UTF-8 setup (again) – for Debian Squeeze

This post is mostly for my own reference – but maybe you will find it useful. Here are my current Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP settings for supporting UTF-8 properly! Linux —– # dpkg-reconfigure locales I chose: en_NZ.UTF-8 UTF-8 Apache —— edit file /etc/apache2/conf.d/charset uncomment the line: AddDefaultCharset UTF-8 MySQL —– make sure these settings are […]

A brief flirtation with Ubuntu as development box

Recently I’ve been using this awesome persistent version of Xubuntu on my USB pen drive. It’s great for fixing computers, virus scanning, etc. Install Xubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive in Windows It even detected my wireless adapter with no hassles – and the awesome thing is that all your settings are saved to disk!! […]

How to setup hobbit/xymon, including MySQL graphs

Updated 2011-06-20 – updated for ‘xymon’ Setting up xymon client adduser –disabled-login xymon cd /usr/src wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/xymon/Xymon/4.3.3/xymon-4.3.3.tar.gz tar -zxvf xymon-4.3.3.tar.gz cd xymon-4.3.3 ./configure.client (config=server) (user=xymon) (home=/home/xymon) make make install su – xymon -c “/home/xymon/client/runclient.sh start” Install MySQL/Apache Montioring on client 1. Create a mysql user ‘monitoring’, eg: CREATE USER ‘monitoring’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘monitoring’; 2. Install […]