Category Archives: Ubuntu

Phpmyadmin problems

Seem to have been having some annoying problems recently with phpmyadmin – I think it got upgraded by the upgrade was not properly configured and it kept causing mysql to crash. After a bit of searching I found that using sudo dpkg-reconfigure phpmyadmin seemed to do the trick – I can now use phpmyadmin normally […]

Upgrading phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS includes an old version of phpmyadmin so I was trying to figure out how to upgrade it. The following PPA is the one to add: ppa:nijel/phpmyadmin see but I could not get the command add-apt-repository to work The following page has a command to fix this: apt-get install python-software-properties once this […]

Ricoh GRD IV

I have now got round to ordering my Ricoh GRD IV digital camera.   With any luck it could be arriving in the next day or so. I have noticed that I seem to switch between film and digital every couple of years: 2006:   Nikon D70s (Digital SLR) 2008: Holga (Medium Format Film Lomo) 2010: Nikon […]


Just been looking at a good raw photo editing package called Darktable I’m toying with idea of getting a Ricoh GRD IV camera as a handy, easy to carry camera, with a 28mm equivalent prime lens. I’ve been shooting film for the last year since selling my D700, but it would be handy to […]

WordPress Setup

I’ve been doing some work on the WordPress setup process, as I’ve botched it up a few times now, but luckily tagadab easily allow me to re-image my server which only takes about 5 minutes. I’ve now switched to using a Ubuntu 12-04 LTS version (64 bit) instead of Debian, and this is easy to […]

IPv6 enabled

I have now upgraded my ADSL to IPv6 with the Technicolour Router, so thought it would make sense to make my website IPv6 enabled as well. Unfortunately 5quidhost are not yet IPv6 ready, and they explained that it was related to cpanel support, as they use cpanel for their hosting. Luckily Tagdab offer IPv6 hosting […]


I now seem to have got Vuescan running OK on Ubuntu. What I did not realise was that there were not two but three packages to install from Epson’s website for the 4490 scanner. iscan-data_1.22.0-1_all.deb iscan_2.29.1-5~usb0.1.ltdl7_i386.deb iscan-plugin-gt-x750_2.1.2-1_amd64.deb It was the final “plugin” package that I forgot! My first scan effort with ubuntu – the glass […]


After almost 3 years of using Windows 7 I have now gone back to Ubuntu again. One of my worries about making the switch was if my new wireless keyboard would work OK, so I gave it a whirl using “Wubi” where it lets you install ubuntu from within windows. This is good for “testing […]