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How to kill a zombie process

sudo kill -9 pid


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Turpial – Twitter client that works in Ubuntu Lucid

I try gwibber (the default twitter client that comes with Ubuntu Lucid) and I don’t like the UI that they proposed.  I also tried the echofon firefox extension but I wanted something integrated with the OS.

I will give it a try to Turpial it seems lighter and more intuitive.


the deb package


Extend sudo timeout in Ubuntu

In a terminal window:

sudo visudo

Edit the file and add

Defaults timestamp_timeout = 45

This means extending the timeout to 45 minutes

Enable variable highlighting with Eclipse

There is a great functionality in Netbeans 6.8 that comes by defaut: You select a variable and then all variables in the same page are highlight:

You can enable this behavior in  Eclipse Ganymede, just go to this config page

Window->Preferences->General->Text Editors

And then change the “When mouse into hover” option  to “Enrich on click”

Setting your PHP error reporting

In your virtual host open an add/edit

php_admin_value display_errors on
php_admin_value error_reporting 6143 # for all errors notice, warnings, etc
php_admin_value error_reporting 6135 #show warnings less strict

Or edit your php.ini (example in ubuntu)

sudo vim /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

Install Xdebug in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

#in order to install phpsize because the pecl will need this

sudo apt-get install php5-dev

sudo apt-get install php-pear # in order to install xdebug

sudo pecl install xdebug

sudo apt-get install php5-xdebug

Edit your php.ini configuration and edit this settings

display_errors on


Print a phpinfo() and check if xdebug is correctly installed. You can use the php -v command