Linux – I Have A PC https://www.ihaveapc.com Tech Tutorials And Geek Humor Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:33:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 How To Configure SSH Auto Login Using Keys In Linux https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/09/how-to-configure-ssh-auto-login-using-keys-in-linux/ https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/09/how-to-configure-ssh-auto-login-using-keys-in-linux/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:05:55 +0000 http://www.ihaveapc.com/?p=25368 It is convenient to setup a key based authentication when trying to remotely connect using SSH. This is also useful when running scripts that require a non-interactive login without any password. Setting this up is not just for servers, you can also use your Linux PC to setup a key pair with a remote system […]

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Transform Your Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal Into A Geek Screen Just Like In The Movies https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/08/transform-your-linux-mint-ubuntu-terminal-into-a-geek-screen-just-as-in-the-movies/ https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/08/transform-your-linux-mint-ubuntu-terminal-into-a-geek-screen-just-as-in-the-movies/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:07:34 +0000 http://www.ihaveapc.com/?p=25166 If you are looking to play with Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal, hollywood is a fun utility to install. It is a geeky eye candy that displays scrolling split screen output from random commands just as in those hacker/geek movies. To install it : sudo apt install hollywood Once installed, simply run it : hollywood The Terminal […]

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Quickly Find Out System Information In Linux Mint/Ubuntu From Terminal https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/08/quickly-find-out-system-information-in-linux-mint-ubuntu-from-terminal/ https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/08/quickly-find-out-system-information-in-linux-mint-ubuntu-from-terminal/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 11:06:47 +0000 http://www.ihaveapc.com/?p=25142 It can be useful to selectively print out hardware/system information for troubleshooting or reference purposes. inxi is a very handy command line tool that does just that. It displays information about system software like kernel version, Linux OS details, CPU, RAM and other hardware details. To use it in Linux Mint/Ubuntu, open Terminal and type […]

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How To Install Tixati In Debian https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/08/how-to-install-tixati-in-debian/ https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/08/how-to-install-tixati-in-debian/#respond Fri, 03 Aug 2018 11:00:45 +0000 http://www.ihaveapc.com/?p=24960 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 […]

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Take Screenshots Directly From The Terminal In Linux Mint/Ubuntu https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/take-screenshots-directly-from-the-terminal-in-linux-mint-ubuntu/ https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/take-screenshots-directly-from-the-terminal-in-linux-mint-ubuntu/#respond Fri, 27 Jul 2018 11:00:59 +0000 http://www.ihaveapc.com/?p=24895 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 […]

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How To Extract RAR Archives In Debian https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/how-to-extract-rar-archives-in-debian-stretch/ https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/how-to-extract-rar-archives-in-debian-stretch/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.ihaveapc.com/?p=24796 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 […]

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Quickly Fix Choppy Video Playback In VLC Player When Using Ubuntu https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/quickly-fix-choppy-video-playback-in-vlc-player-when-using-ubuntu/ https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/quickly-fix-choppy-video-playback-in-vlc-player-when-using-ubuntu/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:00:02 +0000 http://www.ihaveapc.com/?p=24762 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 […]

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A Quick Guide To Using DNF For Package Management In Fedora https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/a-quick-guide-to-using-dnf-for-package-management-in-fedora/ https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/a-quick-guide-to-using-dnf-for-package-management-in-fedora/#respond Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:00:20 +0000 http://www.ihaveapc.com/?p=24724 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 […]

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How To Install Non-Free Packages In Debian https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/how-to-install-non-free-packages-in-debian/ https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/how-to-install-non-free-packages-in-debian/#respond Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:05:03 +0000 http://www.ihaveapc.com/?p=24714 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.list Next, add […]

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How To Upgrade Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia To Linux Mint 19 Tara https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/how-to-upgrade-linux-mint-18-3-sylvia-to-linux-mint-19-tara/ https://www.ihaveapc.com/2018/07/how-to-upgrade-linux-mint-18-3-sylvia-to-linux-mint-19-tara/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2018 11:00:49 +0000 http://www.ihaveapc.com/?p=24682 With the release of Linux Mint 19 Tara, the upgrade process for it is structured with certain safeguards. Here is how to upgrade Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia to Tara (This example upgrades Sylvia Xfce to Tara ) : Pre-upgrade tasks : Create a system snapshot The upgrade to Linux Mint 19 Tara will require a backup snapshot of the […]

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