Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw

To find out the details of every hardware component in a Linux computer, open a terminal window and enter:

$ sudo lshw <enter>

Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw in a shorter report $ sudo lshw –short <enter>

The report generated is very detailed and precise. It can be used to help decisions . . . → Read More: Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw

Delete CBS log files to make disk space on Windows 7 computer

Laptops come with 1 Terabyte of disk space. Lots of space for Microsoft Windows 7 to use to generate and store CBS log files in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. Searching on Google, revealed that this folder can get really large and leads to most space consumption on computers with little hard disk space.

Unfortunately, some of us . . . → Read More: Delete CBS log files to make disk space on Windows 7 computer

How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

After sooo many years, discovered that students in India were asked to do projects in Turbo C 2.01 in DOS. Amazing, but true!

That being the case, you can download Turbo C 2.01 for MS DOS from http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20841 for free. It is antique software and embarcadero acquired it way back. They offer it as a . . . → Read More: How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

How to format pen drive to VFAT using mkfs when disk utility or gparted do not recognize it

Sometimes, we find that a pen drive simply cannot be formatted using the Disk Utility or gparted in Linux. In such a situation, open a terminal on your Linux computer, and enter the command as below to format the pen drive.

$ sudo mkfs.vfat -n ‘Label’ -I /dev/sda <enter> where ‘Label’ in the quotes can . . . → Read More: How to format pen drive to VFAT using mkfs when disk utility or gparted do not recognize it

How to clean DVD surface that has sticky substance or layer of fungus on it

Simple, just use alcohol (brandy) to remove sticky dirt, dust on the surface of a DVD or a CD. It works wonders and removes it in one go. Dip a piece of cotton in brandy and wipe the disc surface inward to outward and not in a circular motion.

Managed to salvage a 15 years . . . → Read More: How to clean DVD surface that has sticky substance or layer of fungus on it

How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

Noticed that each time I added or downloaded a file, it resulted in excessive use of the CPU. This happens on XFCE desktop in Linux. Looking up the process list, found that tumblerd was utilizing up to 86% of the CPU and leading all other applications and processes to be very slow. Tumbler is used . . . → Read More: How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

How to play DVDs on Ubuntu Linux computer

If you want to play Movie DVDs on Linux, then the earlier method of will not work anymore on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. To start playing movie DVDs, do the following.

$ sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg <enter>

Once you are done installing above package, the DVDs can be played flawlessly using VLC.

How to change the host name of Linux computer

On a Linux computer, you can change the host name anytime you like following the method given below after opening a terminal window.

$ sudo vi /etc/hosts <enter>

127.0.0.1 mycomputer.mydomain.com <enter> :wq

$ sudo vi /etc/hostname <enter> Insert mycomputer.mydomain.com <enter> :wq

$ sudo hostname -F /etc/hostname <enter>

Now check if hostname has changed $ . . . → Read More: How to change the host name of Linux computer

How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

Ransom ware seems to have gotten the better of many ordinary users. However, it is not a threat that has no mitigation measures available to the ordinary user, but is more of following good basic security and hygiene practices, to not fall prey to a ransom ware threat. Do the following:

If you use Linux, . . . → Read More: How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

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