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.
Note system scaling works out of box with Cinnamon desktop. Open a terminal window and install it with: $ sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment <enter> To do system scaling in the Gnome Desktop Environment, install the gnome-tweak tool. To do so, open a terminal window and enter the command as below: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool … Continue reading System scaling in Linux on 1920×1080 display (HiDPI)
To identify which system processes take how much time when booting your Linux system, open a terminal window, at type the following command: $ sudo systemd-analyze blame <enter>
Many of us use Linux Distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, available for free on the Internet. To install these distributions on our computers, we need to down their ISO files. Recently, the Linux Mint ISO was hacked and malware inserted into some of it's files. It was then repacked and put up on an external website. … Continue reading How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android
Evolution always asks for password when sending or receiving emails on Linux mint because Evolution uses gnome-keyring files. To resolve, do the following steps: $ cd /usr/bin <enter> $ sudo ln -s mate-keyring gnome-keyring <enter> $ sudo ln -s mate-keyring-daemon gnome-keyring-daemon <enter> Delete the files in ~/.config/mate/keyrings Reboot. Now Evolution will ask for the e-mail … Continue reading Evolution always asks for password when sending or receiving emails on Linux Mint
Linux users who find Gnome 3 clunky, now have a choice in desktop environments. You can install Cinnamon or go with Mate, which is fork of the Gnome 2 project. Funny that the Gnome developers did not realize that over time, their interface would introduce inefficiencies or wean away their users to other alternatives. Personally, … Continue reading Alternative desktops to Gnome 3 – Mate, Cinnamon