So: I found this question which was similar enough to my own problems that I tried the listed answers.
However, the "real" answer (the one that helped me) was actually hidden down in the comments to the "accepted" answer. I don't have enough privileges (yet?) to vote the answer up or down or even to comment on the answer (which I would have preferred). So I thought I would give the "real" answer a bit more weight by answering "Me too" (esentially).
My answer was deleted but I wonder: shouldn't there be some way to help a new user like me underline an answer that was more helpful than the supposed answer to a question?