[HowTo] Stop phpmyadmin from asking username, password in localhost

Yesterday, I showed you how you can keep local installation of phpmyadmin from logging you out every few minutes. I took one more step and edited configuration to not ask me username, password at all. Now phpmyadmin never asks me for mysql username and password. Keep in mind if you follow this tutorial anyone would be able… Continue reading [HowTo] Stop phpmyadmin from asking username, password in localhost

[HowTo] Optimize Mozilla Firefox for better performance

Firefox is getting very popular lately, mainly due to its customizability. I use firefox as my main browser and use all sorts of addons which help me in web-development. These addons make my firefox hungry but I can’t do without them. So, instead I tweaked around some settings in firefox which made it much responsive… Continue reading [HowTo] Optimize Mozilla Firefox for better performance

[SOLVED] Error “undefined reference to `libiconv_open’” while compiling

I was trying to compile sphinx server from source but I go the following errors on executing make undefined reference to `libiconv_open’ undefined reference to `libiconv’ undefined reference to `libiconv_close’ To fix the error, you can compile without iconv (multiple encoding support) support. Use the following commands to compile. You can add more parameters as per… Continue reading [SOLVED] Error “undefined reference to `libiconv_open’” while compiling

[Solved] Subtitles not being displayed in VLC in Ubuntu

I had this problem where subtitles were not being shown in VLC. No matter what I did, it just wouldn’t display. I reinstalled VLC but still it had problems. So I removed all the vlc config files to reset the settings and fix the problem. rm -rf ~/.config/vlc That fixed it. Cheers!

[HOWTO] Send emails(using mail function) from localhost in PHP through msmtp (using gmail account) on Linux

There’ve been lots of times when I wanted to use the mail() function on my local server. I am sure lots of you would’ve been wanting it too but most of you would’ve settled for PHPMailer or just used a web host to test the code instead. I myself had been doing the same until recently when I finally decided to… Continue reading [HOWTO] Send emails(using mail function) from localhost in PHP through msmtp (using gmail account) on Linux

[HOWTO] Install Opera 10.6 via PPA in Ubuntu

Opera 10.6 which was released yesterday is currently one of the fastest browsers. It has beaten Chrome in javascript speed test. It also features better support for HTML5, WebM video support. You can now install it on Ubuntu via PPA. Add the PPA in your repository: sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free” >>… Continue reading [HOWTO] Install Opera 10.6 via PPA in Ubuntu