How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

After sooo many years, discovered that students in India were asked to do projects in Turbo C 2.01 in DOS. Amazing, but true!

That being the case, you can download Turbo C 2.01 for MS DOS from http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20841 for free. It is antique software and embarcadero acquired it way back. They offer it as a . . . → Read More: How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

apt-get dist-upgrade freezes at reading package lists due to appstreamcli in Ubuntu

Today, when I attempted to update the Ubuntu system to install the latest patches, the system hanged infinitely at the sudo apt-get update command. This appears to be a bug, but nonetheless, system patching is our priority and this is the workaround, till it gets fixed. To type the commands below, open a linux terminal . . . → Read More: apt-get dist-upgrade freezes at reading package lists due to appstreamcli in Ubuntu

How to install a Ubuntu package file using gdebi with dependencies

If you download a Debian package file, .deb file from the internet, you can install it with any dependencies using gdebi. dpkg will not install the dependencies.

If you do not have gdebi installed on your computer, see Step 1. 1. Install gdebi in Linux $ sudo apt-get install gdebi-core <enter> This installs the gdebi . . . → Read More: How to install a Ubuntu package file using gdebi with dependencies

Where to find the Ubuntu Linux repositories or packages (14.04 LTS)

Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS packages and Repositories are available at http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Trusty_Packages_and_Repositories

Some dpkg useful commands

Below are some useful parameters that can be used with dpkg to work with .deb packages.

$ sudo dpkg –get-selections Lists all installed packages $ sudo dpkg -l true* Lists all packages starting with true $ sudo dpkg -L truecrypt Lists all files installed by truecrypt $ sudo dpkg -i timeout.deb Install the timeout.deb package . . . → Read More: Some dpkg useful commands

Install kernels in Ubuntu from mainline

Use with caution. Although kernel updates or upgrades work well using the package manager in Ubuntu, there are times when you may need to try out the newer kernels although they are not available in the repository. To try out a kernel not in the repository, you can do the following steps:

Visit http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline and . . . → Read More: Install kernels in Ubuntu from mainline

How to remove KDE from Ubuntu after installation of RSI Break

Basically, I did a mistake. I do not want to fill up my hard drive with multiple desktops. Neither do I want to have the KDE desktop libraries on my computer. However, unfortunately when I installed rsibreak on the desktop, it downloaded almost 100 mb of software… KDE. To uninstall KDE after you have installed . . . → Read More: How to remove KDE from Ubuntu after installation of RSI Break

Stop avahi-daemon in Ubuntu Linux

To stop the avahi-daemon in Ubuntu Linux, open a terminal window and enter the command below: $ sudo service avahi-daemon disable <enter>

To remove avahi-daemon altogether, enter the following command: $ sudo apt-get purge avahi-daemon <enter>

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

The following packages have been kept back: Message in Ubuntu when updating packages

If you used the instructions at this post to update your Ubuntu Linux packages, basically, apply patches, you get the following message at times:

The following packages have been kept back: <list of packages>

This basically prevents the packages listed from getting updated. To overcome this issue, there are two ways: 1. Run sudo apt-get . . . → Read More: The following packages have been kept back: Message in Ubuntu when updating packages

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