Apply Critical Updates Without Restarting Using Livepatch In Ubuntu 20.04

Canonical Livepatch Service for Ubuntu is a useful feature for applying critical system updates without a reboot. It is free for up to 3 machines for Ubuntu One users. To use it, first, you’d need to sign up for an Ubuntu One account. Once registered, go to the Livepatch portal here and select the option as Ubuntu user. Then click on Get your Livepatch token. You’d be automatically signed-in...

How To Fix ‘Unable To Install VLC’ Snap Error In Ubuntu

While installing VLC player in Ubuntu, the installation process may get stuck and an error message of ‘Unable to install VLC‘ can appear. This can be because installation through Snap has run into some error. Fixing it is simple though. Open the Terminal and first get the Snap ID of the VLC installation in progress by typing in: snap changes In this example, 3 is the ID and the status...

Auto Delete Temp Files And Empty Trash In Ubuntu 19.04

Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo desktop
You can schedule auto deletion of temporary files and empty trash in Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo). Here is how: Access Ubuntu Dash from the sidebar. Search for Settings. From Privacy section, select Purge Trash & Temporary Files. Enable the options for automatically emptying trash and purging temporary files. From Purge After, select the time period (the default...

Display The Matrix Code Right From Within Linux Mint / Ubuntu Terminal

turn off displaying bold characters in cmatrix
One of the earlier articles described how to get the Hollywood style hacker screen effects along with Mission Impossible tune from within the Linux Terminal. There is one more cool utility that can simulate the famous screen of falling characters from the cult classic movie The Matrix . Here is how to install and use it from Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal : Open Terminal and first install...

List All Built-In Bash Commands In Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Using the help feature to know more about a specific Bash command
With so many commands available at disposal from the Ubuntu / Linux Mint terminal, it can be useful to get a list of built-in commands supported by the Bash shell. (To get and idea about what a Linux shell is, refer to this brief overview of different shells in Linux  and to know how to use  various commands, refer to the Linux command line tutorial series). For getting the list of Bash commands,...

How To Display Gnome Classic Menu In Ubuntu Using ClassicMenu App

Gnome classic menu as displayed by classicmenu indicator app
ClassicMenu Indicator is a tiny Ubuntu app that displays the good old Gnome classic menu. This is useful when using the Unity interface in Ubuntu and if needed to simplify access to various categories of programs that are currently present in the system. Install it by typing the following at Terminal : sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator Once installed, it needs to be launched only once (it...