Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume

Whew… saved by the skin of teeth.

The grub2 bootloader of my computer got corrupt. I was not able to boot into the computer and all was lost. For security reasons, I set up LVM with full disk encryption. Thereafter, each user’s home folder was further encrypted with ecryptfs (the default you get when you . . . → Read More: Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume

Clipgrab to download videos from online streaming sites

Use Clipgrap from https://clipgrab.org/ to download videos for offline viewing from sites like youtube.com.

It supports a heap of other sites too. The list is at https://clipgrab.org/faqs/supported-sites

Install Crossover Office on Ubuntu Linux

Open a Linux terminal and enter commands in blue. $ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade <enter>

Install gdebi: $ sudo apt-get install gdebi <enter>

Download the latest version of CrossOver from https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-linux/download/

Use gdebi to install CrossOver: $ sudo gdebi ~/Downloads/crossover_15.1.0-1.deb <enter> where crossover_15.1.0-1.deb is the latest file downloaded from the above URL.

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How to restore TWRP recovery after encrypting internal storage on LineageOS 14.1 on Motorola G 2014 (titan)

I installed LineageOS 14.1 on an old Motorola G 2nd Generation (2014) android phone, also known as titan. All went well and it worked like a charm.

I wanted to encrypt the internal storage and accordingly, did so from the Settings -> Security option on the phone. It worked well and said the phone was . . . → Read More: How to restore TWRP recovery after encrypting internal storage on LineageOS 14.1 on Motorola G 2014 (titan)

Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw

To find out the details of every hardware component in a Linux computer, open a terminal window and enter:

$ sudo lshw <enter>

Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw in a shorter report $ sudo lshw –short <enter>

The report generated is very detailed and precise. It can be used to help decisions . . . → Read More: Display all hardware information in Linux using lshw

Find package in which a missing file is packed ubuntu

If you want to find out to which package a particular file belong, you can use apt-file. Open a terminal window and enter the following command: $ apt-file search <filename> <enter>

Where <filename> is the name of the file to lookup.

If you do not have apt-file installed, you can install it on your computer . . . → Read More: Find package in which a missing file is packed ubuntu

Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer

Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer Can’t drop privileges for downloading as file ‘/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data -downloads/partial’

Start up synaptic and install flashplugin-installer. Error will not appear. There is a difference in apt-get install flashplugin-installer and synaptic, that apt-get does not run with full privileges, whereas for synaptic to install packages you are asked to enter your password . . . → Read More: Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer

How to install LineageOS on Samsung Tab P-3110

I had installed CyanogenMod on a Samsung Tab P-3110 a while ago. It was KitKat, and served it’s purpose well. The Samsung Tab P-3110 was fully functional, with a very good Privacy Guard feature and above all, “root”.

After CyanogenMod’s demise, LineageOS version 13.0, a Marshmallow version afforded the opportunity to upgrade the ROM from . . . → Read More: How to install LineageOS on Samsung Tab P-3110

Crossover Office and SimpleMind Desktop for Windows on Linux

It took a while to find out the big difference between Wine and Crossover Office. I use a Mind Mapping software SimpleMind Pro on an Android device to create mind maps to learn new subjects rapidly. SimpleMind Pro saves files direct to Dropbox or Google Drive and you can open these files on any Windows . . . → Read More: Crossover Office and SimpleMind Desktop for Windows on Linux

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