Category Archives: Linux / Ubuntu

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

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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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to update

Updates may fail due to the apt package being out-of-date.

wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt/apt_1.0.1ubuntu2.17_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i apt_1.0.1ubuntu2.17_i386.deb
sudo do-release-upgrade (if this fails, download the next version of the apt package below)

wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.6_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.6_i386.deb… Read more

Ubuntu 13.10 fails to update

Here are some troubleshooting tips:

TIP #1

  1. Backup your sources list sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup
  2. Open the sources file /etc/apt/sources.list and rename all the instances of us.archive or archive inhttp://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/

    to

    http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/

    Also do the same

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