How to speed Android Studio in Linux by changed VM Options

After installing Android Studio 4.1 on Linux, one of the biggest issue was speed of Android Studio at startup. To improve speed vmoptions64 or vmoptions needs to contain the setof lines in blue below. You can change the file using a text editor as follows by opening a terminal window: $ mousepad ~/.AndroidStudio4.0/config/studio64.vmoptions <enter> or … Continue reading How to speed Android Studio in Linux by changed VM Options

How to change GPU mode for Android 10 Google Play API Pixel 3 AVD in Android Studio for Linux

If you install the AVD with Google Play Store, you cannot modify the GPU from Automatic or Hardware to any other value. It appears greyed in the AVD settings. Some of us do not have graphics cards on our systems and therefore, this setting has to be changed in order to enable Android Studio AVDs … Continue reading How to change GPU mode for Android 10 Google Play API Pixel 3 AVD in Android Studio for Linux

How to use India income tax Java utilities on Linux

Upon download and execution of the income tax India utilities for the ITRs for Java, the following error is display when the utility is run using Java 11 on Linux. "Error: JavaFX runtime components are missing, and are required to run this application" This is error basically indicates that to run the income tax java … Continue reading How to use India income tax Java utilities on Linux

How to shred a file on Linux leaving no remnants

Sometimes we have files on our hard disks that we would like to remove for good. If you have set up full disk encryption when you installed Linux on your computer, you will have an encrypted hard disk which is pretty much useless to anyone without the password that only you know. However, sometimes, to … Continue reading How to shred a file on Linux leaving no remnants

How to find serial number of computer in Linux using dmidecode

To find the serial number of the computer, open a terminal window and install dmidecode using apt-get as below:$ sudo apt-get install dmidecode <enter> Thereafter, enter the following command to get the serial number:$ sudo dmidecode | grep -i serial <enter> Now you will see the serial number of the computer. The serial number is … Continue reading How to find serial number of computer in Linux using dmidecode

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