How to fix Android Studio error message – Emulator: createOrGetGlobalVkEmulation: Warning: Vulkan 1.0 APIs missing from instance

Android Studio upon being freshly installed displayed the below error message in the event window: Emulator: createOrGetGlobalVkEmulation: Warning: Vulkan 1.0 APIs missing from instance This error is due to the Vulkan APIs that are not needed if the computer has no graphics card. To overcome this error, open a terminal window and do the following: … Continue reading How to fix Android Studio error message – Emulator: createOrGetGlobalVkEmulation: Warning: Vulkan 1.0 APIs missing from instance

Superb applications for graphics or photo processing darktable and rawtherapee

If you need to process images, use darktable and rawtherapee To install in Xubuntu or Ubuntu, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ sudo apt-get install darktable rawtherapee <enter> Once you are done, go ahead and process photographs like a professional. Need I say that this is a good combination to substitute … Continue reading Superb applications for graphics or photo processing darktable and rawtherapee

Android Virtual device emulator not starting up or very slow with error sh: 1: glxinfo: not found

Android Virtual device emulator not starting up or very slow with error sh: 1: glxinfo: not found takes a very long time to start the emulator and finally returns with an error. To resolve the above error, do following: $ sudo apt-get install lib64stdc++6 <enter> Then create a link to the new 64 bit libraries … Continue reading Android Virtual device emulator not starting up or very slow with error sh: 1: glxinfo: not found

Convert any image file to pdf in Linux

Linux has a convert command that can manipulate images of any popular format from the command line individually or in a batch. In addition to the above, it can also convert image files into PDF files. To try it out,  open a terminal window and type following command at the $ prompt: $ convert image.jpg image.pdf … Continue reading Convert any image file to pdf in Linux