How to install Java 8 SE and run Income Tax India ITR 2019 Java utilities in Linux

Those who want to run the ITR Java utilities released by the Income Tax Department India on Linux, must note that Java 8 SE is no more supported by Oracle. It is outdated and has security bugs which have been fixed in future versions. Future versions do not run the ITR utilities.

Follow below . . . → Read More: How to install Java 8 SE and run Income Tax India ITR 2019 Java utilities in Linux

Install XFCE desktop and remove Gnome desktop on Ubuntu 18.10

To install Xubuntu after you have install Ubuntu 18.10 with the default Gnome desktop, make sure to take a backup of your data and then open a terminal window and run the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop <enter>$ sudo apt-get purge whoopsie orage gigolo catfish snap* parole* <enter>$ sudo . . . → Read More: Install XFCE desktop and remove Gnome desktop on Ubuntu 18.10

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 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>

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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