26 October, 2017

Ubuntu 17.10 - how about screenshots? [Solved]

Well, just click the prnt scrn button. The screenshot is saved in Pictures! Easy, if you  know it ...

PhpMyAdmin - cannot run after Ubuntu 17.10 update [solved]

So far I'm not able to install the Ubuntu package from the repo. Solution:
  1. Download the binaries from the PhpMyAdmin website.
  2. Edit the file config.inc.php:
    1. Add a salt word (32 chars)
    2. Enable whatever features you want
I could not use the old phpmyadmin/ directory. Renamed and chowned to www-data. 

Had some problems with the foreign key bookmarks. This guide did the trick: http://foundationphp.com/tutorials/pma_config.php

Et voila.

25 October, 2017

Ubuntu 17.10

Just updated to Ubuntu 17.10. The new desktop seems ok, as far as I'm concerned. However there were a freeze or two on the desktop. So the distro is not totally stable yet.

Phpmyadmin and Adminer did not work. Tried to downgrade PHP. No luck. Tried to install via apt several times. Dropped it and went for a manual install. Now Adminer is up and running. I guess that Phpmyadmin will get the same treatment. The binaries are downloaded. So it's probably just a matter of a manual install.

Apart from that everything seems to work. The system feels a little bit faster. Perhaps the new Gnome-based desktop isn't as heavy as Unity. Perhaps a Gnome tweak tool will solve my lust for tampering with the system.