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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Disable the option of Hardware-accelerated decoding. Save...

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.list (adsbygoogle...

How To Upgrade Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia To Linux Mint 19 Tara

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 existing system. If the upgrade is tried directly, it will abort and...

WordGrinder : An Old School Text Editor For Linux

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WordGrinder is a command line based text editor for Linux. It makes writing long reports, drafts and articles clutter-free. This is an old school style minimalist text editor for writing lots of text without any distractions. Also, there is the retro feel to it which makes it interesting to work with. It is available to download and use for all Linux distributions. (This article uses Linux Mint). To...

How To Create A Bootable USB Stick From Linux Command Line

What can be done using graphical tools in Linux can also be accomplished directly using the Terminal / Linux command line if needed. (Here is a primer on using basic Linux commands). To make a bootable USB disk directly from the command line : First, get the device listing of USB stick which needs to be made bootable by using lsblk : The device name (in this example – /dev/sdc) can be figured...