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Setting up Docker on your Computer

For Windows and Mac OS X there’s an easy new application called Docker Desktop that will contain everything you need, download it here. For Linux, just follow the guides here. If you want a GUI on Linux, and I would highly recommend it, install Portainer by running the following commands after installing docker: $ docker volume create portainer_data$ docker run -d -p 8000:8000 -p 9000:9000 –name=portainer –restart=always -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v […]

Resetting Root MySQL password for MariaDB on CentOS

You’ve lost the root password for your MariaDB database – now what do  you do? You can’t recover your existing password, but you can get into  your database to create a new root password. You just need root  privileges on the Linux server that is running MariaDB. Stop the  database using the systemctl command: `systemctl stop mariadb.service`   Now we’re going to start up the SQL server but with the […]

No module named dbus

A rather annoying error that I recently encountered where dbus wasn’t  installed correctly. My setup was python 3 on debian stretch and the  following commands didn’t fix it: sudo apt install python-dbusorsudo apt install python3-dbus Then I tried pip install dbus-python and got a build time error, the output showed: checking for DBUS… noconfigure: error: Package requirements (dbus-1 >= 1.8) were not met: and the final solution was to run […]

Setup Network Printing on Debian 9

I have a Brother MFC-9340CDW printer that’s setup and running on the network. First I went through the Brother linux pre-install steps and installed whatever I needed for debian. Next I installed the Brother printer software from here. I installed both the brscan 64bit and scan-key-tool 64bit. Then I went to the printer and found its IP address, you could also  nmap your local network for it. Next, configure your […]