Android Studio experience on Linux distributions

Finally tried out Android Studio 4.0.1 on multiple Linux distributions. However, below is my experience on how it went. Mileage varies. Linux Mint 20 with Android Studio without a swap file of 8 GB would hang or freeze very frequently. Technically, not a freeze but it got too slow to be able to do anything … Continue reading Android Studio experience on Linux distributions

How to add 8 gb swap file instead of the 1 gb swap partition created by Xubuntu Linux on install

When using Android Studio or any other disk intensive applications, on Ubuntu-based distros, it is difficult to squeeze performance due to less RAM. 8gb RAM if using Android Studio and if Firefox web browser is also being used, the system will freeze or hang. To prevent this, increase the swap size. Unfortunately, Ubuntu-based distros only … Continue reading How to add 8 gb swap file instead of the 1 gb swap partition created by Xubuntu Linux on install

How to check if swap is encrypted in Ubuntu

Start up a terminal window and then enter the commands as shown in italics below. The following command will tell you if your swap is encrypted in Ubuntu 12.04. $ swapon --summary <enter> Filename Type Size Used Priority /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 partition 3904508 0 -1 Above indicates swap is encrypted. If it returned nothing except the heading, … Continue reading How to check if swap is encrypted in Ubuntu

Partition Transcend USB external drive (Storejet) into 2 partitions

You can partition a transcend USB external disk drive into 2 partitions using gparted. Visit http://www.gparted.org to get the software. Using gparted, the USB drive can have 2 partitions one ext4 for Linux and one NTFS for Windows. Using NTFS allows the backup of larger files to happen without intervention. Had you used a FAT32 … Continue reading Partition Transcend USB external drive (Storejet) into 2 partitions