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 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

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

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