Month: May 2021

Enable Fractional Scaling on Ubuntu

When it comes to using HiDPI devices such as monitors or high-resolution laptops, displaying programs that uses default screen resolutions can lead to undesirable results. To counter this problem, a lot of operating systems use a method known as scaling, which multiplies the number of pixels displayed by a discrete numerical value. For instance, scaling …

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How to convert RPM software packages to Debian (.deb)

Maybe you have had this problem: you are using Debian or Ubuntu Linux and a software package you would like to install is only available in RPM format. The solution is the handy tool called alien, which converts .rpm files to .deb files. Install alien: apt-get install alien Converting an rpm package to Debian format: …

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How to Install and Customize Rhythmbox on Ubuntu

Being the default media player for most distributions, Rhythmbox is integral to a Linux user’s audio experience. It’s free, open-source, and designed to ideally work under GNOME. That, however, does not take away from its accessibility as it is also available on other environments. Tag editing, organizing music, playing digital audio files, you name it …

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How to Install Lumina Desktop on Ubuntu

Lumina is a plugin-based desktop environment developed for Unix and Unix-based operating systems. Launched back in 2012, Lumina was specifically used as the interface for the TrueOS and other systems based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). Later, Lumina started to be used for Linux and other Linux-based operating systems as well. The features of …

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How to Apply MacOS Theme on Ubuntu 20.04?

Linux systems already have many impressive built-in themes but you may get bored using them again and again. The interesting thing about Linux distributions is you can change the whole machine environment by altering the themes anytime. It does not only give a new look to the operating system but also provides a distinct experience. …

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How to Install and Configure a Restic Backup Utility

It is vital to have the latest backup copies of your files, tools, and configurations in case of error, system failure, or a cyber attack. Having a backup allows you to restore your system to your most recent state with minimal downtime. This tutorial will show you how to install and use the Restic Backup …

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Check and Repair All MySQL Databases on Ubuntu 49

Check and Repair All MySQL Databases on Ubuntu

The following command can be used to check and repair all MySQL databases on a Ubuntu or Debian Linux System. I’ve tested the commands on Ubuntu 20.04 and Debian 10. Repair MySQL databases on Ubuntu Linux sudo mysqlcheck –defaults-file=/etc/mysql/debian.cnf –auto-repair –optimize –all-databases MySQL database repair on Debian mysqlcheck –defaults-file=/etc/mysql/debian.cnf –auto-repair –optimize –all-databases The benefit of …

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How to Configure Static IP Address on Ubuntu 20.04?

The Internet Protocol (IP) address is an identifier between the Internet and network. It is the assigned unique number to every device and allows them to communicate with other networks. Your network can be accessed using the IP address. The IP address has further two versions: IPv4 IPv6 The nominated difference among these two versions …

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How to create custom keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu Linux 68

How to create custom keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu Linux

I recently installed Ubuntu on my desktop computer. Everything was working fine, except that I was not able to capture screenshots using the ‘Insert/Print Screen’ key on my Dell keyboard. While googling the issue, I stumbled upon a workaround that solved my problem. The workaround was to create a custom keyboard shortcut. If you are …

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How to find ID of the display connected to your Linux system

Mostly, we have only a single display connected to computer systems. However, you can have multiple displays connected to a system. While working with more than one display, sometimes you might find yourself in a situation where-in you need to perform a display-specific task. For example, taking a screenshot. In these scenarios, you need to …

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