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As some of you may have noticed, I've recently added a search box to the top of the site.  This is a default module in joomla, but the template I'm using didn't have support for a search bar right out of the box.  This blog post describes how I added the modified the WR_Futilus_Situs theme so it would have a search box that looked like it fit in.

At a high level, the steps involve:

  • Enabling the search module and setting it up
  • Modifying the theme's index.php file to include the search box

 

And here are the details:

Setting up the module: 

  • Enter the Joomla Administration page.
  • Click Modules > Site Modules
  • Click on the Module named "Search" (of type "mod_search")
  • Make sure the item is published by clicking the appropriate radio box.
  • And change the Position Drop Down box to position User8
  • Click save at the top


Modifying the index.php file:

  • FTP into your server
  • Access the joomla_home/templates/wr_futilus_situs folder
  • Download the file index.php (from the above folder) for editing
  • Find the section called <!-- START: SUCKERFISH -->
  • Below : <div id="nav">
                            <?php mosShowListMenu($menu_name);    ?>
                </div>
    Insert:     <div style="padding-top: 5px;" align=right>
                            <?php mosLoadModules ( 'user8', -1 ); ?>
                  </div>
  • Save the file and upload it via FTP
  • You are DONE!

Here's a quick write-up of my electric exhaust cutout installation.  I did the installation at my parents house in Georgetown with my dad.  When I say "I did" I probably really mean "we did" it - or better yet, he did it. I got the cutouts from Dave Hacker at DMH Performance .

Here's a picture of where I installed the button.  It's the round button right above the T/C button  (which is right above the center console  compartment).  It looks factory, so it's kinda hard to see unless you know what you are looking for.

Finished Cutout Button

 

I ran the wires through the rubber shift boot, looking up from under the car - it's the white rubber part on top of the transmission. I did the whole installation without taking the cover for the shifter off, but I bet it would have been a hell of a lot easier if I took it off.  I just put my hand up the side of the console to feed the wires and make the hole in the shift boot. I put my hand in the side of the console where you can see the wire hanging out in some of the pictures. I centered the switch above the T/C button and had to cut out part of the plastic so it would fit through. I  took the top level plastic off, drilled a pilot hole, then used a 3/4" bit to make the hole for the switch.Electric Cutout Photo Gallery

The default length of wire that comes is extra long, so I just coiled it up under the center console. I had to extend the red power wire because I installed the switch right above the traction control (T/C) button and I wanted to pull power directly from the fuse box. I fed the power wire under the center console and up into the fuse box to a 20 amp fuse.  

For the time being, I wired the black ground wire onto the bolt on the passenger seat closest to the console.  There may be a good place to ground it under the console, but like I said I didn't take the console all the way apart.

There are many more pictures in the photo gallery eCutout album

Download a Floppy Disk boot creator:

Choose your flavor of bootdisk

 

Windows 98 Boot Disk

Windows 98 SE Boot Disk

Windows XP Boot Disk

DOS 6.22 Boot Disk

 

  1. Copy the i386 directory from your installation CD to the hard-drive of the computer you will be installing the Operating System on.
  2. Download and run a boot-disk creator from above. Make sure you have a clean floppy, it will be needed for this.
  3. Reboot the computer with the floppy in it.
  4. Run WINNT once you have accessed the i386 folder. (ie. navigate to C:\i386\ using the "CD" command then run WINNT)
  5. Follow the installation process.

- OR -

  1. Copy the i386 directory to your hard-drive or specify the shared network path as the sourcepath (with the [/s:sourcepath] trigger)
  2. Run the command line utility [command or CMD from the Run line]
  3. Navigate to the location of the i386 folder using the CD command (ie. "C:\> cd c:\i386")
  4. Run the command: WINNT32
  5. Follow the installation process

I noticed that I was having a lot of failed redirects for flamingcube.com for this file.  I decided to find the old archive and repost the information. For history's sake, here it his.

 These instructions are pretty long, so it might be worth printing them out. 


Here's the Fix:

  1. start computer (safe mode is not necessary)
  2. make a double rum and coke
  3. drink very fast then make another
  4. ok now for the fun part
  5. click start then run then type cmd and click ok.
  6. type the following line verbatim
  7. taskkill /im wuaumqr.exe /f
  8. the system will tell you that the task at whatever pid that is was loaded has been terminated.
  9. type exit
  10. launch windows explorer
  11. goto c:\documents and setting\all users\startmenu\programs\startup
  12. remove dcom.exe
  13. get another rum and coke we are just getting started
  14. run regedit
  15. click on my computer
  16. press control f (for find)
  17. type winsock2
  18. erase any setting that points to wuaumqr.exe only erase files that point to "wuaumqr.exe all other files are ok
  19. go back to top, click on my computer and press control f
  20. type wuaumqr.exe
  21. delete anyfiles that point to this location
  22. go back to my computer and press control f
  23. delete any files that point to dcom.exe (if any)
  24. get rum and coke, smoke cigarette
  25. exit registry
  26. click start then run the type msconfig and press enter
  27. uncheck the box pointing to wuaumqr.exe
  28. click apply then exit msconfig (ok)
  29. rum and coke
  30. click start then run the type cmd and press enter
  31. type cd\windows\system32
  32. type attrib wuaumqr.exe -h
  33. type del wuaumqr.exe
  34. type cd\
  35. type dir download_me.exe /s
  36. if this file exist on your computer goto that directory and type line 37
  37. attrib *.* -h -a -r
  38. type del.
  39. type cd\
  40. get rum and coke
  41. type dir dcom.exe /s /a
  42. if this file exists goto that directory and repeat steps 37 - 39
  43. type exit
  44. reboot system
  45. when system boots a message will pop up telling you that you are using a utility check the box marked "don't show me this message again, reboot system and get one more rum and coke for the evening

Remove the Blaster Worm [MSBlast, Blaster, etc.]

  • Editing the RPC to allow you to connect to the internet
    • Start > Run
    • Type: "services.msc /s" in the open line and click OK
    • On the right hand side find the Remote Procedure Call service [there is a Remote Procedure Call Locator service, do not confuse the two]
    • Right-click the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service, and then click Properties.
    • Click the Recovery tab.
    • Using the drop-down lists, change First failure, Second failure, and Subsequent failures to "Restart the Service."
    • Click Apply, and then click OK.
       
      Note: Make sure you change these back after removing the virus.

       
  • For Windows XP
    • If your computer reboots repeatedly, please unplug your network cable from the wall.
    • First, enable Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) in Windows XP: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=220772
      • In Control Panel, double-click "Networking and Internet Connections", and then click "Network Connections".
      • Right-click the connection on which you would like to enable ICF, and then click "Properties".
      • On the Advanced tab, click the box to select the option to "Protect my computer or network".
    • Plug the network cable back into the wall to reconnect your computer to the Internet
    • Download the MS03-026 security patch from Microsoft and install it on your computer:
    • Windows XP (32 bit)
      http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=220773

      Windows XP (64 bit)
      http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=220774

    • Install or update your antivirus signature software and scan your computer
    • Download and run the worm removal tool from your antivirus vendor.
       
  • For Windows 2000 systems, where Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) is not available, the following steps will help block the affected ports so that the system can be patched. These steps are based on a modified excerpt from the article; HOW TO: Configure TCP/IP Filtering in Windows 2000. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=220775
    • Configure TCP/IP security on Windows 2000:
      • Select "Network and Dial-up Connections" in Control Panel.
      • Right-click the interface you use to access the Internet, and then click "Properties".
      • In the "Components checked are used by this connection" box, click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)", and then click "Properties".
      • In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click "Advanced".
      • Click the "Options" tab.
      • Click "TCP/IP filtering", and then click "Properties".
      • Select the "Enable TCP/IP Filtering (All adapters)" check box.
      • There are three columns with the following labels:
        1. TCP Ports
        2. UDP Ports
        3. IP Protocols
      • In each column, you must select the "Permit Only" option.
      • Click OK.
         
    • Download the MS03-026 security patch for Windows 2000 from Microsoft and install it on your computer from: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=220776
       
    • Install or update your antivirus signature software and scan your computer
       
    • Then, download and run the worm removal tool from your antivirus vendor.
       
  • Prevention:

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