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Gigabyte Brix BXBT-1900 Not Booting without Monitor on Ubuntu Minimal 16.04

I love my Gigabyte Brix BXBT-1900, I have been running it as a headless server since March 2016 and had no problems with it I originally put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and got to going quite easily. When Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I did an in situ update to Ubuntu 16.04 for which my MySQL keep breaking when Ubuntu kept adding updates for it, I have posted on this before http://www.shaunfreeman.name/ubuntu-16-04-mysql-update-fails/.  Read More ...


Installing PHP 7 on Ubuntu 16.04

In my last post Compiling PHP 7 on CentOS I showed how to compile PHP 7 on CentOS. In this post I will use the basis of that post and transfer the instructions for Ubuntu Linux. This will be a truncated example so if you want the details please refer to that post. This post was also inspired by Lorna Mitchell in her post http://www.lornajane.net/posts/2016/php-7-0-and-5-6-on-ubuntu which she shows how to add ppa repository for multiple php versions, though this a good and quick way, compiling your own PHP you can compile different versions and run these at the same without having to switch and also it is good the learn to compile software ourselves as this gives us control how it is compiled and installed, it is relatively quick as this once learned can be done in 10 minutes and if you write a bash script can be automated too.  Read More ...


Installing and configuring Mcrypt and JSON for PHP 5.5 in Ubuntu

Ok now I have updated my system to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 there has been a few changes, also if installing from scratch then a couple gotchas will hit you namely to do with PHP 5.5. In their wisdom the json extension has been removed from the PHP 5.5 so to fix this we will have to install it. So as we are talking about Mcrypt as well lets do this all at once.  Read More ...


Fix Locale Setting In Ubuntu Server 12.04

There seems to be a bug in Ubuntu 12.04 with setting locales for users, the root locales are set but this doesn't seem to filter down to individual user accounts. This might not be a problem for you until you ssh into your server. And by the way this seems to be affecting Debian variants, I haven't checked Debian but my Raspberry Pi which are running Raspbian, a variant of Debian, are affected too. This bug does not affect the desktop version of this OS, only if installed on server (minimal install).  Read More ...


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Installing Banished on Ubuntu 18.04: https://t.co/5judq1fMSc via @YouTube

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Setting Up A Test Environment For PHP In VirtualBox - Part 4 Installing PHP: https://t.co/UDRLhjiJFb via @YouTube

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Setting Up A Testing Environment For PHP Using VirtualBox - Part 4 Installing MySQL https://t.co/huVfEcr6jS

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