Linux Mint 20, Xubuntu or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS runs well on the Dell laptop. But, the recent upgrade to Linux Mint 20 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS caused an issue of tinny sound from the the speakers. After trying several changes, I tried this below, and at least, using the pulseaudio equalizer, managed to make the … Continue reading How to fix tinny sound from Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop speakers in Linux Mint 20 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Android Studio works quite slow with a normal SATA Hard Disk Drive (HDD), on a computer. To overcome this, there are a few solutions, including waiting for the good folks at Google to release another efficient version, or if you are seriously into Android development, then you can augment the hardware of your computer by … Continue reading Select and set up a Crucial M2.2280 NVMe PCIe SSD
The computer speakers crackle and give distorted sound at high volumes in Linux Mint 20 XFCE. To overcome this, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ alsamixer <enter>Use the right arrow key to locate the option for Auto-Mute. It will show enabled. Change it to disabled by pressing the down arrow key … Continue reading How to fix crackling distorted sound from speakers in Linux Mint 20 XFCE
If you use Thunderbird ver 78.3.2, gContactSync extension will not work anymore. To fetch Google Contacts into Thunderbird, use the CardBook extension.
On a Linux computer, reading SD MMC Cards which have a MicroSD Adapter to insert a micro SD card for reading works fine. However, the problem arises when data is to be written to such the micro SD card in the SD MMC adapter. There are errors that the user does not have rights to … Continue reading How to make microSD card writable with SD MMC Card MicroSD Adapter in Ubuntu Linux
Start ThunderbirdSelect Edit -> Preferences.Scroll right down and click on Config Editor… button Locate value layout.css.devPixelsPerPx and modify it per convenience. This is needed for displaying messages in the right text size if using a HiDPI display.
To enable night mode on Linux and void strain to the eyes while working at night, install redshift. To install from the repository, open a terminal window and enter the following command: $ sudo apt-get install redshift-gtk <enter> This will install the RedShift tool. Run it and set it up to reduce screen glare at … Continue reading Enable night mode on Linux using RedShift
Recently, I wanted to change the stock quote source for the stocks in GnuCash. To do so, follow the steps below: To retrieve the stock quotes for National Stock Exchange or Bombay Stock Exchange in India, use Yahoo as JSON as the source.To find the stock quote and abbreviation, visit the Yahoo Finance at https://in.finance.yahoo.com … Continue reading How to change the price retrieval source for stock quote in GnuCash
Coming from Linux Mint or Ubuntu or Xubuntu, it is trivial to change language and regional settings there, but in Fedora, to change the language settings, open a terminal window, and enter the following per requirement. To list the current locale:$ locale <enter>LANG=en_US.utf8LC_CTYPE="en_US.utf8"LC_NUMERIC=en_IN.UTF8LC_TIME=en_IN.UTF8LC_COLLATE="en_US.utf8"LC_MONETARY=en_IN.UTF8LC_MESSAGES="en_US.utf8"LC_PAPER="en_US.utf8"LC_NAME="en_US.utf8"LC_ADDRESS="en_US.utf8"LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.utf8"LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.utf8"LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.utf8"LC_ALL= To setup the locale globally:$ vi /etc/locale.conf <enter> Add in the following … Continue reading How to change language and regional settings or locale in Fedora XFCE Linux
To check for updates in Fedora 32, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ sudo dnf check-update <enter>$ sudo dnf update <enter> This will look for updated rpm files and ensure that the system is patched. Note that "dnf" works similar to "yum" used earlier on Fedora.