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How to change the phpmyadmin URL

In Linux Mint/Ubuntu the phpmyadmin configuration file can be found under: /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf In there under line 3 change the second value, the default is: Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpmyadmin Once the /phpmyadmin value has been changed, restart apache with: sudo service apache2 restart

How to enable .htaccess on Apache2

An existing .htaccess file will not work with a new/stock install of Apache2 on Linux. The following modifications will need to be made: Edit the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file and find the section for ‘<Directory /var/www/> then update a line in it from ‘AllowOverride None’ to ‘AllowOverride All’ Enable module rewrite by running in the terminal sudo… read more »

Changing Plymouth Splash Screen

Download compressed files (example) Extract archive and copy folder to /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ Install the theme by running: sudo update-alternatives –install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/FOLDERNAME/THEMENAME.plymouth 100 Then sudo update-alternatives –config default.plymouth Select the relevant theme on the provided list in terminal Generate the initramfs image by running sudo update-initramfs -u If there are no errors you can reboot… read more »

Configuring the EZ-Flash IV

Format an SD card to Fat32 and copy the included bin file to the card root.  The default EZ Client can be found in the device files on the server however installing EZFlashTools.exe will give you access to the client with additional tools. “When you get the card you first need to place the ezfla_up.bin… read more »

Cannot manage PPAs in Ubuntu/Mint

When trying to add a PPA in terminal error occurs: Traceback (most recent call last): File “/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSources/mintSources.py”, line 1455, in <module> codename = config_parser.get(“general”, “base_codename”) File “/usr/lib/python2.7/ConfigParser.py”, line 330, in get raise NoSectionError(section) ConfigParser.NoSectionError: No section: ‘general’ Or trying to access/manage PPAs via GUI similar errors occur or GUI closes the application window. In terminal,… read more »

Restarting the Network Interface

The process of setting up a network can be quite lengthy, especially if you need to verify that your DHCP server is correctly assigning its IP addresses. A quicker way of restarting the network interface would be to use command lines. These commands should be executed as root or via sudo. The following commands are… read more »

PCSXR crashes when loading BIOS

On Linux, install version 1.9.94-2 Then edit config file located at: ~/.pcsx/pcsx.cfg Then change text line Cpu = 0 to Cpu = 1 On Windows, launch the program and select options > cpu overclocking > x1

Compiz – Wobbly Windows

When installing a compiz like add-on for Gnome/Cinnamon you will need to add: CLUTTER_PAINT=disable-clipped-redraws:disable-culling CLUTTER_VBLANK=True into the /etc/environment file, then log out/in again