amilo-forum.com

Everything you need to know about Amilo and Lifebook laptops by Fujitsu

si1520 very strange xp install/session id missing error

All about LAN/WLAN and Internet.

si1520 very strange xp install/session id missing error

Postby carlywalker » Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:29 pm

Hi all... I think this is a very funny problem

I have an Amilo si1520 with vista pre installed. I recently installed XP PRO and finally managed to get sound, graphics, wlan etc working (phew - finally used nlite to slimstream SP2 and SATA drivers to installation CD) but now I have a very strange problem...

When trying to login to certain web based services (mysql db admin) I get a session id missing error message (as I understand it session IDs are set server side not client side) and I am not allowed to login. This error message is generated by the website but it is not their site at fault.
I have tried logging in on multiple other computers and it works fine, I have also restored my Amilo (so it runs vista) and it works fine.

This is not an internet explorer version or setting problem as I have installed ie6 and ie7 to no avail (yet both versions login fine on other computers) and been through the security/privacy settings with a fine tooth comb (although default settings work fine on all other computers). I also installed Opera - same problem!!!

Taking all of the above into account I can only imagine an OS installation problem (none reported during install) of a bizarre hardware conflict... Has anyone ever come across this before?
carlywalker
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:50 pm

Postby aspettl » Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:42 pm

Session IDs are usually stored in a cookie - this forum uses them, too ;-) (with fallback to session ID in URL when disabled).
Recontrol your browser settings, session cookies have to be enabled.

Imho it is *very* unlikely to be a hardware problem, or even an OS issue - session IDs/cookies are not controlled by the OS in any way.
Any antivirus software installed?

Regards
Aaron
User avatar
aspettl
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1347
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:31 pm
Location: Germany
Notebook:
  • Lifebook E8020D

Postby carlywalker » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:47 pm

I know how strange it sounds but I have check all of my IE settings and they are all correct (as I said I have other laptops setup without issue).

Add to that the fact that I seem to be able to login to ALL other sites that use cookies (to my knowledge) and I am very confused as to what is going on.

Regarding AV software, I am running Computer Associates Inoculate IT which is the same AV software I am running successfully on other machines.

I really think there is a *bigger* problem here
carlywalker
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:50 pm

Postby aspettl » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:18 pm

Did you delete old cookies for these domains? Maybe an old cookie is the problem (especially phpMyAdmin has changed its cookie format somewhen afaik).
(Does Opera import cookies from IE... I don't know.)

Regards
Aaron
User avatar
aspettl
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1347
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:31 pm
Location: Germany
Notebook:
  • Lifebook E8020D

Postby carlywalker » Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:12 pm

I have deleted all cookies/TIF multiple times. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled IE6 & 7 multiple times. I did not tell Opera to import anything...it gets weirder... as a last ditch attempt to access my databases I installed firefox and it works (as I said, I have already installed Opera and it did NOT work)... so it obviously is an IE/Opera issue but what? I have really been through EVERY setting a 100 times... i really think it is something to do with the OS install with Nlite.... ho hum... gone a bit off topic i suppose...
carlywalker
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:50 pm


Return to Networking and Internet

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron