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Linux Mint 20.1 (Ulyssa) BIOS mode installation with Cinnamon desktop environment

botond published 2021. 02. 21., V - 15: 22 time
On January 2021, 8, Linux Mint announced the release of 20.1, codenamed "Ulyssa," which was made available in a variety of desktop environments. In this description, we will install the version packaged with Cinnamon. We’ve dealt with a Linux Mint 20 (ulyana) based installation before, now let’s look at the latest version of the Linux Mint Linux distribution with the Cinnamon desktop in its original form. This installation is performed on a machine with a 64-bit BIOS system, where the 64-bit system is mounted on a single partition on a hard disk created with an MBR partition scheme.

How to easily install from the backports repository or upgrade your manually installed phpMyAdmin web database management system on Debian 10 (Buster) servers

botond published 2021. 02. 16., K - 21: 14 time
PhpMyAdmin is an essential accessory for LAMP and other more complex servers, allowing us to conveniently manage our databases in a web interface. The phpMyAdmin web database management interface installation package was not previously available in the official Debian 10 (Buster) repository. So when I created the installer description for the Debian 10 LAMP server, I still had to install it manually. Since then, however, Debian has made the phpMyAdmin package available in the backports repository. In this description, in addition to the previous Debian 10 (Buster) LAMP server installation description, we will install our favorite web database manager from the backports repository, among other things, following the changes that have taken place in the meantime.

Debian Backports

botond published 2021. 02. 16., K - 21: 10 time
Debian in its stable version offers the use of stable packages by default, which can be used to build extremely reliable systems. The packages in it have been tested as extensively as possible, so there is almost no chance of anything going wrong with them. However, this has the disadvantage that in many cases the packages are not up-to-date, so it is often the case that newer versions of the same packages are available in other Linux distributions. Debian offers the Backports repository to remedy this.

How to install PHP 8 on your Debian or Ubuntu server

botond published 2021. 02. 06, Sat - 15: 49 time
PHP is one of the most common server-side scripting languages ​​for building dynamic web pages, making it an essential part of our web server. The latest major version of this, PHP 2020, was released on November 26, 8. In this tutorial, we will look at how to install PHP 8 on an Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) LAMP server and a Debian 10 (Stretch) perfect server, and how to you can configure it to work in both systems in the Apache environment.

What's new and changed in PHP 8

botond published 2021. 02. 02., K - 18: 20 time
PHP released its latest major version, PHP 2020 (26), on November 8, 8.0.0, and since then, January 2021, 7, PHP 8.0.1, so it's time to also deal with it on page. In this shorter article, we review the major innovations and changes in PHP 8.

Download and install the Digital Prosperity Software Basic Package for free

botond published 2021. 01. 27, Wed - 18: 20 time
I heard it on the radio these days, and then I came across the news on the website of Magyar Nemzet, in which they wrote that a Hungarian company had compiled and made available for free a software package that includes an open source operating system and a software package that also includes free components. a web browser, word processor, spreadsheet, mailer, media player, and more. The benefits of the Digital Prosperity Software Basic Package include ease of installation, easy-to-use user programs, a high degree of customization, and a free alternative to expensive operating systems and user programs thanks to open source, free components. With the help of customized user profiles, the system adapts to the user needs of each target group (children, families, the elderly).

How to create an SFTP user without shell access on your Linux system

botond published 2021. 01. 20, Wed - 22: 38 time
You may want to share larger files with others, or just receive ones that no longer fit in an email. Of course, there are also free file shares for this purpose, but if two-way data transfer is required more often, for example during teleworking, it is more expedient to solve this ourselves. SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is great for this, offering a secure file transfer solution over an SSH connection, unlike an unencrypted and outdated FTP connection. SFTP is available by default on any server that also has SSH access. As a result, in the present situation, the SSH connection has so many beauty flaws that it also provides a shell access, which we will not need here right now, because we do not want to be able to access other directories on our computer through the access we share. In this tutorial, we will look at how to create an SFTP user without shell access on your Linux system.

Installing and setting up Drupal 9 CMS system

botond published 2021. 01. 10., V - 16: 43 time
Drupal is a free CMS written in PHP, the latest major version of which is 9, released on June 2020, 3. From now on, Drupal 8.9 will only receive fix packs, and support for Drupal 8, from which this page was made, will end on November 2021, 2, so I need to upgrade this page to major version 9 by now at the latest. To get acquainted, I’m making a fresh Drupal 9 installation and looking around so I don’t have to rush at the last minute to see which module will be compatible with it, how much I need to vary the page, and so on. And if I’m already installing, I’ll make a little description of it as well to see if I can provide useful info to others. I have previously prepared a guide for installing Drupal 8, in this description we will install the current release of major version 9.

How to Convert Flac Music Files to MP3s

botond published 2020. 12. 30, Wed - 23: 00 time
When downloading music, you do not always get the music files in mp3 format, but in flac or other formats, for example. In this case, it is advisable to convert them to mp3 so that it is compatible with all players and the file size is optimal. In this description, we convert from flac format to mp3 using several methods on Debian / Ubuntu systems.