Technology Errors

Gentoo Linux: eth0 Stops Working During Install Using Minimal Install CD

I started an install of Gentoo Linux this morning on a desktop at my house so I could test some browser stuff that purehate was seeing via his Gentoo laptop. I don’t think I have ever installed Gentoo but its possible a couple years back I installed it in the same scenario. Anyway I decided to download the x86 minimal install CD for the installation. After it was burned to CD I booted my desktop up and started the install. Once it was booted I configured the network interface, which in this case was eth0, and was able to test without issue to the Internet using ping. I proceeded with the installation including writing the partition table, creating the file system, and mounting my drives. The next step involved using links to open a gentoo.org URL to select a mirror and to my surprise it failed. Below I go into detail about the problem I ran into and the steps I took to resolve the issue. 

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Enabling FORCE_SSL_ADMIN in WordPress Breaks Image/Media Upload In The WordPress Admin

I have been having a problem with the media browser uploader for a couple days since I enabled FORCE_SSL_ADMIN in my wp-config.php file. I finally got some time tonight to look into the issue and I am embarrassed it took me so long to resolve. This was a classic example of trying to make something more complicated than it really was. The issue ended up being with a WordPress plugin I had installed called Flexible Uploader. This plugin provides all the functionality of the flash media uploader to the browser media uploader. It turns out that this plugin has not been updated in a long time and some of the URL building functions have changed in the newer versions of WordPress. Below I explain how to easily resolve the issue.

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iPhone WordPress App Error: XML-RPC Services Are Disabled On This Blog

I recently downloaded and installed the WordPress iPhone application for an easier way to manage blogs from my iPhone. The application provides a really nice interface to manage WordPress blog comments, posts, and pages. The first blog I configured without issue however the second blog would not let me connect providing an error stating XML-RPC services were disabled on the WordPress blog. This is a really easy error to resolve and the details are posted in the error message that appears on your iPhone. Below are instructions and images related to correcting the error message displayed.

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Google XML Sitemaps: There Was A Problem While Notifying Yahoo

 I have been using the Google XML Sitemaps plugin for WordPress for a long time and couldn’t be happier with the results. Not only is the plugin easy to install, easy to configure, but I believe it generates results that would be difficult to achieve without the plugin. I was installing this plugin on a new site this evening and during the process of configuring a Yahoo Application ID I remembered that I had been receiving an error on another site with the Yahoo Application ID so I decided to look into it.