Install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P3110

Breathe new life into an old Android device. Look for Cyanogen Mod 11 firmware and make it as good as new. Also, in bargain, you get to remove old vulnerabilities, upgrade to a compatible, later version of the Android Operating System flavour and enjoy the newer programs that release on Google Play Store. And most . . . → Read More: Install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P3110

Install 32 bit libraries on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Sometimes, you may want to run 32 bit applications on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit Operating System. To do that, earlier ia32-libs had to be installed. But since 14.04 LTS, the following must be installed instead. To install, open a terminal window and type the command below: $ sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0 lib32stdc++6 . . . → Read More: Install 32 bit libraries on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Restore Gateway NV59C laptop to factory default Window 7 Home Premium

My laptop was so slow that there was no choice but to do a factory reset or restore. The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium OEM pre-installed and therefore, was asked to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium from the partition using recovery.

First reaction was panic. Could not find how to do it. Next . . . → Read More: Restore Gateway NV59C laptop to factory default Window 7 Home Premium

Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual boot with Windows 8 OEM

The instructions below apply to the installation of Xubuntu 14.04 LTS or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a laptop. Where specific instruction is for Lenovo Ideapad Z580 laptop, it is clearly called out.

Important to note before you start. Xubuntu 14.04 LTS or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will not dual-boot if you have Windows 8.1 installed. It . . . → Read More: Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual boot with Windows 8 OEM

How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Setup a free Dropbox account for yourself at https://www.dropbox.com/login

Download the deb file for your distribution from https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx and install, if you use Ubuntu, using: $ sudo dpkg -i dropbox* <enter>

Start it from Applications Menu->Internet->Dropbox. Next up, will be a screen as follows.

Figure 1: Dropbox daemon Start

Click on the Start button . . . → Read More: How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Install only ADB and fastboot via PPA in Ubuntu 12.04

If you use an Android phone and are not into developing software for it, you can still install the ADB and FastBoot without installing all of Eclipse and the Android software development kit.

Open a terminal in Ubuntu, and enter the following: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 <enter> $ sudo apt-get update <enter> $ sudo apt-get . . . → Read More: Install only ADB and fastboot via PPA in Ubuntu 12.04

Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

Your Ubuntu computer connects without your knowledge to some unknown servers. These servers are intended to enable the unity lens applications like music, video, music-store. To get rid of some of these services, you should remove unwanted lenses, using the below commands in a terminal window:

$ sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music unity-lens-video unity-lens-files unity-lens-musicstore <enter>

. . . → Read More: Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

avast can not initialize avast! engine: Invalid argument

When running avast, the following error message is displayed at times:

avast can not initialize avast! engine: Invalid argument

To overcome this error, open a terminal window and enter the following command: $ sudo sysctl -w kernel.shmmax=100000000 <enter>

Now you can start avast and it will work. Note that each time you start avast, you . . . → Read More: avast can not initialize avast! engine: Invalid argument

Upgrade virtualbox on Ubuntu

If you have installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04, you can download the latest package from http://www.virtualbox.org.

You can then install it in a terminal window using dpkg. It will be upgraded, if already installed.

$ sudo apt-get upgrade virtualbox*.deb <enter>

Install Shivaji (Devnagiri) true type fonts in Ubuntu

Download Shivaji font from URL below: http://www.marathityping.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/shivaji.zip

Open a terminal window as shown in this post.

Next, unzip the file and copy the fonts to the /usr/share/fonts/shivaji folder using following commands from a terminal shell: $ cd /usr/share/fonts <enter> $ sudo mkdir shivaji <enter> $ sudo unzip shivaji.zip <enter> $ exit

That’s it. You . . . → Read More: Install Shivaji (Devnagiri) true type fonts in Ubuntu

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