How To Install Tixati In Debian

Debian by default doesn’t come with any torrent client installed like Transmission in Linux Mint/Ubuntu. So Tixati can be a good choice for this and it is available for all Linux platforms including Debian. Here is how : First, download the .deb package (32/64 bit) from Tixati’s download page for Linux. (.deb packages can be installed on any Linux distro that is Debian based.) Once...

Take Screenshots Directly From The Terminal In Linux Mint/Ubuntu

Scrot is a command line utility that can directly take screenshots from the Terminal. To install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, open Terminal and type the following : sudo apt install scrot Once installed, it is easy to use. To directly take a screenshot of the Terminal : scrot What this will do is save the screenshot with a timestamp in the current directory.To save a screenshot in other location : scrot...

How To Extract RAR Archives In Debian

Xarchiver the default archive management tool that comes with Debian Stretch won’t open .RAR files as it is a proprietary file format.(An earlier article described how to enable installing non-free software in Debian). So, here is how to extract such archives : First install a tool : unrar-free from the Terminal : sudo apt install unrar-free Once installed, specify the name of RAR archive...

Quickly Fix Choppy Video Playback In VLC Player When Using Ubuntu

It may happen that the video playback when using VLC player in Ubuntu  may be choppy. The audio would be fine but the video would stutter or lag with pauses.  Here is how to fix it : Open VLC player and go to Tools > Preferences. Over there select Input/Codecs.Disable the option of Hardware-accelerated decoding. Save the changes and close all the running instances of VLC player. Restart...

A Quick Guide To Using DNF For Package Management In Fedora

It is usually much quicker to install, remove or update packages from Linux command line after using it for a while. There will be similar package management features for various distributions regardless of how different the distributions are. Let’s take a quick look at basic package management commands when using a non Debian distribution like Fedora (which is based on Red Hat). Just like the...

How To Install Non-Free Packages In Debian

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The default installation of Debian doesn’t include proprietary packages or drivers. So after a fresh install, you may experience a lack of hardware functionality because non-free firmware isn’t installed. It can however be changed, here’s how : First, open the Debian repository list using any text editor like nano/vim : sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.listNext, add the word non-free...