Install Dropbox and get the indicator in the panel in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Unfortunately, upon installation of Dropbox, the indicator does not show the menu it normally does as on the Gnome desktop in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

To overcome this issue, open a terminal window and enter:

$ dbus-launch dropbox start -i& <enter>

Upon doing so, Dropbox starts and the indicator icon upon clicking will show the Dropbox . . . → Read More: Install Dropbox and get the indicator in the panel in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

How to add user with encrypted home folder in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

After a long while, upgraded from Xubuntu 16.04 LTS to Xubuntu 18.04 LTS and was in for a surprise. No encrypted home folder. Support for this was dropped as ecryptfs-utils was no more maintained by it’s maintainer.

However, fret not. Encrypted home folders can still be created as below. Make sure you take a backup . . . → Read More: How to add user with encrypted home folder in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Error bd_crypto_luks_open_blob called but not implemented when opening Luks Encrypted volume in Lubuntu

Below error appears in Lubuntu 18.04 LTS bd_crypto_luks_open_blob called, but not implemented when opening Luks Encrypted volume using PCManFM, the Lubuntu File Manager.

To overcome this error, open a terminal window and enter the commands below: $ sudo apt install libblockdev-crypto2 <enter> $ systemctl restart udisks2.service <enter>

LibreOffice 6 old Win 95 style icons and look and feel. How to fix.

Default installation of LibreOffice on Lubuntu 18.04 LTS gives a look and feel of the Windows 95 menus. To get rid of this, install the package below after opening a terminal window:

$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gtk3 <enter>

How to add the Epson Printer Drivers for Ink Tank L 365 in Linux

To add the Epson Printer Drivers for Ink Tank L 365 in Linux 1. Download drivers from the site http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModule 2. Enter printer model as L365 and select Operating System as Linux.

Next open a terminal window and enter the commands as below: $ sudo apt install ~/Downloads/epson-inkjet-printer-201401w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb <enter> $ sudo apt install ~/Downloads/epson-printer-utility_1.0.2-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb <enter>

. . . → Read More: How to add the Epson Printer Drivers for Ink Tank L 365 in Linux

How to install Oracle Java 10 on Ubuntu

See https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/04/install-oracle-java-10-in-ubuntu-or.html

Simply put, open a terminal window and enter following commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/java <enter> $ sudo apt update <enter> $ sudo apt install oracle-java10-installer <enter>

After the installation is complete, you can verify that the Java plugin has been installed by starting your Firefox web browser and typing about:plugins in the URL . . . → Read More: How to install Oracle Java 10 on Ubuntu

GnuCash Finance:Quotes Modules MumbaiStock and IndiaMutual to retrieve online quotes

In GnuCash, the Finance:Quotes module allows retrieval of online quotes from various sources. Herein, are provided two modules, MumbaiStock.pm and IndiaMutual.pm with bugs corrected to enable the download of Stock Quotes from BSE and NAVs from amfiindia.com.

To use the modules, follow the instructions below. Note that you are responsible to take backups and all . . . → Read More: GnuCash Finance:Quotes Modules MumbaiStock and IndiaMutual to retrieve online quotes

Not able to update Gnucash Stocks and Currency Quotes since late 2017 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you use GnuCash on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, then this will apply to you.

Over last few months, I have not been able to get stock quotes updates for stocks on the NYSE, NASDAQ, Yahoo Finance. The reason is that Yahoo Finance Finance::Quotes module does not work anymore to fetch the quotes and therefore, to . . . → Read More: Not able to update Gnucash Stocks and Currency Quotes since late 2017 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to run Windows 10 Insider Preview

VirtualBox package in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS does not successfully install Windows 10 Insider Preview. To install, you need to install VirtualBox from the Oracle website at this link: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

As instructed on that site:

Open a terminal window and add the following line to the /etc/apt/sources.list file: $ sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list <enter> deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial . . . → Read More: Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to run Windows 10 Insider Preview

Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume

Whew… saved by the skin of teeth.

The grub2 bootloader of my computer got corrupt. I was not able to boot into the computer and all was lost. For security reasons, I set up LVM with full disk encryption. Thereafter, each user’s home folder was further encrypted with ecryptfs (the default you get when you . . . → Read More: Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume

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