OpenSSH, Google Authenticator, PuTTY, Xming X, Ubuntu Lightdm (disable), and Grub text mode

Just notes to self for setting-up OpenSSH on Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi. Will add to over time. First of all I installed OpenSSH server: sudo apt-get install openssh-server Normally in Windows I use Putty (portable putty alternative … for Xming X Server). Depending on name resolution available to me which is limited at the […]

Ubuntu WordPress Bash backup scripts

Since my recent scare losing a table in MySQL while trying various back-up plug-ins in WordPress I decided to just make my own back-up script in Ubuntu. Eventually I’ll back-up to a local folder, and then rsync from there to some kind of rsync server – maybe I could use a Raspberry Pi 0 in […]

WordPress database table missing. PANIC!

This WordPress site, at time of writing (5th Feb 2017) was only recently set-up in a fresh Ubuntu VM in classic LAMP arrangement. Oh – I throw in Webmin to make life easier, and MySQL workbench of course. I’m an old-school Windows guy … I like GUIs. When possible. And practical. Life is a little […]

Ubuntu Xrandr portrait mode screen in VMware 1050 x 1680

I received a replacement monitor yesterday – already ancient (possibly 10-years old?) but very good quality. £35 including delivery. A SyncMaster 2043bw. It seemed appropriate for the space-constraints of where I’m placing it to use it in portrait mode. Especially for coding. VMware has always been my virtualisation choice, and currently this particular WordPress site […]