Monthly Archives: February 2011

How to configure Xdebug on Ubuntu with Zend Server

I assume you have properly installed and configured Zend Server CE from the repository.

First of all you need to install automake:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install automake

Install Xdebug with PECL as root:

# pecl install xdebug

Note: if you don’t have PECL in your path you can prepend the absolute path before the command

# /usr/local/zend/bin/pecl install xdebug

Now you must edit php.ini file.

sudo nano /usr/local/zend/etc/php.ini

Add these lines at the end of file:

; Xdebug
zend_extension = /usr/local/zend/lib/php_extensions/

Note: Xdebug is incompatible with theZend Debugger extension. To disable this component you can log into Zend Server control page at https://localhost:10082 and navigate to tab Server Setup > Components then turn off Zend Debugger. Remember to click the Restart PHP button to apply the changes.


Install KDE 4.6 on Kubuntu

Kde 4.6 was released on January 26, 2011. If you want to try this new version you can follow this simple steps.

Add backports repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

Update and upgrade the system

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

After reboot you can see Kde 4.6 in action.