Ubuntu 16.04 and PHP 7 not rendering

After reloading my work laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (I prefer to do a reload versus an upgrade, for each LTS version) I was very excited to install PHP 7, and installed using the standard Ubuntu repositories using typical commands: $ sudo apt-get install apache2 $ sudo apt-get install php7.0 However, after doing the installs… Continue reading Ubuntu 16.04 and PHP 7 not rendering

PHPStorm and debugging IP issue

Recently I was helping someone troubleshoot an issue using PhpStorm and Zend Debugger. In this case Zend Studio was able to debug an application using Zend Debugger while PhpStorm was failing unless an SSH tunnel was used. The error received was: Host ‘127.0.1.1’ is not allowed to open debug sessions – please configure zend_debugger.allow_hosts in the ini file.Failed… Continue reading PHPStorm and debugging IP issue

Clone Hard Drive to External USB Drive via CLI

No matter what OS you’re cloning, using “dd” via command line will still work.  I personally tested while cloning a 1TB Ubuntu hard drive to a fancy new 1TB SSD. Backstory: I purchased a new Dell 7737 laptop with a 1TB hybrid drive, which turned out to be slower than watching paint dry compared to the old SSD I’d been… Continue reading Clone Hard Drive to External USB Drive via CLI

Zend Server and Sendmail failure bug

While trying to test the sendmail feature of Zend Server 6.3, on Ubuntu and CentOS, there was a bug.  I discovered that utilizing the Mail Preferences area of the Adminitration->Settings page and sending a test email to myself with the Sendmail option ended in an “Unknown error”. The error returned by Zend Framework 2, which… Continue reading Zend Server and Sendmail failure bug

Skype sounds audio distorted in Ubuntu

Now that I have Skype installed on Ubuntu 13.04 I discovered that the various Skype sounds were distorted.  It was almost like the sounds had some static mixed in with them.  I thought it was probably just a problem with the new version of Skype, or the new sound drivers.  However, I made a discovery… Continue reading Skype sounds audio distorted in Ubuntu