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.

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

Asus RT-AC58U router very poor download speed. The fix from the FAQ

The Asus RT-AC58U wireless router though quite powerful, at times causes download speeds to plummet drastically. The broadband connection does work at full speed when directly connected to the computer.

Which means, the router has an issue. Digging further, found the answer to fix the problem in the Asus FAQ at https://www.asus.com/in/support/FAQ/1030641

Use the . . . → Read More: Asus RT-AC58U router very poor download speed. The fix from the FAQ

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

GnuCash Finance:Quotes Modules MumbaiStock and IndiaMutual have been updated as on January 19, 2019. Please refer http://www.askmeaboutlinux.com/?p=3432 to download the modules and the instructions on how to install them.

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

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