P4 attempts to send too much data through the FSB for the chipset to handle but the less powerful 2.5 GHz Celeron processor doesn't overwhelm the system since it processes fewer instructions even though they run at the same frequency.Additionally, the motherboard could have been locked to prevent upgrading! Dell doesn't make money from people that upgrade their computers, they make money from people that buy new computers.vujsa
  6. Well, I usually use a trigger to run a script. I usually combine this with a timer to ensure that the script is executed the proper number of times.This is helpful for people that don't have access to cron jobs.Basically, in every page of my website, my script would check to see how long it has been since the last time the operation had been executed and if the amount of time since the last execution was longer that the required interval, the operation is then executed then. Otherwise, it is not.When the script is execute, the timer is reset and if more than one interval has passed, the operation is executed however many times it should to get current.This way your web server is only working when you have visitors.There are a few topics about this on the forums if you want more information.vujsa
  7. http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/ Found here: https://www.google.com/search?q=proxy+server vujsa
  8. In short, no. Storing the authentication information in the code will not work since anyone can view client side code. Furthermore, you would need to change the code every time a new user was added which is normally done automatically server side. Client side scripts cannot change a file on a server without a server side script to interface with. vujsa
  9. Well to clarify... In HTML1.0, there were tags that didn't come in pairs since the tag didn't modify anything. For example, you have to use and opening and closing anchor tag <a> and </a> so that the browser understood that whatever was in between the two was the anchor! However, horizontal rule <hr> is it's own entity and it doesn't modify something else so there wasn't any reason to close the tag... In XML, all tags must be closed! There are no exceptions to the rule but most views / browsers are very forgiving! So, when you combine the two languages, you have to follow the rules for both to make XHTML. So, in HTML1.0, we used <br> that was it but for compliance with the XHTML standard, you must use the <br /> which opens and closes the tag at the same time. Basically, it tells the viewer / browser that the next tag found is not a child of the last tag. I hope this clears things up. vujsa
  10. Well, I'm not sure what Nvu/Composer is... Probably just a WYSIWYG editor which won't help you much! There is some information about Joomla template creation but you have to dig and know what you are looking for. For example, here is the master list of Joomla template documentation at the Joomla site: https://docs.joomla.org/Category:Templates Here is the page most people find. I edited it recently to include a link to the page above since I had so much trouble finding information. https://docs.joomla.org/Template Both of the links above are for Joomla versions 1.5+ only. Joomla 1.0 versions can be used with Joomla 1.5 but 1.5 templates must be modified to work with Joomla 1.0! There are tutorials available for this in the developers section of the Joomla site. The problem is that most of the Joomla website is geared towards the documentation and support of Joomla 1.5 now so older 1.0 articles may have been or soon will be removed. On to what you'll need to consider before continuing... A Joomla template is made up almost entirely of HTML! This is great news for people wanting to create their own template or modify an existing one. Style of course is completely controlled with CSS. The CSS is usually stored in a separate file but occasionally, multiple files are used along with embedded CSS to compensate for browser differences and still more CSS might be dynamically generated and embedded to control items that vary due to selections you make in the template manager etc... It is important to have some knowledge of PHP. Without PHP, you cannot create a template for Joomla. This is because your template will need to automatically adjust for varying conditions such as no modules in a specific position. Other PHP is used to actually specify the module positions in the template. Because of this mix of code, using a WYSIWYG editor isn't very practical for a few reasons. None are able to create the required PHP code needed. Most create awful HTML code which makes it more difficult to complete the template since you have to clean the code up first. Most use inline styling only so creating an embedded style sheet or even a CSS file is a lot of work. Because of the dynamic nature of Joomla website, no WYSIWYG editors are not capable of anticipating the code needed to make a template work. Basically if you don't know HTML and CSS, you can't create a template for Joomla You will need to be able to code by hand at some point in time. I generally create a pure HTML/CSS document with all of the colors and images I want to use then convert that to Joomla! Converting isn't too difficult but again, you have to assume that any given module position may be empty when displayed and adjust the rest of the template to exclude that part of the template. Otherwise, you could end up with large holes in the template. For example, if you used a common three column template but there isn't any modules to be loaded in the right column, then you'll have an empty column that will look awful and take up valuable space. In that case, you really need to have the template adjust to a two column style instead. Once your index.php file is done, you have to also create the configuration file and XML installer file. This is the minimum I believe. You'll need to read the documentation for template creation in the links I provided and also install and study several other templates. Here are a few more links for you, for Joomla 1.0 and under as well as Mambo tutorials, I suggest these sites: http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/ http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/ I hope this helps. vujsa
