What to do if “failed to connect to lvmetad” slows down booting on Linux Mint or Ubuntu

As my system was very slow to boot, while grub loaded, I press the Esc key see what was wrong. The error related to "failed to connect to lvmetad" occurred frequently. This error is due to improperly configured swap file for the resume of the laptop on hibernate. To fix this, open a terminal window … Continue reading What to do if “failed to connect to lvmetad” slows down booting on Linux Mint or Ubuntu

Install Lineage OS 16.0 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Installing Lineage OS 16.0 is well-explained at https://forum.xda-developers.com/redmi-note-5-pro/development/rom-t3913242 Follow the steps below and your own risk and I am not responsible for anything that happens to your device. The below steps are from my experience and there is no assurance or guarantee that they will work for you. Make sure you have installed the Android … Continue reading Install Lineage OS 16.0 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

How to verify files copied with hashes computed using hashdeep on Linux

Linux is very meticulous about maintaining the integrity of files and the file system when copying files across folders. However, there are occassions when the copies of files need to be verified with those of the original. To do this, hashdeep is a good tool to compute hashes of files copied and compare them with … Continue reading How to verify files copied with hashes computed using hashdeep on Linux

Fix NTFS USB drive in linux

At times, there are errors with mounting NTFS formatted volumes from a USB drive. This can cause pain. Below is the method of how to fix the error, and even though it worked for me, there is no guarantee it will work for anyone else. Try it at your own risk. Open a terminal window … Continue reading Fix NTFS USB drive in linux

Thunar file manager does not show archiving options in the menu upon right click

Thunar File Manager on Xubuntu did not display the options of Extract or Extract Here... when right clicking on an archive file. This was because the thunar-archive-plugin is not installed. To get the option to extract archive files, open a terminal window and install the thunar-archive-plugin as below: $ sudo apt-get install thunar-archive-plugin <enter>

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