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Archive for May, 2009

Solving “XAMPP: Couldn’t start MySQL!”

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

XAMPP for Linux is a convenient package for installing the AMPP stack (Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl) of web server software, but it also has its own share of problems. One such error is the generic and uninformative error of “XAMPP: Couldn’t start MySQL!“. This is confusing because it does not say anything about the error. […]

Disable annoying update manager behaviour in Ubuntu 9.04

Friday, May 15th, 2009

After the upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04, the update manager will consistently try to pester you with upgrades, even if you select to not check for updates to Ubuntu. This behaviour annoys users because it attempts to force people to upgrade packages when they might be doing something important on the computer and also always comes […]

Fixing “There was an error creating a child process for this terminal”

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Update (2009-08-27): If you are missing, you can download it here. After a recent upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 on a computer, GNOME Terminal and xterm stopped working suddenly by displaying an error message that read “There was an error creating a child process for this terminal.” This is caused by a bug resulting from […]