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How to Fix Screen Resolution in Ubuntu for HDTV When using HDMI cable

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new server and plugged it in my 42″ HDTV Vizio Gallevia (1280×720) using HDMI. Everything worked fine except for the screen. The resolution was wrong, I could only see half of the buttons on the left side of the screen and  could not even see the  top part of the screen. I’ve tried all the other available resolutions in the Display setting but none worked. This...

How to Create a Development Environment or Clone your WordPress

How to Create a Development Environment or Clone your WordPress Blog Create a subdomain for your dev site… this will create a new folder under the public_html folder (e.g. public_html/dev) Zip everything inside your source domain folder If it’s not a subdomain, that will be all the files inside /public_html If it’s a subdomain, it will be all the files inside the subdomain folder...

How to Add a Custom Field in Contact Us Form for Joomla 1.7

I needed to add the Phone field in the Contact Us form in the website I was building. I didn’t wanna use any Joomla contact form plugin though since I think it would be an overkill since I just needed to add a single custom field. Took me a while to figure this out so thought I’d share to the world a summarized version of my research hoping this will save some people time. DISCLAIMER: I’m not a PHP nor a...

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