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Ubuntu – Out of range

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This issue is commonly caused by the screen resolution settings in Ubuntu becoming too high for the actual monitor. This guide is written with the Ubuntu Live CD and version 12.10 in mind.

  1. During start-up select your language when prompted.
  2. Press F6 (Other Options)
  3. At the end of the command line type: vga=791
  4. Press Enter

Ubuntu should now boot with a resolution of 1024 by 768 (32bit). Click “here” for a Wikipedia link to other Video display choices.

If that doesn’t work:

Start the Live CD process

  1. Unplug the VGA port for the monitor for about 5 minutesallowing Ubuntu to properly start.
  2. Plug the monitor back in and Ubuntu should automatically select the right resolution and display.

How to hide PHP errors on a WordPress installation

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  1. Using an FTP client – such as Filezilla log in to your website.
  2. Navigate to your WordPress directory
  3. Right click wp-config.php
  4. Select Edit
  5. Add:  _@ini_set(‘display_errors’, 0); _to the wp-config document – up the top is fine.
  6. Now save the document, your FTP client should now upload the changes and any PHP errors you may be displaying will be hidden.

How to import a CSV into iMail

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First – make sure iMail is closed.

  1. Open Finder
  2. Go to your OSX install HDD and navigate to: Applications
  3. Open Address Book
  4. Click on File
  5. Click Import
  6. Navigate to the location of the saved CSV (Comma Separated Values) and select it.
  7. Select Open

You have now successfully imported your contacts into iMail.

How to connect a Kindle to Wifi

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  1. Press the Home Button
  2. Press the Menu Button
  3. Select Experiment
  4. Select Launch Browser
  5. Press Menu
  6. Select Bookmarks
  7. Here you can either select a pre-selected Bookmark or enter the URL of an address you want to go to.
  8. The Wifi dialog will then launch allowing you to select your Wireless Access Point and enter in your security key (remember the security key is case sensitive).

iPhone/iPod – App Store is in Chinese

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  1. Launch App Store
  2. Select Featured (left most option – down bottom)
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select your account (the button is centered and long)
  4. Here you can change your Account country.

If the above doesn’t work – you need to either create a new iTunes account temporarily or borrow someone’s.

  1. On the iPhone/iPod go to Settings
  2. Select iTunes & App Store
  3. Log in with an English apple account.
  4. Open App Store

The App Store will switch to English – you can now logout of the English account and the iPhone/iPod will retain its language setting.