How to install Snap packages on Linux Mint 21

Installing Snap Packages on Linux Mint 21 is not as straightforward. If the snap package is installed without doing the steps below, it throws an error as below: package snapd has no installation candidate. However, snap can still be enabled, and snap packages installed on it. To install snap, open a terminal window and enter … Continue reading How to install Snap packages on Linux Mint 21

How to fix error the following packages have been held back in Linux Mint or Ubuntu Linux

When updating packages in Linux Mint 21 or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, at times, a message appears, as shown below, that states the following packages have been held back.$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade <enter> Reading package lists… DoneBuilding dependency tree… DoneReading state information… DoneCalculating upgrade… DoneThe following packages have been kept back:cryptsetup cryptsetup-bin cryptsetup-initramfs libcryptsetup120 upgraded, 0 … Continue reading How to fix error the following packages have been held back in Linux Mint or Ubuntu Linux

How to fix error of Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d instead in Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS or Linux Mint 21

In Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or Linux Mint 21, there has been a change in the way keys to repos are stored. When installing software like Spotify from the internet via instructions there, the commands used cause an error when running apt-get update. The following error appears: Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d … Continue reading How to fix error of Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d instead in Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS or Linux Mint 21

How to fix crackling distorted sound from speakers in Linux Mint 20 XFCE

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

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

Enable night mode on Linux using RedShift

To enable night mode on Linux and void strain to the eyes while working at night, install redshift. To install from the repository, open a terminal window and enter the following command: $ sudo apt-get install redshift-gtk <enter> This will install the RedShift tool. Run it and set it up to reduce screen glare at … Continue reading Enable night mode on Linux using RedShift

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 performance 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 performance on Linux if it boots slowly