How to debloat, remove crapware from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone

Never look a gift horse in the mouth..

If you are one of those who is a technology connoisseur and love to compare specifications of smart phones before making a purchase decision, you need to be aware that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 6 GB Internal RAM, best display and camera is . . . → Read More: How to debloat, remove crapware from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone

How to de-brick or unbrick or recover TP-Link WDR-4300 wireless router

Due to a wrong update of firmware, I bricked the TP-Link WDR 4300 wireless router I had. It was unused for a considerable period of time assuming that it had died due to hardware fault, with no hope of being resuscitated.

Finally, got some time to investigate it further and attempted to recover or . . . → Read More: How to de-brick or unbrick or recover TP-Link WDR-4300 wireless router

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.

How to prevent apps from automatically closing on Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI 10

Open Recents by clicking the button in the nav bar.Swipe the open app downwards and you will see a lock icon on right top side of the app. This is now locked and it will not be removed when the list of recent apps is cleared.

Helped to keep iBlue Blue Light Filter app . . . → Read More: How to prevent apps from automatically closing on Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI 10

Error when opening a LUKS encrypted container file /dev/loop0 Device or resource is busy on Ubuntu 18.10 Gnome Desktop

When you enter the command below in a terminal window:

$ sudo /sbin/losetup /dev/loop0 /home/user1/folder1/containerdatafile <enter>

Device error or resource busy error message appears and the device is not setup.

The reason is that /dev/loop0 is taken by snap.

To overcome the error, change /dev/loop0 to something else like /dev/loop35

Or, if you do not . . . → Read More: Error when opening a LUKS encrypted container file /dev/loop0 Device or resource is busy on Ubuntu 18.10 Gnome Desktop

Synchronize Google Calendar with Thunderbird Lightning

To synchronize Google Calendar with Thunderbird Lightning, open Thunderbird and install an add-on named “Provider for Google Calendar” by Philipp Kewisch. Follow the instructions after the install to grant permissions to your Google Calendar and synchronize.

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

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 reset TP Link WDR4300 router after bad install of OpenWRT LEDE

If you cannot access the LUCI OpenWRT page of the TP Link WDR4300 router, the below may help.

Set PC ip: 192.168.1.2 and subnetmask 255.255.255.0 and gateway 192.168.1.1 Power off the router Disconnect the WAN cable Only connect your PC Ethernet cable to ETH0 Power On the router Wait for the router to start the . . . → Read More: How to reset TP Link WDR4300 router after bad install of OpenWRT LEDE

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