The computer speakers crackle and give distorted sound at high volumes in Linux Mint 20 XFCE. To overcome this, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ alsamixer <enter>Use the right arrow key to locate the option for Auto-Mute. It will show enabled. Change it to disabled by pressing the down arrow key … Continue reading How to fix crackling distorted sound from speakers in Linux Mint 20 XFCE
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
It is strange that Linux Mint has such great sound effects in Cinnamon and they can all be heard, but they do not work on the Linux Mint XFCE desktop. Fret not. The effects are there, but the sounds have to be enabled. This applies to the XFCE desktop in any Linux distribution. To enable … Continue reading Enable login sound in Linux Mint on the XFCE desktop environment
The default Android SDK installed with Android Studio already has the adb application installed and it is the latest. The error ADB Binary found at /home/user/ adb is obsolete and has serious performance problems with Android Emulator appears only if from Android Studio, menu option, Tools -> SDK Manager -> SDK Tools, the Android SDK … Continue reading How to fix the ADB Binary found adb is obsolete and has serious performance problems with Android Emulator error in Android Studio for Linux
Sometimes we have files on our hard disks that we would like to remove for good. If you have set up full disk encryption when you installed Linux on your computer, you will have an encrypted hard disk which is pretty much useless to anyone without the password that only you know. However, sometimes, to … Continue reading How to shred a file on Linux leaving no remnants
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
To extract the opus audio from mkv file, open a terminal window and enter the following command: $ ffmpeg -i Attention.mkv -acodec copy -vn audio.opus <enter>
To find out the audio stream in the .mkv file using ffmpeg, open a terminal window and enter the following command: $ ffmpeg -i aaa.mkv <enter>
There are various methods to create a 150 GB file on Linux, but the fastest way to do so is to use fallocate. Open a terminal window and enter the command below: $ fallocate 150G filename <enter> The above command creates a 150 gb file named filename.
On a Dell Inspiron 5580, the wireless adapter is of Intel. The same is not detected when installing Linux Mint 19.1 the first time. This is because of the kernel not being updated. Once Linux Mint 19.1 is installed, the later kernel 4.15.0-52 installed upon update, makes the wireless adapter work.