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 install Java 8 SE and run Income Tax India ITR 2019 Java utilities in Linux

Those who want to run the ITR Java utilities released by the Income Tax Department India on Linux, must note that Java 8 SE is no more supported by Oracle. It is outdated and has security bugs which have been fixed in future versions. Future versions do not run the ITR utilities. Follow below at … Continue reading How to install Java 8 SE and run Income Tax India ITR 2019 Java utilities in Linux

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

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)