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Ubuntu Archives

Spotify snap broken with Nvidia driver 396.24.02? I got your back.

Jul/24/2018 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

Upgraded my Nvidia driver just now from 396.24.0 to 396.24.02, rebooted, and Spotify no longer works. It opens a window but never draws anything but a black screen.

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Start using CLI more and more with mycli

Jul/18/2018 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

Ever since I moved into Linux I started using the CLI even more. Don't get me wrong, I used it quite a lot on Mac. However if there was one thing that I normally didn't use it for was for mySQL. However a few days ago I discovered mycli. Since then I gotta say. Love it!

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Using the MSSQL driver to connect to a old SQL server in PHP

Jul/13/2018 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

One of reasons we had to use PHP 5.6 in one of our recent projets was related to the fact that we needed to get info from the clients ERP, that one only allowed a connection via MSSQL. So after we got the project running with PHP 5.6 instead of 7.2 we had to install the MSSQL drivers.

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Having multiple PHP versions on your dev environment

Jul/12/2018 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

There's one of our servers that we use to run small applications for a bunch of clients. At the time when we were configuring this server we ended up choosin PHP 7.2.x as the version that would be used for these clients. However, once we started the development process we needed to connect to the clients ERP. Guess what? That connection needed php version 5.6.x max to work.

Here's the process to get everything up and running on Ubuntu 16.04, we also tested this on Ubuntu 18.04 and everything worked like a charm.

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My linux setup

May/27/2018 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

A few weeks ago I reported that I made the change from Mac to Linux. Since then I tested loads of stuff in Linux to the point where I choose my stuff. Later Ubuntu 18.04 came out and I decided to do a clean install with just the software I wanted.

Here's the result.

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