Colin Robinson

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Use MariaDB with PhpStorm

PhpStorm comes with several preconfigured database drivers (although the drivers themselves must be download separately). This short tutorial will tell you how to setup MariaDB as one of your Drivers on PhpStorm running on Arch Linux. 1. Install mariadb-jdbc from the AUR 2. Open the “Data Sources and Drivers” window This can be done by […]

Automatically switch Xfce panel layout when plugging in a monitor

Xfce has great multi-monitor support. Different panels on each monitor, it all works great. I’ve used it with multiple monitors on my desktop for 5+ years. Love it. But you run into some annoyances with laptops. Half the time I’m using my laptop on its own, and half the time I’m using it with an […]

English style decimal marks with a European keyboard layout

Suppose you live in Europe where they separate numbers with commas instead of periods. Written: Six thousand eight hundred and forty three and two tenths English/American: 6,843.2 European 6 843,2 Suppose you also have a European keyboard and use a European keyboard layout but the stupid comma in the numpad drives you mad. Simple fix […]

How to free up space in rootfs on Arch Linux

Is your rootfs partition at 100% and causing you problems? I’ve been hovering around 95%-100% for a few weeks now. Being at 95% is fine, but 100% can cause all kinds of problems. I was testing a form on my local web server and couldn’t do file uploads because “the disk was full.” I was […]

Setting up a LAMP for local development on Arch Linux

Just installed Arch Linux (after leaving Ubuntu due to Unity/GNOME 3). Now I need to setup my development environment. This should work for most distros, not just Arch. I want Apache, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin, and SSL. Because its easy and I’m lazy, we’re going to setting up XAMPP. As always, first reference the wiki (Xampp […]