Speed up application startup time in Ubuntu

If you find your Linux computer is slow in starting up applications, you can install the preload package. It makes a small, discernible difference when launching applications.

To install, open a terminal window and run the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install preload <enter>

. . . → Read More: Speed up application startup time in Ubuntu

Remove a broken package on Ubuntu

To remove a broken package, open a terminal window and enter following command:

$ sudo dpkg –remove package-name <enter>

where package-name is the broken package to be removed.

Install Lightning Calendar addon in Ubuntu 18.10

Lightning Calendar comes with Thunderbird on Ubuntu 18.10. To enable it, open a terminal window and install the following package:

$ sudo apt-get install xul-ext-lightning <enter>

How to enable the Insync Google Drive application menu in app indicators on XFCE

If you have insynchq.com Google Drive sync Application, you will find that upon start, it displays the icon in the app indicator area of the desktop menu bar. However, upon clicking the insync icon, it does nothing.

To overcome this, open a Linux terminal, and enter the following command: To stop insync: $ insync stop . . . → Read More: How to enable the Insync Google Drive application menu in app indicators on XFCE

How to use Google Drive in Linux with XFCE desktop or Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Never could understand why getting Google to give a Google Drive client for Linux is so hard. However, there are several solutions to this and the Gnome 3+ Desktop Environment offers a good way to access Google Online Accounts.

If you use XFCE desktop with Xubuntu, it makes no sense to download the whole Gnome . . . → Read More: How to use Google Drive in Linux with XFCE desktop or Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Error installing virtualbox downloaded from the virtualbox site

Downloaded virtual box .deb file for Ubuntu installation. Received error about unsandboxed installation.

The solution to the error is to provide the _apt user the rights to write into the folder as shown below:

$ sudo chown -Rv _apt:root /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/ <enter> $ sudo chmod -Rv 700 /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/ <enter>

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 or Ubuntu 18.10

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 or Ubuntu 18.10

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>

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