How to use deja-dup for data backups on Linux

Deja-dup is a Gnome application. It can be used for data backups of the computer to a USB drive, another hard disk, folder or even to the cloud. Data backups are encrypted using the Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) shared key as they are done. The first backup takes time, depending on the data to be … Continue reading How to use deja-dup for data backups on Linux

Sort text file in Linux from a particular position

I have a text file, named all.txt, with the following content:f http://www.google.com/f http://www.abc.com/c http://www.google.com/c http://www.abc.com/ I want to sort it on the URL ignoring the first 2 characters i.e f or c . To do this, Linux provides a sort command. Using the keydef option, the file can be sorted. To do so, open a … Continue reading Sort text file in Linux from a particular position

How to convert PostScript script to a .ps file for viewing in PDF viewer or to PNG

Reading about Gerard Huet's paper on the geometry of the Shri Yantra available in PDF format at this link http://pauillac.inria.fr/~huet/SKT/sanskrit.html.orig, I was prompted to try out the Postscript code he had in and Appendix in the paper. After typing the code into a .txt file, the file did not render using Evince or a PDF … Continue reading How to convert PostScript script to a .ps file for viewing in PDF viewer or to PNG

Code Snippets Manager or Things List Manager on Linux for app developers or normal users

Working as a developer has it's house-keeping that needs to be done on a regular basis. Developers can save time using code snippets managers whose key feature is to store code snippets with code formatting, tips, tricks, information nuggets, all gained during the course of application development. The same code snippets for an ordinary user … Continue reading Code Snippets Manager or Things List Manager on Linux for app developers or normal users

How to install Oracle SQL developer data modeler on Linux Mint 21 or Ubuntu Linux

One of the best tools for database design is the Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler and it's free. As a developer who designs databases this tool is indispensable due to the features it has. The tool can be downloaded from https://www.oracle.com/database/sqldeveloper/technologies/sql-data-modeler/. Note that you need to have an account with Oracle. The only issue is … Continue reading How to install Oracle SQL developer data modeler on Linux Mint 21 or Ubuntu Linux

How to improve speed of Android Studio on a legacy computer

Android Studio is one of the best IDEs for Android apps development, but with legacy computers, it is very slow. To run it on a Dell Vostro 3546, here's what I had to do. Upgrade hardware Minimum RAM required is 8 gb. The laptop came with 4 gb DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM which was slow, … Continue reading How to improve speed of Android Studio on a legacy computer

How to start up Thunderbird mail client on another path or computer in Linux

After moving Thunderbird folder i.e. ~/.thunderbird to another computer, it could not find the mailbox of the profile. It created a new profile. This was due to the change in the path where ~/.thunderbird folder was restored. To overcome this issue, open a terminal window and enter the following: $ cd ~/thunderbird <enter>$ ./thunderbird -profilemanager … Continue reading How to start up Thunderbird mail client on another path or computer in Linux

How to find out SSD details on a Linux computer

Open a terminal window and enter the following to find out technical information of an SSD installed in the computer using Linux. $ sudo hdparm -i /dev/sda <enter> /dev/sda:Model=CT500MX500SSD1, FwRev=M3CR043 Visit https://www.crucial.in/support/ssd-support/mx500-support to check if there is a firmware upgrade for the SSD.

How to install Linux Mint on Crucial MX500 SATA SSD drive on Dell Vostro 3546 laptop after BIOS upgrade

The humble Dell Vostro 3546 is an old laptop from 2014, which came with an Intel 4th Generation 4210U processor, 1 TB SATA 5400 rpm hard disk and 4 GB DDR3 (low voltage) 1.35V RAM. It worked fine till now even when it ran Linux Mint 20.3 with Blender 3D. However, everytime an Android app … Continue reading How to install Linux Mint on Crucial MX500 SATA SSD drive on Dell Vostro 3546 laptop after BIOS upgrade

How to mount another hard disk for sharing with other users in Linux

Sometimes, a drive needs to be shared by more than that primary user logged in on a Linux computer. This is to facilitate sharing of files and folders by other users on that computer. To enable all authorized users to work with files and folders on the shared drive, read on. Any commands need to … Continue reading How to mount another hard disk for sharing with other users in Linux