How to debloat, remove crapware from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.. If you are one of those who is a technology connoisseur and love to compare specifications of smart phones before making a purchase decision, you need to be aware that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 6 GB Internal RAM, best display and camera is a … Continue reading How to debloat, remove crapware from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone

How to restart wifi after Suspend/Resume Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux installed on a Lenovo laptop randomly disables wireless networks altogether. Subsequently, it does not show any wireless networks too in Network Manager. To resolve this issue, did the following: $ sudo lshw -class network <enter> Below is the result. Notice the logical name wlp2s0b1 and the driver brcmsmac *-network description: Wireless interface product: … Continue reading How to restart wifi after Suspend/Resume Ubuntu Linux

Install XFCE desktop and remove Gnome desktop on Ubuntu 18.10

To install Xubuntu after you have install Ubuntu 18.10 with the default Gnome desktop, make sure to take a backup of your data and then open a terminal window and run the following commands: $ sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop <enter>$ sudo apt-get purge whoopsie orage gigolo catfish snap* parole* <enter>$ sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-gnome-desktop <enter>$ … Continue reading Install XFCE desktop and remove Gnome desktop on Ubuntu 18.10

Error when opening a LUKS encrypted container file /dev/loop0 Device or resource is busy on Ubuntu 18.10 Gnome Desktop

When you enter the command below in a terminal window: $ sudo /sbin/losetup /dev/loop0 /home/user1/folder1/containerdatafile <enter> Device error or resource busy error message appears and the device is not setup. The reason is that /dev/loop0 is taken by snap. To overcome the error, change /dev/loop0 to something else like /dev/loop35 Or, if you do not … Continue reading Error when opening a LUKS encrypted container file /dev/loop0 Device or resource is busy on Ubuntu 18.10 Gnome Desktop

How to restore TWRP recovery after encrypting internal storage on LineageOS 14.1 on Motorola G 2014 (titan)

I installed LineageOS 14.1 on an old Motorola G 2nd Generation (2014) android phone, also known as titan. All went well and it worked like a charm. I wanted to encrypt the internal storage and accordingly, did so from the Settings -> Security option on the phone. It worked well and said the phone was … Continue reading How to restore TWRP recovery after encrypting internal storage on LineageOS 14.1 on Motorola G 2014 (titan)

Superb applications for graphics or photo processing darktable and rawtherapee

If you need to process images, use darktable and rawtherapee To install in Xubuntu or Ubuntu, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ sudo apt-get install darktable rawtherapee <enter> Once you are done, go ahead and process photographs like a professional. Need I say that this is a good combination to substitute … Continue reading Superb applications for graphics or photo processing darktable and rawtherapee

How to fix Unknown media type in type all/all and more due to kde.xml in Linux

If you get the below errors and are not using the KDE desktop environment, it could be that you installed some KDE program like Okular and then removed it, as a result it caused the mime types to give following errors: Unknown media type in type 'all/all' Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles' Unknown media … Continue reading How to fix Unknown media type in type all/all and more due to kde.xml in Linux

How to get back missing Dropbox icon in the Ubuntu panel

I noticed that my dropbox icon went missing due to a bug in Dropbox. To restore it, I came across this post, and at the command line, had to issue following commands after opening a terminal window: First, install libappindicator1 once by: $ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 <enter> Now, each time, the below commands need … Continue reading How to get back missing Dropbox icon in the Ubuntu panel