Here you will found information about different topics that are helpful to the successful use of LINUX, right below are some of the links with useful information.
How to use Linux: Link1
Basic Software that I use:
- Simple Screen Recorder: Link
- Cheese (webcam): LInk
- VLC Player
- QMMP Audio Player
- Clip Grab: Link
- Skype 4.3 for Linux: Link
- Kden Live (Video Editing): LInk Uninstall
- Atom: Link
Make LInux Faster:
Chrome eats up your memory(RAM) so much. You have to disable hardware acceleration in chrome settings
- Go to chrome://settings
- Untick “use hardware acceleration when available”
- Go to chrome://flags
- Disable “GPU Rasterization”
also check how chrome uses memory ( Shift + Escape )
–Because extensions uses more memory too. If you find high memory usage in extensions (Adblockers are memory hogs), remove them too. That would help.
This would reduce the memory usage significantly.
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LInux Hard-Drive Memory Swaping:
Note: before you execute the following make sure to install “gedit” => sudo apt-get install gedit
How do I make my Ubuntu – Mint faster. (Applies for Desktop, Laptop and Note Book)
By default, Ubuntu, unfortunately too much tendency to start using the swap (virtual memory on the hard disk). Useful for servers, but not for normal use.
This speaks Ubuntu, especially with 512 MB of RAM or less, the swap too quickly. Who writes on the hard drive slow ubuntu considerably. Virtual memory on the hard disk is simply much slower than the “real” RAM.
The swap tendency may have a value of 0 (fully off) to 100 (swap is constantly used).
First check the current tendency of your Ubuntu swap:
Probably the tendency to swap 60, which is only for servers is a good value. For normal home use is far too high.
Reduce the swap tendency therefore as follows:
gksudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf
The previous command will open the file in gedit.
Add at the bottom of that text file, the following lines (copy and paste):
# Reduce the swap tendency
vm.swappiness = 10
- Save the text file and exit Gedit.
- Restart Your Computer: And now it’s done at 10.
Home rule is a workable example Ram = 1 GB or more 10.
Less than 1 GB Ram = 1.
So I gave him 10 standing.
Installing Flash on FireFox for VUDU.COM
LInk with instructions: LINK
// File downloaded:
// In Terminal
tar -zxvf flash_player_npapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
// Open FireFox and go to vudu.com
Using “SOLAAR” as a substitute of “Logitech Unify”
Once again the Open Source community to the rescue, with the creation of Solaar. an opensource solution for paring Logitech Wireless devises with the receivers, the address of the project: Solaar.
To take advantage of this software use the following commands:
sudo apt-get install solaar
after that you can open the graphical interface to do the paring, you might need to unplug and re-plug the receiver. Once again thanks to the Linux Community for this.
I got this instructions from the following: Link
01- Installing CUPS
To Install CUPS open the terminal and type: sudo apt-get install cups
02- Downloading the Drivers:
Go to the official Brother page Link and download the .deb version of the CUPSWRAPPER and LPR.
To make my life easy I save those files in my GitHub. you can download from there: MFC-7360N
03- Installing the printer drivers
Open the terminal, CD to the folder whit the files, type the following commands one at the time:
sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfc7360nlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i --force-all cupswrapperMFC7360N-2.0.4-2.i386.deb
dpkg -l | grep Brother // This is just to make sure all went OK.
and the printer is install.
04- Change the printer to be Network.
Click: Menu / Control Center / Printers
There Right click to the printer: MFC7360N / select “Properties”
in the line: “Device URI:” click the button “Change”
in the following window from the options select from the list in “Network Printer” (if not populate wait a minute)
Select: Brother MFC-7360N the option that says: AppSocket/JetDirect network printer via DNS-SD.
apply and save the changes.
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Manual Installation using Cups Local Host
01- In a browser type in the address bar: localhost:631 to open CUPS.
02- Click “Addint printers and classes”
03- Use the menu to install the Printer.
Need to know space available in your computer?
Basically use the command
For more information use df command + one of this options:
-a, --all include dummy file systems
-B, --block-size=SIZE use SIZE-byte blocks
--total produce a grand total
-h, --human-readable print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G)
-H, --si likewise, but use powers of 1000 not 1024
-i, --inodes list inode information instead of block usage
-k like --block-size=1K
-l, --local limit listing to local file systems
--no-sync do not invoke sync before getting usage info (default)
-P, --portability use the POSIX output format
--sync invoke sync before getting usage info
-t, --type=TYPE limit listing to file systems of type TYPE
-T, --print-type print file system type
-x, --exclude-type=TYPE limit listing to file systems not of type TYPE.
