How to check if TRIM is enabled on Linux Mint 20.1

After installation of a NVMe SSD in the laptop, it needs to be well-managed so that it's life does not decrease. To do this, most modern systems use TRIM to manage and delete unwanted blocks of data on the SSD. To check if TRIM is enabled on the Linux Mint 20.1 laptop, open a terminal … Continue reading How to check if TRIM is enabled on Linux Mint 20.1

How to increase battery backup time of laptop in Linux

When running Linux on a laptop (other than a Thinkpad), battery backup time is just about 120 to 150 minutes, irrespective if it is used for heavy work or just idling. To increase the battery backup time in Linux Mint 20+, open a terminal window and install the tlp utility as below: $ sudo apt-get … Continue reading How to increase battery backup time of laptop in Linux

How to merge PDF files in Linux

Merging PDFs in Ubuntu Linux or Linux Mint was real easy using the pdfunite command in a terminal. To merge PDF files in Linux open a terminal window enter the following command:$ pdfunite file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf combined.pdf <enter> where file1.pdf, file2.pdf and file3.pdf are the individual pdf files that will be merged and combined.pdf is … Continue reading How to merge PDF files in Linux

How to fix tinny sound from Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop speakers in Linux Mint 20 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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

How to make microSD card writable with SD MMC Card MicroSD Adapter in Ubuntu Linux

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

Android Studio experience on Linux distributions

Finally tried out Android Studio 4.0.1 on multiple Linux distributions. However, below is my experience on how it went. Mileage varies. Linux Mint 20 with Android Studio without a swap file of 8 GB would hang or freeze very frequently. Technically, not a freeze but it got too slow to be able to do anything … Continue reading Android Studio experience on Linux distributions

Enable night mode on Linux using RedShift

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

How to change the price retrieval source for stock quote in GnuCash

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.comContinue reading How to change the price retrieval source for stock quote in GnuCash

How to configure and run Wine on Fedora Linux

To configure Wine on Fedora Linux, connect to the Internet, then open a terminal window and enter:$ winecfg <enter> After wine is configured, any Windows application that is compatible with it can be installed by entering the below command:$ wine program.exe <enter> where program.exe is the program file to install. Run the program from the … Continue reading How to configure and run Wine on Fedora Linux