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

How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

Noticed that each time I added or downloaded a file, it resulted in excessive use of the CPU. This happens on XFCE desktop in Linux. Looking up the process list, found that tumblerd was utilizing up to 86% of the CPU and leading all other applications and processes to be very slow. Tumbler is used … Continue reading How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

Unable to log into LuCi web interface after upgrading OpenWRT from barrier-breaker to chaos-calmer

I applied the Chaos Calmer OpenWRT firmware upgrade on the TP Link WDR4300 router. Very important to note that if you already use OpenWRT on the router, install the sysupgrade and not the factory binary firmware file. Use factory only when upgrading from the factory TP Link firmware. For first time install use this file … Continue reading Unable to log into LuCi web interface after upgrading OpenWRT from barrier-breaker to chaos-calmer

Best free cloud storage service for data with Linux support

If you want good storage with great synchronization support for Linux, you can try any of the following cloud storage services for your data:Dropbox (2 GB free)Copy.com (15 GB free) - Now defunctmega.co.nz (50 GB free)SpiderOak (2 GB free)The above 3 are very popular and have Linux Synchronization clients that make it easy to synchronize … Continue reading Best free cloud storage service for data with Linux support

Enable, start, stop or disable services in Ubuntu

Enter the commands shown in italics in a terminal window to: List all services running: $ sudo service <service> --status-all <enter> Disable a service from startup: $ sudo sudo service <service> disable <enter> Stop a service: $ sudo service <service> stop <enter> Start a service: $ sudo service <service> start <enter>

Firewall Builder iptables compile error – failed to start program

Following error was reported when compiling the Firewall Builder rulesets for iptables. Compiling rule sets for firewall: xx1firewall fwb_ipt -v -f /home/user/xx1firewall.fwb -d /home/user -o /home/user/xx1firewall.fw -i id8922X6568 Error: Failed to start program fwb_ipt Last error: The process failed to start Current state of QProcess: The process is not running. To resolve this error, install … Continue reading Firewall Builder iptables compile error – failed to start program

Remove the pain from firewall rules building – Firewall Builder

If you are new to firewalls and want an easy way to build the rules for your devices, you can use Firewall Builder. It can be installed on Linux, Windows and other platforms. You can download it from http://www.fwbuilder.org. The key feature is an easy to use GUI-based firewall rules system. Firewall Builder can also … Continue reading Remove the pain from firewall rules building – Firewall Builder

Things to do after Fedora Linux install

So you have now upgraded to the latest Fedora Linux Operating System? Congratulations. You will now need to learn how to use the Gnome 3 desktop environment and also customize your desktop and install additional software. Below is a list of things you can do after you have install Fedora 16 on your computer. Improve … Continue reading Things to do after Fedora Linux install