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

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

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

How to verify files copied with hashes computed using hashdeep on Linux

Linux is very meticulous about maintaining the integrity of files and the file system when copying files across folders. However, there are occassions when the copies of files need to be verified with those of the original. To do this, hashdeep is a good tool to compute hashes of files copied and compare them with … Continue reading How to verify files copied with hashes computed using hashdeep on Linux

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

Thunar file manager does not show archiving options in the menu upon right click

Thunar File Manager on Xubuntu did not display the options of Extract or Extract Here... when right clicking on an archive file. This was because the thunar-archive-plugin is not installed. To get the option to extract archive files, open a terminal window and install the thunar-archive-plugin as below: $ sudo apt-get install thunar-archive-plugin <enter>

How to speed up starting of Ubuntu 19.04 on the Dell Inspiron 5580

Open a terminal windows in linux and enter the following commands: $ sudo apt-get purge snapd* <enter> Above command removes snapd. $ sudo systemd-analyze blame <enter> Also, found the plymouth-quit-wait.service takes very long time in boot. To eliminate the problem, enter following commands: $ sudo vi /etc/default/grub <enter> # Insert below line:GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="noplymouth video=SVIDEO-1:d" :wq Update … Continue reading How to speed up starting of Ubuntu 19.04 on the Dell Inspiron 5580

How to enable Cut, Copy and Paste menu options in Thunar after installing xubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 18.10

Upon installing the XFCE desktop, everything works fine. However, Cut, Copy and Paste menu options are greyed out in Thunar. To enable this, select Settings -> Session and Startup -> Advanced and uncheck the box where it says Launch GNOME services on startup. Reboot the computer and you will be able to cut, copy and … Continue reading How to enable Cut, Copy and Paste menu options in Thunar after installing xubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 18.10