MyComputerTips is a list of computing tips and tutorials covering many areas of computing from programming to Linux Distributions, added for my own reference should I ever encounter the same problem twice.

Latest Tips & Tutorials

Xubuntu, Gigolo opens FTP connections in Firefox instead of Thunar - 29/05/16

Running Sketchup 8 in Wine. Sketchup was unable to initialize OpenGL, Linux - 29/05/16

Change the default text editor in Filezilla, Linux - 26/04/16

How do I install a .deb package using the terminal - 17/04/16

How to view files on a Linux partition in Windows - 13/04/16

Access FTP server using the Nemo File Manager in Linux Mint - 27/03/16

What happens when a file is owned by root in Linux Mint - 23/03/16

Unable to access files on external drive, change ownership and group using chown -R - 23/03/16

Unable to set the correct time in Ubuntu Gnome - 17/03/16

Crossover Office 15, the easy way to install Windows Applications and Games in Linux - 08/02/16

Simple CSS responsive menu for websites and mobile devices - 26/01/16

Volume control is missing from my panel and plugins in Xubuntu, how do I restore it? - 20/01/16

Show hidden files in a specific directory using the terminal in Linux - 18/01/16

Get the day of the week for a specified date using PHP5 - 17/01/16

Xubuntu, Panel Preferences notification area greyed out - 16/01/16

How to upload files larger than 2MB using PHP5 - 14/01/16

Enable ufw, uncomplicated firewall in Ubuntu - 26/12/15

Back up emails, accounts and contacts in Thunderbird on Ubuntu based distributions - 24/12/15

How can I view all of the bash history? - 23/12/15

Install a very basic LAMP server using Ubuntu 15.10 - 21/12/15

Preserve line breaks in PHP. nl2br function - 21/12/15

Create a simple bash script in Ubuntu - 18/12/15

Convert a Unix timestamp to date and time using PHP - 18/12/15

Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender. No Such User Here - 17/12/15

Install Perl in Ubuntu, and create a perl script - 17/12/15

View hard disk information in Ubuntu, sudo fdisk -l - 17/12/15

Import - Export MySQL / MariaDB database using the terminal in Ubuntu Linux - 15/12/15

How to validate a form using PHP5 - 15/12/15

Count the number of elements in a PHP array using the count() function - 15/12/15

Create a new user, assign all privileges using MySQL / MariaDB using Linux - 28/11/15

Pass ampersand through query strings in URL using PHP5 - 27/11/15

MySQL / Maria DB Basic Security - 21/11/15

How do I change the font size of the top menu panel in Gnome3 - 25/09/15

Install dosbox in Ubuntu based distributions. - 18/09/15

Favourite Websites

Here is a list of my favourite Linux and general computing websites. If you would like to recommend your own site to MyComputerTips please email me (tips at mycomputertips dot co dot uk)

Tux Machines

OMG Ubuntu

Gaming On Linux