PHP

PHP Notice: Undefined variable: _SERVER in ..

I upgraded Linux on this server a while back and in the course of that upgrade PHP was upgraded too, to version 5.5.9. Since I had a modified php.ini it asked me to check over any new options. There were a few but I fixed anything that looked like it […]

Linux

Linux: when the /boot is all full

I tried to install fdupes this morning on my Ubuntu Linux server but the install bombed out with this error, followed by a string of other warnings before dpkg rolled back everything: gzip: stdout: No space left on device What? I’d installed a 500GB drive in that machine recently. It […]

Linux

Where does Nautilus store it’s folder share info?

Using a GUI is nice and all but sometimes I want to know where configuration data is stored. The Gnome file manager, Nautilus, allows Linux users to share folders on a Windows network. Users of other operating systems will find this hard to believe but before this it was difficult […]

Android , Linux

Install Ubuntu on your Android Phone

With this app you can install Ubuntu on your Android phone. It has to be rooted obviously and it’s definitely not this. It looks like this installs Ubuntu in the same way as in the video above. It’s an app that runs in the background and you use a VNC […]

Linux

Howto: Install XFCE in Ubuntu 11.10

You realise how spoiled you are by the ease at which software can be installed in Linux only when you’ve done the same in Mac OS X or Windows. apt-get or aptitude will install a wide variety of software and in the case of aptitude will remove the software and […]

Linux

Ubuntu: ALT TAB between browser windows?

I’m still using Ubuntu’s Unity desktop, which is saying a lot as I switched back to Gnome within a week or so of the previous release of Ubuntu. One of the remaining bugbears I had with Unity was the window or task switcher. It was impossible to switch between Chrome […]

Linux

Hello Ubuntu 11.04

Today is the big day. A new release of Ubuntu Linux is out. Version 11.04 or “Natty Narwhal” is the first to ship with the Unity desktop and I’m very impressed! If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the Ubuntu website or this handy guide. I like: The auto […]

Games

I’m slowly making my way through all th…

I’m slowly making my way through all the video editing software in Linux. I’ve tried Cinnerella, Lives, Kdenlive, Openshot and a few others but for one reason or another they’re all lacking. Mainly bugs unfortunately. Of the ones I tried I like Kdenlive and Openshot and was able to do […]

Web

Admin 101: Postfix smtp limits

I’ve just moved all my sites on to a new install of Ubuntu on one of my VPses. This site and In Photos are now on the same server again and the VPS has finally calmed down. Between configuring Apache (turn off keep alives, and reduce the number of child […]

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