How to configure MySQL

By default the root password for MySQL is blank, but it is not safe.

Set the root password by entering the following in terminal.

mysqladmin -u root -p password 'password'

This will set the root password.

Now you can login to the MySQL using the password you have just created.

mysql -u root -p

This will ask you for the root password, just enter the password to access the MySQL console.

Serial Mouse in Linux - Get it working

If your serial mouse is not working in Linux then do the following steps.

1. Go to Terminal.
2. Login as root.
3. Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf file in your favorite editor.
4. Under the mouse section change the following.

"Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
"Protocol" "Microsoft"

5. Restart your computer.

Find your computer's IP Address

Enter the following command in Linux terminal to find your computer's IP Address.

/sbin/ifconfig -a

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