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

Fix NTFS USB drive in linux

At times, there are errors with mounting NTFS formatted volumes from a USB drive. This can cause pain. Below is the method of how to fix the error, and even though it worked for me, there is no guarantee it will work for anyone else. Try it at your own risk. Open a terminal window … Continue reading Fix NTFS USB drive in linux

How to use fastboot on Android phone from a computer with USB 3.0 ports only

It is rather unfortunate, but twrp.img could not be transferred to the Xiaomi phone simply because the computer from which it was done, did not have a USB 2.0 port. To overcome this, connect a USB 2.0 hub to the USB 3.0 port of the laptop. Then connect the Xiaomi phone USB cable to the … Continue reading How to use fastboot on Android phone from a computer with USB 3.0 ports only

System scaling in Linux on 1920×1080 display (HiDPI)

Note system scaling works out of box with Cinnamon desktop. Open a terminal window and install it with: $ sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment <enter> To do system scaling in the Gnome Desktop Environment, install the gnome-tweak tool. To do so, open a terminal window and enter the command as below: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool … Continue reading System scaling in Linux on 1920×1080 display (HiDPI)

How to de-brick or unbrick or recover TP-Link WDR-4300 wireless router

Due to a wrong update of firmware, I bricked the TP-Link WDR 4300 wireless router I had. It was unused for a considerable period of time assuming that it had died due to hardware fault, with no hope of being resuscitated. Finally, got some time to investigate it further and attempted to recover or salvage … Continue reading How to de-brick or unbrick or recover TP-Link WDR-4300 wireless router