Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

Your Ubuntu computer connects without your knowledge to some unknown servers. These servers are intended to enable the unity lens applications like music, video, music-store. To get rid of some of these services, you should remove unwanted lenses, using the below commands in a terminal window: $ sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music unity-lens-video unity-lens-files unity-lens-musicstore <enter> … Continue reading Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

The following packages have been kept back: Message in Ubuntu when updating packages

If you used the instructions at this post to update your Ubuntu Linux packages, basically, apply patches, you get the following message at times: The following packages have been kept back: <list of packages> This basically prevents the packages listed from getting updated. To overcome this issue, there are two ways: 1. Run sudo apt-get … Continue reading The following packages have been kept back: Message in Ubuntu when updating packages

Remove or Purge package in Ubuntu

Ubuntu offers two options to remove packages. When you remove packages, you only remove the packages, but not their configuration files. Enter the following command to remove a package in a terminal window. $ sudo apt-get remove packagename <enter> When you purge packages, you remove the packages and their configuration files. Enter the command below … Continue reading Remove or Purge package in Ubuntu

Updating Ubuntu packages, apply Ubuntu patches manually using the command line

Updating your Ubuntu system for the latest updates or patches manually is a 2 step activity, from the command line. Start up the terminal on your system, then enter the commands in italics as shown below. $ sudo apt-get update <enter> $ sudo apt-get upgrade <enter> If you are not comfortable doing the above at … Continue reading Updating Ubuntu packages, apply Ubuntu patches manually using the command line