Category Archives: Software Tips

Enable PHP error reporting on Turnkey LAMP Stack

Recently while using Turnkey Linux I had some PHP scripts that were totally blank. This was just a local test server and I had a pretty good idea there were some PHP errors so I enabled PHP error reporting. If you are on a production server you would probably NOT want to do this. However, if you are like me and just doing some testing, here are the steps to enable error reporting: PHP error reporting is disabled – won’t

Turnkey SSH tunnel for MySQL PHP access

Very useful examples at the Linux Journal: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/creating-secure-tunnels-ssh and I finally found a connection specification that would work: root@lamp ~# mysql -h localhost -P 3308 -u root -psomepassword vlmdatabase ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysq ld.sock’ (2) root@lamp ~# mysql -h localhost -P 3308 -u root -psomepassword vlmdatabase ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysq ld.sock’ (2) root@lamp ~# mysql -h 127.0.0.1 -P 3308 -u root -psomepassword vlmdatabase The last one

Keyboard not working Windows 7 [solved]

Q. My keyboard just stopped working and I have tried plugging in other USB keyboards to no avail 🙁 any suggestions? -Steve A. Check and see if ‘Filter Keys’ is enabled! Use your mouse to: Click the Start Button Select ‘Control Pane’ Select ‘East of Access’ Select ‘Easy of Access Center’ Select ‘Make the keyboard easier to use’ Uncheck the ‘Turn on Filter Keys’ box Hopefully that will help 🙂 Followup from Steve: That worked. Thank you! More info:

Access MySQL server over SSH tunnel using Navicat

Today was my first time to access a MySQL server over a SSH tunnel in Navicat. After a bit of trial and error I was finally able to achieve success 🙂 Here are the main things I learned: #1 On the client machine running Navicat, use the same credentials that you would use if you were at the console of the remote server. In this case localhost and port 3306 #2 On the SSH tab, use the remote server’s IP

Acer Aspire M5 583P wifi driver fix

Q. Here us a wifi driver question from a reader comment: hello, coming to u again for some help, this time im upgrading athe hdd to an ssd on an Acer Aspire M5 583p-9688. here is a rundown on what ive attempted. cloned original hdd to ssd using paragon software ( was successful when i cloned the hdd for the asus laptop). physically swapped the drives. f12 settings changed UFEI boot settings to Legacy, placed SSD on top of the

BCM20702A0 Dell drivers for Windows 8.1 [SOLVED!]

Q. Hello, I have a Dell laptop running a clean install of Windows 8.1 but I have an Unknown Device ‘BCM20702A0’… do you know what driver I can download to to fix it? A. Here is the download link for the driver that should solve your BCM20702A0 Unknown Device issue: mirror (to be added), Dell dl link     Supported Laptop/Notebook models: Systems Latitude E5420 Latitude E5430 Latitude E5520 Latitude E5530 Latitude E6220 Latitude E6230 Latitude E6320 Latitude E6330 Latitude E6420

Safely install ImgBurn without OpenCandy malware

Without a doubt ImgBurn is an awesome ISO creation too. However, at some point in the past they started bundling OpenCandy with ImgBurn. OpenCandy is an adware application that many people feel falls within the definition of malware or spyware.  This is obviously quite a bummer! From some of the licensing text and the way the options are presented during installation it seems like OpenCandy installation is inevitable. 🙁 However, if you are willing to check some options and uncheck some

Combine SSD or HDD boot and data partitions on Windows 8

*NOTE: I highly recommend backing up your data and creating restore media before trying ANY of these methods, just in case something goes awry! Today Antony asked the following question: Now that the ssd is successfully installed, my drive is divided into two, in My Computer ihave the Local disk that has the OS inside of it, and i have another drive that has the rest of my free space from the SSD, is there a way to combine the