Install Lineage OS 16.0 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Installing Lineage OS 16.0 is well-explained at https://forum.xda-developers.com/redmi-note-5-pro/development/rom-t3913242 Follow the steps below and your own risk and I am not responsible for anything that happens to your device. The below steps are from my experience and there is no assurance or guarantee that they will work for you. Make sure you have installed the Android … Continue reading Install Lineage OS 16.0 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

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

How to validate digital signature in a document in Linux

In Linux, libreoffice-draw has the ability to open and validate digital signatures. Unfortunately, this functionality is broken as of today in the seahorse or gnome-keyring on LinuxMint 19.2 Tessa. This is due to the Ubuntu repository not having an updated package or a bug in seahorse. Without digging into above, a different program named PDFStudioViewer … Continue reading How to validate digital signature in a document in Linux

Shared hosting and WordPress

WordPress had recently upgraded it's code to work with PHP 7. Subsequently, each time I logged into the hosting provider account, I was always reminded by WordPress to upgrade the WordPress code and stay up to date with the latest security patches. Unfortunately, the hosting provider informed that the latest PHP 7 scripting language could … Continue reading Shared hosting and WordPress

Export WordPress site images from GoDaddy to WordPress

On a GoDaddy WordPress site, there is an option to export the contents of the entire site into an XML file. This includes everything. The same file can be imported into a WordPress site created on https://wordpress.com. Although everything gets inported into the wordpress.com site, the posts that use images do not display images. To … Continue reading Export WordPress site images from GoDaddy to WordPress

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 use fastboot on Android phone from a computer with USB 3.0 ports only

It is rather unfortunate, but twrp.img could not be transferred to the Xiaomi phone simply because the computer from which it was done, did not have a USB 2.0 port. To overcome this, connect a USB 2.0 hub to the USB 3.0 port of the laptop. Then connect the Xiaomi phone USB cable to the … Continue reading How to use fastboot on Android phone from a computer with USB 3.0 ports only

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