How to pair bluetooth device with Linux Mint 20 XFCE using bluez

Bluetooth by default was not recognizing the devices I wanted to connect to the computer on my Linux Mint 20 system. Therefore, open a terminal window and enter the following commands:$ sudo apt-get install blueman <enter>$ sudo systemctl enable bluetooth.service <enter>$ sudo systemctl start bluetooth.service <enter> $ sudo vi /etc/bluetooth/main.conf <enter>Under [General] remove the # … Continue reading How to pair bluetooth device with Linux Mint 20 XFCE using bluez

Error running Income Tax India ITR utility on Fedora 32 Linux

India income tax returns filing utilities are created using Java 8 SDK and use Java FX. These can only be run using Java 8 as Java FX was bundled with it. Newer versions of Java from Oracle do not bundle Java Fx anymore. Therefore, when running the Java income tax utilities, the following error (in … Continue reading Error running Income Tax India ITR utility on Fedora 32 Linux

How to install vlc and other applications not available in the Fedora repositories via rpmfusion

Fedora has not put the vlc media player in it's official repos. To install it and various other such applications not available in the Fedora repos, add the rpmfusion repository to the package manager and use it to download vlc. To add the rpmfusion repos, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ … Continue reading How to install vlc and other applications not available in the Fedora repositories via rpmfusion

How to enable fastestmirror and deltarpms in Fedora

Fastestmirror and deltarpm are perhaps the best features of Fedora, but they are not available by default on the Fedora 32 workstation. To enable these fastestmirror and deltarpm, open a terminal window and do the following: $ sudo vi /etc/dnf/dnf.conf <enter>Add the following two lines to the end of the filefastestmirror=truedeltarpm=true:wq Once the above has … Continue reading How to enable fastestmirror and deltarpms in Fedora

How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

My Linux computer was very slow to start up. It took approximately 4 minutes to get to the login prompt. Before performing any of the steps below, take a backup of the data on the computer. Also, you follow the steps below at your own risk. No one is responsible for whatever you do with … Continue reading How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

After sooo many years, discovered that students in India were asked to do projects in Turbo C 2.01 in DOS. Amazing, but true! That being the case, you can download Turbo C 2.01 for MS DOS from http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20841 for free. It is antique software and embarcadero acquired it way back. They offer it as a … Continue reading How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

apt-get dist-upgrade freezes at reading package lists due to appstreamcli in Ubuntu

Today, when I attempted to update the Ubuntu system to install the latest patches, the system hanged infinitely at the sudo apt-get update command. This appears to be a bug, but nonetheless, system patching is our priority and this is the workaround, till it gets fixed. To type the commands below, open a linux terminal … Continue reading apt-get dist-upgrade freezes at reading package lists due to appstreamcli in Ubuntu

How to install a Ubuntu package file using gdebi with dependencies

If you download a Debian package file, .deb file from the internet, you can install it with any dependencies using gdebi. dpkg will not install the dependencies. If you do not have gdebi installed on your computer, see Step 1. 1. Install gdebi in Linux $ sudo apt-get install gdebi-core <enter> This installs the gdebi … Continue reading How to install a Ubuntu package file using gdebi with dependencies