How to enable Android Studio AVD to use only lesser number of CPUs than available on the computer

To use only 2 cores of the CPU of the computer, do the following action after opening a terminal window in Linux, where Device10.avd is the Android 10 AVD created: $ vi ~/.android/avd/Device10.avd/config.ini <enter> Change the values in red for the below parameters in the file to those in blue as below.hw.cpu.ncore=4 hw.cpu.ncore=2 Save the … Continue reading How to enable Android Studio AVD to use only lesser number of CPUs than available on the computer

One more way to speed Android Studio in Linux

At times, Android Studio just slows down while indexing files on the Linux file system. To overcome this problem, some files like Thumbs.db or thumbs.db can be prevented from being taken up for indexing. To do so, start Android Studio and select the File->Settings -> File Types. Then at the end of the list of … Continue reading One more way to speed Android Studio in Linux

How to change GPU mode for Android 10 Google Play API Pixel 3 AVD in Android Studio for Linux

If you install the AVD with Google Play Store, you cannot modify the GPU from Automatic or Hardware to any other value. It appears greyed in the AVD settings. Some of us do not have graphics cards on our systems and therefore, this setting has to be changed in order to enable Android Studio AVDs … Continue reading How to change GPU mode for Android 10 Google Play API Pixel 3 AVD in Android Studio for Linux

How to add a Guest Wireless Network with Isolation in OpenWRT on a wireless router

Problem Statement Several guests come home and ask for Wi-Fi access to connect to the internet to see emails, etc. Most times, we give them our main SSID wireless password everytime to connect. This has several disadvantages, though not limited to those listed below: The guest now has a permanent record of your Wireless SSID … Continue reading How to add a Guest Wireless Network with Isolation in OpenWRT on a wireless router

How to create a second address book in Evolution and isolate the contacts from the Primary Address Book

I manage a office address book of about 300 members. I use Evolution on Linux as the primary email client. The problem was that I did not want to combine the names and addresses of the members of the club with those in my Personal Address Book. One solution is to use Groups, but still … Continue reading How to create a second address book in Evolution and isolate the contacts from the Primary Address Book

Gnome, Ubuntu, Xubuntu configuration settings .config folder in home

All these years, I always took a backup of my home folder. As part of that backup, the .config folder too was backed up. It was great joy to see that each time, the desktop settings, and other program settings automatically restored whenever the backup was restored. However, recently, I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Fedora … Continue reading Gnome, Ubuntu, Xubuntu configuration settings .config folder in home