How to fix tinny sound from Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop speakers in Linux Mint 20 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Linux Mint 20, Xubuntu or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS runs well on the Dell laptop. But, the recent upgrade to Linux Mint 20 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS caused an issue of tinny sound from the the speakers. After trying several changes, I tried this below, and at least, using the pulseaudio equalizer, managed to make the … Continue reading How to fix tinny sound from Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop speakers in Linux Mint 20 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

How to fix crackling distorted sound from speakers in Linux Mint 20 XFCE

The computer speakers crackle and give distorted sound at high volumes in Linux Mint 20 XFCE. To overcome this, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ alsamixer <enter>Use the right arrow key to locate the option for Auto-Mute. It will show enabled. Change it to disabled by pressing the down arrow key … Continue reading How to fix crackling distorted sound from speakers in Linux Mint 20 XFCE

How to pair bluetooth device with Linux Mint 20 XFCE using bluez

Bluetooth by default was not recognizing the devices I wanted to connect to the computer on my Linux Mint 20 system. Therefore, open a terminal window and enter the following commands:$ sudo apt-get install blueman <enter>$ sudo systemctl enable bluetooth.service <enter>$ sudo systemctl start bluetooth.service <enter> $ sudo vi /etc/bluetooth/main.conf <enter>Under [General] remove the # … Continue reading How to pair bluetooth device with Linux Mint 20 XFCE using bluez

How to make microSD card writable with SD MMC Card MicroSD Adapter in Ubuntu Linux

On a Linux computer, reading SD MMC Cards which have a MicroSD Adapter to insert a micro SD card for reading works fine. However, the problem arises when data is to be written to such the micro SD card in the SD MMC adapter. There are errors that the user does not have rights to … Continue reading How to make microSD card writable with SD MMC Card MicroSD Adapter in Ubuntu Linux

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

Enable night mode on Linux using RedShift

To enable night mode on Linux and void strain to the eyes while working at night, install redshift. To install from the repository, open a terminal window and enter the following command: $ sudo apt-get install redshift-gtk <enter> This will install the RedShift tool. Run it and set it up to reduce screen glare at … Continue reading Enable night mode on Linux using RedShift

How to configure and run Wine on Fedora Linux

To configure Wine on Fedora Linux, connect to the Internet, then open a terminal window and enter:$ winecfg <enter> After wine is configured, any Windows application that is compatible with it can be installed by entering the below command:$ wine program.exe <enter> where program.exe is the program file to install. Run the program from the … Continue reading How to configure and run Wine on Fedora Linux

How to change language and regional settings or locale in Fedora XFCE Linux

Coming from Linux Mint or Ubuntu or Xubuntu, it is trivial to change language and regional settings there, but in Fedora, to change the language settings, open a terminal window, and enter the following per requirement. To list the current locale:$ locale <enter>LANG=en_US.utf8LC_CTYPE="en_US.utf8"LC_NUMERIC=en_IN.UTF8LC_TIME=en_IN.UTF8LC_COLLATE="en_US.utf8"LC_MONETARY=en_IN.UTF8LC_MESSAGES="en_US.utf8"LC_PAPER="en_US.utf8"LC_NAME="en_US.utf8"LC_ADDRESS="en_US.utf8"LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.utf8"LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.utf8"LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.utf8"LC_ALL= To setup the locale globally:$ vi /etc/locale.conf <enter> Add in the following … Continue reading How to change language and regional settings or locale in Fedora XFCE Linux

How to install vlc and other applications not available in the Fedora repositories via rpmfusion

Fedora has not put the vlc media player in it's official repos. To install it and various other such applications not available in the Fedora repos, add the rpmfusion repository to the package manager and use it to download vlc. To add the rpmfusion repos, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ … Continue reading How to install vlc and other applications not available in the Fedora repositories via rpmfusion

How to enable fastestmirror and deltarpms in Fedora

Fastestmirror and deltarpm are perhaps the best features of Fedora, but they are not available by default on the Fedora 32 workstation. To enable these fastestmirror and deltarpm, open a terminal window and do the following: $ sudo vi /etc/dnf/dnf.conf <enter>Add the following two lines to the end of the filefastestmirror=truedeltarpm=true:wq Once the above has … Continue reading How to enable fastestmirror and deltarpms in Fedora