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August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

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Connect to MySQL database from LibreOffice Base

August 3, 2011 8 comments
LibreOffice’s Base program can provide a quick easy way to access a MySQL database and write some reports against data.  The following outlines how to easily setup LibreOffice Base to connect to MySQL.  It assumes that you already have LibreOffice Base installed.  It works just as easily for OpenOffice Base.First we need to install the JDBC driver for MySQL

sudo apt-get install libmysql-java

  1. Open up any LibreOffice program and then click on Tools->Options.
  2. Expand LibreOffice option and then click on Java.
  3. Click on the Class Path button on the right followed by Add Archive.
  4. Browse to /usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java.jar
  5. Click Ok and choose to restart LibreOffice.
  6. Now open LibreOffice Base and choose to Connect to an existing database.
  7. In the drop-down menu choose MySQL, and connect using JDBC.
  8. Click on the Test class button to make sure the JDBC driver loads successfully.  If it doesn’t, then check that you followed the previous steps properly.  If it does load then simply enter the settings as it relates to your MySQL database.
  9. If you get the JDBC driver to load properly, but you cannot connect to your MySQL database,
  10. then I would recommend installing the mysql client and making sure you can connect from the MySQL client first.
  11. If the JDBC driver loads properly, and you can connect to your database with the MySQL database, then you should not have any problem connecting with LibreOffice.

Note : This Tutorial Article is tested on Debian family OSs.

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Best Distros For Beginners

July 21, 2011 Leave a comment

1.) Ubuntu (Desktop edition) is a great choice for Linux users who are beginners. It is based on Debian. It supports a large-variety of hardware devices, has a standard release cycle (every six months). It is the antidote to a world of uncertainty. For the wide majority of installations, it will just work.

You don’t have to worry about hardware incompatibility, software installation and the configuration. Insert the disc in the drive, answer a few easy questions and you’ll find you looking at the beautiful new design, the so-called Lucid Lynx. If you don’t have a great Internet connection, you can ask Ubuntu to ship you installation DVDs for free anywhere in the world.


Ubuntu currently has the largest share of the Linux user base. Ubuntu also includes an extensive set of open-source software to cover the needs of first-time switchers, but also includes only truly free software in its default installation, winning fans on both sides of the open-source aisle. Latest version is 10.04.

2.) Linux Mint shares much of its lineage with Ubuntu, but aims for a clean, green-themed, mostly new and better look.

Its developers have a strong focus on immediate functionality, with a large driver set included at first installation. In addition it also includes Mint Tools, a set of configuration apps and wizards that strive to make configuring and managing Linux as painless as possible.

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3.) Mandriva Linux is a very comprehensive Linux distribution that can use either KDE or GNOME as its GUI, though KDE 4 is its default.

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4.) OpenSUSE is another easy Linux distro that uses either KDE or GNOME. It’s sponsored by Novell. It includes YAST, the easy-to-use configuration tool that lets you customized just about everything.