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 restart wifi after Suspend/Resume Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux installed on a Lenovo laptop randomly disables wireless networks altogether. Subsequently, it does not show any wireless networks too in Network Manager.

To resolve this issue, did the following:

$ sudo lshw -class network <enter>

Below is the result.

Notice the logical name wlp2s0b1 and the driver brcmsmac

*-network description: . . . → Read More: How to restart wifi after Suspend/Resume Ubuntu Linux

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.

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.

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

How to use Google Drive in Linux with XFCE desktop or Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Never could understand why getting Google to give a Google Drive client for Linux is so hard. However, there are several solutions to this and the Gnome 3+ Desktop Environment offers a good way to access Google Online Accounts.

If you use XFCE desktop with Xubuntu, it makes no sense to download the whole Gnome . . . → Read More: How to use Google Drive in Linux with XFCE desktop or Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

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>

Install Dropbox and get the indicator in the panel in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Unfortunately, upon installation of Dropbox, the indicator does not show the menu it normally does as on the Gnome desktop in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

To overcome this issue, open a terminal window and enter:

$ dbus-launch dropbox start -i& <enter>

Upon doing so, Dropbox starts and the indicator icon upon clicking will show the Dropbox . . . → Read More: Install Dropbox and get the indicator in the panel in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

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