Technology Errors

Type: Warning (2) Description: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system’s timezone settings

I recently upgraded a CentOS Linux servers PHP from 5.2.X to 5.3.X and ran into a couple minor issues along the way. One of the issues was the fact that one of my applications was complaining about PHP’s date function by letting me know that it could not rely on the system’s timezone setting. Fixing this problem is extremely easy and can most likely be resolved by a quick edit to the servers php.ini file as described in detail below.

Technology Errors

Failed loading /usr/lib/php/zend/ZendOptimizer-5.3.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Recently I upgraded PHP 5.2 to PHP 5.3 on a CentOS Linux server because of a PHP 0day and noticed an error complaining about ZendOptimizer-5.3.so which is the library loaded into PHP. After some research I found out that it doesn’t look like Zend Optimizer is available for PHP 5.3 on CentOS Linux and will not be available for PHP 5.3 period. Not a big deal in my scenario as I was using it as well as PHP eAccelerator. This error is easily resolved as long as you do not require the php-zend-optimizer package so if that is the case follow the directions below to resolve the error.

Technology Errors

Vivitar ViviCam X029 Card Full, Memory Full Insert A SD Memory Card To Transfer Photos

One of the hair stylist from barber shop a couple doors down from our computer shop came in today with a problem on her Vivitar X029 digital camera she got for Christmas. The 2GB SD memory card she was using was not working properly in the camera and she also let me know that this was already a new SD card because he first SD card she used had the exact same problem. Below is information about the problem itself and the steps used to resolve the problem.

Technology Errors

Dell Latitude D630 USB Device Driver, Latitude D630 Unknown USB Device Driver

Recently I was working on a Dell Latitude D630 laptop computer that came into the computer shop and needed to have Windows XP reinstalled on it. After reinstalling Windows XP Professional on the Latitude D630 and attempting to reinstall all of the drivers needed there was still a device that did not have the proper drivers installed. The device displayed under Other Devices as USB Device with a yellow exclamation mark next to it. The article below describes the USB Device driver error as well as how to resolve the problem on a Dell Latitude D630.