Installing MFC-7360N Network Scanner
Here a page with some Free Scanning Software for Linux: Link
Well I did so many thing and follow so many instructions in internet, and finally I found the following instructions:
Note: I do not know if some of the other things I did are actually required for this to work, so, follow this instructions and if this do not work well “GOOGLE IT” Good Luck.
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MFC-7360N Network Scanner
Go to the official website to get drivers: Link
For Instructions in how to Install driver and Set-Up Network Scanner: Link
//CD to the folder where you download the driver
sudo dpkg -i --force-all brscan4-0.4.4-2.amd64.deb
// Check if the driver is installed.
dpkg -l | grep Brother
// For Network Users:
// Add network scanner entry to know the IP Address go to the Printer.
brsaneconfig4 -a name=SCANNER model=MFC-7360N ip=192.168.1.100
// Confirm network scanner entry
brsaneconfig4 -q | grep MFC-7360N
// Now Open a scanner application and try a test scan.
After this just reinstall Simple-Scan to make sure that is updated and will recognize the Scanner
sudo apt-get install simple-scan
Acouple of thing that I did that I do not know if it was helpful, do this after the previous instructions fail:
sudo apt-get install xsane
more instructions; (go to the scanner section down in the page)
Ctrl + F (Configuring a Network Scanner)
If after doing this is not working, well “GOOGLE IT”, and Good Luck.
To find out what Linux Distro and version is install in your machine, in the terminal type: cat /etc/*-release also: cat /etc/linuxmint/info
Get the ISO version that you want, the one that I use is:
DESCRIPTION=”Linux Mint 18 Sarah”
GRUB_TITLE=Linux Mint 18 MATE 64-bit
Then get the software to put it on a USB
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Plug in the USB flash drive and determine the device it’s mounted on with the command:
sudo fdisk -l
This time around it was /dev/sdc1 for me, so I’ll use that as my example.
Umount the device
The next step is to copy the iso. copy to the device not partition (i.e copy to sdc not sdc1) as shown below :
sudo dd if=filename.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M
- For some distros that support making a bootable USB via DiskDump, you can use
sudo dd if=/path/to/filename.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4Mto make USB installation media.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you replace
sdX with whatever your USB drive corresponds to (you can find that using
now perform final steps :
sudo eject /dev/sdc
That’s all . 🙂
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after this test your drive and it should work
How to find your IP Address:
in the terminal type: ifconfig
Audio & Microphone Manipulation
To use open the terminal and type: alsamixer
Instructions in how to use it: LINK
Format a USB
- Click Menu & search for: disks
- Select the USB & Click the Gears icon
- Select: “Format Partition”
Installing the USB-Monitor
how to install the driver:
I follow the instructions on the site above.
when installing the generc fail
sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libegl1-mesa-drivers-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-utopic
after fail I read the error and and install
sudo apt-get install linux generic
then I run the previus command and it work.
then sudo apt-get install dkms
then Log in to the folder where I had the newest driver:
prepare the driver for installation by
01- open the visual folder right-click Properties/permisions/allow-files-execute-as-program
02- then in the terminal chmod +X displaylink-driver-1.3.52.run
03- install the driver: sudo ./displaylink-driver-1.3.52.run
then I restart the computer
then sudo apt-get update
and it worked
How to uninstall DisplayLink Ubuntu software
sudo displaylink-installer uninstall
how to install the .run files
Right click on the file in the file manager and click ‘Properties’. Click the ‘Permissions’ tab and tick the box that says ‘Allow executing file as program’.
Assume the file is called some-app.run and is in the folder /home/user/Downloads. You will need to modify these instructions to fit your situation.
Open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal).
enter cd /home/user/Downloads
enter chmod +x some-app.run
if step 4 fails with a message including ‘permission denied’, try entering sudo ./some-app.run (you will need to enter your password for this).
testing — trobleshout
to chekc the version of kernel and Xorg in Terminal:
‘Xorg -version’ for Xorg
‘uname -a’ fro the kernel
Installing Fire Fox Nightly
Official page for Download: LINK
For a slick installation using the Terminal:
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install firefox-trunk
There is info on the packages here:
More information and instructions in how turn off the: xinstall.signatures.requred to false so you can install unsigned add.ons jut type this in the browser: about:config
or read more info about: LINK
Installing MySQL in Linux
Site with Information: LINK
Video with Instructions: LINK
Installing LEMP stack: LINK
Increase Volume to Videos
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
// then cd to the directory with the video file:
ffmpeg -i dw.mp4 -vcodec copy -af "volume=25dB" dw2.mp4
Few seconds latter you will have the new file with higher audio.