Ubuntu network slow RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Realtek

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu, and found that my network was agonizingly slow. Installing the driver from the Realtek website fixed this. My card is RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller, but I imagine this will work for other versions too. The problem is that the default driver does not support this card well. Blacklist it. …

WordPress with MariaDB instead of MySQL

So I heard good things about MariaDB and decided to switch from MySQL to MariaDB. MariaDB is a fork of MySQL developed by the original developers of MySQL and it is intended to be a drop in replacement – meaning all your commands and databases from MySQL should continue to work seamlessly after the switch. …

Meteor::Socket bind: Address already in use at Meteor/Socket.pm line 115.

If, after installing meteor server, you get an error like Meteor::Socket bind: Address already in use at Meteor/Socket.pm line 115. when trying to start it up with ./meteord -d or /etc/init.d/meteord start, it means that you likely have another instance of meteor running. Unless you have changed ports around, you can kill the exising instance …