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How to manually upgrade your Ubuntu/LinuxMint installation in one command

Haven’t blogged for a long time, so here is a little treat for those control freaks who want to do everything themselves. For you to upgrade your Ubuntu-based Linux distro, you have to do 2 steps: Refresh the software repositories … Continue reading

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How to fix Bluetooth problem on HP laptops with Ubuntu (or similar)

A very annoying issue I had with my hp g62 laptop, is that Ubuntu 14.04 couldn’t detect my bluetooth adapter and I couldn’t send or receive any files or pair any devices. This problem might extend to many other hp laptops. … Continue reading

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How to encrypt your home folder in Ubuntu or Linux Mint After Installation using ecryptfs

In case you want forgot to encrypt your home folder while installing Linux Mint or Ubuntu, it’s very easy to do that afterwards, and I’ll KISS, i.e. Keep It Simple & Stupid 🙂 login normally at the login screen, let’s … Continue reading

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How to cut videos from the command line in Ubuntu 12.10 and later (Mint 14 and later)

avconv -i DP4U12.ogv -vcodec copy -acodec copy -ss 00:00:00 -t 00:04:20 DP4U12_complete.ogv The above command preserves the same format of the input file, where: DP4U12.ogv is the input file DP4U12_complete.ogv is the output file The command cuts the video from … Continue reading

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Ubuntu, is it ready for Tablets? Unity Vs. MATE

Today I did a test, comparing the Unity desktop, which is Ubuntu’s default now, on Ubuntu Quantal, to the MATE desktop (forked from Gnome 2) on Linux Mint 14 (also based on Ubuntu Quantal), all 64-bit. The test was run … Continue reading

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How to install #LibreOffice properly on #LinuxMint v12

You have to do “sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-gnome” The trick here is the libreoffice-gnome, which will integrate properly with Gnome (since LibreOffice windows weren’t showing up in the botton bar) and enhance the GUI significantly. Enjoy!

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How to fix blank pages in PDF printer in Linux Mint 12

PDF printer comes by detault in linux mint, and when I tried it, it produced blank pages with no content whatsoever. What I did to fix this is that: I opened my printers list deleted the existing PDF printer then … Continue reading

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