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

How to stop the DSMService on your Windows 8 computer

Upon connecting the Sony Xperia ZR phone or even an ordinary pen drive to the Windows 8 computer, I found that it shows a window that says Installing drivers... This is strange, because when I connected the Sony Xperia ZR to the Windows 8 computer, it detected the storage and showed it all correctly in … Continue reading How to stop the DSMService on your Windows 8 computer

Enable, start, stop or disable services in Ubuntu

Enter the commands shown in italics in a terminal window to: List all services running: $ sudo service <service> --status-all <enter> Disable a service from startup: $ sudo sudo service <service> disable <enter> Stop a service: $ sudo service <service> stop <enter> Start a service: $ sudo service <service> start <enter>

Things to do after Fedora Linux install

So you have now upgraded to the latest Fedora Linux Operating System? Congratulations. You will now need to learn how to use the Gnome 3 desktop environment and also customize your desktop and install additional software. Below is a list of things you can do after you have install Fedora 16 on your computer. Improve … Continue reading Things to do after Fedora Linux install

Manage services on Fedora 16 using systemctl

With ntsysv no more the tool to manage services, and chkconfig being used to manage only legacy services, Fedora 16 now has a new command, systemctl. To list all services running on the Fedora 16 system: # systemctl -t service <enter> To stop a service on the Fedora 16 system: # systemctl stop sendmail.service <enter> … Continue reading Manage services on Fedora 16 using systemctl