WordPress Thumbnail Generation Greyed Out

I create a new install of WordPress and as I was writing up a post or two I noticed the thumbnail options were greyed out and only allowed me to insert my images full sized. The problem was a missing graphics library called GD in PHP. In Ubuntu 8.04 use
sudo apt-get install php5-gd
and restart the Apache server to load the library
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Re-upload the image and the option should be available.

Ubuntu Forum post

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I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog. Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [http://code.google.com/p/energyathome/] for monitoring energy usage on a premise. Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school. View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in WordPress and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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