How to find serial number of computer in Linux using dmidecode

To find the serial number of the computer, open a terminal window and install dmidecode using apt-get as below:$ sudo apt-get install dmidecode <enter> Thereafter, enter the following command to get the serial number:$ sudo dmidecode | grep -i serial <enter> Now you will see the serial number of the computer. The serial number is … Continue reading How to find serial number of computer in Linux using dmidecode

How to validate a short URL

At times, short URLs starting with https://bit.ly or https://goo.gl or any other short and strange form are received via SMS or even email. It is difficult to authenticate and know where these URLs point to. If the source is trusted, then too, it is important to know and validate these URLs to ensure they do … Continue reading How to validate a short URL

How to enable USB Debugging on an Android device

To enable USB Debugging on an Android device, first enable Developer options on the phone by going to Settings -> About, look for the Build Number and tap it 7 times. Then in Settings -> System -> Developer Options, scroll down and check the box that says USB Debugging to enable it. You are now … Continue reading How to enable USB Debugging on an Android device

How to boot Motorola G4 Plus (Athene) into Bootloader or Fastboot mode

To boot a Motorola G4 Plus (Athene) into bootloader or fastboot mode, shut down the phone by pressing the Power button, then shutdown. Once the phone is shutdown, wait a minute, then press the Power + Volume Down button together. I prefer to press the Volume Down button while the phone is off and then … Continue reading How to boot Motorola G4 Plus (Athene) into Bootloader or Fastboot mode

Bloatware that can be remove from Redmi Note 5 Pro running xiaomi.eu

How to remove bloatware and crapware from a Redmi Note 5 Pro Android Phone running MIUI, see this post https://askmeaboutlinux.com/2019/02/20/how-to-debloat-remove-crapware-from-xiaomi-redmi-note-5-pro-smartphone/. However, if you are running xiaomi.eu version of MIUI 11 on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, you can remove the following apps at your own risk and consequence. Removing these worked for me: com.tencent.soter.soterservercom.android.calendarcom.android.deskclockcom.android.mmscom.miui.smsextracom.miui.cleanmastercom.milink.servicecom.miui.videoplayercom.xiaomi.paymentcom.android.browsercom.mfashiongallery.emagcom.miui.playercom.miui.personalassistantcom.miui.bugreportcom.xiaomi.joyosecom.miui.notescom.xiaomi.scannercom.miui.daemoncom.miui.contentcatchercom.miui.cloudservicecom.miui.cloudservice.sysbasecom.miui.cloudbackupcom.miui.backupcom.miui.micloudsynccom.miui.gallerycom.miui.vsimcorecom.miui.weather2com.xiaomi.accountcom.xiaomi.micloud.sdkcom.miui.misoundcom.xiaomi.mi_connect_servicecom.miui.mishare.connectivitycom.google.android.youtubecom.android.stkcom.android.bookmarkprovidercom.android.wallpaper.livepickercom.android.bipscom.google.android.printservice.recommendationcom.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.tallcom.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.cornercom.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.doublecom.android.midrivecom.miui.miservicecom.google.android.inputmethod.latincom.google.android.apps.cloudprintcom.miui.guardprovidercom.miui.translation.xmcloudcom.miui.touchassistantcn.wps.xiaomi.abroad.litecom.google.android.partnersetupcom.android.providers.partnerbookmarkscom.android.quicksearchboxcom.android.emailcom.xiaomi.upnpcom.miui.screenrecordercom.android.stkcom.google.android.feedbackcom.google.android.apps.cloudprintcom.miui.home ** … Continue reading Bloatware that can be remove from Redmi Note 5 Pro running xiaomi.eu

Install kvm on Linux Mint for Android Studio x86 or x86_64 version of Android emulator

After installing Android Studio, the Android emulator takes a long time to start up. It appears to have hanged and other activities on the Ubuntu computer are not possible. This could be due to incorrect installation of kvm. To resolve this problem, open a terminal window and install kvm using the following command: $ sudo … Continue reading Install kvm on Linux Mint for Android Studio x86 or x86_64 version of Android emulator

How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

My Linux computer was very slow to start up. It took approximately 4 minutes to get to the login prompt. Before performing any of the steps below, take a backup of the data on the computer. Also, you follow the steps below at your own risk. No one is responsible for whatever you do with … Continue reading How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

What to do if “failed to connect to lvmetad” slows down booting on Linux Mint or Ubuntu

As my system was very slow to boot, while grub loaded, I press the Esc key see what was wrong. The error related to "failed to connect to lvmetad" occurred frequently. This error is due to improperly configured swap file for the resume of the laptop on hibernate. To fix this, open a terminal window … Continue reading What to do if “failed to connect to lvmetad” slows down booting on Linux Mint or Ubuntu