  11. I think that the example that you are referring to is just that, an example... I completely understand your issue with the <p> (paragraph) tag. It has it's uses but not as often as the WYSIWYG editors thing nor people writing CSS tutorials. You can use any tag that you want actually. I don't even think it has to be a valid HTML tag to work but that is a different discussion. If you want to format a string of text, you can use <span>. You use it the same as <p> but it doesn't have any default formating so you can use it for a whole paragraph or just a single letter in that paragraph! <span class="redText">This is red</span> and this is not! You should use the <div> tag for very large blocks of text but it will divide your text somewhat even without specific CSS to tell it to. It works kind of like table cells without the table! If you are using tables anyhow, you can just apply the style to the table, row, or cell that you want. <td class="cellStyle">This is my table cell content</td> Just remember that every tag has some type of property to it that you may need to compensate for with the CSS to get it to work that way you want it to.For example, if you have a CSS entry for the <p> tag to remove the extra spaces, then you might be happier. I'm not sure but maybe like this: p { margin-top: 0px;} it could be the padding command instead. I just don't use the <p> tag at all so I can't remember how to do it. hope this helps, vujsa
  12. You didn't specify if you installaed the PHP engine with Apache in your original post. If you don't, then your PHP scripts won't work. This is the reason people use package such as WAMP (Windows Apache MySQL and PHP). It is basically what you had before but with all of the required software packaged together. Anyway, I'm glad to hear that you have a working solution. vujsa
  13. I'll have to agree that WYSIWYG editors are very helpful but I still tend to code everything by hand. Most WYSIWYG editor tend to write very messy code with peculiar tags and codes. Since so much of my code is actually PHP generated, I have to write the corresponding HTML by hand since it is usually bits and pieces that are later arranged by the script into a single page.I must say that WYSIWYG editors have gotten much better. Some almost even get much of the CSS correct now. :mellow:I like WYSIWYG editors for one very important reason. I get paid a lot of money to repair, replace, or revise pages that have been created by the editors. Many of my clients simply use one of the editors and then don't know how to fix problems so the need a professional to help. Knowing how to read and write HTML makes working on these files very easy.Today, a customer asked me to update the copyright date on every page on their website. In a WYSIWYG editor I would have had to open every file make the change and save. In my text editor, I opened all of the files, used the find and replace function to change all open documents, selected "Save All", and uploaded all of the files at once. There were only 20 pages but it would have been the same amount of time for 100 pages (upload time varies of course)!
  14. Well, my Linux is awful! So I'll concentrate on non-Linux based problems...Assuming that you are using a LAN since the IP addresses are those commonly used be default in most routers I may have a possible cause.Let's assume that you are accessing one computer on your network as your Apache server. You probably had to either forward HTTP request to that computer or set that computer as your DMZ. As a result, the router knows what to do with HTTP requests. You may need to tell it how to allow connection to your symbolic links. My guess is that either your router's firewall is blocking the request or the router doesn't understand how to handle the request.This may or may not be helpful. I'm sorry, it is the only thing I can think of.vujsa
  15. When I built my new system, I kept my old one in tact. I partitioned the drive and loaded Linux (Fedora Core) on it for fun and learning. Of course I kept WinXP installed with all of my old files but I didn't have room for 2 computers so I got a KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) switch. This allows me to use one keyboard, one monitor, and one mouse for two computers! They have switches for more than 2 computers which would be great if you have a number of servers running but obviously don't need I/O devices for each of them. Well, I do a lot of web development and the old computer has older versions of IE and Netscape as well a Linux installation of FireFox and Mozilla. Switching between WinXP and Linux requires a restart but with a double click of the "Scroll Lock" key, I can switch between my new computer and whatever OS is running on my old computer.Since both computers are on my home network, I can share files between them (assuming both are currently running Windows) and can use the one to back up important files from the other.Given the huge differences between browsers versions and and of course different browsers, it is very helpful to be able to check a website in multiple browsers and versions.I suppose if I had several computers all running different OS's, I would benefit if I bought a KVM switch that would share I/O for all of them.Do you have a KVM switch?How do you use it?
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