Here is a set of Ubuntu Howto’s that have dug me out of the clag on many occasions. Linux/Ubuntu is by far the best operating system and software suite out there. Yet few use it as a day-to-day operating system. They should. It’s wonderful. Sometimes though even with the best of tools there come times when things go wrong. That’s what these posts are here for.
The primary database is MySQL which is being slowly replaced by MariaDB. What applies to MySQL almost always works for MariaDB. In fact I have never found otherwise.
So what do you do when you have lost the root password to the database? Here’s how to fix it.
What do you need to do to get the database to start on boot? Or maybe you want to stop it starting boot. Here’s how.
Favourite in my list of Ubuntu howto’s is video handling.
So first off, here is how to change the format of a video file. (valid to Ubuntu 16.04 only)
(** This conversion process is now obsolete. In Ubuntu 18.04 avconv is no longer available. Use winff instead **)
Getting the video file as small as possible without significantly losing quality is a must. Especially if you want to self host a video file on your website. Here’s how.
Can’t get videos to play on the Opera browser on Ubuntu? Here’s a simple fix.
I cocked up once when I was doing a back up of my hard-drive. I ended up with a Readonly file system. Here’s how I fixed it.
So what exactly is the memory fitted in your Ubuntu box? How fast is it and how much of it is there? Have you got any empty expansion slots? Here’s how to find it all out.
Sometimes a USB stick or drive simply won’t auto-mount. Here’s how to do it manually
Here’s a fix to a problem I had with Audacity and getting the microphone to work properly.
What do you do if your wifi connection goes AWOL? Here’s what I did with mine.