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

Evolution keeps asking for passwords in Ubuntu after updates

After an update, the Evolution email client on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS would not remember any passwords. Each time it tries to retrieve messages, it asks that passwords be entered. Even though the check box to Add the password to the key ring is clicked, it never stopped asking. It neither stored passwords in the key … Continue reading Evolution keeps asking for passwords in Ubuntu after updates

Use Grive to sync files or folders between the Linux computer and Google Drive

It's been more than a while waiting for Google to come up with a Google Drive sync client for Linux. While the clients are available for Android, Windows, Mac and more, Linux does not have an 'official' Google Drive client. If you need a PC application to synchronize files and folders between your computer and … Continue reading Use Grive to sync files or folders between the Linux computer and Google Drive

How to create a .jar file with entry point using jpackit for your Java application

Download jpackit from this link http://sourceforge.net/projects/jpackit/ Create a jar file of all the *.class files in your java folder $ jar -cvf myapplication.jar *.class <enter> Start jpackit as follows: $ java -jar jpackit-1.0.2.jar <enter> Now fill in the parameters by clicking the Choose ... button next to them Parameter Value Comment Base Dir /home/user/myapplication The … Continue reading How to create a .jar file with entry point using jpackit for your Java application

Install Windows 8.1 Preview in VirtualBox

Windows 8.1 Preview cannot be installed and run directly in VirtualBox. It displays the following error message (some text like this): Error Code: 0x000000C4 Parameters: 0x0000000000000091 0x000000000000000F 0xFFFFF80238F5BA80 0x0000000000000000 After you have downloaded Windows 8.1 Preview from the Microsoft Website, set up a new Virtual Machine in VirtualBox. In my case, I named the machine … Continue reading Install Windows 8.1 Preview in VirtualBox

Stop avahi-daemon in Ubuntu Linux

To stop the avahi-daemon in Ubuntu Linux, open a terminal window and enter the command below: $ sudo service avahi-daemon disable <enter> To remove avahi-daemon altogether, enter the following command: $ sudo apt-get purge avahi-daemon <enter> Or in Ubuntu 18.10, to stop the service from starting, enter the following command: $ sudo chkconfig avahi-daemon off … Continue reading Stop avahi-daemon in Ubuntu Linux

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

How to remove Swiftfox in Ubuntu 12.04

If you have installed Swiftfox, an alternative browser to Firefox, in Ubuntu 12.04, you can remove it using the following command in a terminal: $ sudo apt-get install aptitude <enter> $ sudo aptitude purge swiftfox-prescott <enter> If you try to remove it with apt-get or dpkg, you will not find the package. However, aptitude finds … Continue reading How to remove Swiftfox in Ubuntu 12.04