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Productivity Suite v3.5.3.3 breaks .adpro File Association

I recently upgraded my PLC Programming PCs running Win7 Pro from Automation Direct (automationdirect.com) Productivity Suite v3.5.2.2 to v3.5.3.3. When I did so, my file association for .adpro files quit working forcing me to open the Productivity Suite software first and selecting the project file to open instead of just double-clicking the .adpro file in […]

Maintaining Google Earth in Debian Linux

Google Earth is supposed to configure updates during installation. From the Google Linux Software Repositories site: The Linux Package Signing Keys Google’s Linux packages are signed with GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) keys. Google’s packages will automatically configure your package manager to verify product updates with the public signing key, but you may also install it […]

How to run PHP-FPM 7.3 with a Debian Apache 2.4 HTTP Server

PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative to PHP FastCGI. It provides features like Adaptive process spawning, basic statistics, and advanced process management with graceful stop/start. PHP 7.3 is not available for Debian Jessie so you will need to get it from a third party repository: $sudo apt-get -y install apt-transport-https lsb-release ca-certificates $sudo wget […]

Exclude Packages from apt-get upgrade

If you need to prevent a package from upgrading during ‘apt-get upgrade’, you need to put that package on hold: $ sudo apt-mark hold package_name When you run ‘apt-get upgrade’ with a package on hold, the output will look like this: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… […]

How To Find The Largest Top 10 Files and Directories On a Linux System

The du (i.e., disk usage) command reports the sizes of directory trees inclusive of all of their contents and the sizes of individual files: -h, –human-readable print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G) -s, –summarize display only a total for each argument -x, –one-file-system skip directories on different file systems The sort […]

Error Mounting NFS Share on Raspbian

$ sudo mount 192.168.1.4:/some-nfs-share /media/some-local-path mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking. mount.nfs: Either use ‘-o nolock’ to keep locks local, or start statd. mount.nfs: an incorrect mount option was specified Solution: Enable the rpcbind and nfs services: $ sudo update-rc.d rpcbind enable $ sudo update-rc.d nfs-common enable Restart the rpcbind […]