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How to Install Spotify in Ubuntu

While Spotify has no supported release for Linux as such, their is, hidden away a little bit, a nice little “Preview” release that runs reasonably well, even if it is not the most native of applications.

This is a preview

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Google Chrome browser doesn’t open in Ubuntu 16.04

Google Chrome browser doesn’t open in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It doesn’t open when I clicked on the icon.

I turned off the “Built-in Display” in System Settings -> Displays menu. The problematic browsers are working now. I learned it when … Read more

How to install latest Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu

Unlike Windows, Nvidia drivers for Linux desktops are quite hard to come by, and installing the latest drivers on your Linux desktop can be quite an arduous process.

Fortunately for Linux users, there are the third party graphics drivers PPA … Read more

Dell T3400 Nvidia Quadro NVS 290 drivers for Windows 10

To utilize dual monitors, first you need to buy this splitter.

Then, download the drivers here.… Read more

Add Canon PIXMA printer to Ubuntu

Note: the following how-to is only for Pixma printers!

1. Connect your printer to your computer by means of a USB cable (even when you intend to use it as a network printer later on: for initial installation a USB … Read more

How to restore/add previous user account in Ubuntu

sudo chown -R [username]:[username] /home/[username]
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Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop

Press Ctrl+Alt+F3 (or F2) and login into the shell.

Now run ls -lA. If you see the line

-rw-------  1 root root   53 Nov 29 10:19 .Xauthority

then you need to do chown username:username .XauthorityRead more

How do I install Chromium from the command line?

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
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